January 23, 2018

Display Week 2013

The Society for Information Display, SID’s, International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, also known as Display Week 2013—is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays. Meet the business and technology masterminds behind the major progressions in OLEDs, … [Read more...]

Kits CG Base talks scheduled for next week

BC's Justice Minister will talk with the Federal Fisheries Minister about the Kits Coast Guard Base closure. Shirley Bond says the two will talk early next week.  Asked if it was too little too late as the base is closed and Minister Keith Ashfield seems to have its mind made up, Bond said, "Well, I am going to continue to remind him … [Read more...]

Save BC Film group to meet with government this week

The group fighting to lower tax rates for the BC Film Industry says it has a big week ahead. David Markowitz with Save BC Film is handing out leaflets this weekend to promote the local film industry's battle to reduce tax rates in this province,  and says more talks are scheduled this week with the provincial government. "On Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Fodor’s Pinner of the Week: Real Simple

We love a good, daily Pinterest binge. Take a look at the clever tips from our Fodor's Pinner of the Week, Real Simple. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Facebook invites the media to ‘come and see what we’re building’ next week

And the CES disruptions begin. Facebook has just broken into an absolute blitz of news out of Las Vegas in order to invite select members of the press to its California headquarters next week. The reason? Predictably, minimal clues are given out in the invite itself -- we're simply told to show up on January 15th and "see what [Facebook] is … [Read more...]

NYC Hotel Week Offers Deep Discounts on Rooms

Snag fabulous rates on hotel rooms in the Big Apple with the second annual New York Hotel Week. Read on for more of the discount details. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Surrey Memorial E-R closed until sometime next week

The Emergency Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital will remain closed until at least next week due to flood damage. Roy Thorpe-Dorwood says with the E-R being the busiest in BC,  it means hundreds of patients a day being offloaded to nearby hospitals, some of which are already reporting a high workload. "Absolutely..we have had reports for RCH and … [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...]

Customs officer discharged from hospital after being shot last week

The Canadian border officer who was shot last week at the Peace Arch crossing is now out of the hospital and recovering at home.  Lori Bowcock was shot in the neck last Tuesday.  32 year old Andrew Crews is accused of driving up to her booth in a white van, shooting her and then taking his own life.  Homicide police continue to … [Read more...]

ADHD Awareness Week in the Lower Mainland

ADHD Awareness Week has kicked off across Metro Vancouver. Pete Quily leads the non-profit Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group. His group is putting on activities throughout this week in eight Metro Vancouver cities. It started Sunday with an information booth at Vancouver's Roundhouse Community Centre. "We have twenty six libraries in eight cities: … [Read more...]