January 20, 2018

Premier is missing all candidate debate in Vancouver-Point Grey

One of the first all candidate debates is taking place in Vancouver-Point Grey without the Liberals Premier Christy Clark is the Liberal candidate in this riding but the party says her invite came too late. Andrew Wilkinson, the Liberal candidate in nearby Vancouver-Quilchena, showed  up to take the Premier's place but organizers of … [Read more...]

Vancouver’s mayor left of the invite list for Grey Cup announcement

The official announcement will come Friday awarding the 2014 Grey Cup to Vancouver but while the spotlight shines on the city, no one from the city will actually be there. The BC Lions have confirmed Mayor Gregor Robertson and members of city council were not invited to attend the Grey Cup announcement. The Lions says the announcement will only … [Read more...]

Fishboat rescue off Point Grey

The Coast Guard has had its first major marine incident in local waters since it closed the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base February 19th. It received a mayday call at 5:15 this morning from two people who were abandoning ship because their 61-foot fishboat was sinking three kilometres west of Point Grey. Coast Guard officer John Milman says, "A … [Read more...]

Eby finally announces NDP candidacy in Vancouver-Point Grey

Premier Christy Clark will face off against David Eby in the riding of Vancouver-Point Grey next May. As expected, the BC Civil Liberties Association's outgoing executive director is running for the NDP, acclaimed at a meeting last night.   Clark barely won against Eby during last year's by-election. Eby says voters may have given Clark a … [Read more...]

Wood, Grey Set To “Open Windows”

Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey have joined "Timecrimes" filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo’s English-language suspense thriller "Open Windows" at Wild Bunch. Shooting kicked off this week in Madrid. The high-tech, real time thriller unfolds on the screen of an internet-connected laptop with the movie screen representing a computer desktop. The story … [Read more...]

Four Scribes Vie For “50 Shades of Grey”

"American Psycho" author Bret Easton Ellis is out, but four other names have emerged as candidates to adapt E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" into a working feature film script says The Hollywood Reporter. Karen Croner, Dan Fogelman, Veena Sud and Kelly Marcel have become the final quartet of candidates for the gig which Universal and producers … [Read more...]

Christy Clark in for a fight in Vancouver-Point Grey

It looks like you can pencil in the premier's name onto the ballot for riding of Vancouver-Point Grey next provincial election.   Christy Clark initially said she didn't know if she would run again in the riding after narrowly winning last year's by-election  but now...  "I am running in the next election and my plan is for sure … [Read more...]

Grey Cup pumps $118M into economy

The Lions may have been sipping from the Grey Cup, but local businesses were taking gulps out of the golden chalice in November. The B.C. Lions and Tourism Vancouver announced Tuesday that the 99th Grey Cup at BC Place last year generated “in excess” of $ 118 million in economic impact. The Canadian Football League championship game and weeklong … [Read more...]

‘Epic’ Grey Cup footage lost

A friend of B.C. Lions linebacker James Yurichuk is distraught over a recent fumble. On Monday, Yurichuk and friend Bradley Friesen — who happens to fly helicopters — flew to the top of a mountain and filmed the Canadian linebacker victoriously raising the Grey Cup above his head as the sun set behind him. But in the celebrations that followed … [Read more...]

Grey Cup night brings Ecstasy & agony

Vancouver pubs roaring as home team comes through during game last night Fans growled in triumph yesterday night as they saw their home team go from last to hoisting the Grey Cup. It was an orange party at the Shark Club in Vancouver with a handful of Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans watching on the big screen, which team will hoist the coveted silver … [Read more...]