January 18, 2018

WSJ: FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will say tomorrow that he’s stepping down

Merely a day after FCC commissioner Robert McDowell announced his resignation, it appears that chairman Julius Genachowski is going to do likewise. Citing an unnamed FCC official and industry official, The Wall Street Journal reports Genachowski is expected to leave -- presumably as his term ends on June 30th. Granted, the departure isn't a shock … [Read more...]

BC Teachers’ Federation president is stepping down.

After 40 years in the classroom and three as the BC Teachers' Federation president, Susan Lambert says she'll bow out at the end of the school year. "Three years is the longest that a president can stay in office. So this is the end of my three years and I'll be stepping down come the end of June." She says she has no plans so far after … [Read more...]

Liberal MLA not saying whether caucus members will ask Christy Clark to step down

Liberal MLA Kash Heed isn't saying whether caucus members will be asking Premier Christy Clark to step down. But Heed says people will be asking for an explanation about certain things. "People I hope, will maintain what we've discussed and call people to the carpet and hold these people accountable." Heed says there have been discussions with some … [Read more...]

Part of Kits base taken down

The Kitsilano Coast Guard station is being dismantled. Last week the federal government followed through on its decision to shut the base down. Today, trucks rolled in and workers started tearing down the base. The move saves 700 thousand dollars a year and the feds say proper resources are in place, so safety won't be compromised. Critics say this … [Read more...]

Polak looks to crack down on party buses

B-C'S Transporation Minister says the province is looking for ways to crack down on party buses. Mary Polak's comments come less than two weeks after a 16-year old boy died after being on a party bus in Surrey, and a case in Port Moody where police checked a party bus and found a highly intoxicated youth. "Our question is is there more that we can … [Read more...]

Verdict set to come down for Tremblay in teens’ deaths

A convicted sex offender charged in the deaths of two local teens is set to learn his verdict tomorrow. Martin Tremblay has been accused of several charges in the deaths of Martha Jackson, 17, and Kayla Lalonde, 16. Police allege he lured the teens to his Richmond home two years ago with drugs and alcohol.  And after the girls consumed a … [Read more...]

Picket lines could soon come down at BC Place

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union is pleased with an agreement reached Monday with the BC Pavilion Corporation, which operates BC Place. Karen Tankard with the Union says they were able to get many of the things they were seeking, "For instance, we were asking for a wage increase for our members, we got them four percent over two … [Read more...]

New Care Cards look to cut down on fraud

New Care Cards will begin rolling out at the end of this week as the province tries to put a stop to health care fraud. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says the new card has features which will help cut down on Care Card fraud in the province. "With a lot more security features. It is going to have photo identification and people will have the … [Read more...]

Violent crime down in Vancouver

According to a report compiled by the Vancouver Police Department, violent crime has dropped in the city for the sixth year running. In 2012, violent crime affected 9.58 out of a thousand people. That's a 6.9 percent drop from 2011. Since a high of 12.13 in 2006, the violent crime rate has dropped 16.6 percent since 2008. During that period, … [Read more...]

Proposed casino project voted down by Surrey council will not go to another area of the municipality

After a proposed casino and entertainment complex was nixed by Surrey City Council early Saturday morning, BC’s Minister responsible for gaming says the complex will not go to another location in the city. Rich Coleman says the city has indicated it's not interested after saying no to the complex on a property that is already zoned for a … [Read more...]