February 25, 2018

Surrey City Council votes down casino and entertainment complex proposal

Surrey City Council has decided to reject the controversial casino and entertainment complex. By a vote of 5 to 4, with Surrey Mayor Diane Watts holding the deciding vote, Surrey said no thanks to the casino project. Terry McNiece who led the group opposing the casino plan was asked if it was a David beats Goliath moment. "Not really.  I mean … [Read more...]

B.C. home sales down in 2012

The B.C. Real Estate Association has released the figures on home sales for 2012. The association reports about 67,000 home sales  recorded by the Multiple Listing Service last year. That's a drop of about 12 percent compared to 2011. And the annual average price of a home in B-C was just under $ 515,000 -- down 8 percent from last … [Read more...]

Developer: Waldorf Hotel may not be torn down

It looks like Vancouver's Waldorf Hotel may not be demolished. The Solterra Group -- a condo developer -- has purchased the building. In a statment, CEP Gerry Nichele says his company has "an open mind about the future of this site" and is studying all the options. He says at this point, they have no intention of tearing down the hotel … [Read more...]

Waldorf hotel to close down

East Vancouver's Waldorf Hotel is closing down. The Waldorf has been sold to a real estate company that plans to put up condos. The hotel was built back in 1947, and after some pretty run-down years, made a comeback in 2010 with a new look and attitude. The hotel will be closed as of January 20th. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

The Snow is Coming Down

Heavy snow is falling in much of Metro Vancouver, as predicted by CKNW’S Mark Madryga. "Well initially we did have a little rain overnight but quickly it turned to snow and became heavy in quite a few areas.  The radar this morning is lit right up here and all across Vancouver Island, what I mean by that is showing extensive snow.  … [Read more...]

Delta hunkering down after issuing storm warning

Boundary Bay, Beach Grove, Tsawwassen Beach and Westham Island are busy preparing for a storm expected early Monday morning, which could include a storm surge and high winds during high tides. The Corporation of Delta's Chief Administrative Officer George Harvie says there could be flooding in the region. "We do expect some localized flooding and … [Read more...]

Cost not yet pinned down for Surrey Memorial ER repairs

The emergency room at Surrey Memorial Hospital is still several days from re-opening after flooding. And officials have yet to determine how much it's costing. Repairs to the walls and floors are 90 percent done, and expected to be finished by the end of the day. Rowena Rizzoti, the hospital's executive director of clinical programs and operations, … [Read more...]

Liquor stores told to take down Christmas decorations after bugs found

Employees at public liquor stores have been asked to take down Christmas decorations after bugs were found in them at one location. Oliver Rohls, a spokesman with the BC Government and Service Employees Union, says the order came down this morning from the main office as a precaution after insects were found in a container. “I don't know how … [Read more...]

Man rescued off Point Roberts after his boat broke down

It took four and a half hours in heavy rain and wind, but search crews found an overdue boater off Point Roberts early Monday morning. His twenty foot motorboat broke down on a trip across Boundary Bay to Crescent Beach.  His wife called for help at 9 PM. A Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopter from CFB Comox eventually spotted him and the … [Read more...]

Spielberg, Tarantino Turn Down “Star Wars”

You may want one of your favorite big-time directors taking the helm of the much anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VII", but right now it looks like none of them are stepping up to the plate. Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Zack Snyder have now all publicly expressed they have no desire to take on the helm of a new "Star Wars" … [Read more...]