February 25, 2018

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...]

Abbotsford Police kept busy New Year’s night

Abbotsford Police say they caught a few drivers who chose to drink and get behind the wheel  after New Year’s celebrations. Constable Ian MacDonald says they used roving patrols on New Year’s night to nab the drunk drivers.  "It was probably less than a dozen total. That would include twenty-four hour suspensions. We didn't … [Read more...]

Wet weather kept no one from vigil

The rain set the tone for a vigil to mark one year since a 19 year old Surrey man was stabbed to death outside a school. Dozens of friends, family, friends of friends, even strangers crowded around part of a fence at Frank Hurt Secondary. Under a tarp, there sit rows of white candles, bouquets of flowers and notes and pictures of Devon … [Read more...]

Mayor Watts kept sense of humour

There was no pomp and circumstance when the Mayor of Surrey returned to work Monday after suffering a serious horse-riding accident last month in Kamloops. Dianne Watts was quick to get back to business at the start of the regular council meeting, "I'll call the Council and Committee meeting to order and we have two delegations. Our first … [Read more...]

Downtown Vancouver BIA claims it’s not being kept in the Grey Cup loop

The organization representing more than 8, 000 downtown Vancouver businesses says it has no idea what the security plan is for November's Grey Cup. Charles Gauthier, with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, says, "we're not kept apprised, and I think that has to change. At the end of the day, there's obviously an impact to our … [Read more...]