February 22, 2018

U.S. court finds against BC Hydro in massive lawsuit

BC Hydro officials say they plan to appeal a U.S. court ruling that has ordered them to pay $ 265 million. A California judge has ruled Hydro’s Powerex subsidiary manipulated markets during the state’s energy crisis in 2000. In a statement, Powerex chief legal officer John Irving says: "We see this latest decision involving 16 energy … [Read more...]

Bus driver in Oregon crash banned by U.S. authorities

The driver of the bus that crashed in Oregon last month, killing nine people and injuring 39 others, has been banned from driving commercially in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared two drivers from Coquitlam’s Mi Joo Tour and Travel to be “imminent hazards to public safety.” A U.S. investigation … [Read more...]

A U.S. Film Remake Of “The Inbetweeners”

Paramount Pictures is planning a big-screen Americanized adaption of the acclaimed British sitcom "The Inbetweeners" says The Hollywood Reporter. The show followed a quartet of suburban teens in school together at the fictional Rudge Park Comprehensive. Show co-creator Iain Morris will pen and direct the feature which will shift the action to an … [Read more...]

“Prince of Pot” has two years in U.S. prison sentence

Another milestone for B.C.’s self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot.” Marc Emery has just two years left now behind bars in an American prison, serving a five-year sentence for selling marijuana seeds by mail and phone order to the U.S. His wife, Jodie, is marking the occasion with him in Mississippi. "Eighty-five percent of the five-year … [Read more...]

U.S. State Department Issues Travel Warning for Kenya

Yesterday, the U.S. State Department issued an updated travel warning for US citizens living in or traveling to Kenya as a result of heightened terrorist activity and crime in the area. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Foxx Might Be The U.S. President In “Down”

Jamie Foxx is being eyed to play the president of the United States in Roland Emmerich's action drama "White House Down" at Sony Pictures says Variety. Channing Tatum stars as a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to defend the president when a paramilitary group takes over the White House and holds everyone inside hostage. James … [Read more...]

Supplies being sought from Europe and the U.S., say officials

B.C.’s Ministry of Health is working to maintain full services after a fire at a Quebec drug-manufacturing plant halted production for at least a week. Canada-wide shortages of the drugs morphine, hydromorphone and fentanyl are expected as a result of a fire at Sandoz Canada. The B.C. government said in a statement late Wednesday that they are … [Read more...]

U.S. women’s soccer team qualifies for Olympics

VANCOUVER - So much was on the line for the U.S. women's soccer team that maybe some jitters were understandable. When a 30-yard shot hit the frame of goalpost, leaving the ball sitting in front of an empty net, the hearts really started pounding."That," defender Rachel Buehler said, "was a very intense moment in the game."Buehler motored in to … [Read more...]

U.S. softwood challenge 'frivolous'

B.C.'s former former forestry minister says the complaint against B.C. softwood lumber producers filed by U.S. forestry companies is "frivolous." The U.S. submission was filed with ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]

Don’t worry about exchanging U.S. dollars in Panama

The dollar is the de facto currency; the Panamanians refer to it as the balboa, named for explorer Vasco Nuñez de Balboa who "discovered" the Pacific Ocean and claimed it for Spain. Fodor's Travel Wire … [Read more...]