January 21, 2018

Response to boat aground in English Bay takes Sea Island Coast Guard over half an hour

It took the Sea-Island coast guard thirty-one minutes to respond to a boat that had run aground in English Bay Saturday afternoon.  Crews left the base at 4:39pm, arriving on scene at 5:10. Coast Guard officials say if crews had been at the now closed Kitsilano Coast Guard Base, the response time would have been mere minutes. But officials say … [Read more...]

B.C. could cut traffic deaths in half, new SFU study suggests

A new study from Simon Fraser University suggests traffic-related deaths in B.C. could be cut in half. Health scientist Meghan Winters has compared B.C.’s rate to that of other countries, and says this province could eliminate more than 200 traffic deaths per year. She says the fact that some northern European countries have so few traffic … [Read more...]

Half of unionized workers heading into holiday under new contracts

The Province is calling it a milestone.  Half of unionized public sector workers are heading into the holiday season with new contracts. They say another quarter have reached tentative agreements, or ratified settlements. Finance Minister Mike De Jong says while all of the agreements include modest wage increases, there is no new money for … [Read more...]

Satan Endorses “Two and a Half Men”?

Another year, another mini-meltdown from a star of CBS' sitcom "Two and a Half Men" though in a very different way to what happened with Charlie Sheen. The onscreen future of actor Angus T. Jones, the 19-year-old cast member, is in limbo right now following the release of a 14-minute YouTube video in which he slams the program as "filth". The … [Read more...]

Gay pride parade draws as many as half a million downtown

As many as half a million people packed the streets of Vancouver's West End this afternoon to take part in the 34th annual gay pride parade. It was a mix of colour, dance music and dazzling costumes as the floats made their way through downtown. Says one spectator: "I think that we're evolving more and more every year, and I think that it's … [Read more...]

05/28/2012 – Get ready to run – Half Marathon for Beginners!

Do you look at runners and say, 'I want to do that, too!'  Do you want to challenge yourself by trying a half marathon run, but you're not sure if you can do it? Are you a runner who wants to support a great cause? The Canadian Liver Foundation, BC/Yukon is looking for runners of all ages and abilities to join our 'Lace Up for Liver' team as we … [Read more...]

05/21/2012 – Get ready to run – Half Marathon for Beginners!

Do you look at runners and say, 'I want to do that, too!'  Do you want to challenge yourself by trying a half marathon run, but you're not sure if you can do it? Are you a runner who wants to support a great cause? The Canadian Liver Foundation, BC/Yukon is looking for runners of all ages and abilities to join our 'Lace Up for Liver' team as we … [Read more...]

05/14/2012 – Get ready to run – Half Marathon for Beginners!

Do you look at runners and say, 'I want to do that, too!'  Do you want to challenge yourself by trying a half marathon run, but you're not sure if you can do it? Are you a runner who wants to support a great cause? The Canadian Liver Foundation, BC/Yukon is looking for runners of all ages and abilities to join our 'Lace Up for Liver' team as we … [Read more...]

Half Of “Knight Rises” Shot In IMAX

We know Chris Nolan and his director of photography Wally Pfister loved shooting segments of "The Dark Knight" on IMAX cameras, so much so that they've stated they would have loved to have shot all of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the format if it weren't for the technical limitations. As a result we've been wondering just how much of the final film … [Read more...]

03/12/2012 – Get ready to run – Half Marathon for Beginners!

Do you look at runners and say, 'I want to do that, too!'  Do you want to challenge yourself by trying a half marathon run, but you're not sure if you can do it? Are you a runner who wants to support a great cause? The Canadian Liver Foundation, BC/Yukon is looking for runners of all ages and abilities to join our 'Lace Up for Liver' team as we … [Read more...]