February 21, 2018

The dock at Kits Coast Guard base has a new home at a cost to taxpayers

The union representing Coast Guard members says in the rush to close Kits base the feds seem to have overlooked an oil spill response boat. Union of Canadian Transportation Employees Regional Vice President Dave Clark says there is a reason crews rushed to tear down the Kits base dock. "They have figured out the dock that is at the Sea Island base … [Read more...]

Neighbourhood allowed to return home

A neighbourhood evacuation brought about by a house fire Monday afternoon has ended. Fire fighters and police decided residents could return home about 8:45 pm. The fire in the 5500 Block Greenleaf Road broke out about 3 pm. It was deemed suspicious after hazardous materials were discovered in the home and that's when the evacuation was … [Read more...]

Guns/Ammo seized from West Van home

West Vancouver Police say they found 28 guns in a home as they were called out to investigate a domestic dispute call in the 300 block of Moyne Drive late Saturday night. Police say a 35 year old woman suffered a severe assault, and it appears she was hit several times by one of the guns. A 42 year old man appears in court today. The 28 guns and … [Read more...]

Home sales drop in B.C., but not enough

Housing prices may have dropped in Vancouver at the end 2012, but that still doesn't mean you can afford to own a home. Even though housing affordability improved, B.C. remains the most expensive province in the country for home ownership, according to a report from RBC Economics Research. It found a sharp drop in home re-sales last year, of nearly … [Read more...]

BC Auditor General may land same job back home

It seems BC's Auditor-General might have another job lined up if he decides not to accept a contract extension in this province. The provincial government is still waiting for John Doyle to decide whether to accept a two year reappointment when his current six year term ends in October, and Doyle has said he's in no hurry to give an answer. In the … [Read more...]

Chemicals seized from White Rock home

White Rock Mounties says a potentially dangerous situation is under control. The RCMP say they were tipped off about a man in the area who might have some extremely dangerous chemicals. Emergency response, the integrated forensic unit, and a squad specializing in explosives, chemical, biological, and nuclear materials all responded. They seized … [Read more...]

BC Home Sales to increase this year

Better times are ahead - so says the B-C Real Estate Association. It's out with its first quarter housing forecast, and the Association is predicing a 5.6 per-cent increase in home sales in the province this year, and a 6.1 per-cent increase next year. Chief Economist Cameron Muir says 2013 is shaping up to be a transition year in the B-C housing … [Read more...]

Chinese mine workers heading for home

The mining company that hired Chinese workers to toil in a BC mine say those workers are heading home.  HD Mining says 16 workers hired for preparatory work at a mine in Tumbler Ridge are returning to China. They say they're "very concerned" about the "cost and disruption" from a legal challenge brought by two unions over the use of those … [Read more...]

Canucks set for home opener, but free beer rumors remain unconfirmed

The Canucks are playing coy when it comes to rumors of free beer at the home opener against Anaheim Saturday. They say many of the opening night and weekend initiatives have been announced, but there are some surprises in store for Saturday. Ottawa will be offering their of-age fans a complementary cold one when the Senators take to the ice. The BC … [Read more...]

B.C. home sales down in 2012

The B.C. Real Estate Association has released the figures on home sales for 2012. The association reports about 67,000 home sales  recorded by the Multiple Listing Service last year. That's a drop of about 12 percent compared to 2011. And the annual average price of a home in B-C was just under $ 515,000 -- down 8 percent from last … [Read more...]