February 18, 2018

Target agrees to price match Amazon ‘year round,’ hopes you’ll stop showrooming

The CE pricing war just got really real. Gregg Steinhafel, Target's chairman, president and CEO, just announced a move that'll undoubtedly get the attention of Amazon. And while we're at it, the attention of Walmart, Sears, Best Buy, and practically every other major brick-and-mortar retailer that it competes with. Following Best Buy's move -- … [Read more...]

Report on future of Vancouver viaducts will go before council early this year

City of Vancouver staff will present a report to council within the next two months which will make recommendations for what do with the viaducts. Councilor Geoff Meggs says while the idea of removing the old structures initially shocked some, attitudes are changing. "Right now the viaducts are only east-west connections. The new proposal would … [Read more...]

A new year but the same old story in cost sharing talks for the new RCMP HQ

It might be a new year but it is the same old story when it comes to negotiations over the cost sharing formula for the RCMP's new Surrey headquarters.  Langley City mayor Peter Fassbender says the province has drawn a hard line in the sand over costs but he also admits with the Feds staying quiet it has been an entirely one sided conversation … [Read more...]

P.T. Anderson’s “Vice” Shoots Next Year

With "The Master" now behind him, filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson is turning his attention towards his next project - an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's noir novel "Inherent Vice." Anderson plans to begin shooting sometime next year and has apparently done much of the script. He says this will be a much more faithful adaptation than his "There Will … [Read more...]

Hydro given another year to install smart meters

The provincial government has given BC Hydro another year to install their smart meters. The utility has already put in 93 percent of the 1.87 million meters – they only have 140,000 left. The province says hydro crews have had to deal with shortages in qualified labour, equipment and specialized meters, as well as customer … [Read more...]

Greater Vancouver Food Bank needs more food for new year

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank says it's grateful for the donations it's received, but says there are still some empty spots on its shelves. CEO Aart Schurman Hess says there have been about the same amount of donations made during November and December this year as the same time last year, but says the number of people using the food bank has … [Read more...]

Eight year old in hospital after being struck by car while crossing the street

An eight year old is in hospital after getting hit by a car while crossing the street in Surrey just before 6pm Sunday. It happened on 140th Street and 74th Avenue, and RCMP say the girl was in the crosswalk, the walk light still flashing. Bob Pinkewycz says the girl was taken to hospital in serious, but non-life-threatening condition. "She … [Read more...]

One year anniversary of Matthew Huszar’s disappearance

Sunday marks one year since 25 year old Matthew Huszar disappeared, seemingly without a trace. The geologist was last seen leaving the Lamplighter Pub in Vancouver’s Gastown on December 16th, 2011. Matthew's father Rodney says he and his family met with police a couple of weeks ago, and he says the case is still active. "There hasn't been a … [Read more...]

UPDATES: Two year tentative deal reached for health care workers

The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association and health employers in BC have reached a tentative two year agreement after nine months of negotiations. It affects more than 46,000 health care workers. Bonnie Pearson with the FBA says it's been a very "tough and brutal" round of bargaining. The deal includes a moratorium on layoffs due to … [Read more...]

More charges laid in nearly year old Burnaby murder case

A third arrest has been made in the murder of Branson Sanders --a man who's badly burned body was found nearly a year ago in Burnaby.  Because he's 16, the accused can't be identified. He's now been charged with 1st degree murder and being an accessory after the fact. The body was found in a bush December 2nd. Three months … [Read more...]