February 25, 2018

Premier on Kits base: Fight not over

Premier Christy Clark says the fight to save the now-closed Kitsilano Coast Guard base isn't over. Clark says her government had no advance notice of yesterday's shutdown, adding basic respect between governments would suggest the Feds should have given her a head's up.  "And look, I get how hard it is to balance a budget, I know that they're … [Read more...]

MLA joins chlorination fight

Local Liberal MLA John Les has joined the fight against a demand by the Fraser Health Authority that the City of Chilliwack chlorinate its water supply.He says it comes in the wake of three very minor incidents, now fully addressed, related to small reservoirs in outlying areas and there were no adverse affects. Les is blunt at the health authority … [Read more...]

Mounties looking for people involved in fight on Surrey bus

Surrey mounties are on the hunt for a few people involved in a scuffle that involved knives on a bus this afternoon. Staff Sergeant Bob Pinkewycz says a passenger called police just before 1:30. He says at least two people who were part of the fight are believed to have been injured. "We received a 911 call from a person on a transit bus that five … [Read more...]

Transportation Minister draws a firm line in transit funding fight

BC's Transportation minister doesn't seem to be too worried about a looming deadline from the mayors council over transit funding. Mary Polak says while the mayors have some options the perception Translink will just run out of money and have to cut services is not accurate. "Translink won't run out of money. The mayors could if they chose, vote to … [Read more...]

A water fight in Chilliwack

The Fraser Health Authority has notified the city that it must add a secondary disinfectant to its drinking water, namely, chlorine.  Mayor Sharon Gaetz says people are concerned about possible health hazards, as well as the 1.5-million-dollar price tag. She adds the city already takes extra special care of its water, "We flush our pipes … [Read more...]

Police identify victim of deadly fight

Vancouver Police have identified 59 year old Michael Charles Gregory of Vancouver as the man found severly injured at Commercial Drive and Venables street on Saturday.   He died later in hospital. It's believed Gregory had been involved ina fight with another man. A 27 year old man was taken into custody, but no charges have been … [Read more...]

Fight for Kits Coast Guard station continues

There will be another last ditch rally this weekend to try and save the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base from being closed by the federal government.  Union of Canadian Transportation Employees spokesperson Dave Clark says the leaders of the provincial NDP and Conservative party will both speak at the 'all party' event. "So far confirmed is Mr. Dix, … [Read more...]

Unions win another battle in Temporary Foreign Worker fight

Trades unions say they have won another court battle in their efforts to get documents from HD Mining in the Temporary Foreign Worker Controversy.  Union lawyer Charles Gordon says a judge has told Human Resources Minister Diane Finley she has the power to compel HD Mining to release the documents. "So the documents that we are talking about … [Read more...]

Overnight car crash, fight in Vancouver

Violence in Vancouver last night – with a car crash and a fight. A woman is dead and a man in serious condition in hospital after trying to cross the street in east van. Police say a car was heading east on Kingsway when it hit the pair at Joyce. Officers are trying to figure out what happened. Later on, around 3 a.m. in the 600-block of … [Read more...]

New online tool to fight bullying

The Premier is hailing a new online reporting tool as a new way to fight bullying in schools. Christy Clark says kids at school will be able to use a new website to report being a victim of bullying. She says, "the report will go directly to the Safe School co-ordindator at the school and the name of the individual who reported it will never be … [Read more...]