February 25, 2018

Labour leader defends new ads taking aim at “government”

B.C's top labour leader is defending a new ad critical of the federal government's temporary foreign worker program. BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair says there's nothing wrong with pointing out more attention should have been paid by various levels of government when more than 200 jobs, that could have been done by Canadians, were … [Read more...]

Vancouver General Hospital taking precautions to stop spread of norovirus

Precautions are in place at Vancouver General Hospital as the norovirus makes its rounds. Coastal Health's Anna Marie D'Angelo says containment protocols - to stop the spread of the virus - are in place in a long-term care ward of the hospital and a floor of the residental pavilion. She says a few people have shown symptoms. "what typically happens … [Read more...]

Unions taking Federal Minister to court

Unions are heading back to court over claims HD Mining is refusing to follow a judge's order to turn over documents relating to the hiring of temporary foreign workers. And unions say Federal Human Resouces Minister Diane Finley isn't even aware of what's going on in the case involving a new mine in northern BC. BC federation of labour … [Read more...]

Olivier Megaton Is “Taking Gotham”

"Taken 2" director Olivier Megaton is set to helm the $ 60 million 'based on actual events' action thriller "Taking Gotham" at Emmett/Furla Films. The story follows a secret unit of the NYPD that was created in response to a string of brutal robberies in New York City. After a deadly sting operation, the elite unit is disavowed by the NYPD, … [Read more...]

Pro-life Kwantlen students taking student association to court

Pro-life students are taking the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Student Association to court for discrimination. The pro-life group says it's been denied the right to exist on campus after being told the campus is pro-choice. Lawyer John Carpay is representing the pro-life group and says it comes down to freedom of speech.... "so if you're a pro … [Read more...]

Steelworkers’ Union protesting Chinese workers taking BC mining jobs

The Steelworkers’ Union took the issue of Chinese workers coming to BC for mining jobs right to the door of MLAs around the Province. President of Local 2009 Manjit Sidhu says they were even outside BC Energy Minister Rich Coleman’s Langley office today. Sidhu says they will take the issue to other provincial and federal politicians as … [Read more...]

BC health science pros taking strike vote

After seven months of bargaining, BC's health science professionals are taking a strike vote. They provide diagnostic, clinical, and rehabilitation services. Talks with the Health Employer's Association of BC broke down yesterday. They're seeking a two percent wage hike this year and next. The strike vote wraps up mid-month. 14 thousand workers in … [Read more...]

Taking Translink into the future

Translink is embracing new technologies and has unlocked the doors to their real time data for developers to use as they like.  Spokesperson Drew Snider says software developers can use the data to create all sorts of apps for mobile devices.  Snider says Translink doesn't honestly know what kind of apps might be created using the data, … [Read more...]

Government says it’s taking action on domestic violence

The BC government says it's taking action to reduce domestic violence. It's released a so-called "Action Plan" in response to a scathing report by the Child and Youth representative into the 2008 murders of three children in Merritt by their father. The plan calls for training more than 20-thousand professionals on addressing domestic violence over … [Read more...]

Nokia Drive offline navigation review: taking the Lumia 900 for an off-the-grid spin

I've sung praises about it for years, but it seems like only now the industry is getting on the same train of thought. It could be my unnatural adoration of travel, or just an entirely healthy fear of getting lost, but offline navigation has long since been a top priority for me when choosing a mobile device. Or, more importantly, a mobile … [Read more...]