February 17, 2018

Trial gets underway Monday for realtor accused in gang-related kidnapping

The trial of a North Vancouver realtor accused of taking part in a gang-related kidnapping is set to start Monday in Vancouver. Nazfar Mirhadi was one of seven people arrested in October 2011 involving the abduction of a twenty-nine-year-old man from a restaurant in Downtown Vancouver. Sulaiman Safi was later rescued by police in Richmond. At the … [Read more...]

2014 Winter Olympics Tickets Go on Sale Monday

If you were one of the many Team USA fans who could barely tear yourself away from the London Olympic coverage this summer, this news is for you—individual tickets for 2014's Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will be on... Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

School security to be discussed at Monday meeting

The Vancouver School Board is considering taking a second look at its policy that keeps school doors from being locked during the day. This after receiving several calls from parents concerned about the safety of their children. Following the recent events in Newtown Conneticut and the lockdown of Thunderbird Elementary in Vancouver, parents are on … [Read more...]

Picket line going up around BC Place Monday morning

Unionized workers at BC Place will be going on strike Monday morning. BC Government and Service Employees Union Spokesperson Karen Tankard says the workers have been without a contract since May, and are taking action after talks didn't go anywhere last week. "The main sticking point is job security. There is work that goes on in BC Place that is … [Read more...]

Job action to begin Monday at Lifelabs’ Patient Service Centres

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union says job action will start Monday at Lifelabs' Patient Service Centres in BC on a rotating basis. The union says the action comes after day long mediated talks at the Labour Relations Board Saturday failed. They say the major issues are wages and the employer demanding that members accept … [Read more...]

Details expected Monday on plans to make Port Mann Bridge more safe

We'll find out next week how the newly-tolled Port Mann Bridge will be further 'winterized' to protect commuters from falling ice.  Transportation Minister Mary Polak says plans are in the works for short and longterm improvements and the contractor --Kiewit-- is paying for all of them. "We have specified in our contract the requirements for … [Read more...]

Casino proposal goes to Council Monday evening

It's expected to be a marathon meeting Monday night when a casino proposal goes before Surrey Council. City staff estimate more than one hundred people will want to speak on the issue. Mayor Dianne watts believes the meeting will drag into the small hours of Tuesday morning. "I'll take one individual to come forward from the opposing position, … [Read more...]

Report from BC’s Missing Women Commissioner to be released Monday

The long awaited final report from BC's Missing Women Commissioner will be made public Monday. Wally Oppal spent several months reviewing the events leading up to the 2002 arrest of serial killer Robert Pickton, and why police were not able to stop him sooner. The report , which is more than 14-hundred pages long, contains recommendations aimed at … [Read more...]

Trial involving gangster killed in Monday continues

It looks as if a trial involving now-dead gangster, Sukh Dhak will go on. BC Supreme Court says the trial is set to continue December 3rd. Dhak and  his bodyguard, Thomas Mantel were gunned down and killed at Burnaby's Executive Inn hotel Monday. Dhak was accused of producing ecstasy, conspiracy to produce it, and possession of ecstasy … [Read more...]

Amazon Cyber Monday Criterion Sale

Amazon.com are in the midst of offering the last of their DVD and Blu-ray sales deals for the holiday weekend and for Cyber Monday they seem to be doing something special for lovers of the Criterion Collection. The prestige label offers its classic film titles on Blu-ray at a retail price of $ 40 and usually sell online for $ 35. Every now and … [Read more...]