January 20, 2018

Amazon acquires Goodreads, aims to make better recommendations for Kindle users

So, Amazon has a reading platform called Kindle. Goodreads has a platform that makes fairly excellent suggestions when it comes to reading materials. You probably see where this is going. This evening, Amazon announced that it was acquiring one of the more popular reading recommendation engines, and while the outfit isn't making clear what it plans … [Read more...]

Premier vows to implement all recommendations in Dyble report

Premier Christy Clark is vowing to implement all of the recommendations in John Dyble's report on the ethnic outreach scandal, including possible disciplinary action. In fact, a third person has now resigned in the wake of the report, Mike Lee, the former executive assistant to John Yap, has resigned without severance. Lee was cited in the report … [Read more...]

Jury makes six recommendations following Ashley Guiboche inquest

Six recommendations have been made following a Coroner's inquest into the death of 18 year old Ashley Guiboche. They include suggestions the City of Surrey, ICBC and Translink reduce jaywalking along King George Boulevard between 98th Avenue and 100th Avenue by building an overhead walkway to the nearby Skytrain station. The jury also … [Read more...]

VPD to present report supporting some of Missing Women Commissioner’s recommendations

The Vancouver Police Department is officially responding to Wally Oppal's Missing Women Inquiry Report in the form of an Administrative Report set to be presented this week to the Vancouver Police Board. In the report, the VPD says it will attempt to implement Oppal's recommendations relevant to its department. Among the recommendations it supports … [Read more...]

Patricia Donna Reed Inquest makes recommendations

A jury at a Coroner's Inquest has made five recommendations, after a patient from Riverview Hospital was found dead outside in the cold.  Patricia Donna Reed was reported missing in February 2011. She was a patient involuntarily committed at Riverview.  Staff did not find the 59-year-old until five days later, her body cold in a ditch not … [Read more...]

Jury makes nine recommendations after inquest into death of search volunteer

A jury has made nine recommendations to Emergency Management BC and the BC Search and Rescue Association after an inquest into the death of search volunteer, Sheilah Sweatman. 29 year old Sweatman was performing a recovery operation with Nelson's Search and Rescue unit when she drowned in Creston in June 2011. She was trying to recover a body from … [Read more...]

Coroner’s jury makes 16 recommendations after death of Colette Salemink

A coroner's jury reviewing the death of a mother following a house fire in Coquitlam has made 16 recommendations.  Colette Salemink was 59 when her mentally ill son Blake set the fire in April of 2010 while he was on leave from a psychiatric facility.  The 23-year old who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder was later found not … [Read more...]

Government responds to inquest recommendations

Eight months after a coroner's inquest examining a fatal fire at an illegal Vancouver rooming house, the provincial government has completed its response. Only one of three recommendations has been acted on. The first asked the Ministry of Health to review drug protocols at hospitals... ensuring medications needed for fire victims are easily … [Read more...]

Ten recommendations made after death of developmentally disabled woman who was waiting for long-term care

A coroner's inquest jury has made ten recommendations in the case of a developmentally disabled woman on Vancouver Island who died while waiting for long-term care. 76-year-old Joan Andrews died last year after she crawled over a bed railing and injured her head. She was a client of Community Living BC at the time, at a caregiver's Langford … [Read more...]

Labour Minister says inquest recommendations won’t be ignored

BC's Labour Minister is promising recommendations from the coroner's jury investigating a fatal accident at a Langley mushroom farm will not be ignored.   "We have made substantial progress over the last number of years." Margaret MacDiarmid says since the 2008 tragedy agriculture inspections have increased 60 per cent, but she admits more … [Read more...]