September 21, 2017

Attempt at fixing e-mail issue causes messages to be erased

Some Shaw e-mail customers may be missing out on some messages. Millions of e-mails were deleted Thursday when the company was troubleshooting an e-mail delay issue and an attempted solution caused incoming messages to be erased. Some customers, like Jim Baxter, are only learning of the problem this weekend. "For potential business I'll never know … [Read more...]

C-T-F takes issue with Transit Police report

The Canadian Taxpayer's Federation takes issue with the latest, generally positive report on Transit Police. The "Five Year Trend" report goes back to 2008. That report says 74 percent of the time users feel safe riding the system, an improvement from 2009. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says while the combined violent and property crime rate on … [Read more...]

RCMP issue public notification of offender likely to re-offend

Abbotsford Police are issuing a public notification that an offender who is likely to re-offend is now living in that city. RCMP say 34 year old Adrian Julian Wilson has a history of robberies and sex-related offences against both men and women. He has a long list of conditions including: no contact with any victim's families, to notify his … [Read more...]

Witness says weather not an issue in Queen of the North sinking

The latest witness at the trial resulting from the fatal sinking of a BC Ferry seven years ago started the day talking about notes he took after he was rescued. Keven Hilton was the second officer on the Queen of the North who took three pages worth of notes  in the hours immediately after the vessel sank. He says the man now accused of … [Read more...]

Garbage remains an issue on Lower Mainland

Metro Vancouver says it is not a done deal yet to move from landfills to incinerators to deal with the regions garbage.  Metro Chair Greg Moore says they are still trying to figure out what's best for the region, "We have put our request for qualifications for a waste to energy facility. We don't determine the technology and we haven't … [Read more...]

VPD issue warning about wanted man

Vancouver Police are asking for public help in finding a 44-year-old man wanted Canada-wide for being unlawfully at large. Dennis Wayne Tylee walked away from a halfway house on October 31st. He has an extensive criminal history and is on a long-term supervision order after serving time for assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement, and … [Read more...]

A new coalition wants to make transit in Metro Vancouver an election issue

They say "enough is enough."  A coalition of students, business leaders and residents have launched a campaign to try and improve transit service.  It's called "Get on Board" and they want voters to support candidates in next year's provincial election who endorse sustainable funding for transit.  Spokesperson Tanner Boker, a UBC … [Read more...]

NDP takes issue with Enbridge website

N-D-P leader Adrian Dix is calling it an effort to minimize what are obviously difficult waters. He's referring to an animation, posted to Enbridge's website, which depicts the proposed route of the Northern Gateway Pipeline.Problem is, the video omits nearly one thousand square kilometres of islands from Douglas Channel. "These are difficult … [Read more...]

Police issue warning about sex offender

 Abbotsford Police are issuing a warning about 48 year old Don Michel Bakker.  Bakker was convicted of ten sexual offences, preying on women and children, and he's now going to be living in Abbotsford.  Police say the attacks were extremely violent.  Bakker must not come into contact with anyone under the age of 18, he has to … [Read more...]

ICBC workers issue 72-hour strike notice

The union representing ICBC workers has issued 72-strike notice, but drivers shouldn't have to worry. "We're not interested in getting drivers in the middle of our dispute. Our intent is to take job action to put some pressure on government and also put some pressure on ICBC to get back to the table and negotiate a fair agreement." COPE 378 … [Read more...]