January 19, 2018

Falcon says he “absolutely” supports Premier Clark

Liberal MLA Kevin Falcon is back at the Legislature today for the first time since he raised questions about Premier Christy Clark in a newspaper interview last week. Falcon had suggested Clark overstepped by promising to build the world's tallest wood building in Prince George when the Treasury Board had made it clear there was not enough money … [Read more...]

Premier supports Black’s refinery proposal

Premier Christy Clark is giving a strong voice of support to David Black's proposed oil refinery on the north coast. Clark told the Legislature today the project must go through an independent environmental review, but she calls it a "credible" proposal that could generate six thousand full time, good paying jobs. "Our government takes the view … [Read more...]

Long time local entertainer supports our youngest

94 year old musician Dal Richards is back in the Santa costume for another year. Ever since his daughter was born prematurely at Saint paul's Hospital 62 years ago Richards has wanted to give back. "So I'm indebted to Saint Pauls and only too pleased to do my little bit for them at Christmas time." Dal Richards has made his way through the preemie … [Read more...]

Mayor supports regional policing

Vancouver's Mayor is hoping the Provincial Government doesn't wait too long to implement recommendations made by Missing Women Commissioner Wally Oppal, Province-wide.  Gregor Robertson says several lessons have been learned by local police since a serial killer preying on women in the city's downtown eastside was finally caught, "It's good to … [Read more...]

Windows Phone web store opens in 37 new countries, adds universal search, and supports installing apps via SD card

If you had any doubts about Microsoft's efforts to actually make an impact with Windows Phone 8, let this address them. After announcing that it'd be maintaining a full staff to certify apps through the holiday period, the outfit has just revealed that its web store for apps / games is now open in 37 new locations around the globe. (You can find … [Read more...]

Government supports highway flaggers

BC's Transportation Minister says the traffic signs that call for double the fines in construction zones are simply out of date.  The BC Flagging Association recently learned there is no actual law to back up the signs posted in roadwork zones, so it has written a letter to the Government, asking to make a law.  Minister Blair Lekstrom … [Read more...]

Mayor Robertson supports recommendation

One of the recommendations out of the Stanley Cup Riot Review is that BC's Minister of Public Safety and the Solicitor-General review the requirement that the Mayor of a municipality serve as Chair of the City's Police Board. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says that's a change he would support, and has in fact, advocated, "I have said since I … [Read more...]

Study supports expansion of Eldorado mine

VANCOUVER - Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD) says a recent feasibility study supports a planned US$ 354-million expansion at its 100 per cent owned Kisladag gold mine in western Turkey.Since operations began at Kisladag in 2006, continued exploration of the deposit has resulted in a doubling of the proven and probable reserve ounces to 10.2 million … [Read more...]