September 21, 2017

City looks at new underground parking garage for Canucks fans

The City of Vancouver is looking at signing a long term lease with the owners of the Canucks to build an underground parking lot next to Rogers arena. Councillor Geoff Meggs says if approved a five story underground parking lot will be built adjacent to Rogers arena. "The area underneath the old alignment of Georgia Street, I think it is, be made … [Read more...]

Canucks fans on social media irate over cheap food offer

With the lockout done, the Vancouver Canucks will be selling single-game tickets for their abbreviated NHL season this week, and if you feel like feeding your pro hockey habit, it'll cost you at least $ 63.75 a pop to attend games at Rogers Arena. The tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The first three games will feature cheap food and … [Read more...]

End of NHL lockout has downtown bars scrambling to get ready for fans

Downtown Vancouver bar owners and managers are rejoicing after an end to the protracted NHL lockout. And it could also mean the creation of a few more jobs in Vancouver. Shark Club Manager Tim Murphy says his West Georgia Street location is adding ten full time positions. "We certainly are going to be on a quick little hiring spree here now with … [Read more...]

Fans camp out overnight to buy iPhone 5

Another iPhone, another set of lineups snaking around Apple storefronts around the world. This morning, it's the iPhone 5. Once again, fans camped out all night outside the shops, including on the sidewalk outside Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver.         “I got my cooler here, got two foot-long … [Read more...]

Fans react to early Canucks playoff exit

Disappointed, dejected and downright depressed.   Fans react to the Vancouver Canucks' ejection from the playoffs, after a 2-1 overtime loss to the L.A. Kings.   Some were downhearted... "Not enough offence. Not enough offence. I mean, you could say we didn't see enough jump. We saw Lapierre a little bit, saw a little bit of Higgins, saw … [Read more...]

Mounted don’t have a lot of fans

A scathing report by former Newfoundland Premier Brian Peckford calls the RCMP, "inept" and "anachronistic." He also says the current policing model is, "frighteningly out of date." Peckford was commissioned by the Provincial Conservatives to do a study on the possibility of setting up a provincial police force as opposed to continuing … [Read more...]

TV News: Noir, Swamplandia, Fan’s

Noir Steven Lightfoot has been replaced by "Suits" EP Sean Jablonski as executive producer/showrunner on Starz’s upcoming action drama series "Noir". A live-action adaptation of the 2001 Japanese anime series, the story follows two female assassins who vow to fight a secret society and also try to work together to determine why and how they're … [Read more...]

Fans gather at memorial to a dark summer

Messages of support and condolence continue to pour in at a makeshift shrine outside Rogers Arena to honour and remember former Canuck Pavol Demitra, who died in a plane crash in Russia that claimed the lives of 43 people early Wednesday. Vivian Dinh and Annie Zhang stopped by Thursday afternoon to write their messages for the 36-year-old winger … [Read more...]

Tour Toronto like a TIFF Star (on a Fan’s Budget)

September 8th kicks off the red carpet parade otherwise known as the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). A-listers hit the city's most elegant hotels, restaurants, bars, and boutiques, but a taste of the high life in Toronto is surprisingly easy to afford. Fodor's Travel Wire … [Read more...]

Fans create memorial to NHL'er Rick Rypien

Rypien, 27, was found dead at his home in Crowsnest Pass, Alta., on Monday. The memorial was organized spontaneously through social media. Messages and cards were posted and flowers were left ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]