February 25, 2018

Court hears the case of convicted rioter accused of breaching conditions

She'd been drinking and she was dressed to go out.  That's how the police officer who arrested Camille Cacnio is describing the convicted Stanley Cup rioter who violated her curfew in January. Vancouver Police Constable Barry Selver says he pulled Cacnio over during a routine road check in Gastown and smelled alcohol on her breath after she … [Read more...]

Council hears a bid for co-housing

Another public hearing is underway at Vancouver Vity Hall. This one about what could be Vancouver's first co-housing complex. Yonas Jongkind has applied for the property called Cedar Cottage on East 33rd Avenue to be rezoned in order to house 31 families. He says co-housing promotes communal living with each family having a private unit but sharing … [Read more...]

Health Minsiter says she hears care card security concerns clearly

As the province is set to start rolling out new care services cards next week, the Health Minister says she's heard security concerns loud and clear. While the BC Civil Liberties Association has asked for card implementation to be halted over major privacy concerns --  Margaret McDiarmid says the important voice for her to listen to is the … [Read more...]

Park Board hears from very upset Community Centre neighbours

The Board proposes a plan that would redistribute funding to help 'have not' centres.  Staff would centralize certain costs at each centre, such as bookkeeping, to save money and not cut programs. But Kerrisdale Centre members say they fear those cuts, and that they manage their centre just fine, "We are starting a campaign to get the city's … [Read more...]

Meeting hears the ups and downs of gambling

Over 250 people jammed a town hall in south Surrey to voice their opposition to a 100 million dollar entertainment complex and casino. People in the community raised concerns over spiking crime rates, money laundering and addiction issues if the casino is built. Representatives of the BC Lottery Corporation and Gateway Casinos refuted those … [Read more...]

Inquest hears government took no formal action before mushroom farm deaths

It received numerous complaints about a mushroom farm in Langley, but the B.C. ministry of environment took no formal action before a tragedy in 2008. A regional manager says the department’s goal is to make sure violators stop, but John Braman admits no enforcement orders were carried out before three men were killed by toxic fumes. He says … [Read more...]