February 19, 2018

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...]

Small Town Charm and Big City Art: Weekly Roundup

Did your hometown make the cut in our roundup of great small towns? How about your favorite artsy hotel? Catch up on the best of the best in this week's top stories. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

“Town That Dreaded Sundown” Remade

MGM is developing a remake of Charles B. Pierce's 1976 horror feature "The Town that Dreaded Sundown." The story is set in 1946 follows a Texas Ranger who hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of Texarkana, a small town on the border between Texas and Arkansas. What made it different to other slashers of the time is that it … [Read more...]

Trudeau II comes to town

Federal Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau gave a well-received speech to about 900 people at a Richmond ballroom Wednesday evening. Trudeau began by talking about his BC roots. How his mom is from here and how his grandfather lived in BC and was a MP. He talked about the need for a thriving middle class, "We need to learn what we have … [Read more...]

Residents split over proposed Brentwood Town Centre redevelopment

Opinion was largely split at a public hearing at Burnaby City Hall over a proposed redevelopment of Brentwood Town Centre Tuesday evening.Developers propose building a revamped shopping centre and condos, the largest of which would be a 70-storey tower.The tens of thousands of new residents the development would bring is leaving some locals … [Read more...]

Town Hall teaches attendees about pipelines

Abbotsford residents had the chance to learn about the potential environmental impacts of a proposed pipeline expansion Wednesday evening.  The Wilderness Committee and other groups hosted a town hall to answer questions and rally people against Kinder Morgan's plan to finish twinning its Trans Mountain Pipeline, "It's been really … [Read more...]

Vancouver’s Pride Parade ready to paint the town

It's one of the city's biggest parties of the year. Half a million people are expected to pack the streets in Vancouver’s West End tomorrow for the annual Pride Parade. The parade get started around noon, moving west from Robson and Bute streets, turning down Denman – all the way to Beach Avenue. Vancouver Pride Society president Tim … [Read more...]

Pitt Meadows man dies after falling 30 feet in northern BC town

A 24 year old Pitt Meadows man has died after making a fatal error while out for a jog. The accident happened in northern BC, in Stewart, near the Alaska border, on Wednesday. The RCMP say the young man was out for a run when he jumped over a concrete barrier to avoid a large truck.  Witnesses say it didn't look like he realized there was a … [Read more...]

Pittsburgh as Foodie Town?

Pittsburgh is not exactly known as a foodie haven, but could the residents of this Rust Belt city be trying to change that? Sure seems like it with new (and worthy) spots opening up all the time. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Small town with big water

Officials are hoping the rain holds off Friday in the small BC town of Tulameen so they can get control of rising floodwaters. Dale Kronebusch, with the Okanagan Similkameen Regional District, says an evacuation alert has been issued for the town north of Princeton with about 270 households, "We're pretty much at the mercy of mother nature. So we … [Read more...]