February 21, 2018

Vancouver tops annual traffic congestion list

An annual survey suggests Vancouver had the worst traffic congestion in Canada last year. The year-long index by GPS firm TomTom says the average car ride takes nearly a third longer in a jam than when traffic is flowing freely in the city, and almost two thirds longer during evening rush hour. TomTom says that adds up to 84 hours of … [Read more...]

Teen stabbing suspects face long list of charges

One of the girls accused of stabbing Skytrain travellers with a steak knife earlier this week  is still behind bars, but the other has been released from custody until her next court appearance tomorrow. Yesterday, investigators confirmed both teens had 142 run-ins with police since January of last year. Anne Drennan with Transit Police says … [Read more...]

Vancouver’s mayor left of the invite list for Grey Cup announcement

The official announcement will come Friday awarding the 2014 Grey Cup to Vancouver but while the spotlight shines on the city, no one from the city will actually be there. The BC Lions have confirmed Mayor Gregor Robertson and members of city council were not invited to attend the Grey Cup announcement. The Lions says the announcement will only … [Read more...]

Aquilinis top list of WorkSafe violations

Two of the Canucks owners have been handed the highest single penalty in 2012 by WorkSafe BC. Francesco and Roberto Aquilini, as well as Elisa Aquilini, have been fined $ 125,000 for failing to maintain in safe operating condition the farm vehicle they used to transport farm workers. WorkSafe's Al Johnson says this is a repeat violation: … [Read more...]

Short List For Star-Lord In “Guardians”

Casting is about to get underway on the strangest of Marvel Studios' upcoming superhero features - James Gunn's "Guardians Of The Galaxy." Now comes a report that a short list has been drawn up of actors to test for the key role of Star-Lord (aka. Peter Quill), an interplanetary policeman and the Guardians leader who is born of a human mother and … [Read more...]

Vancouver tops list for best reputation

Vancouver has been named the most reputable city in the world. It's the second year for the poll done by the Copenhagen-based Republican Institute. It measures things like effective administration, adequate infrastructure for transportation, communications and public institutes, adherence to social, economic, and environmental policies, and best … [Read more...]

“Kill List” Helmer Goes Psychadelic

Arriving on the scene with the stunningly well filmed (and just plain odd) "Kill List" last year, British filmmaker Ben Wheatley is certainly not resting on his laurels. Having already got "Sightseers" in the can for release later this year and the monster thriller "Freakshift" in development, Wheatley is managing to squeeze in yet another film - … [Read more...]

BCGEU “disappointed” by latest short list for LDB sale

The BC Government Employees Union says the latest short list of companies to buy liquor distribution services is telling.  President Darryl Walker says the province missed an opportunity to put the brakes on the sale.   "I had kind of an inkling that perhaps that might take place at this point this is a point where they could have said … [Read more...]

Mitchell’s hit list covered most of Metro Vancouver

The integrated homicide unit has released more details about a hit list found in Angus Mitchell’s car after he was killed in a police shootout last week in Maple Ridge. Sgt. Jennifer Pound says the hit list covers a number of people and businesses across Metro Vancouver. "We are looking at Burnaby, Vancouver, New West, Coquitlam, Port … [Read more...]

TV Renewals & Cancellations – The Big List

With the U.S. television network up fronts taking place next week, the various free-to-air broadcasters are making the final decisions on the fate of all their currently airing series. Rather than holding the news back until their media presentations, most of them have revealed the news early online. Lets break it down, by network, which shows … [Read more...]