February 21, 2018

Sex workers want to share stories at court challenge of prostitution laws

Downtown Eastside sex workers want to share their stories when the Supreme Court of Canada hears an Ontario challenge of the country's prostitution laws this summer. Canada's top court is set to hear the challenge on the laws that ban communication, keeping a bawdy house and living off the avails of prostitution in June. Pivot Legal Society is … [Read more...]

Parents want to participate in mental health resources for youth

One of the parents in a meeting with BC's Health Minister left with some hope help is coming for kids dealing with mental health issues. However, she says any solution is a long way off. Kelly Bradley says over the short term parents will be left to deal with kids in crisis with no help from hospitals.   Bradley says, for parents, it is not … [Read more...]

First Nations leaders want Safe Streets Act repealed

Don't make a bad problem worse. That's the message from First Nations leaders and health officials in BC who are calling for the repeal of the federal government's Safe Streets Act. A new report by the provincial health officer says First Nations are already over-represented in prison, and Doctor Evan Adams says the Safe Streets Act will exacerbate … [Read more...]

Holdout community centres want to hear from you

Six community centres continuing to refuse to negotiate with the Park Board want more people to let the city know what they think. The holdout centres have formed My Vancouver Community Centres and are laying out the road map to help others if they want to tell the city and Park Board that the plan to pool resources isn't the right approach. Eric … [Read more...]

Mike Volker: The Business Case (What Angels Really Want)

2013 New Ventures BC Regional Seminar Series, made possible by the Discovery Foundation and Innovation Island MIKE VOLKER April 11 2013 Vancouver Island Conference Centre Nanaimo River Room B 12:30pm Registration 1:00pm - 3:30pm Seminar Brief overview Thinking about starting a business? Why? Can you explain what the business opportunity is and how … [Read more...]

The Premier might want to beware the ides of…February

Premier Christy Clark is denying reports of a brewing battle within the Liberal caucus over her throne speech and her leadership. A source tells CKNW the Liberal caucus is in chaos, with some members angry over what they see as an empty throne speech that had some of them falling asleep. There's talk of voting against the Liberals' own budget, of … [Read more...]

Surrey RCMP want your help finding missing man

Surrey mounties want to hear from you if you have any information on where 55 year old Edwin "Ted" Hornsby may be. Hornsby was reported missing Saturday. He was last seen at St. Paul's Hospital on Thursday. Hornsby was staying with friends in Surrey but has also stayed at shelters. He's been known to use skytrain to get around Greater … [Read more...]

Skullcandy’s Crusher ears-on at CES: rumbling headphones that you’ll actually want

Over the years, our ears have been treated (or tormented, depending on perspective) to a variety of rumbles from a multitude of wub-wub headphones. Typically, it's the gaming headphone sector that gets first dibs, but Skullcandy's Crusher is aiming to hit a few more targets. We had a chance to listen to a production version of the impending cans -- … [Read more...]

Vancouver police want Good Samaritans in sex assault to come forward

Vancouver police are asking for help to find two men they say helped stop a sexual assault on New Year’s Day. They say a man had attacked a 38-year-old woman on the north side of Broadway near Granville Street as she was getting out of a cab around 4 a.m. Two men waiting at a bus stop nearby ran over, and the attacker left before the assault … [Read more...]

Surrey mounties want help finding missing man, dog

Mounties in Surrey are asking for your help in finding a man and his dog. They say William Vernie took his dog, Harley out for a walk between 6:00 and 6:30 last evening. Vernie hasn't been seen or heard from since. The dog also hasn't been found. Vernie is described as 6'4" tall, 250 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair, though his head is … [Read more...]