February 18, 2018

Surrey M-P Apologizes after Medal Given to Man Facing Criminal Charges

Newton-North Delta NDP M-P Jinny Sims has issued a statement saying she awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal to Maninder Gill - manager of Radio India on Sunday - in recognition of his significant contributions to his community and wasn't aware of the pending legal matter. Sims says she recognizes the seriousness of the crime he's accused of … [Read more...]

Hydro given another year to install smart meters

The provincial government has given BC Hydro another year to install their smart meters. The utility has already put in 93 percent of the 1.87 million meters – they only have 140,000 left. The province says hydro crews have had to deal with shortages in qualified labour, equipment and specialized meters, as well as customer … [Read more...]

Family of hit and run victim given free home

A holiday surprise for the Tumanda family, a few weeks after the tragic hit and run death of 42 year old, mother-of-two, Leonida. Leonida's husband, Nilo Tumanda had tears in his eyes as he stepped into the home, donated by Intergulf Development Group. "Thank you so much for the generousity.  Thank you." The home on Cambie Street is one of … [Read more...]

Officer given conditional discharge

A Vancouver Police officer has been given a conditional discharge, for striking a prisoner in a patrol wagon last August. Constable Matt Charles David McKinnon was also handed a six month probation term, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge. Police say McKinnon replaced a wagon driver who was pricked by a needle concealed in the clothing of the … [Read more...]

Occupy Vancouver campers given order by fire department

VANCOUVER - Occupy Vancouver protesters will be ordered to rearrange their tents, get rid of others and remove tarps after fire officials issued a warning that the site is becoming a fire hazard.Capt. Gabe Roder, of the Vancouver Fire Department, said by 10 a.m. Friday, the protesters must stop using open flames and flammable heat sources, must … [Read more...]