January 23, 2018

We’re asking for salmon trouble, says biologist

A noted salmon activist is touring with a new documentary she says spells out the cover up of dangerous viruses in farmed salmon.  Alexandra Morton says fish farming and aquaculture is not bad, but putting them in the ocean on salmon migration routes could lead to disaster, "It is risky to allow pathogens to get into a feedlot and pour out. I … [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...]

Survey says: we’re okay with re-gifting

Getting a gift you don't want and giving it to someone else may seem frowned upon, but according to the fourth annual holiday shopping study by Ipsos Reid, most British Columbians think its acceptable to regift, and close to half admit they have regifted things received from other people. Senior Vice-President and managing director of Ipsos Reid, … [Read more...]

And then there were two

Another Liberal MLA is joining Kash Heed in supporting the legalization and regulation of marijuana. But West Vancouver - Sea-to-Sky's Joan McIntyre also shares another similarity with Heed, she's not seeking re-election. And with only six months left in Victoria, McIntyre was asked why she waited so long to share her position, "I think there's … [Read more...]

Bikers in hospital after they were found lying on a Surrey street

A motorcycle, no helmets and booze. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, and Surrey RCMP say it nearly was for two men early this morning. Around 1:15 a.m., officers came across one of the riders lying motionless on 122 Street near 88 Avenue. "There was some indication that there had been a second person on the motorcycle, so our helicopter and … [Read more...]

Charges were dropped, but VPD officer still facing disciplinary action

Several months after an assault charge against a Vancouver Police officer -- who shoved a disabled woman -- was stayed, Constable Taylor Robinson is still facing disciplinary action. In June of 2010, Robinson was caught on video pushing Sandy Davidsen as she was making her way along Hastings Street. Six months later he was charged with assault. His … [Read more...]

Where We’re Heading this Summer

Fodor's editors are always traveling, and we love to share our favorite places and top finds. From kid-friendly restaurants in Paris to hike-in lodges in the Great Smoky Mountains, we've got plenty of recommendations. We also share insider tips for finding the Yucatan's best food, exploring Salzburg's innovative art scene, and the best place to … [Read more...]

Feds claim provinces were in the loop on RCMP pay hikes

  The federal Public Safety Ministry  says the provinces were actually in the loop on the RCMP wage hikes which seem to have caught many off guard. In an email the ministry says the terms of the raises were discussed with the provinces in April of 2011 and again in a teleconference in July of the same year. However Langley City Mayor and … [Read more...]

Coroners to investigate Vancouver deaths that occurred while police were on scene

The B.C. Coroners Service will investigate two separate deaths in Vancouver that occurred July 16, as police were at the scene.Coroners Service spokesman Owen Court says one incident involved a ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]