February 19, 2018

For sale signs on provincially owned Burnaby land surprises Mayor

The Mayor of Burnaby is surprised to learn the province has put a for sale sign on some property within his municipality.   Derek Corrigan says the lot is at 6th Street and 18th Avenue on the edge of New Westminister with a sale price he says is below market value.   Corrigan says the province is passing up an opportunity for affordable … [Read more...]

Debate over Chinese only signs back before Richmond City Council

A Richmond City Councillor says he's open to hearing from two residents who are concerned about the amount of Chinese signage in the city.  Chak Au says council could revist the issue -- as two women, armed with a petition, are set to make a presentation on Monday saying there is too much Chinese-only signage.  "I'm open on this one … [Read more...]

Obama signs Safe Web Act into law, extends FTC power to combat online scam artists

See that guy? The one in the bubble? He's probably up to no good. Thanks to President Obama, however, he's going to have a much harder time duping innocent young ladies like the one also shown here. Per The Hill, the POTUS has just signed into law the Safe Web Act, which extends the Federal Trade Commission's authority to "clamp down on Internet … [Read more...]

More signs of internal woes within the BC Conservative party

The Vice President of the BC Conservative party is urging members to vote yes to a leadership review at the party's annual general meeting.  In an email obtained by CKNW Ben Besler says a yes vote in a leadership review would help the provincial Tories to a better outcome in the next election.    Besler also tell members … [Read more...]

Squamish signs new RCMP deal but wanted more “negotiations”

Squamish the last municpality left has now signed the RCMP deal but they aren't happy about it.  Mayor Rob Kirkham is finally talking about his concerns chief among them costs, including the new RCMP headquarters in Surrey.  Despite the the province and Ottawa signing the deal months ago Kirkham says he thought there was wiggle room to … [Read more...]

North Vancouver signs RCMP deal

The City of North Vancouver has signed the new RCMP contract but officials say they aren't happy about the process. Mayor Darrell Mussatto says they put pen to paper only because there is a two-year opt out clause.  "I think it is fair to say we are a little frustrated working with the provincial government, working with the RCMP. The RCMP has … [Read more...]

Who’s responsible for those highway signs?

There is no law that states traffic fines double in construction zones.  That, according to the BC Flagging Association despite the signs displayed in roadwork areas, "The RCMP, the Integrated Road guys, the Ministry of Transportation, nobody seems to know where those signs came from. And the police do not have the authority to actually double … [Read more...]

Simon signs contract extension with Lions

VANCOUVER - Slotback Geroy Simon has signed a contract extension with the B.C. Lions.Simon led all Lions receivers last season and ranked second in the league with 1,350 yards and eight touchdowns on 84 receptions.He was named a CFL all-star for sixth time in his 13-year career.Head coach Mike Benevides says the Lions ''offence thrives when we are … [Read more...]

MDA signs $4.2M space camera contract

VANCOUVER - Space technology company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) signs $ 4.2-million contract involving high-definition cameras to be installed on the International Space Station.MDA said the contract with Earth Video Camera Inc. — operating as UrtheCast — will provide them with information solutions to be incorporated into … [Read more...]

MDA signs US$7.6M in contracts with FAA

RICHMOND, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) said Tuesday it has signed US$ 7.6 million in contracts with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to upgrade the agency's systems.MDA is working on the FAA's instrument procedure development system, which allows the agency and the U.S. Department of Defence to design terminal … [Read more...]