January 21, 2018

Olympic wrestler wins nomination over former punk rocker

Olympic Wrestler Chris Wilson will be the BC NDP candidate for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain after beating out a well-known opponent. He was up against Joe Keithley, a former member of punk band DOA. Wilson is the executive director for Kidsport Tri-Cities, and a world champion wrestler with multiple Olympic medals. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Vancouver to send off London 2012 athletes at Olympic Village

With the London Olympics just over a month away, Vancouver is getting ready to give athletes a big send off at the Olympic Village tomorrow. For swimmer Scott Dickens, returning to Olympic competition for the first time in eight years after missing the cut for Sydney 2008, the send-off ceremony will provide a taste of what's to come. "I’m … [Read more...]

Olympic ticket fraudster avoids jail

A West Vancouver man who ripped off people wanting tickets to key 2010 Olympic events has been sentenced. Sean McConnell Stuart has received a 12-month conditional sentence, after pleading guilty last month, to pocketing more than $ 60,000 from people desperate for tickets to the most sought-after Olympic events, including the opening ceremonies, … [Read more...]

Olympic measles warning

If you are heading to Europe for the summer Olympics in London, make sure your measles vaccination is up to date - that warning today from the BC centre for disease control. It says measles has been on the rise in many parts of the world, and 800 cases in Quebec last year originated from Europe. The centre also points out a BC outbreak of 80 cases … [Read more...]

Olympic village debt update

The city of Vancouver's debt on the construction of the Olympic Athletes Village has been whittled down another $ 12-million dollars since October. Taxpayers still owe $ 434-million dollars on the billion dollar loan ensuring construction of the False Creek complex in time for the 2010 games. A report going to city council Tuesday shows 80 per … [Read more...]

Cancer patient forced to move out of Olympic Village

A cancer patient, living in one of the social housing units at Vancouver's Olympic Village, says his doctors have ordered him to move out because the building's faulty ventilation system is making him more sick. James Cooper says he's had several bronchial and sinus infections since he moved into the village eight months ago. He … [Read more...]

Anton wants to know where Olympic money went

The NPA's mayoral candidate is once again blasting Mayor Gregor Robertson over an alleged lack of accountability. Suzanne Anton claims she's been repeatedly denied access to reviewing the state of the city's Olympic Legacy Fund, a 20-million dollar fund that was set up to support Olympic-related costs and projects back in 2010. Anton says left-over … [Read more...]

TransLink surpassing Olympic year

TransLink’s ridership numbers continue to grow but the huge spike adds pressure to keep up with demand, says a spokesperson for the transit authority. Metro Vancouver’s transit system is on its way to charting a new record for annual ridership, with 114.4-million commuter trips already in the first six months of 2011, which at this rate will … [Read more...]

Vancouver’s Olympic Inukshuk sold — mystery buyer to pay for shipping

VANCOUVER -- The Inukshuk from the 2010 Winter Olympics sits in an empty Vancouver lot, covered in bird droppings.Since the Olympics, the 2.6-tonne, eight-piece, fibre-reinforced mortar-concrete ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]