June 23, 2017

24 year old charged with attempted murder after stabbing near Vancouver high school

Vancouver Police say a 24 year old man who lives in the United States has been charged after a stabbing last evening. Clifton Crowder has been charged with attempted murder. Police say a group was playing basketball on one of the outdoor courts of Templeton Secondary School shortly before 8:30 when one of the group was approached by a man and … [Read more...]

TV/film industry spent more in BC last year

The TV and film industry spent 1.2 billion dollars in BC last year, a 27 million dollar increase over the previous year. But Community, Sport and Cultural Development minister Bill Bennett says he shares the industry's concern about declining production this year, and he's not ruling out some kind of government help if things get worse.  "If … [Read more...]

BCNU not interested in 10 year deal with province

While the Premier confirms she wants to get BC nurses signed to a 10 year deal, the idea seems to be a non-starter with the union itself. BCNU President Deb McPherson just last week was asked if the nurses are in talks, or even interested, in a ten year contract. "No no no. We had started out this last round of bargaining looking to settle maybe a … [Read more...]

Four year deal at BCIT

Staff and faculty at BCIT have ratified a new four year deal with the government. It's two years under the "net zero" mandate, then two years with modest wage increases found from savings within the existing budget.  CKNW Vancouver News … [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...]

Vancouver rings in Year of the Snake

It is the Chinese Lunar New Year. Sunday marks the first day of the Year of the Snake -- said to be a prosperous and lucky year, particularly for those who are born in the year of the snake. Tung Chan is a former CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S, which provides services for new Canadians. Chan says this year is actually the Year of the Water Snake. He says … [Read more...]

BC Home Sales to increase this year

Better times are ahead - so says the B-C Real Estate Association. It's out with its first quarter housing forecast, and the Association is predicing a 5.6 per-cent increase in home sales in the province this year, and a 6.1 per-cent increase next year. Chief Economist Cameron Muir says 2013 is shaping up to be a transition year in the B-C housing … [Read more...]

Updated: Gov’t framework for 10 year deal with teachers

CKNW has obtained the full 24 page document outlining the BC Governments framework to reach a ten year deal with teachers. It is called Working Together for Students and introduces four key elements to secure a decade of labour peace with the teachers union. The Province wants to index teachers salaries to an average of other major public sector … [Read more...]

People of Burns Lake mark one year since deadly sawmill fire

It's the one year anniversary of the mill explosion that killed two men and put the economic future of Burns Lake at risk. Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold says a service Sunday is to remember Robert Luggi Jr. and Carl Charlie, and be there for those who were injured in the blast. "We as a community are coming together to provide support to one … [Read more...]

Company whose sawmill exploded last year promises upgrades for collecting wood dust

The company whose sawmill in Burns Lake exploded last January, says they're still analyzing recommendations released by the BC Safety Authority Tuesday. Many of the recommendations were focused on dealing with wood dust. Babine Forest Products say the scope of hazards surrounding the residue was not fully understood before the explosion that killed … [Read more...]