February 19, 2018

Clinic break-in prompts warning from Vancouver Police

Vancouver Police have a warning for drug users after a clinic on Abbott Street was broken-into early Sunday morning. They say it was reported that nine syringes containing various amounts of heroine and morphine were taken from the Crosstown Clinic. The drugs were being used in a research program designed to wean users off drugs. Police say there … [Read more...]

Teacher barred from classrooms for 15 years

A Vancouver teacher who admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a student, could one day be allowed to teach again. Although James Martin McGeough engaged in unprofessional conduct with a female student, B.C.'s Teacher Regulation Branch has ruled he can be re-certified to teach after 15 years. The married math teacher admits he had an … [Read more...]

LG acquires webOS from HP, plans to use it in smart TV platform (updated)

Here's a wild one -- webOS has been revived, and the suitor may surprise you. LG has reportedly lifted the troubled webOS unit from HP's hands, but instead of using it in future smartphones or tablets, it's planning to inject the operating system across its smart TV portfolio -- finally adding a layer of truth to a rumor we first spotted in October … [Read more...]

Is the gold-leaf flaking from the bridge?

Golden Ears Bridge traffic is still under performing even though the new, tolled, Port Mann Bridge has been online for months.  Derek Zabel says about 30-thousand weekday trips have been made across the Golden Ears Bridge this year, "The preliminary 2013 traffic volume data indicates right now no significant changes to the bridge volumes since … [Read more...]

Power Matters Alliance garners support from BlackBerry, NEC, TI and ZTE

Another Mobile World Congress, another round of highfalutin' talk surrounding the concept of wireless power. We already witnessed a consumer approach by PowerbyProxi, and now we're hearing that the Power Matters Alliance is getting a second wind as well. The self-proclaimed "leading ecosystem and standard for wireless power" took to Boston-area … [Read more...]

Guns/Ammo seized from West Van home

West Vancouver Police say they found 28 guns in a home as they were called out to investigate a domestic dispute call in the 300 block of Moyne Drive late Saturday night. Police say a 35 year old woman suffered a severe assault, and it appears she was hit several times by one of the guns. A 42 year old man appears in court today. The 28 guns and … [Read more...]

Teen found intoxicated on party bus in Port Moody released from hospital

Port Moody Police have an update on a teen taken to hospital after a party bus was checked on Friday night. Police say officers came across the party bus, which was picking up a group for a planned event. They say the officers checked in with the adult chaperone and the bus operator and spoke with some of the young people getting ready to go on. An … [Read more...]

Local tennis star steps away from the game

A Local tennis star is stepping away from the sport because she says to stay would be sacrificing too much of her life. At just 22 years-old, Vancouver's Rebecca Marino  was recently ranked as 38th in the world.  But she says now is the time to step away from tennis and explore other possibilities. Marino says while nasty comments on … [Read more...]

Just Back From: Canada’s Coolest Carnival

You don't have to be in Rio to celebrate Carnaval—why not head to Quebec to party sub-zero style? Think ice hotels, mulled wine, and maple syrup, and you're in for a real treat. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Man handed lifetime driving ban for crash that killed a 23-year-old woman from Surrey

A 42-year-old man convicted of impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm in December has been sentenced to three years in prison, and a lifetime driving ban. 23-year-old Vanessa Usak was killed when Stephen Jenkins’ car crossed the line in July 2008. A passenger in Usak's car was also seriously injured.  It … [Read more...]