February 18, 2018

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...]

Dead woman found roadside likely victim of hit and run

Abbotsford Police have an update on the body found on the side of Riverside Road on Monday, and it appears to have been a hit-and-run. Police say the body of the victim, a 34-year-old South Asian woman, has significant injuries on her rear torso. They say those are consistent with having been hit by a car. Police believe the driver, and any … [Read more...]

Development Permit Board approves application that will likely see bowling alley gone

A development that will likely see Varsity Ridge Bowling demolished has been approved by the Development Permit Board...but those who want the centre saved are still feeling hopeful. The board decided the development has to be four storeys rather than the five Cressey Development wanted. They noted they'd like to see more discussion between the … [Read more...]

Likely record crowd turns out at Hastings Park despite I’ll Have Another scratched

Despite his horse not racing in the Belmont, a huge crowd has turned out to Vancouver's Hastings racecourse to support locally trained jockey Mario Gutierrez. Track managers are expecting a record turnout out – as many as 13,000 people. A message of thanks from Gutierrez was read across the public address system before the race, and welcomed … [Read more...]

“24: The Movie” On Hold, Likely Dead?

20th Century Fox has opted not to go forward with a film based on the series "24" says the trades and Deadline. Though not greenlit, the film had a script by Billy Ray and Mark Bomback that was reportedly the first in a possible trilogy. The aim was to shoot when Kiefer Sutherland's new series "Touch" goes on hiatus in April and a director was … [Read more...]

BC Minister of Community: Appointment of a municipal auditor likely to be hot topic at UBCM convention

A lot of talk about a municipal auditor. And maybe not much in the way of traditional goodies being handed out to BC's cities. That's what the provincial Minister of Communities is expecting at the annual UBCM Convention this week. The Premier's promise to appoint an auditor to look at municipalities will likely be near the top of the agenda at the … [Read more...]

RCMP say death likely a domestic dispute

Incredulity abounds at an apartment building near Metrotown after a homicide Thursday. “Just before 6:30 [in the morning], Burnaby RCMP received a domestic complaint from the residence ... and located a deceased female, and an injured female,” said Sgt. Jennifer Pound, spokesperson for the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). A … [Read more...]

Sprint Strategy Update coming on October 7th, significant 4G plans likely to be unveiled

Sprint's Dan Hesse told us point-blank back in July that he was penning a "great story around 4G" for this fall, and it looks as if October 7th will be the date that it "all becomes clear." We just received an invitation to quite the atypical event -- a "strategy update" for the press to cover in New York City. All we're told is that presentations … [Read more...]

Continuing BC deficit “likely” because of HST says Premier

Will the disappearance of the HST,and the revenue it produces, make a BC budget deficit more likely? Premier Christy Clark says probably. The Premier says BC got a "big pot of money" from Ottawa to bring in the HST.   It's already gone to pay down part of a deficit and to fund healthcare and education. Clark says it will be a "big job" to … [Read more...]

Charges likely in alleged drunk driving crash

LANGLEY, B.C. - A teenager is in critical condition and another person has broken bones after their car crashed in Langley, B.C. because their friend was allegedly drunk behind the wheel.RCMP say the 19 and 20 year old passengers were in a car around 12:30 a.m. when it drove off the road, became airborne and flipped several times.The driver wasn't … [Read more...]