February 21, 2018

Doyle: Maximus deal comes up short

Auditor General John Doyle says a ten year, 324 million dollar deal between the province and American based "Maximus" has not produced all the expected benefits. Maximus operates BC's Pharmacare and Medical Services Plans. The expected benefits were improved service levels to the public and health care providers, updated systems, and improved … [Read more...]

Short List For Star-Lord In “Guardians”

Casting is about to get underway on the strangest of Marvel Studios' upcoming superhero features - James Gunn's "Guardians Of The Galaxy." Now comes a report that a short list has been drawn up of actors to test for the key role of Star-Lord (aka. Peter Quill), an interplanetary policeman and the Guardians leader who is born of a human mother and … [Read more...]

Study on bullying one group short

The BC Government may be using a room at Simon Fraser University's Vancouver Campus for its Erase Bullying Summit Tuesday, but it hasn't invited anybody from the University's own research team looking into online bullying. Chantal Faucher with the University's Cyber Bullying Research team admits she was surprised nobody asked for her involvement in … [Read more...]

Warner Turns “True Skin” Short Into Film

Warner Bros. Pictures and producer David Heyman's Heyday Films have scored the feature film rights to Stephan Zlotescu's sci-fi short film turned viral sensation "True Skin" says Heat Vision. Zlotescu was an FX genius who has worked on countless music videos and pulled together this near-future set short about a time when people are augmenting … [Read more...]

Clark’s meeting with Redford described as “frosty and short”

It's over. And it doesn't sound like it went all that well. Premier Christy Clark has finished her meeting with Alberta Premier Alison Redford in Calgary. And Clark has described the encounter as "frosty and short". The meeting lasted about 15 minutes. Clark and Alberta Premier Redford are miles apart when it comes to the issue of the proposed … [Read more...]

Surrey’s mayor says Translink’s 3 year plan falls short for South of the Fraser

The Mayor of Surrey says Translink's new three year plan falls short.  When asked if the transit plan is a disappointment when it comes to infrastructure needs for Surrey, Mayor Dianne Watts said.    "Well absolutely, when you look at 70-percent of the future growth of the region is coming South of the Fraser the infrastructure that … [Read more...]

BCGEU “disappointed” by latest short list for LDB sale

The BC Government Employees Union says the latest short list of companies to buy liquor distribution services is telling.  President Darryl Walker says the province missed an opportunity to put the brakes on the sale.   "I had kind of an inkling that perhaps that might take place at this point this is a point where they could have said … [Read more...]

“Trek” TNG Blu-Ray Panel, Abrams Short

Ahead of the Blu-ray release on July 24th of the first season of Paramount and CBS' extensive and ambitious $ 10 million restoration of "Star Trek: The Next Generation", the companies have revealed details on a special panel happening at this year's San Diego Comic-Con for the disc release. The panel, taking place next Thursday at 2pm in Room … [Read more...]

A short strike to make a point

Workers at three liquor distribution branches are striking due to what they say is a raw deal from the Provincial Government.  Darryl Walker, President of the BC Government Employees Union, says the offer on the table shows the Government is willing to spend money,  just not on people, "There's a lot of money being spent in this … [Read more...]

NDP: jobs deal comes up short

The NDP don't think a jobs funding announcement from the Province goes far enough to deal with a looming shortfall for skilled labour. Advanced Education critic Michelle Mungall says the ten million over three years tabled by the Province might only pay for a paltry six programs.  Mungall says it doesn't address a shortfall of what she … [Read more...]