February 21, 2018

First Nations leaders want Safe Streets Act repealed

Don't make a bad problem worse. That's the message from First Nations leaders and health officials in BC who are calling for the repeal of the federal government's Safe Streets Act. A new report by the provincial health officer says First Nations are already over-represented in prison, and Doctor Evan Adams says the Safe Streets Act will exacerbate … [Read more...]

Premier’s job is safe, but one of her cabinet ministers is out

Premier Christy Clark wrapped up a 90-minute meeting with her Liberal party caucus Monday afternoon with more support in the wake of last week's leak of plans to use government resources to entice ethnic voters. MLA's emerged united and again expressing remorse for the insulting outreach strategy. It does look like Clark is surviving what … [Read more...]

Details expected Monday on plans to make Port Mann Bridge more safe

We'll find out next week how the newly-tolled Port Mann Bridge will be further 'winterized' to protect commuters from falling ice.  Transportation Minister Mary Polak says plans are in the works for short and longterm improvements and the contractor --Kiewit-- is paying for all of them. "We have specified in our contract the requirements for … [Read more...]

Obama signs Safe Web Act into law, extends FTC power to combat online scam artists

See that guy? The one in the bubble? He's probably up to no good. Thanks to President Obama, however, he's going to have a much harder time duping innocent young ladies like the one also shown here. Per The Hill, the POTUS has just signed into law the Safe Web Act, which extends the Federal Trade Commission's authority to "clamp down on Internet … [Read more...]

Missing trail runner found safe

A hiker has been found safe after going missing yesterday in the North Shore mountains. Search officials say the man, in his forties, had gone for a run in only light gear, and didn't tell anyone where he was going. He has now been found in the Hanes Valley area, at Norvan Creek. Officials say he is hypothermic, but alive. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

National day of action planned to support women’s right for safe, legal abortions

All women should have access to a safe and legal abortion.  That's the message of a National Day of Action Saturday aimed at promoting women's rights. It's being organized by the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, who claims many women are forced to travel long distances to have the operation. "Abortion is not a thing by itself, it's often … [Read more...]

Universal Plans A Sequel To “Safe House”

Universal Pictures and Bluegrass Films are moving forward on a sequel to this year's Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds-led thriller "Safe House" says Heat Vision. The Daniel Espinosa-directed original followed a bored young CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds) overseeing a South African safe house who is thrust into a life-and-death adventure when he has … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Missing senior found safe

Vancouver police say an elderly man who wandered away from his East Vancouver home has been found, and taken to hospital for a check-up.Police had been looking for 81-year-old Fook Poy Jung. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Capilano Suspension Bridge safe, despite weekend death

As RCMP continue to investigate the death of a man who fell near the Capilano Suspension Bridge, a company spokesperson says there will be a review of safety measures. But Sue Kaffka says the current barrier is six inches above code, and they do not believe there is any cause for concern. "It is an effective barrier at that height," says … [Read more...]

Is the Granville Street Bridge safe?

That's what one Vancouver Councillor wants to know after a chunk of concrete fell from underneath the structure over the weekend. The NPA's George Affleck says he's concerned after a similar incident on the Burrard Street Bridge last year and now this. He says the City needs to focus it's priorities especially with all the chatter about the … [Read more...]