Entries by Jesse Ferreras from 08/2012

Anna Piaggi Dead: Karl Lagerfeld Muse And Fashion Journalist Dies At 81

Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Style

Vogue Italia says Anna Piaggi, a fashion journalist who provided inspiration for designer Karl Lagerfeld, has died. She was 81. The magazine said o...

CAQ Promises Tax Cuts To Middle Class

Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Politics

Quebec families are over-taxed, CAQ's François Legault said in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu on Tuesday, vowing to eliminate the $200 health service tax and ...

Ryan Lewis Charged: Aurora Shooting-Inspired Death Threats Lead To Arrest Of North Vancouver Man

Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada

A 32-year-old North Vancouver man has been arrested for allegedly posting threats on his Facebook page that he would carry out crimes similar to the s...

Opposition MPs Criticize Government's War of 1812 Ads During Olympics, 'Smacks Of Militaristic Jingoism'

Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Politics

Opposition MPs say Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government has crossed a line with its anniversary events marking the War of 1812--by buying costly...

Justice Minister Won't Call In Federal Prosecutors To Investigate MP Dean Del Mastro's Fundraising

Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Politics

It would be inappropriate to refer allegations of election fundraising irregularities against Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro to federal prosecutors, ...

Time To Flush MPs' Pensions: Taxpayers' Group

Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Politics

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation wants to give people something to think about when they go to the washroom....

Oilsands Lobby Group Accuses Tides Canada Of 'Laundering' Money

Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Politics

An oilsands industry lobby group with links to the Harper government is urging the Canada Revenue Agency to consider whether Tides Canada, a Vancouver...

Elections BC Considers Online Voting

Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Attorney General Shirley Bond has asked Elections BC to convene an independent panel of experts to consider the potential of internet voting in B...

Whistler Tourism Up By 20 Per Cent For International Visitors

Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Whistler is cool for tourists around the world again. The ski resort's third quarter financial results show skiers and snowboarders from all over t...

Crown Approves 66 More Stanley Cup-Related Charges

Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada
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The Crown has approved 66 Stanley Cup riot-related charges against 23 more individuals over the last two months, bringing the total to 137 people char...

Soccer Star Christine Sinclair Returns Home To Vancouver (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Hundreds of eager fans gathered at Vancouver's international airport Monday as Canadian Olympic athletes — including soccer star and bronze medallis...

Christine Sinclair Vancouver Homecoming Brings Out Fans In Droves (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada

"Bronze on the podium, gold in our hearts." That's how one eager fan welcomed Christine Sinclair and other members of the Canadian Olympic team as ...

Translink Fare Gate Installation Begins At Marine Drive Station

Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Fare cheats, your time is up. That's the message that TransLink is sending with the installation of fare gates, which began Monday at Marine Drive ...

Alison Redford Jabs Christy Clark: Work For Canada, Not Re-Election

Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - If the past month has been a cooling off period for B.C. and Alberta in the heated dispute over royalties from the proposed Northern Gatew...

Vancouver Hard Drugs Access: Users Can Score Heroin, Meth Faster Than Wine, Study Finds

Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A study called "surprising" by one of its lead researchers has found hard drugs are just ten minutes away for Vancouver's young users. ...

Metro Vancouver To Heat Up Later This Week

Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Brace for the heat later this week. While Metro Vancouver is forecast to have moderate temperatures for the next three days, the weatherman is warning...

Alison Redford Jabs Christy Clark: Reaction

Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Talk about a shot across the bow on home turf. Social media reacted strongly to the news that Alison Redford strolled into British Columbia and too...

Jeffrey Goddard: Abbotsford Police Say Fake Facebook Profile Used To Lure Minors

Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada

An Abbotsford man with a criminal history of sexual offences against children is facing four charges of breaching probation after police say he used a...

Vancouver Whitecaps: Canada Women's Soccer Team To Be Honoured By MLS Club

Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Canada's women's national soccer team will be honoured even after the Olympics are done. The Vancouver Whitecaps will salute the Canadi...

Doctors Shouldn't 'Friend' Patients: College Of Physicians

Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada
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Is it difficult to get in touch with your doctor? Do you wish you could chat with them on Twitter or Facebook? ...

Forest Fire App: Smartphone Could Help You Assess Wildfire Risk, Say BC Researchers

Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - When it comes to predicting and reducing the threat of wildfires, there's something the maps and satellite and aerial pictures that detail...

Ashes To Diamonds: B.C. Company Turns Family Cremations Into Gems

Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada
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Rene de Diego was very close to his grandfather and wound up with his ashes after his death. But the Vancouver man did some research and found out the...

Vernon Wildfire: Rise Golf Course Area Fire 100 Per Cent Contained After Flames Spark Evacuation

Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE: Fire Information Officer Kayla Pepper confirmed in an e-mail that the fire is 100 per cent contained. VERNON, B.C. - A potentially dangerou...

Enbridge Stirs Up Controversy With Depiction Of Waterway

Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Politics

About 1,000 square kilometres of islands have disappeared from Douglas Channel in an animated depiction of Enbridge Inc.'s proposed Northern Gateway p...

Costco Bellingham Facebook Page: Pat Bell, Tourism Minister, Wants Canadian Shoppers To Stay Home

Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A Facebook page calling for American-only hours at Costco in the U.S. has found a "friend" in B.C.'s tourism minister. Pat Bell said that Canadians...