November 23, 2017

“In bargaining and politics nothing is ever really dead.”

That from the BC Nurses Union when asked if any talks will continue to get a contract extension. Talks broke down last weekend after Premier Christy Clark went public with a desire to get nurses signed to a ten year deal. BCNU President Deb McPherson says she wants four years, not ten, "A ten year deal has not been on my mind; I know government … [Read more...]

Samsung’s comically large Galaxy Note 8.0 smartphone: purely a brand play, if nothing else

More Info Galaxy Note 8.0 preview Galaxy Note 8.0 specifications Note 8.0 spotted early at MWC The doors to this year's Mobile World Congress have just barely been opened, but you might say the show is already won. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, it's Samsung doing the winning. For those who were far too busy enjoying their Saturday … [Read more...]

Culture minister still has nothing for B.C. film industry, despite further talks

After having more “productive” meetings with film industry stakeholders, B.C.'s culture minister admits he still can't give them what they want.  "I believe that we're missing out on some of those benefits that go to the Crown, and that's what I’m trying to help the industry figure out." Speaking on CKNW’s The World … [Read more...]

Deputy Premier says rift rumour much ado about nothing

There is nothing to see here as the Deputy Premier plays down any rumour of a rift with a fellow BC Liberal MLA. Surrey White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg had criticized Rich Coleman in the Peace Arch News for calling Surrey councillors during the casino process.  Hogg also denied he had apologized to Coleman after also being at odds over smart … [Read more...]

FVRD upset nothing is being done to deal with toxic ash

The Fraser Valley Regional District is leveling some serious accusations at Metro Vancouver and the Ministry of the Environment over hazardous fly ash.  FVRD Chair Sharon Gaetz says initial tests of the ash from a Burnaby Waste to Energy incinerator tested six times higher than acceptable for hazardous waste. She says Environment Minister … [Read more...]

Premier says NDP pipeline plan “nothing but politics”

Premier Christy Clark is back at work after a summer vacation, and is immediately returning fire from her nemesis Adrian Dix.  Clark says the NDP leader's call to abandon the federal review of the Enbridge Northern Gateway and launch a BC review is nothing but politics, since dix has already said he opposes the project.   "It make … [Read more...]

24 wireless operators agree on data roaming alert mechanisms, do nothing about actual roaming rates

GSMA, also known as the entity that produces Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo each year, seems to be onto something. And by "something," we mean "getting 24 carriers around the globe to agree on a single point." That's no easy feat, mind you, and the latest release from Shanghai asserts that 24 operator groups have agreed to implement new … [Read more...]

Post hockey game violence nothing new for this guy: VPD

Vancouver Police have tracked down another suspected Stanley Cup rioter... and this one is also wanted in Alberta for causing a disturbance after a Calgary Flames game in 2004. 38-year old Andrew Comber of Salmon Arm faces charges in Alberta of assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest and mischief, among other things. He's being flown back to … [Read more...]

Nothing to do with SIS

The co-author of a new study dispensing free heroin doesn't want it confused with Vancouver's Supervised Injection Site. Doctor Michael Krause says the Salome Project, an expansion of the Naomi Trial, will compare a new heroin substitute with the illicit drug and methadone, but not at Insite, "Insite is a safe injection site for street drug … [Read more...]