February 25, 2018

Two women injured in stabbing spree still in hospital

Two women wounded during last week's stabbing spree at an apartment building in Vancouver's West End remain in hospital. One remains in serious condition and the other is now stable. The 33-year old man accused of attacking them on Thursday evening made his first court appearance Monday morning. Jerome Bonneric has been charged with four counts … [Read more...]

NDP say AG can still provide audit despite court ruling

BC's Auditor General may have been halted in his mission to shed light on the province's six-million-dollar legal payout related to the BC Rail scandal.  But the NDP says that doesn't mean he still can't provide a good audit as to why taxpayers were forced to pickup the tab for the two former Liberal staffers who pleaded guilty in the affair. … [Read more...]

Is J.J. Abrams Still On “Star Trek 3”?

With J.J. Abrams being revealed yesterday as director of the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII", one question that has since come up is what will happen to the "Star Trek" film franchise? With Abrams having directed the 2009 reboot and its upcoming sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness," his departure has led to questions regarding whether or not he … [Read more...]

RCMP and province still wrangling over new HQ costs

There is still no progress to report on the negotiations over the cost sharing of the RMCP's new Surrey headquarters.  Justice Minister Shirley Bond is repeating the province will only pay what is fair. "The issue of Green Timbers continues to be a priority for us and again in my recent meetings in Ottawa this was a topic of discussion with … [Read more...]

BC’s NDP leader’s back from Hollywood – still no firm plan for film industry

The leader of the provincial NDP is back from a fact finding mission in LA where he sat down with film executives. Adrian Dix says he met with people from studios like Disney and Warner Brothers to find solutions to film jobs leaving BC. But Dix wasn't ready to say what exact fixes the NDP would table. "We're going to assess and we're … [Read more...]

“Zombieland” Series Still Happening?

Casting sheets have leaked for a proposed "Zombieland" series on CBS. The project originally began as a concept for TV until it was reworked into the 2009 feature. In late 2011 came word the title was coming to the small screen, though there hasn't been much news since. Now, io9 has posted both a casting call and script pages from the series … [Read more...]

Still no decision on whether to re-appoint current auditor-general

No decision yet again from the legislative committee deciding the future of B.C. Auditor-General John Doyle. The all-party committee has met for a second time this week, and it will do so again on Tuesday. NDP committee member Kathy Corrigan can't comment on much because it's in-camera. "I'd love to talk about it many different ways, but we'll be … [Read more...]

Legendary band leader still going strong

One of Vancouver's super seniors is celebrating again. Most people Dal Richards' age retired 30 years ago, but as he marks his 95th birthday, the legendary band leader is still working full time! "We're going to be performing at the Panorama Roof of the Hotel Vancouver very soon, and I'm looking forward to that because the happiest 25 years of my … [Read more...]

One ward still closed at Royal Columbian over norovirus outbreak

One of two wards closed at Royal Columbian Hospital because of a norovirus outbreak has re-opened. Tasleem Juma, spokeswoman for the Fraser Health Authority, says the other ward is still closed to new admissions as a pre-caution until staff can determine the virus is no longer being transmitted.   This, after 16 patients and several staff … [Read more...]

Thousands of Port Mann Bridge decals still in the mail

Wondering where your new Port Mann bridge decal is? At least 50-thousand are 'still in the mail.' There were more than half a million registrations in the weeks preceding the opening of the new bridge with about a third happening in the last few days before tolling began. As a result, project spokesperson Max Logan says many drivers are still … [Read more...]