February 19, 2018

Premier wants to meet the public, not reporters

It appears the Premier is shifting gears when it comes to getting her message out to the public. For the last couple of days it's been difficult for reporters to track down Christy Clark. She refused to stop and take questions last Friday at an event in Vancouver. Yesterday she greeted commuters along the Broadway corridor during the morning rush … [Read more...]

Public consultation is being muzzled. Or, is it?

That from an NPA Park Board Commissioner now that staff will not be coming to the board this Monday with a plan for public consultation on a controversial issue. Melissa De Genova says a memo has gone out saying the Park Board Chair has directed staff to not go before the Board with a consultation plan on the centralizing of community centres' … [Read more...]

Public elementary school cracks top 10 think-tank ranking

A public school has broken into the top 10 list of elementary schools, according to the Fraser Institute's annual rankings. West Bay Elementary in West Vancouver comes in at number 10 – the sole public school in the top 20. The think tank's Peter Cowley, who authored the report card, says another facility that continues to do well is Corpus … [Read more...]

RCMP issue public notification of offender likely to re-offend

Abbotsford Police are issuing a public notification that an offender who is likely to re-offend is now living in that city. RCMP say 34 year old Adrian Julian Wilson has a history of robberies and sex-related offences against both men and women. He has a long list of conditions including: no contact with any victim's families, to notify his … [Read more...]

A feisty public meeting over water chlorination in Chilliwack

The vast majority of 500 to 600 people left the meeting with the feeling that the fix is in and Fraser Health will just put chlorine in their drinking water. They think that Chief Medical Health Officer Paul Van Buynder has his mind made up. There will be no hearing from Van Buynder after he was whisked out a back door and away from … [Read more...]

New poll suggests public lukewarm to Liberals’ budget

If the BC Liberal government is banking on the new budget for a boost in the May election, a new Ipsos Reid polls suggests voters aren't convinced. Asked if they believe the budget will eventually be balanced, a paltry 12 per cent said yes, while 72 per cent said no way. There is broad support for a hike in personal and corporate taxes: 84 per cent … [Read more...]

Public hearing begins to determine whether Abbotsford police officer keeps his job

An Abbotsford police officer faces a public hearing Monday to determine whether he gets to keep his job. Constable Adam Page pleaded guilty in April to pushing a thirty-seven year old shoplifter during an arrest in 2009. The hearing will determine whether he gets to keep his job, or if he's going to get canned. Page reportedly pushed the man so … [Read more...]

Community centres hold special public meeting as they continue to protest revenue sharing

Some Vancouver Community Centres are not giving up their fight against the City's Park Board plan to centralizing surplus funding. Hillcrest Community Association is holding a special community meeting on the decision Monday, and have invited the entire park board. Association Chair Jesse Johl says the plan to spread revenue to community centres in … [Read more...]

Vancouver Police appeal to the public to help find missing man in desperate need of medication

The Vancouver Police is asking for the public's help in finding a fifty-five-year-old man in desperate need of medication. Officers say Robert Gregory Lewis was last heard from at around 8 yesterday morning as family left their home on Venables Street in East Vancouver.  He was reported missing at 4:30 last night. Lewis suffers from a number … [Read more...]

Vancouver Police asking the public for help in locating missing woman

Vancouver Police are appealing to the public for help in finding a 33-year-old woman who has not been seen since Thursday. They say Kimberley Violet Halkett was last seen January 31st leaving her hotel room in the 500 block of Richards street. She’s described as 5'7" with a medium build and long black hair. At the time she disappeared she was … [Read more...]