February 18, 2018

TV/film industry spent more in BC last year

The TV and film industry spent 1.2 billion dollars in BC last year, a 27 million dollar increase over the previous year. But Community, Sport and Cultural Development minister Bill Bennett says he shares the industry's concern about declining production this year, and he's not ruling out some kind of government help if things get worse.  "If … [Read more...]

Park Board staff to determine how long meetings last

The Vancouver Park Board has unanimously passed a motion that calls for staff to recommend changes to a bylaw that would limit how long meetings can go. NPA Commissioner Melissa De Genova put the motion forward. She'd like meetings to be over by 10 p-m. She says other Commissioners feel that 10 may not be the right time, "This concerns me … [Read more...]

Tips (and Apps) for Booking a Last Minute Trip

It gets us every time—March arrives, but warm weather is still weeks away. Before you hitch yourself onto a Spring Break trip, take our tips for booking a cheap (and easy) last-minute getaway. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

A dramatic scene in Burnaby last night

A 30-floor high-rise condo building in the 4200-block Grange Street was evacuated for a few hours. RCMP Inspector Tim Shields says it all started when police executed a search warrant for drugs and discovered not only drugs but cash, guns, and about 10 sticks of dynamite in a suite on the eleventh floor. The dynamite was rendered safe and … [Read more...]

Work Begins On Last “Hunger Games” Script

Lionsgate has exercised its option on "Game Change" scribe Danny Strong to pen the script for the second part of the studio's two-part film adaptation of "Mockingjay," the final novel in "The Hunger Games" trilogy. Strong has already penned the script for the first part, but his deal for the second was contingent on the studio's approval of his … [Read more...]

Box-Office: “Mama” Tops, “Last Stand” Flops

It was a good weekend to be Jessica Chastain, and a bad one to be Arnold Schwarzenegger. Despite mixed reviews, the Guillermo del Toro-produced supernatural thriller "Mama" topped the weekend box-office with a $ 28 million haul, raking in almost double its $ 15 million budget from Friday to Sunday. "Mama" star Jessica Chastain saw her other … [Read more...]

Company whose sawmill exploded last year promises upgrades for collecting wood dust

The company whose sawmill in Burns Lake exploded last January, says they're still analyzing recommendations released by the BC Safety Authority Tuesday. Many of the recommendations were focused on dealing with wood dust. Babine Forest Products say the scope of hazards surrounding the residue was not fully understood before the explosion that killed … [Read more...]

Developing story: Auditor General says provincial deficit understated in last fiscal

The BC' government has chosen accounting standards that make it easier to balance the budget. That's the latest from the Auditor General. John Doyle and his staff have looked into the province's summary financial statements for the current fiscal year. His report says the province has met most of the basic requirements when it comes to financial … [Read more...]

ABC Cancels “Last Resort,” “666 Park Ave”

ABC has opted not to give full season orders for its new dramas "Last Resort" and "666 Park Avenue," effectively axing both shows. Though the network picked up two additional scripts for each show, they've decided not to produce them or further episodes beyond the original thirteen episode order. Both series will be allowed to finish airing their … [Read more...]

“Last Vegas” Begins Production

LAS VEGAS – November 5, 2012 – Save the date because film legends Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline will be coming to a theater near you next Holiday Season straight from fabulous LAST VEGAS! The film, which will be released on December 20th, 2013, marks the first time ever these four Hollywood icons, who have … [Read more...]