January 23, 2018

Mother of woman killed by drunk driver urges people to get home safely this New Year’s Eve

A plea from a mother who lost a child to a drunk driver: If you drink this New Year's Eve, don't get behind the wheel. Markita Kaulius, mother of 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius, who died in Surrey last year when drunk driver Natasha Warren plowed into her car, says New Year’s Eve revellers have options. "So please make the choice to call a cab … [Read more...]

Movie filmed mostly in BC top at worldwide box office this weekend

The Twilight movie series has helped a film company started in Vancouver break a domestic record. Box office sales have now topped $ 1-billion thanks to the success of Lionsgate's Breaking Dawn -- Part 2. The last movie in the series filmed mostly in British Columbia earned almost $ 341-million worldwide its opening weekend. Lionsgate, now … [Read more...]

Job action planned for VCC, BCIT and SFU this week

Students at Vancouver Community College have the day off Monday thanks to job action from Union staff. CUPE Local 4627 Spokesperson Jo Hansen anticipates job action for months to come, even though they are trying to ease the impact on students.  “We are trying to not hold those people hostage and that is a really different strategy for … [Read more...]

Another SkyTrain bomb scare, this time at New West Station

Yet another bomb scare at a SkyTrain station. This time it was in New West, as a man found a pipe covered with white powder and brought it to an attendant around 9:30 Monday evening. "Because of this, they felt it was suspicious enough that perhaps the bomb squad should be called in and because the squad was working on a call not too far away, they … [Read more...]

Liberals convene this weekend

BC Liberals are gathered in Whistler this weekend taking part in the party's annual convention. Finance Minister Mike de Jong acknowledges the New Democrats may have a significant lead in the polls but that's not putting a damper on the party rolling up its sleeves, "The folks here understand that at the end of the day, this is about ensuring we … [Read more...]

Crews to be back at Cape Horn Interchange this weekend; delays expected on Highway One

Here they go again! Crews will be back at work on the Cape Horn Interchange and the Port Mann Bridge this weekend and are asking drivers to find another route instead. Project CEO Mike Proudfoot says significant delays are expected on Highway One... "we do have more work anticipated for this weekend scheduled for this weekend and that too involves … [Read more...]

Avoid the Port Mann bridge this weekend

Major construction at the new Port Mann bridge this weekend. Drivers are urged to take alternate routes. Crews are preparing to connect the Cape Horn interchange and its new overpasses to the new bridge this weekend. Intermittent lane closures start tonight. In particular, Highway One westbound reduced to one lane from Saturday night through Sunday … [Read more...]

Most farmers are hard-pressed without this sort of thing

A large farming operation in Saanich has gone up in flames. Fire struck a storage building on Vantreight Farms about 7 pm. Flames and thick black smoke could be seen for miles. The owner says the building held plastic bins and pallets. 60 fire fighters from 3 different departments took an hour to control the blaze. Owners say damage is in the … [Read more...]

How long can this assessment take?

A 180-day environmental assessment of a proposal for a jet fuel pipeline connecting Vancouver International Airport with south Richmond has still not resumed.  The review was put on hold earlier this year after Environment Canada requested further studies be done. A spokesman for the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation says those … [Read more...]

This sales plan stinks

The Mounties in Chilliwack have issued a warning about a thief gaining access to homes by pretending to be a door-to-door fish salesman. At least two victims have been recorded in recent days. The culprit is a native man in his 20's with dark hair and a goatee. He's been stealing wallets from would-be buyers when they turn their backs to him … [Read more...]