January 23, 2018

Group calls for Premier Clark to resign

Below is a news release issued by a group of B.C. Liberals: SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2013) - Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. "Liberal Party members, especially with ethnic background namely (Indo-Canadian-S. Asians) had a breakfast meeting here in Surrey and agreed to ask Premier Christy … [Read more...]

Dreamworks Plans Acapella Group Biopic

"The Vow" helmer Michael Sucsy is attached to helm a biopic about a cappella group Straight No Chaser for Dreamworks Pictures and Anonymous Content. The group was formed in 1996 and consists of ten Indiana University students. The group played venues such as Wrigley Field and Carnegie Hall, but the members disbanded three years later. Years … [Read more...]

Former Metis-support group director placed on sex-offender registry

A former executive director of a Surrey-based Metis family support group will be on the national sex offender registry for life. The Ontario Superior Court also sentenced Bill Lee to five and a half years in prison,  leaving him with two years left to serve, a year probation, a decade weapon prohibition, and he must submit his DNA. Lee pleaded … [Read more...]

Group rallying to “Save BC Film” to meet with Culture Minister

The group pushing to increase labour based tax incentives for BC’s film industry is meeting with Culture Minister Bill Bennett on Thursday. Still, despite the meeting, Wayne Bennett with Save BC Film says no assurances have been given about any goodies for BC's film industry showing up in this week's provincial budget. "Within the throne … [Read more...]

Save BC Film group to meet with government this week

The group fighting to lower tax rates for the BC Film Industry says it has a big week ahead. David Markowitz with Save BC Film is handing out leaflets this weekend to promote the local film industry's battle to reduce tax rates in this province,  and says more talks are scheduled this week with the provincial government. "On Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Taxpayer group slams Transit Police

The Canadian Taxpayers' Federation is ripping Transit Police for looking offshore to fill at least a half dozen jobs. Transit Police say they need officers with transit policing backgrounds  and the United Kingdom is a good place to look. Jordan Bateman, BC director for the taxpayers' group, says they can easily hire locally. "I know the … [Read more...]

Ferry group wants fare reductions

A group representing Islanders who depend on BC Ferries wants government to rollback fares by 25 percent. The BC Ferry Advisory Committee speaks for Gulf Island, Sunshine Coast and minor route residents. They say that crippling fares are leading to lost jobs and crumbling tourism. Saltspring Island ferry advisory committee chair Harold Swierenga … [Read more...]

Families affected by police-related deaths and injuries form group

A mother whose son died in northern BC after mounties shot him in the head is part of a group of families affected by police-related deaths who are forming a group to push for police accountability. Linda Bush, who lost her son Ian in 2005, says the group is just as much about helping families get through the painful process as it is about pushing … [Read more...]

Taxpayer group calls for councillor’s resignation

The BC Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is hitting out at a Central Saanich councillor who took a 6-month paid leave... only to be found working in an exotic locale. Jordan Bateman is calling for Terry Siklenka to resign, after the Times Colonist newspaper reported the councillor appears to be working for an air conditioning company in … [Read more...]

Plans for formation of an advocacy group

The families of British Columbians killed or seriously hurt by police are meeting this weekend with hopes of setting up an advocacy group for people like them. "I don't think they should be investigating themselves and I mean, I think they should just go through the system like every other citizen does." Al Wright's son Alvin was 22 when he was … [Read more...]