June 23, 2017

Accused online predator Edward Hilts still in Canada

More than a month after an accused child predator lost his latest bid to stay in Canada, Edward Hilts is still here.  The American citizen, wanted for trying to lure a 14-year old girl online, is attempting to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.  This, after a lower court upheld a ruling ordering his extradition to the United … [Read more...]

Chlorine is still being put in Chilliwack’s drinking water

It has been a week since E-Coli tests came back negative but chlorine is still being pumped into Chilliwack’s drinking water and the mayor is not happy about it. Sharon Gaetz says the people in her city want their fresh drinking water back. 

"Of course when we chlorinated the Greendale area because we are on a loop system chlorine has gone … [Read more...]

Cop hit by rock, car, still helps make arrest

A Vancouver Police officer is recovering at home after getting hit by a car and fighting with a suspect. Police were called yesterday afternoon to an alleged assault at Stanley Park. The first cop to arrive chased after the man believed to have been involved, and as they were running down Alberni Street, the officer was hit by a car. He got up, … [Read more...]

BC still recording too many distracted drivers

Police across British Columbia are reporting disappointing results from their latest campaign to nab distracted drivers. In February, more than 5600 tickets were handed out province-wide. Investigators say too many drivers are putting themselves and others at risk by choosing to ignore the rules. RCMP Corporal Robert McDonald with the … [Read more...]

Traffic patterns still developing on toll bridges

BC’s Transportation Minister says it's going to take time for new traffic patterns to take hold now that the new Port Mann Bridge has been open for three months. Translink has reported the Golden Ears hasn't seen much increase in volume, as it said it would, with the new Surrey-Coquitlam tolled route. Mary Polak says it's tough to say why, … [Read more...]

Transit fare cheats still not paying up

Despite a change in legislation to force fare cheats to pay their fines, Translink says they aren’t yet seeing much of a difference. Spokesperson Derek Zabel says rate of payment of fare evasion tickets is up by less then one percent compared to 2010. We are seeing about an 18-percent return right now but there is a lot of people within that … [Read more...]

People still not paying fare evasion fines

Despite a change in legislation to force fare cheats to pay their fines Translink says they aren't yet seeing much of a difference.  Spokesperson Derek Zabel says rate of payment on fare evasion tickets is up by less than one percent compared to 2010.   "We are seeing about an 18-percent return right now but there is a lot of people … [Read more...]

Culture minister still has nothing for B.C. film industry, despite further talks

After having more “productive” meetings with film industry stakeholders, B.C.'s culture minister admits he still can't give them what they want.  "I believe that we're missing out on some of those benefits that go to the Crown, and that's what I’m trying to help the industry figure out." Speaking on CKNW’s The World … [Read more...]

Budget’s out, but Dix still tight-lipped on when NDP will release platform

NDP leader Adrian Dix still won't say when he's going to release his election platform. Dix is criticizing yesterday's budget for cutting health care spending and raising MSP premiums by four percent, but he won't say if he'd reverse those decisions. "We're going to have to make some difficult choices based on, frankly, the mismanagement we've seen … [Read more...]

Eric Kessler announces AirPlay support for HBO Go and Max Go apps, says à la carte HBO access still isn’t economically viable

Eric Kessler, President & COO at HBO, just announced that a long-awaited feature will be going live today during his interview at D:Dive Into Media 2013. HBO Go and Max Go users with Apple products filling the home will now be able to enjoy AirPlay beaming. Straight from the man himself: "Our long-term goal for Go is to be on all platforms … [Read more...]