Despite the use of cellphones while driving continuing to be a scourge on the roads of Richmond and beyond, the city's top cop isn't comfortable with the prospect of confiscating devices.
The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has grave concerns about police wanting to confiscate motorists' cellphones if they're caught talking on them or texting while driving.
One of the first school-related stories the Courier published in January 2012 highlighted a difficult problem the Vancouver School Board faces -the poor graduation rate of aboriginal students. The rate had improved slightly, but remained low.
Find the answers to the following questions on pages 8 and 9. Part 1 of the quiz ran in our Wednesday paper. Find it online at nsnews.com if you missed it.
Despite sinking poll numbers and a rash of high-profile MLAs bowing out of the next election, the B.C. Liberals remain attractive to wannabe politicians, including the odd Rhodes Scholar.
S Earlier this week, Sullivan was out for a lunch he arranged with pollster Barb Justason.
The B.C. Civil Liberties Association is concerned Delta police may have cast the net too wide in their description of possible impaired driving behaviour, with the danger being that some might take the descriptions too literally.
Delta Police have launched a 911 snitch campaign in an effort to nab drunk drivers.
THE District of West Vancouver says residents don't need to fear being caught up in a Big Brother-like surveillance system because of its new automated licence plate recognition technology.
THE District of West Vancouver is adopting some controversial technology to help enforce two-hour parking limits.
ACORN Canada kicked off its provincial Healthy Homes campaign in New Westminster Wednesday night.
Two days after my mother passed away last week, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith ruled the current criminal law that makes physician-assisted death illegal in Canada violates the constitutional rights of three plaintiffs, including 64-year-old Kelowna resident Gloria Taylor.
Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs announced last week he's seeking the NDP nomination for Vancouver Fairview to run in the next provincial election.
A legal opinion regarding Mosquito devices on Vancouver School Board property dismisses concerns their use violates human rights. The anti-loitering units emit a sound that annoys young people. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association argues Mosquitoes unfairly target a specific age group and the school district should find a more appropriate and more effective way to deal with vandalism.
Mosquito anti-loitering devices hit the news again last week when the Vancouver school district turned some back on after vandalism incidents at Kerrisdale annex and Henderson elementary. Another fire was then sparked on Henderson elementary school grounds Sunday night. Smoke got into two classrooms.
Re: "School board mulls 'Mosquito' devices," May 4.
It could be weeks before the Vancouver School Board decides whether to plug Mosquito devices back in or scrap them altogether.
Langley Damonse parked his hot dog cart this winter for the first time since he started slinging wieners in Vancouver in 1998.
The B.C. Teachers’ Federation is asking its members to support a “bold plan of action” which could include a full-scale illegal strike or an end to teacher’s volunteering extracurricular activities, president Susan Lambert said today.