February 25, 2018

How to start a digital health company + movie

Following Hacking Health Vancouver Sanotron and its programming partners has organized two highly educational, interactive and entertaining events for you on Thursday, April 25: First: A workshop called How to Start Your Digital Health Company
 8am – 12 noon at a location in downtown Vancouver (TBA) Second: A special private screening, followed … [Read more...]

Canucks GM and Daniel Sedin excited for NHL season to start

The General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks has spoken after a 10 year tentative deal was reached by the NHL and the players association this morning. A shortened season means a different way of getting your team ready for the upcoming national hockey league season, says Mike Gillis. "It's different in that you don't have the luxury of a full … [Read more...]

Winter weather helps start house fire

The hazardous materials team was called in Wednesday afternoon to deal with the aftermath of a fire at Granville and 35th, forcing the evacuation of over 20 homes, "It would appear to be a downed power pole in the laneway of 5200 block of Granville. Upon arriving at the scene, we discovered that the energized pole had in fact, ignited an adjacent … [Read more...]

UBC teaching assistants to start job action Monday afternoon

The University of British Columbia teaching assistants have served 72-hour strike notice. Job action is set to begin Monday afternoon--what that entails isn't clear yet. But the union does ask if members come across a picket line they respect it and do not cross. The union says the strike vote was a 3-1 ratio in favour. Teaching assistants at SFU, … [Read more...]

Vietnam wows the crowds at a mostly peaceful start to the Celebration of Light

A Vancouver summer staple is back... Vietnam took to the skies over English bay Saturday night -- to open the 2012 Celebration of Light. If you wanted the best seat in the house -- you needed to get there early. A walk along the shore -- and you come across families, food and friends -- like this group huddled in a makeshift sofa -- made of … [Read more...]

John Furlong not heading to London for start of Summer Games

The former head of Vancouver's Olympic Organizing Committee says he won't be going to the Summer Games in London when they start next week. John Furlong says not only has he been busy as Executive Chair of the Vancouver Whitecaps, but as Chair of the Own the Podium program, he says money is better spent elsewhere. "We sort of made a decision this … [Read more...]

TransLink to start towing illegally-parked vehicles at Surrey Park and Ride

Listen up if you use the South Surrey Park and Ride. TransLink says after repeated warnings, it's going to start towing drivers who park illegally. The lot, along King George Highway, is often so jam-packed on weekday mornings, late-comers often have to double-park, park along the roadside, or tuck in next to curbs. TransLink says commuters are … [Read more...]

Never too early to start an election campaign

Premier Christy Clark has launched an unofficial election campaign with a year to go before polling day. In a speech that had all the usual highlights and slogans, Clark focused on ramping up the faithful, "We have a year until the next election. And a year from now, I'll tell you what I plan to be doing. I plan to be leading a Government that is … [Read more...]

Inquest into 2010 shooting death of Kamloops man to start Monday

A coroner's inquest into the death of a Kamloops man, shot by the RCMP at a gas station two years ago, is set to start Monday in that city.  50-year-old Wilbert Bartley was shot by plainclothes officers in July 2010. He had rammed his Toyota 4Runner into their unmarked police van, then drove at the officers, who then shot at him through the … [Read more...]

Warmer temperatures signal start of forest fire season

B.C. fire crews are working on two wildfires – the largest being northeast of LilLooet. Fire information officer Fiona Tollovsen says it measures about 12 hectares. "(It’s) not controlled, it's still growing and it's moving uphill. There are some structures in the vicinity, but they are not currently threatened." The other fire is near … [Read more...]