November 23, 2017

Richmond City Council nixes Chinese only sign ban

Richmond City Council decided not to do anything after being asked to pass a law banning Chinese only signs. Anne Merdinyan  presented council with a petition signed by 1000 people to  support the idea of English or French signage. Merdinyan  says white people in Richmond are the "new minority" and something must be done. "We feel … [Read more...]

Another sign of cooling housing market

More evidence of the cooling housing market in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. The "BC Real Estate Association" says the dollar volume of homes sold in November through the Multiple Listing Service was down 24.6 per-cent compared to a year ago. The number of residential units sold was down 17 per-cent and the average price was down 9 … [Read more...]

Still no sign of missing teacher

Crews have been searching all day, but still no sign of missing Clearwater teacher Courtney Buck. Buck and her husband Skye were killed when their vehicle went off icy Highway 5 and plunged into the North Thompson river Sunday night. The husband's body has since been recovered, but there has been no sign of the wife. She was seven months pregnant … [Read more...]

Stormare, Allen Sign For Roths’ “Clown”

Peter Stormare and Laura Allen have signed on for "Clown," the Eli Roth-produced low-budget killer-clown horror thriller at Dimension Films. Andy Powers stars as a father who dons a clown outfit for his son’s birthday when the clown-for-hire bails. He and his family soon discover that he not only can’t take it off, but there’s a horrific curse … [Read more...]

More than 100 thousand sign up for Port Mann bridge deals

More than 100-thousand drivers have pre-registered for the decal giving them cheaper access to the Port Mann Bridge, when tolls take effect in a couple months. Close to twenty thousand users signed up on the first day in September and little more than three weeks later, that number has quintupled. "We now have more than 100-thousand drivers that … [Read more...]

Resident doctors sign new deal

Lost in the shadow of the BC Government coming to terms with the BCGEU, the Premier has also announced that resident doctors have signed a new deal. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says the agreement covers 1,100 members. "It covers a four year period so it is actually two years of retroactivity and two years into the future so it goes through … [Read more...]

Drivers flock to sign up for reduced Port Mann tolls

Drivers are flocking to the new Port Mann bridge website to register for discounts and other incentives.  Port Mann bridge and highway one CEO Mike Proudfoot says to date 50,000 motorists have registered.  He hopes the majority of drivers will be registered by November.  "Our goal is to get as many drivers registered as possible and … [Read more...]

Search crews frustrated at no sign still of Joy Zhang

It was suspended last night, but the search is back on for a fourth day for Joy Zhang. The 21-year-old woman with special needs was last seen Thursday at Sasamat Lake in Port Moody. Search and rescue crews are out again targeting specific places in the forest, though they feel they've already exhausted the area within three to four kilometres. So … [Read more...]

North Vancouver District to sign RCMP deal

Another hold out municipality is getting ready to sign the new RCMP deal before the deadline. North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton says they still have some unanswered questions, but will sign the deal. "We don't sign then the Minister will be acting within her legal prerogative to assume policing responsibility for North Vancouver … [Read more...]

Only two municipalities left to sign RCMP contract

The list of municipalities holding off on signing the new RCMP contract has dwindled down to just two.The municipal observer the RCMP talks and Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender says only Ladysmith and Squamish have yet to signal their intentions.The Mayor of Squamish refused to talk to CKNW about the contract just last week.And Fassbender says … [Read more...]