February 20, 2018

NDP brushes off suggestion B.C.’s credit rating could change if elected

B.C.’s finance critic says he's confident the province's credit rating would stay strong with an NDP government, despite a report today that it could change. Bruce Ralston says there is nothing unusual with the Diamond Bond Rating Service suggesting if the province's leadership changes, so too could B.C.’s AA rating. “What I took … [Read more...]

Bus company involved in Oregon crash kept ‘satisfactory’ safety rating in B.C.

The Coquitlam bus company involved in a deadly crash in Oregon 10 days ago has a "satisfactory" safety rating in B.C. This, after the U.S. Department of Transportation banned Mi Joo Travel from operating in that country. U.S. officials say Mi Joo had allowed the driver involved in the crash to stay on the road despite having been at the wheel well … [Read more...]

New “Riddick” Film Gets An R Rating

It looks like Vin Diesel got his wish as "Riddick" is going to get drenched in bodily fluids. Universal Pictures' upcoming third film featuring Diesel's famed anti-hero character has officially been given an R rating by the MPAA. The film scored the rating for "strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity." This will come as welcome … [Read more...]

“Skyfall” IMAX Date, Song, Rating

More word on the upcoming 23rd James Bond feature "Skyfall" with news today that American audiences will get to see it a day earlier than expected. Sony Pictures have confirmed that the film will screen in IMAX theatres only in North America on November 8th, one day earlier than the general release on the 9th. Once again the franchise has opted … [Read more...]

B.C. maintains AAA credit rating after HST vote

VANCOUVER - Standard & Poor's has confirmed British Columbia's triple A credit rating just days after the province voted to scrap the Harmonized Sales Tax.The agency noted that B.C. had solid revenue and the expenditure flexibility necessary to meet its deficit targets.It notes B.C. faces a number of challenges in the wake of the scrapping of the … [Read more...]