February 18, 2018

IHIT now involved after Surrey man found

Police are confirming that the body found in a Surrey car last night is that of a man reported missing on the weekend. The Intergrated Homicide Investigation Team say it was 29 year old Vimal Chand found dead at about eight last night in a car in the 6600 block of 140th street. Neighbors said the car had been sitting in the same place for … [Read more...]

Mounties looking for people involved in fight on Surrey bus

Surrey mounties are on the hunt for a few people involved in a scuffle that involved knives on a bus this afternoon. Staff Sergeant Bob Pinkewycz says a passenger called police just before 1:30. He says at least two people who were part of the fight are believed to have been injured. "We received a 911 call from a person on a transit bus that five … [Read more...]

Minister of Canadian Heritage won’t get involved in push to save BC film

The Federal Minister responsible for the arts says British Columbians shouldn't expect additional tax cuts for film in the upcoming budget. James Moore says he's not going to get involved in the debate between the Provincial Government and local film industry workers over saving BC film.  "We also should be mindful as well that it's not just … [Read more...]

Vancouver murder victim involved in drug trade

Vancouver Police have confirmed the city's first murder of the year was targeted, but they're not convinced it was gang-related. The victim was a 19 year old man from Vancouver who was attacked at Elgin Street near 47th Avenue last night around 10:30. He died from injuries caused by a sword, but that weapon has not been recovered. Police say three … [Read more...]

Bus company involved in Oregon crash kept ‘satisfactory’ safety rating in B.C.

The Coquitlam bus company involved in a deadly crash in Oregon 10 days ago has a "satisfactory" safety rating in B.C. This, after the U.S. Department of Transportation banned Mi Joo Travel from operating in that country. U.S. officials say Mi Joo had allowed the driver involved in the crash to stay on the road despite having been at the wheel well … [Read more...]

Developing story: VPD and Burnaby RCMP involved in a police chase

While details are sketchy at the moment both Vancouver police and Burnaby Mounties were involved in a chase this evening.  Police may have been pursuing a stolen pick up truck through the North Burnaby /Cassiar area.  A Vancouver police cruiser was also reportedly rammed in the pursuit.  Burnaby RCMP have confirmed they were involved … [Read more...]

How involved should the Crown get with developers?

Another anti-development rally is set for next week on Vancouver's downtown eastside.  This follows what activists call a 'bail out' by BC Housing to help a developer who wants to build condos, as well as  a few social housing units, at Hastings and Columbia. Ivan Drury says the Crown Corporation has given the developer a … [Read more...]

Twitter to give users fewer characters to tweet with when URLs are involved

The shock! The horror! The genuine nightmare of losing two more valuable character spaces per tweet! Such a scenario is indeed going to play out, as Twitter has just announced a subtle change in its t.co wrapper that'll go into play this coming February. The firm will be extending the maximum length of t.co wrapped links from 20 to 22 characters … [Read more...]

RCMP looking for two men accused of being involved in kidnapping

Mounties want your help in finding two men from Mission, accused of being involved in the kidnapping of a 44 year old man last Sunday. Police say 41 year old Gurdev "Dave" Hair and 41 year old Steve Douglas Godard have been charged with kidnapping, unlawful confinement, assault with a weapon, and aggravated assault. Two other suspects have already … [Read more...]

FVRD wants to be involved in toxic ash investigation

The Fraser Valley Regional District wants to be "in the chair" with the Environment Minister in the investigation into toxic ash.   FVRD chair Sharon Gaetz says they have written Terry Lake to request intervener status in the investigation. "We formally requested to the terms of reference for his investigation into fly ash testing … [Read more...]