February 20, 2018

Cop hit by rock, car, still helps make arrest

A Vancouver Police officer is recovering at home after getting hit by a car and fighting with a suspect. Police were called yesterday afternoon to an alleged assault at Stanley Park. The first cop to arrive chased after the man believed to have been involved, and as they were running down Alberni Street, the officer was hit by a car. He got up, … [Read more...]

Winter weather helps start house fire

The hazardous materials team was called in Wednesday afternoon to deal with the aftermath of a fire at Granville and 35th, forcing the evacuation of over 20 homes, "It would appear to be a downed power pole in the laneway of 5200 block of Granville. Upon arriving at the scene, we discovered that the energized pole had in fact, ignited an adjacent … [Read more...]

Singer helps school in bid for new playground

The lead singer of the band Chilliwack has put together a re-make of the 10 Days of Christmas on YouTube to promote Sir Richard McBride Elementary School's bid for a new playground in an online competition. Bill Henderson plays the guitar while students from the school encourage people to vote online for a replacement to their playground which was … [Read more...]

Todd’s ‘rallying point’ video helps her story reach the world, expert says

Amanda Todd’s tragic story has caught the world's attention like no other. Her heart-wrenching YouTube video about being bullied has helped her story to be picked up in the U.S., the U.K. and even as far away as Japan – where bullying is also a big problem.   Vigils have been planned locally for Maple Ridge and Surrey, but also as … [Read more...]

Government helps keep mill functioning

The Mayor of Powell River says the Province has come through in a big way as Catalyst Paper has been given a reprieve from shutting down.. Mayor Dave Formosa says while there are still challenges to face, a Judge has ordered shareholders to again vote on restructuring. Formosa says the Judge made the ruling based on some last minute help from … [Read more...]

National anthem singer helps kick off pro-life campaign

Pro-life activists protesting across the country with a truck plastered with graphic aborton imagery had a Vancouver celebrity help kick off their campaign this week. Mark Donnelly is a local opera singer best known for belting out the national anthem at Canucks Games. On Tuesday, Donnelly joined the demonstrators to launch their cross-country trip … [Read more...]

Raonic helps Canada even France at Davis Cup

VANCOUVER - This time, Milos Raonic got the better of Julien Benneteau.Raonic defeated Benneteau in straight sets Friday night to pull Canada even at 1-1 with France after the first day of their Davis Cup tie.Raonic, a 21-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., who is ranked 29th in the world, downed the No. 35-ranked Benneteau 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 before a … [Read more...]

Program helps with ‘intense’ transition when girls leave gangs

With an increase in the number of girls playing a role in gangs in Vancouver, a local gang-awareness program has created a poster to show young women how they can be exploited by gangsters. Amir Javid, founder of the program Street Smarts, said the “girls and gangs” poster project was hard to implement because of the lack of research on the … [Read more...]

Fraser fishery helps gillnetters cover costs

VANCOUVER - Gillnet fishermen say there's no comparison between this year's run of sockeye salmon and last year's massive run up the Fraser River.Area E Gillnetters Association ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]

Hassli helps Whitecaps to rare MLS victory

VANCOUVER - Eric Hassli scored twice Sunday as the Vancouver Whitecaps defeated the Chicago Fire 4-2 in a battle of last-place MLS clubs.Hassli, who was also foiled by 'keeper Sean Johnson on a ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]