August 19, 2017

“Shadow of fear” hangs over local park

FIghting back tears, a former Vancouver City councillor and brother of a woman murdered in Pacific Spirit Park near UBC four years ago says "a shadow of fear' still hangs over the park. Peter Ladner says his family members are not the only ones affected by his sister Wendy Ladner Beaudry's death, but says the community is also suffering. He says no … [Read more...]

“Warrior” Helmer Takes Over “Jane”

"Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor has stepped in to replace the absent Lynne Ramsay on the set of the western "Jane Got A Gun". Ramsey ("We Need To Talk About Kevin") failed to show on the first day of shooting in Sante Fe, and so the producers have scrambled to quickly find a new helmer to keep the picture from falling apart. They scored it with … [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...]

VPD say search for man wanted on nation wide warrant is over

Vancouver Police say a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant is now back in custody. Acting on a hunch after a bank robbery at UBC Monday -- VPD say an officer tracked down 45 year-old Douglas Werner on a city bus. He's now facing charges in a robbery at a UBC bank as well another bank on West Georgia Street downtown.  Saturday police … [Read more...]

NDP facing questions over so-called ‘slush-fund’

The NDP was on the defensive in Victoria today over a half million dollar pool of money that the Liberals say was being misused. But the opposition says it did nothing wrong. It didn't take long in Question Period for the Liberals to make hay with the story, alleging the pooling of constituency money to pay for partisan activities was … [Read more...]

Clark says she won’t resign over bungled ethnic outreach plan

Premier Christy Clark wants to set the record straight: She will not resign as a result of the botched ethnic outreach strategy. Clark was asked if she might step down if an ongoing investigation leads back to her. She says it won't.  "I've never seen the document, I had no involvement in the creation of the document so I can tell you I'm … [Read more...]

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...]

Response to boat aground in English Bay takes Sea Island Coast Guard over half an hour

It took the Sea-Island coast guard thirty-one minutes to respond to a boat that had run aground in English Bay Saturday afternoon.  Crews left the base at 4:39pm, arriving on scene at 5:10. Coast Guard officials say if crews had been at the now closed Kitsilano Coast Guard Base, the response time would have been mere minutes. But officials say … [Read more...]

Mayors frustrated over Province putting off transit decisions until May

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts says she's frustrated that any decisions on transit expansion in the Lower Mainland is going to have to wait until after May’s Provincial Election. Transportation Minister Mary Polak has said just that, as have other mayors already. But watts appears okay to wait, reiterating that the first thing to be done after May … [Read more...]

Man falling over third floor railing at Surrey pre-trial centre prompts review

A review will be done after a man accused of attacking multiple people in Vancouver’s West End in January hurt himself at Surrey's North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre Friday morning. Thirty-three year old Jerome Bonneric threw himself over a third floor railing. His lawyer says Bonneric has suffered injuries to his collar bone, hip, and head. "When … [Read more...]