February 19, 2018

Minister says relocating Liquor Distribution Warehouse doesn’t have to do with money

“It’s not entirely about the money,” says the minister responsible as the province looks at relocating the Liquor Distribution Warehouse in Vancouver. Rich Coleman says the current building is not tall enough and the operation could become more efficient in a new updated facility. But Coleman also admits the real estate it is … [Read more...]

BC government is going to move Vancouver’s main liqour distribution warehouse

No jobs will be lost, but the B.C. government is re-locating the province's main liquor distribution branch warehouse. The facility currently on Vancouver's East Broadway will be moved to a new site within the next two years. The minister responsible, Rich Coleman, says it's replacement is expected to be more efficient and a request for proposals … [Read more...]

Fire engulfs East Vancouver warehouse

Firefighters have been called to a three-alarm blaze in East Vancouver. Flames sparked at a warehouse around 6 a.m. at a produce warehouse in the in the 700-block of Terminal Avenue, near Carolina. Traffic has been diverted, and the fire can be seen from several blocks away.   No information so far from the fire department about injuries or … [Read more...]

Warehouse fire in Vancouver

The Vancouver Fire Department is on scene at a warehouse fire in the 13 hundred block of South East Marine Drive. The fire has gone to a second alarm. The fire is kicking up a lot of heavy black smoke. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Book Warehouse locations closing their doors

Vancouver’s arts community is grieving the loss of another beloved institution, this time in the form of independent retailer Book Warehouse. The local chain of bookstores announced Thursday all its locations will be closing in the next few months. But unlike the untimely demise of the Playhouse Theatre last week, Book Warehouse founder Sharman … [Read more...]

Former political strategist for the premier to potentially benefit from liquor warehouse privatization

The BC government's decision to privatize liquor warehousing and distribution could be very lucrative for a former political strategist for the premier, according to a blogger. Bob Mackin says "Progressive Strategies" has been lobbying the government on behalf of "Exel Logistics" to come up with a new liquor distribution system. Mackin … [Read more...]

Body found in B.C. home used as warehouse

VANCOUVER - Fire crews have found a body in a Vancouver home that was so packed with clutter they couldn't get safely inside to put out the flames.The home caught fire early Sunday, and crews rushed to extinguish the blaze but could only pour water on it from the outside.When they were finally able to use heavy equipment to dismantle the home and … [Read more...]

Burnaby Warehouse Fire Under Control

No one was hurt when a warehouse being used by film crews caught fire Monday afternoon in Burnaby. Flames were spotted shortly before 2pm on the northeast corner of Byrne Road at Marine Drive. Burnaby RCMP Inspector Tim Shields says it appears a couple of welders working on some scrap metal sparked an explosion when they tore into a gas … [Read more...]