January 21, 2018

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...]

Putting an end to elder abuse

Zero tolerance for elder abuse and systemic reviews of service delivery such as reducing the time seniors spend in hospital waiting for community care. Those are just some of the recommendations the BC Care Providers Association is putting forward in its final recommendations to the Provincial Government as it helps to define the role of a new … [Read more...]

Putting their best foot forward to end violence

Seven hundred pairs of women’s shoes lined the stairs outside the Vancouver Art Gallery yesterday to commemorate some 850 women killed by men over the past two decades in British Columbia. The ninth annual shoe memorial, which originated as a way to remember women killed in abusive relationships, coincides with the National Day of Remembrance and … [Read more...]

Broadband claims another: France Telecom putting the kibosh on Minitel

'Tis a sad, sad day for fans of all things retro. In a developed nation dominated by high-speed connections, near-ubiquitous 3G and sub-$ €300 computers, it's more than a little astounding that the Minitel is just now being axed by France Télécom. Originally, the aforesaid machine was ordered by the French government in the … [Read more...]