February 18, 2018

24 year old charged with attempted murder after stabbing near Vancouver high school

Vancouver Police say a 24 year old man who lives in the United States has been charged after a stabbing last evening. Clifton Crowder has been charged with attempted murder. Police say a group was playing basketball on one of the outdoor courts of Templeton Secondary School shortly before 8:30 when one of the group was approached by a man and … [Read more...]

Vancouver School Board questions provincial funding

The chair of the Vancouver School Board is concerned the provincial government appears to be taking more money away from classrooms. Every year, the province gives school districts grant money to upgrade their buildings, about $ 110 million in total.  For the upcoming school year, Patti Bacchus says the ministry has told districts it's giving … [Read more...]

Public elementary school cracks top 10 think-tank ranking

A public school has broken into the top 10 list of elementary schools, according to the Fraser Institute's annual rankings. West Bay Elementary in West Vancouver comes in at number 10 – the sole public school in the top 20. The think tank's Peter Cowley, who authored the report card, says another facility that continues to do well is Corpus … [Read more...]

Update: details on former school employee who made threats in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP are releasing more information about a former school employee who made some threats.  Constable Gary O'Brien says mounties are simply being prudent and no one is in any danger.  But he says the person, who they won't identify, did make threats in the past and has already served his time. "During that investigation several of … [Read more...]

VSB won’t lock school doors

  In the wake of a recent shooting rampage at a Connecticut school, Trustees in Vancouver have voted to review local security measures. Board Chair Patti Bacchus says safety is paramount, but they still want to ensure schools are a welcoming place. She says a review now underway should be completed within a couple months. Says Bacchus, … [Read more...]

School security to be discussed at Monday meeting

The Vancouver School Board is considering taking a second look at its policy that keeps school doors from being locked during the day. This after receiving several calls from parents concerned about the safety of their children. Following the recent events in Newtown Conneticut and the lockdown of Thunderbird Elementary in Vancouver, parents are on … [Read more...]

Coquitlam school district discovers they are deep in the hole

Another lower mainland school district is dealing with a large surprise defecit. "We are looking at a deficit of around about seven point five million." Coquitlam School Board Trustee Brian Robinson says they will have to ask the province for help. "This one has implications where I think we are going to have ask Victoria to allow us to run a … [Read more...]

Lockdown over at Langley school

A lockdown at Brookswood Secondary School in Langley ended an hour after it began. Police responded to an online threat. No one hurt; everyone is okay. And it remained business as usual inside the school. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

School Closures-as of 5am

The following schools are closed today: Vancouver:Vancouver College Secondary:  closed today and tomorrow due to a power outage CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

School Closures

Stay tuned to CKNW this morning for an updated list of school closures in Metro Vancouver. Here is the list so far: Universities:SFU Burnaby campusDouglas College-all campuses Abbotsford:St. Jean Brebeuf SecondarySt. James ElementaryMEI Elementary and Secondary Port Coquitlam:Archbishop Carney SecondaryB-C Christian Academy K-12 Coquitlam:Mediated … [Read more...]