February 21, 2018

NDP leader has plan to get young people voting

NDP leader Adrian Dix has a new idea to get more young people voting. He says he plans to table a bill on Monday to allow teens to register to vote at a younger age. He says the voting age of 18 would stay the same, but kids could start simply registering to cast a ballot starting at 16 years old. "Just a practical change that will ensure young … [Read more...]

“Tomb Raider” Film Reboot Goes Young

With the release today of Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics' high-profile reboot of the "Tomb Raider" game franchise, talk has turned again to the spin-off film franchise which has been sitting and gathering dust since the release of "Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" ten years ago. The game reboots the franchise (ala "Batman Begins," "Casino … [Read more...]

CLBC official pleased Turpel-Lafond will be able to help young adults

Officials with Community Living BC are pleased the province's children's watchdog is getting more power. Legislation introduced last week would allow Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to assist young adults until they reach age 24. Right now, she has to stop advocating for developmentally disabled clients when they reach 19 and are transferred to the care … [Read more...]

Hoult, Shannon, Fanning Are “Young Ones”

Nicholas Hoult ("Warm Bodies"), Michael Shannon ("Take Shelter"), Elle Fanning ("Super 8") and Kodi Smit-McPhee ("Let Me In") have all joined the cast of Jake Paltrow's futuristic thriller "Young Ones" for Subotica and Spier Films. The story is set in a violent near-future where water has become the world's most precious (and dwindling) resource. … [Read more...]

Help for Young People with Mental Health and Substance Use issues

It's a first for BC. A new initiative designed to help teens and young people with mental health issues and substance use is coming online in Surrey. The first program of its kind in BC "Speak Up" allows young people to share and learn from each other through peer support, targetted education in schools and new a online community. Doctor Karen Tee … [Read more...]

“Young Sherlock Holmes” Being Remade

"The Lion King 1 1/2" writer Evan Spiliotopoulos is in talks to pen the script for a remake of "Young Sherlock Holmes" at Paramount Pictures. The story follows Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they meet at a British boarding school as teenagers and stumble upon a series of murders. Chris Columbus, who penned the original Barry Levinson-directed … [Read more...]

Thousands attend funeral for young RCMP constable

He was a bright, fun-loving and compassionate man. Thousands of police and other emergency responders, family and friends, are paying their respects at a full regimental funeral for RCMP Constable Adrian Oliver. His partner, Sheila, stood at the platform with Adrian's twin brother, Ben, also a Mountie. Her words were heartwrenching. "Adrian the … [Read more...]

Mounties arrive for funeral of young constable

Hundreds of officers from various law-enforcement agencies have arrived for the funeral of Surrey RCMP Constable Adrian Oliver. There was a line of cars both civilian and police cruisers, waiting to get into the parking area of the Langley Events center. Officers will be marching in remembrance of Oliver, who was killed last Tuesday, when his … [Read more...]

School officials: young suicide victim didn’t fall through the cracks

Officials at the Maple Ridge school district want to assure parents they have several programs in place to prevent bullying, but they also need their help. This, after a 15-year-old girl killed herself this week after repeated taunts and threats from her peers. District spokeswoman Irena Pochop reiterates what we've heard from school officials: … [Read more...]

Young girl assaulted on bus

 A 30-year-old Vancouver man has been charged after a young girl was sexually assaulted on a bus.  Transit Police reported they were looking for a suspect who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl back in late August.  They say she was on a bus near the P-N-E when she noticed a man approaching.  He followed her onto the next … [Read more...]