October 23, 2017

BC SPCA to leave Island town this weekend

The Campbell River SPCA is leaving the city after more than 30 years. Both Lorie Chortyk with the BC SPCA and the City's Clerk Peter Whipper says it came down to money but they differ on the details. Whipper says at 218-thousand dollars the SPCA's bid for the city's animal control contract  was more than twice that of the winning bid.   … [Read more...]

LG E980 arrives in the FCC’s database with LTE: is this the Optimus G Pro for AT&T?

It's reported that the E980 is LG's codename for the Optimus G Pro (considering that the E970 is the Optimus G), and while we've already reviewed the global variant, it sure looks as if AT&T is setting itself up to carry the handset here in the US of A. Arriving in the FCC's database today is the item you see above, replete with LTE bands that … [Read more...]

Gun amnesty to be held in B.C. this June

Police departments across B.C. will hold a gun amnesty in June to prevent firearms them from falling into the wrong hands.   If you have a firearm or ammo you'd like to get rid of, just call your local police detachment and they'll swing by to pick them up. A similar amnesty in 2006 saw more than 3,200 guns turned over, including a … [Read more...]

Save BC Film group to meet with government this week

The group fighting to lower tax rates for the BC Film Industry says it has a big week ahead. David Markowitz with Save BC Film is handing out leaflets this weekend to promote the local film industry's battle to reduce tax rates in this province,  and says more talks are scheduled this week with the provincial government. "On Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Intel confirms new internet-based television streaming product, ‘working with entire industry’ to launch this year

Welp, the rumors are true. Erik Huggers, Corporate VP & GM for Intel Media, just sat down here at D:Dive Into Media 2013 in order to confirm that Intel's getting into the set-top / TV provider business, and everything will be delivered to your home using your existing broadband internet connection. Straight from the man's mouth: "We have been … [Read more...]

Fodor’s Talks Top Beach Destinations on CBS This Morning

Fearless Fodor's leader and Executive Editorial Director Arabella Bowen shared her knowledge on CBS This Morning with the help of our 80 Degrees trip-matching tool. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

This Year’s Superbowl Film Commercials

This year's Superbowl is over, and the film-related commercials have all gone online. This year's batch included the very first look at "Fast & Furious 6," and an extended look at "Iron Man 3" which is mostly based around one impressive action scene: Then there's the most interesting trailer so far for Disney's "The Lone Ranger," and only … [Read more...]

BC Home Sales to increase this year

Better times are ahead - so says the B-C Real Estate Association. It's out with its first quarter housing forecast, and the Association is predicing a 5.6 per-cent increase in home sales in the province this year, and a 6.1 per-cent increase next year. Chief Economist Cameron Muir says 2013 is shaping up to be a transition year in the B-C housing … [Read more...]

Help find this man

An elderly man with dementia is missing on Vancouver's east side. Armando Cuccione was last seen shortly after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday leaving Mt. St. Joseph Hospital on Prince Edward Street. Mr. Cuccione is 5 feet 3 inches tall, 180 lbs, balding with salt and pepper hair. He walks with a cane and was last seen wearing a grey bomber style jacket and … [Read more...]

Report on future of Vancouver viaducts will go before council early this year

City of Vancouver staff will present a report to council within the next two months which will make recommendations for what do with the viaducts. Councilor Geoff Meggs says while the idea of removing the old structures initially shocked some, attitudes are changing. "Right now the viaducts are only east-west connections. The new proposal would … [Read more...]