September 21, 2017

Abbotsford Independent: Awards show a waste of taxpayer money

The independent candidate in Abbotsford West is demanding the Liberal government return the taxpayer money used to bring the Times of India Film awards to BC. Moe Gill says the 11 million dollars of taxpayer money used to bring the first ever Indian film awards to BC is ethnic pandering at its worst. "I think that, that is the taxpayers money and I … [Read more...]

Lynne Ramsay A No Show On “Gun” Set

Filmmaker Lynne Ramsay failed to show up for the first day of shooting on her new Natalie Portman-led western "Jane Got a Gun" on Monday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Financier Scott Steindorff says the incident happened after an eleventh hour attempt by Ramsay's lawyer to renegotiate terms. Steindorff and Portman have scrambled and apparently already … [Read more...]

Cash mobs to show support for two Chilliwack restaurants

The City of Chilliwack plans to send a strong message of support for two restaurants that received racist letters last week. Mayor Sharon Gaetz says cash mobs will jam the two Indian eating establishments to show them the city cares. So we have worked together with the owners to get them ready as the people of Chilliwack will descend on the Bay … [Read more...]

Vancouver city councillor: land titles show Kits Base property is federal crown land

After the Department of Fisheries and Oceans told CKNW the land the Kits Coast Guard base sits on is owned by the province and leased to the federal government, a Vancouver city councillor says that doesn't match the information he has. Councillor Kerry Jang. "I did some looking around and I found in all documents I could find that it is actually … [Read more...]

Leaked documents show Liberals plan more election ad spending

The NDP says a leaked government document shows the Liberals are planning to spend more money on advertising in the lead-up to the spring election than previously disclosed.  Opposition leader Adrian Dix says the document that was presented to the Liberal caucus last month outlines 16.6 million dollars in Jobs Plan advertising, up from the … [Read more...]

Unions: resumes show HD Mining rejected qualified Canadian workers

BC Building Trades unions say resumes released through a federal court order show highly qualified and experienced Canadian miners were rejected by HD mining for work in BC coal mines. The unions say the resumes show there were workers who had as much as 30 years of mining experience, and who had managed major mines in Canada. HD Mining obtained a … [Read more...]

BC Conservatives say Premier is wooing votes with Bollywood show

The leader of the BC Conservative Party is accusing the Premier of using the Times of India Awards show as a deliberate vote getting strategy.  John Cummins says Premier Christy Clark is looking to copy what happened in the last Ontario election. "The Dalton McGuinty government using that as a springboard to garnering more votes out of the … [Read more...]

Clark government spends 12 million dollars on “copycat” awards show

We could have hosted the real Bollywood Oscars *after* the provincial election. Instead, the Liberal government is spending 12 million dollars on a so-called "copycat" award show in Vancouver just six weeks before the May vote. And the timing may have been a key factor in the government's decision. The brand new Times of India Film awards take … [Read more...]

Warrant details show disturbing history of high-risk offender

Court documents show a high-risk offender --prompting a rare public warning from BC law authorities-- has a disturbing history of violence. Police searched Kayla Bourque's Burnaby home last March 22nd and her family home in Prince George on April 5th.  That's where they found evidence the now-23 year old video-taped her crimes and had thoughts … [Read more...]

Scorching end to McCartney show at BC Place

The fireworks at last month's  Paul McCartney concert didn't just surprise the audience. The person in charge of fire safety at BC Place was worried enough to investigate. The pyrotechnics were featured during the former Beatle's performance of 'Live and Let Die', a song he wrote for the James Bond movie of the same name. Turns out, they flew … [Read more...]