February 25, 2018

Options tabled to replace/upgrade the George Massey tunnel

The province is moving into 'phase two' of public consultations over replacing or improving the George Massey tunnel. People are being pitched five different options which start with improving the existing tunnel and surrounding interchanges. The second plan is to build a brand new tunnel right beside the existing one with the original George … [Read more...]

Premier says few options left to re-open Kits Coast Guard base

Premier Christy Clark held a teleconference in her riding of Vancouver Point Grey where she told constituents that the closing of the Kitsilano Coast Guard base is the biggest issue locally. Clark says she pressed federal Natural Resources minister Joe Oliver on the Monday over the sudden closing of Kits base. "And I said to him you know minister … [Read more...]

Dreamworks Options “Good Luck of Right Now”

DreamWorks Studios has acquired the manuscript for "Silver Linings Playbook" author Matthew Quick’s latest work "The Good Luck Of Right Now." The story follows four people's intertwined lives. Each is an outsider and in the wake of grieving over pain and loss in their lives, they come together to form an unlikely family. The story is set in … [Read more...]

HBO Options “Game Change” Sequel

HBO has optioned the rights to "Double Down: Game Change 2012", the follow-up effort to "Game Change" from authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. This new book will deal with this year's presidential election which saw President Barack Obama defeat GOP challenger Mitt Romney. HBO aired the Jay Roach-directed "Game Change" adaptation earlier … [Read more...]

LD Options “The Hush, Hush Saga”

LD Entertainment has optioned film rights to Becca Fitzpatrick's international best-selling series "The Hush, Hush Saga." The story centers on a sixteen-year-old girl whose life quickly changes when she meets a mysterious new bad boy in school. As they get closer, Nora finds herself in dangerous inexplicable situations and begins to realize … [Read more...]

Bond not surprised Richmond considering policing options

Justice Minister Shirley Bond says she's not surprised the City of Richmond is looking at dumping the RCMP in favour of some kind of municipal police force. Bond says Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie has been very clear about his concerns with the Mounties. "And moving to an independent organization or even attaching themselves to someone else takes … [Read more...]

North Shore considering policing options

The three municipalities on the North Shore continue to take a look at dropping the RCMP and moving to another policing option. North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton says they are still trying to determine the cost benefits, if any, of moving away from the mounties and sharing the West Vancouver police instead.   But he cautions … [Read more...]

Options for the downtown viaducts

City staff have unveiled some ideas for removing the Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts to improve traffic flow in downtown  Vancouver. City council has been discussing changes since the fall of 2009. The most viable proposal is to create a two-way roadway network along Georgia to Pacific.  While initially working on a 15-year timeline, staff … [Read more...]

More Google Glass details: experimenting with connectivity options, control possible via voice

While Vic Gundotra wasn't willing to talk Glass in our run-in here at Google I/O, a few others were. In speaking with folks from Google, we learned a few new details about the project, while confirming some whispers that we'd heard floated in the past. Here's a quick rundown: Engineers are currently 'experimenting' with connectivity options. … [Read more...]

The Township of Langley isn’t happy with halting transit expansion and now all options are on the table.

Pressing pause on the transit expansion South of the Fraser, like the Port Mann rapid bus, has the Township of Langley weighing its options about staying in Metro Vancouver.  Mayor Jack Froese says Abbotsford's mayor has already approached him about forming a new regional district.   He said "I think everything is on the table. It might … [Read more...]