January 23, 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...]

Startup Weekend – March 22-24th

ote: early bird registration closes March 13th entrepreneurship@UBC is planning a Startup Weekend event for the weekend of March 22-24th. The event is essentially a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Throughout the weekend students will be able to interact with local entrepreneurs who will help … [Read more...]

Warning for those heading into back country ski areas during BC’s first February long weekend

If you're spending the Province’s First Family Day weekend in the backcountry of BC's Southern Interior, the Canadian Avalanche Centre has a warning for you. Karl Klassen with the centre says the snow pack right now, is in a state of change, after a very stable winter. He adds the forecast is for sunny skies this weekend, and if the … [Read more...]

Arrest made in weekend kidnapping

Ridge Meadows RCMP have arrested a man they suspect in the kidnapping of a 17 year old girl this past weekend. Inspector Wendell Davis made the announcement, "Ridge Meadows RCMP would like to inform you that we have arrested a male in conjunction with the abduction from January 19th. It is clear that the information from the public, as a … [Read more...]

“Hobbit” Scores $85M Opening Weekend

Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth proved quite profitable with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" raking in an estimated $ 84.7 million opening weekend. That is the biggest December Friday and biggest December weekend of all time for the U.S. domestic box office. The film opened big with $ 37.5 million on Friday, but slipped down to $ … [Read more...]

Movie filmed mostly in BC top at worldwide box office this weekend

The Twilight movie series has helped a film company started in Vancouver break a domestic record. Box office sales have now topped $ 1-billion thanks to the success of Lionsgate's Breaking Dawn -- Part 2. The last movie in the series filmed mostly in British Columbia earned almost $ 341-million worldwide its opening weekend. Lionsgate, now … [Read more...]

Just Back From: Food & Wine All Stars Weekend in Vegas

What did I learn in Vegas? Kobe beef (the real kind) is back, chef Masa is amazing, Ghost Horse cabernet is eye-poppingly expensive and delicious, and I've still got lots to eat, see, and do when I go back. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

National Parks Free Over Veterans Day Weekend

Want to get away before bulky sweater season starts? We've got just the thing—National Parks will all be free on Veterans' Day weekend. See you in the great outdoors! Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Liberals convene this weekend

BC Liberals are gathered in Whistler this weekend taking part in the party's annual convention. Finance Minister Mike de Jong acknowledges the New Democrats may have a significant lead in the polls but that's not putting a damper on the party rolling up its sleeves, "The folks here understand that at the end of the day, this is about ensuring we … [Read more...]

Startup Weekend Victoria

No Talk, All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 Hours. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011. The … [Read more...]