February 19, 2018

Vancouver: Fun city once more

It looks like chances are improving for Vancouver hosting a New Years' celebration again.  NPA Vancouver Councilor George Affleck is pushing Council to revisit the idea saying it's time for an event allowing people to ring in the New Year downtown.  Mayor Gregor Robertson was asked if the city will move on the idea, "Well, we have … [Read more...]

More Join BBC1’s “Great Train Robbery”

Martin Compston, Jack Roth, Neil Maskell, Paul Anderson, Del Synnott and Jack Gordon are all set to join the already cast Luke Evans in the BBC One's two-part drama "The Great Train Robbery". Evans plays Bruce Reynolds, the mastermind behind the infamous 1963 mail train heist, at the time Britain’s biggest ever robbery with a haul worth £41 … [Read more...]

More tears from Briker at Queen of the North trial

  One of the only two people on the bridge of the doomed "Queen of the North" when it sank is spending another day on the witness stand. Karen Briker broke into tears minutes into defence questions about her feelings of guilt, after the 2006 crash and sinking of the ferry. Wiping away tears, she testified she'd never been trained to … [Read more...]

More service cut information sought by Councillor

At least one Surrey Councilor is not to happy with the amount of information being revealed by Translink over impending service cuts.  Marvin Hunt says it is silly to issue a press release saying 34 routes will be affected by 'service optimization' and only list three specific examples.  Hunt says Surrey remains in the dark about what … [Read more...]

Only One More “Arrested Development” Season

"House Of Cards" was a major original series success story for Netflix, enough that it has already been renewed for a second season. However, one of its other upcoming high-profile projects will not be getting a renewal - even though it hasn't aired yet. Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings has announced that the company’s revival of "Arrested … [Read more...]

More royalties for natural gas industry

The provincial government is rolling out more tax royalties for the natural gas industry. Premier Christy Clark announced a 120 million dollar installment to the royalty program that was introduced in 2004 to encourage more roadbuilding and pipeline construction in northern BC. "These credits will ensure that our fiscal regime is one of the most … [Read more...]

New campaign to attract more family doctors

BC's Health Minister says changes are being made that will help those who need a family doctor get one, but it's going to take time. Margaret MacDiarmid says starting april first, the program called "A G-P for Me" will allow patients to consult their doctor over the phone and encourages physicians to take on new patients. But MacDiarmid says it's … [Read more...]

More testimony over sinking of Queen of the North

More detail about what was happening on the bridge of the Queen of the North right after it ran aground in 2006. More from the trial of Karl Lilgert, who faces two counts of criminal negligence causing the deaths of two passengers presumed drowned. Second Officer Kevin Hilton says he was on a lunch break when he heard a "very loud noise," and ran … [Read more...]

More testimony at Queen of the North trial

A trial into the fatal sinking of the Queen of the North ferry in 2006 has resumed with testimony from a crew member on board that night. Tyrell Derry, engine room assistant, tells the court he awoke in his cabin the night of March 22nd, 2006 to a room full of water. He tells about how he helps people get into lifeboats, hearing other crew members … [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...]