November 20, 2017

For sale signs on provincially owned Burnaby land surprises Mayor

The Mayor of Burnaby is surprised to learn the province has put a for sale sign on some property within his municipality.   Derek Corrigan says the lot is at 6th Street and 18th Avenue on the edge of New Westminister with a sale price he says is below market value.   Corrigan says the province is passing up an opportunity for affordable … [Read more...]

Minister denies influencing land deal

Jobs Minister Pat Bell is denying any wrongdoing in a land deal in his hometown of Prince George. At issue is a piece of property that will house a new 25 million dollar wood innovation centre. Media reports indicate two local businessmen filed a complaint alleging Bell tried to improperly influence the bidding process after promising they would be … [Read more...]

Vancouver city councillor: land titles show Kits Base property is federal crown land

After the Department of Fisheries and Oceans told CKNW the land the Kits Coast Guard base sits on is owned by the province and leased to the federal government, a Vancouver city councillor says that doesn't match the information he has. Councillor Kerry Jang. "I did some looking around and I found in all documents I could find that it is actually … [Read more...]

What will happen to the land Kits Coast Guard base sits on

The BC Federation of Labour has an internal federal government memo that seems to suggest the Kits Coast Guard base property might be for sale. Jim Sinclair says the memo suggests there is a major land deal in the works along the coast like from Jericho to Kits base but doesn't mention the base by name. "But they talk about DFO lands, very … [Read more...]

Teen stabbed to death on Tsawwassen First Nation land

A 16-year old girl is dead and a 15-year old girl is in critical condition after a stabbing last night on the Tsawwassen First Nation reserve. Delta Police Constable Ciaran Feenan says their investigation is in its early stages. "At this point we do have a known suspect.  We can't speak to who he is because we do not want to compromise the … [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...]

Focus Sets “Promised Land” For Oscar Run

Focus Features is set to give Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" an awards-qualifying two city theatrical run on Friday, December 28th says Deadline. Matt Damon and John Krasinski co-wrote the script and star in the project about a corporate salesman (Damon) who arrives in a rural town with his sales partner (Frances McDormand) to try and purchase … [Read more...]

Small plane forced to land in Pitt Meadows field

The pilot is unhurt after a small plane landed in a field in Pitt Meadows Saturday afternoon. RCMP say the aircraft was forced to land north of Lougheed Highway, near a golf course -- just short of the airport. The plane is also okay. The pilot was the only person on board. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Witherspoon, Buckley Land On “Venus”

Bryan Buckley is set to make his feature directing debut on the film adaptation of classic self-help book "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" at Lionsgate Summit says Deadline. Dr. John Gray's famous series, first published in 1992, views marital and relationship problems "in terms of distinct and pervasive gender differences". Essentially … [Read more...]

B.C. offers Musqueam $5 million in bid to solve land dispute

A dispute over a housing development being built over sacred native land in Vancouver could soon be resolved. The provincial government has offered the Musqueam band nearly $ 5 million to negotiate a land swap with the owners of the Marpole Midden project. Band member Cecelia Point says the developer must now agree to give up the site of ancestral … [Read more...]