November 24, 2017

Liberal cabinet minister wants complaining back benchers to shut up

Premier Christy Clark doesn't seem worried but at least one cabinet minister is getting fed up with complaining from the Liberal back bench. The latest to publicly criticize the Premier is her former leadership rival Kevin Falcon, but several other MLA's have recently let it be known they're not happy with the boss. Clark herself shrugs it … [Read more...]

Pipe that shut down Metrotown could be the same one investigated January

Friday was not the first time a suspicious pipe had the bomb squad at Metrotown. Transit Police Spokesperson Anne Drennan says back in January they brought in an explosive sniffing dog after a Transit worker reported a suspicious pipe. It turned out to be a piece of construction equipment, like the pipe found Friday. Whether it's the same pipe, … [Read more...]

NEW UPDATE: Explosive device shut down Surrey skytrain today

Transit police have just confirmed the device on the skytrain tracks was an explosive. They can't say what damage if any it may have caused if it had detonated on the tracks. RCMP bomb experts will detonate it for safety. Transit police are now trying to determine a motive after the explosive device was found on skytrain tracks in Surrey. … [Read more...]

Water shut off at water parks

It's the long weekend, but families in east and south Vancouver won't have access to water parks. The City of Vancouver shut off the water three weeks ago in those areas. Coalition of Progressive Electors Executive Director Sean Antrim says it's a blow to low-income families. "There's a lot of people that can't afford to go away this long weekend. … [Read more...]

Coquitlam cops prepared to shut down massive house party

Coquitlam RCMP have got wind of a big house party planned for Friday in the Como Lake Village area. Constable Michelle Luca says the so-called Project X party won't be going ahead after over 1000 people were invited via social media. "Any time you get a large number of people together, you never know what's going to happen. And that's our largest … [Read more...]

Mounties aim to shut down another Project X party

Coquitlam Mounties say they're ready to play the role of party poopers after a plan to host a major party spread online. Inspired by the movie Project X, and fuelled by social media, a massive house party planned for the Como Lake Village area has police prepared to shut it down before it even starts. "We have extra patrols in the area. We will be … [Read more...]

Drug lab shut down in North Delta

Police have shut down a meth lab in North Delta. Federal and city officers descended on a home near 118 Street and 73A Avenue yesterday afternoon and found a lab where a half kilo of meth could be produced each week. Two men and a woman were arrested, but charges have yet to be laid. Authorities say they are now dismantling and analyzing the … [Read more...]

Labour dispute won’t shut down West Coast Express

Good news for people who count on the West Coast Express. The union and CP Rail say commuter train service in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal won't be disrupted in the event of job action at the railway.Almost five thousand CP Rail workers could walk out first thing tomorrow. But the two sides have agreed not to shut down the West Coast … [Read more...]

Gowalla officially shut down, uses Facebook to check-in at SXSW 2012

SXSW attendees may remember that both Gowalla and Foursquare launched at the aforementioned conference in 2009, and during its 2012 edition, the former is formally saying goodbye. Just three months after we heard that Facebook had picked up (but two months after the shutdown was promised), Gowalla is saying its final words. Specifically: "Thank … [Read more...]

Occupy Vancouver must be shut down:mayor

VANCOUVER - The death of a woman at the Occupy Vancouver camp means the site has become so unsafe that it must be shut down as soon as possible, says Vancouver's mayor.Gregor Robertson said Saturday night he's instructed city officials and the chiefs of the fire and police departments to look at how that can be done safely and peacefully.The … [Read more...]