February 17, 2018

Richmond City Council nixes Chinese only sign ban

Richmond City Council decided not to do anything after being asked to pass a law banning Chinese only signs. Anne Merdinyan  presented council with a petition signed by 1000 people to  support the idea of English or French signage. Merdinyan  says white people in Richmond are the "new minority" and something must be done. "We feel … [Read more...]

Debate over Chinese only signs back before Richmond City Council

A Richmond City Councillor says he's open to hearing from two residents who are concerned about the amount of Chinese signage in the city.  Chak Au says council could revist the issue -- as two women, armed with a petition, are set to make a presentation on Monday saying there is too much Chinese-only signage.  "I'm open on this one … [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...]

Heavy traffic not the only ‘silly’ reason people call 911

Heavy traffic at mall parking lots is only one of many silly calls made to 9-1-1. So says Jody Robertson, spokesperson for E-Comm, which handles the emergency line in B.C. This, after Burnaby RCMP had to remind Boxing Day shoppers not to call the number simply because of the traffic jams around malls and stores.   Speaking on CKNW with guest … [Read more...]

NDP win in BC is their only victory out of 3 nation-wide

Environmental lawyer Murray Rankin was the victor in Monday's Federal Byelection in Victoria. The New Democrat says his win sends a message to Ottawa that Victorians want to help the homeless instead of building fighter jets, "And 'no' to tax cuts for the few at the expense of the many and 'yes' to a clean environment, including our … [Read more...]

Marc Webb Is The “Only Living Boy”

"The Amazing Spider-Man" helmer Marc Webb is attached to direct the long-gestating "The Only Living Boy in New York" says Thompson on Hollywood. The story follows a recent college graduate adrift in New York City whose life is upended by his father's mistress. At last report filmmaker Seth Gordon and actor Logan Lerman were attached, no word if … [Read more...]

“Hobbit” 48FPS Gets Only A Limited Run

Peter Jackson's 48 frames-per-second experiment with "The Hobbit" is going to start out smaller than originally planned reports Variety. Warner Bros. Pictures are reportedly only going to be screening the high frame rate version of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" in select locations, perhaps not even in all major cities. The finished footage … [Read more...]

The Premier’s office wasn’t the only department with big credit card bills

Spending may have doubled at Premier Christy Clark's office this fiscal year, but other ministries have added to their bills as well.  Transportation and Infrastructure spent an extra one million dollars in 2011-2012 than the year before.  Government credit card records show the ministry of jobs, tourism and innovation spent $ 2.5 … [Read more...]

Only two municipalities left to sign RCMP contract

The list of municipalities holding off on signing the new RCMP contract has dwindled down to just two.The municipal observer the RCMP talks and Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender says only Ladysmith and Squamish have yet to signal their intentions.The Mayor of Squamish refused to talk to CKNW about the contract just last week.And Fassbender says … [Read more...]

Update: Police incident has only one Delta school locked down

Only one school in Delta is now on lockdown, as police continue to deal with an incident, possibly a standoff, at a house in Ladner. Students at Port Guichon and Ladner elementaries have been released from lockdown, while the action remains at Delta Secondary until police give the okay. Officers have given away few details. One witness tells CKNW … [Read more...]