January 21, 2018

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...]

Dates set for Federal Court Judicial Review of HD Mining jobs

It's another legal loss for the operators of a new underground coal mine in northern BC. A Federal Court judge has authorized a judicial review sought by two building trades unions into the federal program letting HD Mining hire more than 200 Chinese employees for work that may have been done by Canadians.   The three-day review … [Read more...]

Ethnic vote scandal review: Terms of Reference set

The terms of reference for an internal review involving the inappropriate use of government resources to win ethnic votes have now been laid out. Premier Christy Clark's Deputy Minister John Dyble --BC's top civil servant-- was named Thursday to head up the review which includes the Premier's Office, as well as various … [Read more...]

NVIDIA GTX Titan review roundup: the fastest single-GPU card ever tested

Looking to cut to the chase? Those yearning for the fastest single-GPU powered graphics card ever tested need look no further... for the moment, anyway. NVIDIA's beastly GTX Titan has been making the rounds on test benches across the world, and while demo titles and stress factors varied somewhat, the overall conclusion seems pretty unanimous. The … [Read more...]

Mophie Outride review: action-cam case for iPhone can’t replace dedicated shooters

Over the years, Mophie has become synonymous with extending the iPhone's battery life. The outfit's range of battery-filled iPhone cases has garnered rave reviews across the industry, and even I religiously used one on an iPhone 3G. In more recent days, the company has cautiously expanded into a few new areas -- namely, building battery cases for … [Read more...]

Review Board approves transfer of Allan Schoenborn to Manitoba

A man who killed his three children in Merritt nearly five years ago has been given hope he may be transferred to another psychiatric hospital in Manitoba. The B.C. Review Board has approved the request made by Allan Schoenborn during his latest hearing in Port Coquitlam this morning. Stacy Galt, who speaks for the family of his victims,  says … [Read more...]

Pacific Carbon Trust under government review

After years of complaints, the B.C. government has agreed to review pricing used to levy fees against the public sector for carbon off-sets. Environment Minister Terry Lake now admits changes may be needed to ensure the public sector is getting bang for its buck. "We've shown leadership by having a carbon neutral public sector, but we want to make … [Read more...]

Liberals to review Dhaliwal candidacy

The BC Liberal Party has announced it is reviewing the candidacy of Surrey-Panorama candidate Sukh Dhaliwal. In a statement released this morning, the party says he disclosed his tax evasion charges on Wednesday, the same day the story broke in the media. In an interview with CKNW yesterday, Dhaliwal says he made the mistake of trusting other … [Read more...]

Judicial Review gets underway in BC Supreme Court over Vancouver Island park use permit

A Judicial Review beginning Monday in BC’s Supreme Court in Vancouver has champions for the environment crossing their fingers. The case, started by The Friends of Strathcona Park, challenges the Provincial Government's authority on how they protect parkland. At the centre of the case is a park use permit for a private resort on Vancouver … [Read more...]

Drunk driving review

About 35,000 people have been hit with roadside driving prohibitions since the Liberal government cracked down on drunk driving in 2011, but at least 1,100 of them will be getting some money back. Deputy Assistant Superintendent of Motor Vehicles Stephanie Melvin says the government will reimburse people who paid thousands for ignition interlock … [Read more...]