January 23, 2018

Justice system needs work says Councillor

After a string of murders to start the year, the City of Surrey is pushing for a change to the justice system.  Councillor Barinder Rasode says there seems to be a revolving door in the Courts for prolific offenders.  Rasode says the justice system actually creates prolific offenders which in turn can be responsible for various crimes, … [Read more...]

Maintenance work closes White Rock Pier in April

If you like to stroll the White Rock Pier, there will be some days this spring you won't be able to. Maintenance work is being done. Greg St. Louis is with the city, and says some piles are being replaced. The work will take up to forty-five days, likely starting in April and finishing by the Victoria Day long weekend. "I know what we're going to … [Read more...]

Work Begins On Last “Hunger Games” Script

Lionsgate has exercised its option on "Game Change" scribe Danny Strong to pen the script for the second part of the studio's two-part film adaptation of "Mockingjay," the final novel in "The Hunger Games" trilogy. Strong has already penned the script for the first part, but his deal for the second was contingent on the studio's approval of his … [Read more...]

Work starts soon on Evergreen line

A consortium lead by SNC-Lavalin, "EGRT Construction", has been awarded an 890 million dollar contract to design, build and finance the Evergreen line. It's expected eight thousand jobs will be created during the construction of the line. Work begins in February. And that work will include building a two kilometre tunnel, and seven stations. CKNW … [Read more...]

Municipal auditor begins work

BC's first Auditor General for Local Government has now set up office in Surrey. Basia Ruta will carry out performance audits of local government operations and will provide recommendations on economy, efficiency, and effectivness. Ruta's only been on the job three days and says her first order of business will be to meet with local … [Read more...]

Kids work to end bullying

A group of high school students from Metro Vancouver have a message for Premier Christy Clark: you need to visit schools to create an effective anti-bullying program. They gathered Thursday to discuss tackling bullying in their schools.   Member of the Vancouver District Student Council, Kevin Dhir, says the program doesn't address online … [Read more...]

Budget work still not finished

The New Westminster School Board has heard from a consultant on how to solve the issue of a surprise deficit of more than 2 million dollars. Board Chair James Janzen, "She gave us a fairly good outline of what areas were problematic. You know, what areas resulted in the deficit and a good understanding of what is sort of, ongoing and what was … [Read more...]

BC Transit workers head to Labour Board over contract work

The union representing BC Transit employees in Greater Victoria is heading to the Labour Relations Board on Tuesday in an attempt to stop BC Transit from contracting out of bus maintenance work. Employees are in the middle of a ban on overtime in their labour dispute with the transit authority. "We do believe that they're in violation of the labour … [Read more...]

Translink gets to work on upgrading Expo line

The Expo line's getting a facelift to the tune of 33 million dollars. The skytrain power rail is being replaced. The project's expected to take 15 months to complete and Translink's Jennifer Siddon says there will be service disruptions at night. "Passengers are being asked to plan ahead about 15 minutes extra transit time during those evenings … [Read more...]

Granville Street store claims work at Orpheum Theatre is keeping customers away

The City of Vancouver is coming under fire from a Granville Street army surplus store. The shop's manager claims work at the Orpheum Theatre -- is hurting sales. Crews are working on the Orpheum's vintage sign -- with several trucks blocking the area in-front of the theatre. But employees next door at "Camouflage" claim they showed up to work -- … [Read more...]