February 18, 2018

Lawrence, Berry Give “X-Men” Sequel Updates

Jennifer Lawrence says that, unlike in "X-Men: First Class," she will wear a bodysuit for her role as Mystique in the sequel "X-Men: Days of Future Past". Lawrence says: "I'm so excited because I'm going to wear a body suit [in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past']. It will be from neck down so it will cut out time and the blisters." Lawrence reportedly … [Read more...]

BC Conservatives give the throne speech a failing grade

The leader of the provincial Conservative party says the BC Government is banking on a wish list built on phantom revenues as its big plan for the future.    John Cummins is giving the throne speech a failing grade.    "I mean it was so boring that Harry Lali had to be nudged to stay awake."   Cummins says banking on liquid … [Read more...]

Deputy Premier says people need to give Christy Clark a chance

The Deputy Premier is dismissing an Angus Reid poll which seems to show the public is none too fond of Christy Clark.  Rich Coleman was asked if he was surprised respondants to the poll found the premier to be "out of touch" "arrogant" "secretive" and "inefficient." "Yeah because she is not any of those. If I wanted to describe her she is one … [Read more...]

Twitter to give users fewer characters to tweet with when URLs are involved

The shock! The horror! The genuine nightmare of losing two more valuable character spaces per tweet! Such a scenario is indeed going to play out, as Twitter has just announced a subtle change in its t.co wrapper that'll go into play this coming February. The firm will be extending the maximum length of t.co wrapped links from 20 to 22 characters … [Read more...]

Mayors give province a deadline for Translink funding solutions

The Mayors Council for Translink has voted to pass the "hot potato" issue of transit funding back to the provincial government. A motion tabled by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson passed, setting a hard deadline of February 28th for the province to help solve transit funding woes. Robertson says it also rules out any new property taxes to fund … [Read more...]

Netflix introduces its own CDN, Open Connect Network, to give ISPs more control

It's not often that we touch on subjects surrounding content infrastructure -- lectures revolving around AWS, Level 3 and Limelight give most of us the creeps -- but that stuff is absolutely vital to keep petabytes of content flowing to our retinas. As the company's business shifts from by-mail to instant gratification, there are also decisions … [Read more...]

Time to give blood

Canadian Blood Services is looking for more blood donors this Easter Weekend. Spokeswoman Angela Poon says long weekends are a challenge to find blood donors, "People are busy doing other things. They're away from their normal routines; they're spending time with family and they're just not thinking about blood donation. It becomes a last … [Read more...]

Seniors give Clark government a failing grade

  BC seniors are giving the provincial government a failing grade in implementing the recommendations of a 2009 report by the Ombudsman on improving seniors care. Alice Edge with the BC Health Coalition says the government has failed to provide fair access to information on residential care, or to let seniors' family members have a greater say … [Read more...]

Puppeters Give New “Muppets” A Fist

Not everyone is excited about the upcoming $ 40 million "The Muppets" movie, in fact the original writers and performers of the classic show have expressed deep reservations about it in a fascinating and lengthy article in The Hollywood Reporter Specific names aren't quoted, but their concerns are character integrity and the story are being … [Read more...]

B.C. to give smokers free nicotine drugs to help them kick the habit

When it comes to butting out, the B.C. government is leaving smokers with no excuses. Premier Christy Clark says that starting this Friday, nicotine replacement therapies such as patches or gum will be available for free, while Pharmacare will cover prescription drugs to help smokers kick the habit. To get the free drugs, participants must call … [Read more...]