February 20, 2018

Bill Good winner of RTDNA Lifetime Achievement award

CKNW's Bill Good has been named the winner of the RTDNA "Lifetime Achievement" award. The award is handed out by Canadian radio, television, and digitial news directors. Good's career started back in 1965, fresh out of high school, covering local news and sports in Prince Rupert. Other stints included CFAX radio in Victoria, hosting Hockey Night in … [Read more...]

“Good Neighbors” Gets A Remake

German director Stephan Rick is attached to direct "The Good Neighbor," a remake of Jacob Tierney’s 2010 Canadian indie suspense thriller "Good Neighbors". In the original, Jay Baruchel played a young man named Victor who is new to Montreal. He attempts to make friends with the wheelchair-bound Spencer (Scott Speedman) and the cat-loving Louise … [Read more...]

Have Your Say: “A Good Day to Die Hard”

There has been a few new films in the opening weeks of 2013, but this weekend's fifth "Die Hard" movie - "A Good Day to Die Hard" - is the first true much-anticipated tentpole film to hit screens. There has been much talk about two things with this film - the return of an R rating after the PG-13 of the fourth entry, and this being the shortest … [Read more...]

Dreamworks Options “Good Luck of Right Now”

DreamWorks Studios has acquired the manuscript for "Silver Linings Playbook" author Matthew Quick’s latest work "The Good Luck Of Right Now." The story follows four people's intertwined lives. Each is an outsider and in the wake of grieving over pain and loss in their lives, they come together to form an unlikely family. The story is set in … [Read more...]

BC A-G re: Kits Base closure: “It’s not good enough!”

That's the reaction of BC Attorney-General Shirley Bond to the federal government's latest announcement on the closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base in Vancouver. While this is a step in the right direction you know there still exists a number of months of the year where there isn't additional support being provided and so far, from our … [Read more...]

Prof says there’s a good reason for Government secrecy on some issues

A retired University of Victoria political science professor says there is a good reason there is so much secrecy around the appointment, or not, of BC's Auditor- General. Ron Cheffins says, as with most jobs, the personal information of the applicants, or why they weren't hired, is protected, "That of course, involves a great deal of privacy. … [Read more...]

Vancouver police want Good Samaritans in sex assault to come forward

Vancouver police are asking for help to find two men they say helped stop a sexual assault on New Year’s Day. They say a man had attacked a 38-year-old woman on the north side of Broadway near Granville Street as she was getting out of a cab around 4 a.m. Two men waiting at a bus stop nearby ran over, and the attacker left before the assault … [Read more...]

Seniors organization say Province’s generic drug cost drop a good move

The President of the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC says the government's announcement prices of generic drugs will go down over the next couple of years will really help seniors. But Art Kube says brand-name drugs are the big drivers of drug costs across the country, with costs going up each year. He points out that in most cases, … [Read more...]

“Good Day to Die Hard” New Poster, Trailer

Fox has unleashed both a new poster (via EW) and an international trailer for the upcoming "A Good Day To Die Hard", the fifth film in the series. There's some actual dialogue in the preview this time around with Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Lucy McClane popping up at the start, and Jai Courtney's Jack McClane scoring a couple of lines. There's … [Read more...]

Head of IIO says progress is good at six-week mark

The civilian group that investigates serious incidents involving police in B.C. has been up and running for six weeks now. Members from the independent investigations office have been dispatched to five cases so far – two of them fatal – from Prince George to Vancouver to Creston. The man in charge, Richard Rosenthal, says the group is … [Read more...]