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...]

TV News: Hour, Bridge, Turbo, Arrow

The Hour The BBC have declined to renew Abi Morgan's series "The Hour" for a third season. Ben Whishaw, Dominic West and Romola Garai starred in the 1950s & 1960s-set series which ran for two seasons. Shine America is reportedly developing a U.S. version of the show, set in a slightly later historical time period. [Source: Variety] The … [Read more...]

“Hour,” “Ripper,” “Spies” Premiere Dates

BBC America have announced premiere dates for their winter season. Things kick off with the six episode, second season of "The Hour" on November 28th. That's followed by the eight episode, first season of the Victorian-era police drama "Ripper Street" starring Matthew Macfadyen. It is set to premiere January 19th. Then comes the two-part … [Read more...]

BREAKING: 24 hour occupation at Kits Coast Guard base

About a dozen activists, including the President of the BC Federation of Labour, are staging a 24 hour sit-in at the Ktsilano Coast Guard station. The federal government has ordered closure of Kits base. Political consultant Bill Tieleman has been working with the coast guard union. He says some pleasure boaters, tugboat operators fishermen are … [Read more...]

A Fourth “Rush Hour” On The Way

Producer Arthur Sarkissian says that fourth film in the "Rush Hour" action franchise is moving forward with both Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker involved. The producer tells Crave Online that "I'm trying to do it closer to how I did Rush Hour 1. More down to earth. More gritty. Introduce two new characters and make it real the way the first one was. … [Read more...]

Casting News: Empire, Hour, Run, Pain

Empire State Emma Roberts has signed up for the heist movie "Empire State" at Emmett/Furla Films. Shooting aims to kick off this Spring. The story follows two childhood friends (one of which is played by Liam Hemsworth) who plan to rob an armoured card depository. Roberts plays a role of a waitress who falls for Liam's character. [Source: The … [Read more...]

BCGEU workers at BC Place have served 72 hour strike notice.

  The union representing over 3000 workers at the newly-renovated BC Place Stadium is issuing 72-hour strike notice.  Karen Tankard with the BC Government and Service Employees' Union says talks with the stadium's operator PAVCO, have broken down, putting them in a legal strike position as early as Friday afternoon.  Tankard says it … [Read more...]

13 arrests in exotic car rush hour road race

SURREY, B.C. - Thirteen young drivers are facing charges after a group of exotic cars took over a highway south of Vancouver for a rush hour road road race Wednesday.The vehicles included Ferraris, Maserati's, Lamborghinis, Audis, Mercedes and Aston Martins travelling in a group and being driven by men aged 20 and under with learners licences.RCMP … [Read more...]