January 23, 2018

Nurses union complains about working conditions

Nurses are leaving BC's Childrens and Women's hospitals in droves according to the union.  BC Nurses Union President Deb McPherson says a number of concerns expressed for years by nurses at the hospitals are being ignored. "We decided that maybe we needed to shine a little spotlight on what used to be the beacon of good employer relations in … [Read more...]

Abbotsford Police anti-gang plan appears to be working

Abbotsford Police have been busy trying to make their city the worst place for a gangster. After almost zero gang-related homicides in the last two years, chief constable bob rich says if they continue down this path, he's confident Abbotsford will be the safest city in BC. “We ensure people involved in gang aren't at bars and creating a … [Read more...]

Intel confirms new internet-based television streaming product, ‘working with entire industry’ to launch this year

Welp, the rumors are true. Erik Huggers, Corporate VP & GM for Intel Media, just sat down here at D:Dive Into Media 2013 in order to confirm that Intel's getting into the set-top / TV provider business, and everything will be delivered to your home using your existing broadband internet connection. Straight from the man's mouth: "We have been … [Read more...]

Columbia recalls Omni-Heat electric jackets due to burn hazard (or, for working too well)

Sure, we may have internet in the skies and refrigerators with Evernote integration, but here's one thing that science can't do: deliver a trouble-free heated jacket. A few years after Ardica hung up the dream due to a battery recall, Columbia is doing likewise. The sportswear company has issued a recall for seven Omni-Heat electric jacket models, … [Read more...]

DEVELOPING: Visa credit cards not working

Visa Canada has not yet issued a statement, but calls and emails to CKNW say Visa credit cards are not working right now, and it seems to be a nation-wide problem. RBC and TD Bank confirm their customers are among those affected by the nationwide Visa outage. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Health Sciences Association says BCNU working on another raid

Fresh off of plucking licensed practical nurses from the Hospital Employees Union the BC Nurses union has launched another raid.  Health Sciences Association President Reid Johnson says the BCNU is trying to grab about 60 registered psychiatric nurses at Royal Columbian Hospital.  "The BCNU has raided our members that work there who are … [Read more...]

Apple rumored to (again) be working on a cheaper iPhone, could arrive in late 2013

Remember this song and dance? You should. Major news agencies far and wide have been asserting that Apple would be producing a "cheaper iPhone" for years now, and it looks as if a few fresh rumors have the smoke all roiled up again. The Wall Street Journal is today reporting that Apple is "working on a lower-end iPhone," citing only "people … [Read more...]

Councillor resigns from his job while supposedly working in the Caymans

A Central Saanich Councillor who was apparently working in the Cayman Islands while on a six-month paid leave from his council duties has resigned.  Terry Siklenka has stepped down from his council seat effective immediately. He was granted the leave worth almost six-thousand-dollars earlier this month. His name appears as a staff member … [Read more...]

New twenty dollar bills not working on Translink ticket machines

Transit riders won't be able to use new twenty dollar polymer bills at some ticket machines this week. Translink Spokesperson Drew Snider says they have to roll out a software update so the machines recognize the new notes. He says they faced similar problems when new toonies and loonies were released into circulation, and did have a work plan in … [Read more...]

Despite what the Premier said her government is working with mayors on transit funding

The same day Premier Christy Clark said Translink funding is the mayors problem, the chair of the mayors council was talking with the Transportation minister. Richard Walton says he left the discussion with Mary Polak feeling hopeful a solution to long term sustainable transit funding can be found. "Absolutely I got a sense of hope and I think … [Read more...]