January 23, 2018

Lockheed Martin’s technology hub brings startups closer to government needs

Wondering who would be the first to concoct a Kickstarter for governmental wishes? We suppose it's Lockheed Martin. Today, the aforementioned outfit has launched an initiative "aimed at expanding its collaboration with Silicon Valley companies to meet the diverse technology needs of the federal government." Called the Lockheed Martin Silicon Valley … [Read more...]

Justice system needs work says Councillor

After a string of murders to start the year, the City of Surrey is pushing for a change to the justice system.  Councillor Barinder Rasode says there seems to be a revolving door in the Courts for prolific offenders.  Rasode says the justice system actually creates prolific offenders which in turn can be responsible for various crimes, … [Read more...]

Ask a Disney Expert: Dining, Special Needs, and More

This is it. Your kids want to go to Disney and you want to give them those lifelong memories. But it's a big park and there's lots to know before you go. Don't fret, we've got an expert on the case. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

North Shore Rescue needs public’s help for new facility

North Shore Rescue is in the final stages of completing a brand new base, but they haven’t quite gathered enough donations, so and they're turning to the public. The new base is short 70-thousand dollars for some vital equipment needed for proper training. Rescue Team Leader Tim Jones says considering their multiple search and rescue efforts … [Read more...]

Greater Vancouver Food Bank needs more food for new year

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank says it's grateful for the donations it's received, but says there are still some empty spots on its shelves. CEO Aart Schurman Hess says there have been about the same amount of donations made during November and December this year as the same time last year, but says the number of people using the food bank has … [Read more...]

Twinning of pipeline needs a closer look

People living in Metro Vancouver and in areas like Kamloops are at risk if the Trans-Mountain Pipeline expansion gets the go ahead.  That is the message from the Wilderness Committee's Ben West ahead of a town hall on the Kinder Morgan proposal in Burnaby Wednesday evening. West says the existing pipeline route up for expansion runs through … [Read more...]

Patient logjams at Royal Columbian Hospital improving, but more needs to be done

  BC's new Health Minister has Royal Columbian Hospital on her priority list.   Margaret MacDiarmid was asked if any progress is being made on reducing wait times, and patient backlogs, not to mention treatment at the New Westminster hospital.   "You know I haven't been there recently but I was speaking with the deputy … [Read more...]

Canadian Blood Services needs donations

Coming out of the summer months, Canadian Blood Services needs donations more than ever. They need more than 14,000 of them nationwide by October 8th. In BC they need at least 1,700. The fear is that without these donations, Canadian hospitals could be facing a national blood shortage. Marcelo Dominguez with the CBS explained where the … [Read more...]

Locals say dangerous road needs upgrade

Residents of Langley Township say it's a dangerous stretch of road that needs to be widened. Yesterday, 16th Avenue was the scene of yet another crash, this time near 208th Street. An elderly couple from Surrey was killed when their S-U-V collided head-on with a dump truck. Township Mayor Jack Froese says improving the busy east-west connector … [Read more...]

Union Gospel Mission needs help

The Union Gospel Mission on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is in desperate need  of a couple of items during this warmer weather. Spokesperson Keela Keeping is appealing to the public for water bottles, sunscreen and hats. "We don't have any of those on stock right now and anything the public can do to bring those in would be really helpful … [Read more...]