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Some good news concerning deadly diseases

April 23, 2013
Some good news concerning deadly diseases

Medical experts gathered in Vancouver for an international conference on AIDS/HIV say an AIDS-free generation is coming.   Executive Director of United Nations AIDS Michel Sidibe has told the conference the discussion of how to manage the epidemic is over. He say the focus now is eliminating any new HIV infections among children by 2015 [...]

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Park Board Commissioner settles touchy issue and group moves on

April 23, 2013
Park Board Commissioner settles touchy issue and group moves on

Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Melissa de Genova has withdrawn her motion calling for the removal of the board chair.   de Genova says Board Chair Sarah Blyth  called her a liar in a Tweet to several people. Blyth says she’s sorry “if” she offended de Genova but hasn’t outright apologized.   de Genova hopes to [...]

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Customer fed up with extra charges for texting

April 23, 2013

A Coquitlam Telus customer says he’s happy his contract with the phone company expires in a few months.   Victor Bresolin just found out he will soon be charged 40 cents for every text message he sends to a non-Canadian number and he considers that a violation of his contract, “I had a long conversation [...]

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New documentary film examines BC party system

April 23, 2013

A new documentary about BC politics makes the case, like the film’s title MLA’s in this province are ‘whipped’. Journalism professor, and operator of the blog Public Eye Online, Sean Holman says the current party system has some flaws, “The truth of the matter is that, you know, we will elect these MLA’s and whichever [...]

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Have border fee, won’t travel

April 23, 2013

As the US government considers imposing a land border crossing fee, a BC tourism assocation says it’s too early  say what  effect  it might have on tourism dollars. Amber Sessions with Tourism Vancouver says additional travel fees can change travel behaviour but so far we don’t know who would have to pay the fees nor [...]

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