February 20, 2018

Home sales drop in B.C., but not enough

Housing prices may have dropped in Vancouver at the end 2012, but that still doesn't mean you can afford to own a home. Even though housing affordability improved, B.C. remains the most expensive province in the country for home ownership, according to a report from RBC Economics Research. It found a sharp drop in home re-sales last year, of nearly … [Read more...]

BC A-G re: Kits Base closure: “It’s not good enough!”

That's the reaction of BC Attorney-General Shirley Bond to the federal government's latest announcement on the closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base in Vancouver. While this is a step in the right direction you know there still exists a number of months of the year where there isn't additional support being provided and so far, from our … [Read more...]

NDP say province not doing enough ahead of returning PST

The NDP say it is history repeating itself as they accuse the provincial government of dropping ball in making sure businesses are ready for the PST. Finance critic Bruce Ralston says the Liberals have only themselves to blame after the BC Chamber of Commerce said businesses were scrambling ahead of the April 1st transition.  "Well the … [Read more...]

Not enough evidence to lay charges in Kehoe death

A shocking development in the killing of 18-year old Jamie Kehoe. The Criminal Justice Branch has announced no charges will be laid in connection to his death. Kehoe's throat was slashed after stepping in to break up a fight on a Surrey bus last October. Crown spokesman Neil Mackenzie says eyewitness accounts conflict as to whether the suspect … [Read more...]

5 months not enough time for family to recover

    Five months after first degree murder charges were laid against 21 year old Cody Legebokoff in connection with the deaths of 3 women in Prince George, the family of one of those women, is still trying to heal. 23 year old Natasha Montgomery was reported missing in September 2010. North District RCMP Constable Lesley Smith says … [Read more...]

Money for CLBC may not be enough

The BC Government Employees Union is applauding the cash infusion into Community Living BC but they are concerned it may not be enough.   Union President Darryl Walker says as far as funding, what they have recommended is, "One time, 70 million infusion and then 35 million a year." Walker says the Government needs to keep the concerns of the … [Read more...]

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has a message for Translink “enough.”

  The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is coming out swinging over the gas tax increase that was given the thumbs up by Metro Vancouver mayors today.  BC spokesperson Jordan Bateman says the hike is a "terrible idea" and even a little sneaky.   He says it isn't just two cents a litre it is actually 50 cents a litre we are now paying … [Read more...]

RIM’s Q2 earnings report: $329 million in net income, not enough to fend off critics

The first quarterly earnings report post-Wake Up Call have just been published for Canada's own Research in Motion, and while the cash is still flowing, investors and analysts alike aren't feeling too rosy about the future. Despite Q2 revenue of $ 4.2 billion and a GAAP net income of $ 329 million, RIM's stock plummeted nine percent following the … [Read more...]

City cops are not green enough for the Mayor

After promising to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world by the year 2020, the Mayor admits he's was surprised to learn local police do not have a recycling program, "It's not acceptable to lag behind on recycling." Gregor Robertson says that's changing, but everything has a price, "We anticipate costs at the front end to launch programs … [Read more...]

Pregnant Women In Vancouver May Not Be Getting Enough Vitamin D

, shows a new Vancouver-based study led by the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital that was published today in the Canadian Journal of Public Health. The study ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]