September 24, 2017

Tesla’s Q4 2012 earnings: $90 million net loss, but forecasts a profit for Q1 2013

If you're one Elon Musk, you're probably ready for just about anything to take the place of the only story dominating the Tesla tagline for the past few weeks. Of course, a $ 90 million net loss isn't the ideal story to overtake the Model S kerfuffle, but hey -- at least the company's aiming to pull in a profit next quarter. In a bid to keep … [Read more...]

UPDATES: Budget raises taxes by $327 million

The Liberal Government is raising taxes, selling assets and setting aside more money for children and families in today's provincial budget. It's a pre-election budget that raises taxes by $ 327 million in the coming year--including a one per-cent increase in the corporate income tax rate one year earlier than planned....plus a so-called … [Read more...]

Annual telethon raises more than $7 million

People all over BC have opened their hearts and their wallets this weekend for kids in this province. The 47th annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon raised $ 7,124,264. The money goes toward helping children with special needs.   CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Clark government spends 12 million dollars on “copycat” awards show

We could have hosted the real Bollywood Oscars *after* the provincial election. Instead, the Liberal government is spending 12 million dollars on a so-called "copycat" award show in Vancouver just six weeks before the May vote. And the timing may have been a key factor in the government's decision. The brand new Times of India Film awards take … [Read more...]

Microsoft moves another 20 million Windows 8 licenses over holiday season, 100 million total app downloads

Ready for your quarterly dose of Windows 8 sales figures? After hearing that some 40 million licenses had been sold through last November, the company's CFO and CMO for Windows Tammi Reller announced here at CES that Microsoft has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses to date. According to her, that number includes "sell in to OEMs for new PCs," but … [Read more...]

Pledge Day raises more than $1.7 million for the CKNW Orphans’ Fund

More than 1.7 million dollars. That's how much was raised Friday -- the 35th annual Pledge Day for the CKNW Orphans' Fund. Executive Director, Jamie Hunt says that number breaks a record set back in 2006. "Last year was 1.22 million so you look at almost half a million dollars more that goes directly back to the programs that we support, more kids … [Read more...]

40 million Windows 8 licenses sold in a month; meanwhile, mum’s the word on Surface sales

It took just four days for Windows 8 to hit four million machines (ours included), and in just over a month, Microsoft has managed to sell some 40 million licenses of its tiled OS. To date, Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades, but given that the company had moved 600 million copies of the latter back in June, the new kid on the … [Read more...]

CBSA seizes quarter of a million dollars of steroids

A man is facing multiple charges after Canadian border services in Vancouver intercepted multiple packages of steroids sent by mail. $ 250,000 worth of the drugs were intercepted at the Vancouver International Mail Centre, destined for Halifax. CBSA says Nova Scotia resident Greg Doucette has been charged with trafficking, smuggling and importing … [Read more...]

Burnaby woman returns from vacation, discovers she’s $25 million richer

The mystery of the lottery ticket is solved. A Burnaby woman is $ 25 million richer thanks to a winning Lotto Max ticket. Lesley Vickars says she bought her tickets before leaving on vacation -- and didn't think about them again until after she got back. The draw happened on August 24th -- but Vickars says she didn't even realize a winning ticket … [Read more...]

Gay pride parade draws as many as half a million downtown

As many as half a million people packed the streets of Vancouver's West End this afternoon to take part in the 34th annual gay pride parade. It was a mix of colour, dance music and dazzling costumes as the floats made their way through downtown. Says one spectator: "I think that we're evolving more and more every year, and I think that it's … [Read more...]