February 21, 2018

New West to look at charging drivers to cross the Pattullo

The acting mayor of New Westminster says concerns are rising as traffic floods across the Pattullo Bridge and into his city. Councillor Jamie McEvoy say since the new tolled Port Mann Bridge opened the traffic flow has drastically increased. 

"You can just see the change with your own eyes when you live in the city or when you drive through the … [Read more...]

New Care Cards look to cut down on fraud

New Care Cards will begin rolling out at the end of this week as the province tries to put a stop to health care fraud. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says the new card has features which will help cut down on Care Card fraud in the province. "With a lot more security features. It is going to have photo identification and people will have the … [Read more...]

VEF – A Look At Branding, Digital Advertising and Digital Media

VEF's panel will discuss branding, digital advertising, and digital media. Moderated by Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, Head of Department - Entertainment Business Management School at Vancouver Film School. Our speakers to date include: Sandy Fleischer, Managing Partner at Pound & Grain Steve Rechtschaffner, Executive Creative Director at Wyley … [Read more...]

Transit Police look to UK for new hires

Metro Vancouver Transit Police are looking offshore to fill at least a half dozen vacancies.   The search will be focused on officers in the United Kingdom who have transit police experience. Transit Police spokesperson Anne Drennan says there's a lot of competition among all police detachments to find suitable new hires. "Both municipal … [Read more...]

Township willing to look at casino complex proposal

While Surrey shows the BC Lottery Corporation Casino and Entertainment Complex proposal the door, the Township of Langley is rolling out the welcome mat.  Mayor Jack Froese says while they haven't actually talked to BCLC they are interested, "We are open to it. We certainly would want to take a look at it. A few years ago it was before us and … [Read more...]

Look back at Top Ten scams of 2012

The Top Ten scams of 2012 as reported by Vancouver Police and the Better Business Bureau involve social media and internet fraud. The bureau's president and CEO for mainland BC says it's easy for victims to fall prey to bogus advertising, sales and even love scams. "Even if you encounter someone or something that seems genuine or professional, … [Read more...]

Police look for suspect in sex assault

Vancouver Police are releasing a composite sketch of a man who's been groping women on the city's west side. Around eight in the morning on Wednesday, January 2nd, a man followed a woman in the 76 hundred block of Arbutus Street. When he caught up to her, he groped her. Police think another woman in the neighborhood was approached by the same … [Read more...]

‘The Usual Suspects’ – A Look At Conventional and Non-conventional Angel Investment

VEF will look at the latest trends in Angel Investment as well as reviewing the latest in conventional angel activity. The panel will discuss some of the new Angel funds recently announced in Vancouver and some non-conventional angel investment. Moderated by Brent Holliday from Garibaldi Capital Advisors and VP of Corporate Development at … [Read more...]

Vancouver police look into report of man carrying gun, recover toy

A man is facing charges after Vancouver police investigated a report of someone walking around with a gun. The suspect had been walking around Main and Powell streets yesterday. Police say they have located a 47-year-old man they believe is the same person. They recovered a toy gun. Police say he has a history of mental health issues and faces … [Read more...]

A look back at a dark day

As Canadians remember women who have suffered violence against them, a Vancouver women's group says British Columbia is not doing enough for those who need protection. Hilla Kerner with Vancouver rape relief and women's shelter says the goverment fails women by keeping them poor with unliveable welfare rates. She says the justice system is not any … [Read more...]