Joti Grewal

Compass Card Vending Machine (TransLink)

Bus passes cancelled for 1,300 low-income seniors, people with disabilities due to system error

The passes have since been re-issued and will arrive sometime next week

Compass Card Vending Machine (TransLink)
Life jacket found floating in water near Tsawwassen on May 9, 2019. (Andrew Franklin/Black Press Media)

False alarm: Life jacket floating in the water temporarily halts BC ferries’ sailing

Lifeboats were deployed from the Coastal Renaissance to have a closer look, but no person was found

Life jacket found floating in water near Tsawwassen on May 9, 2019. (Andrew Franklin/Black Press Media)
A tractor-trailer lost its load on the Sea to Sky Highway on Monday, May 6, 2019, spilling thousands of nails onto the road. (West Vancouver Police)

Charges considered after thousands of nails spill from truck onto Sea to Sky Highway

The driver could be charged under the Motor Vehicle Act

A tractor-trailer lost its load on the Sea to Sky Highway on Monday, May 6, 2019, spilling thousands of nails onto the road. (West Vancouver Police)
The cameras, most of them in the Lower Mainland, will clock the speed of each vehicle that goes through the intersection, even on a green light, and automatically send out a ticket to the vehicle’s registered owner should it be speeding. (Black Press Media file photo)

NDP defends new speed cameras coming to 35 intersections

Cameras will automatically send out a ticket to the vehicle’s registered owner should it be speeding

The cameras, most of them in the Lower Mainland, will clock the speed of each vehicle that goes through the intersection, even on a green light, and automatically send out a ticket to the vehicle’s registered owner should it be speeding. (Black Press Media file photo)
“Nobody has really looked at non-contact sports, individual sports and more alternative sports,” said Nikolaus Dean, a PhD student in kinesiology. (Black Press Media file)

Not just contact sports: New UBC research finds surfers downplay risk of concussion, too

Surf Canada implemented a concussion protocol in May 2018

“Nobody has really looked at non-contact sports, individual sports and more alternative sports,” said Nikolaus Dean, a PhD student in kinesiology. (Black Press Media file)
Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray (15) speaks to media at the Argo practice facility in Toronto, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Ricky Ray is calling it a career. Two league sources told The Canadian Press the veteran quarterback will hold a conference call Wednesday to announce his retirement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Veteran CFL quarterback Ricky Ray calls it a career after 17 seasons

Ray has played 17 seasons of pro football, 16 in the CFL

Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray (15) speaks to media at the Argo practice facility in Toronto, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Ricky Ray is calling it a career. Two league sources told The Canadian Press the veteran quarterback will hold a conference call Wednesday to announce his retirement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
(Black Press Media file photo)

Canadians worried about healthcare more than carbon tax: poll

Canadian Medical Association survey says wait times and staff shortages are top concerns

(Black Press Media file photo)
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Man killed at Vancouver construction site in possible electrocution

Emergency services treated two people on scene, but only one was taken to hospital

(Black Press Media file photo)
Barbara Brink, co-founder of Science World, cuts a cake to celebrate 30 years since the facility opened, on Monday, May 6, 2019. (Joti Grewal/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Science World staff attempt 30 experiments in 5 minutes to mark anniversary

Science World opened its doors 30 years ago, on May 6, 1989

Barbara Brink, co-founder of Science World, cuts a cake to celebrate 30 years since the facility opened, on Monday, May 6, 2019. (Joti Grewal/Black Press Media)
Judge Matthew Begbie statue at the provincial courthouse in New Westminster. (City of New Westminster)

Should Judge Begbie statue be removed from B.C. courthouse square?

Two New Westminster councillors’ motion will be debated and voted on Monday at a council meeting

Judge Matthew Begbie statue at the provincial courthouse in New Westminster. (City of New Westminster)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Vaccine against fentanyl shows promising results in rats: U.S. study

Rats chose food more times instead of fentanyl after receiving the vaccine treatment

(Black Press Media file photo)
Science World turns 30 on May 6, 2019. (Science World)

TIMELINE: A look back at Science World ahead of its 30th anniversary

The Expo Centre, of Expo ‘86, was renamed Science World British Columbia in 1987.

Science World turns 30 on May 6, 2019. (Science World)
(BC Children’s Hospital)

BC Children’s Hospital kicks off Jeans Day fundraiser

People are encouraged to wear denim to support the kids

(BC Children’s Hospital)
The Corkscrew roller coaster at Playland is permanently closed. (Wikimedia Commons)

Corkscrew roller coaster at Playland comes to a permanent halt

The ride is being sold to make way for an expansion of the park

The Corkscrew roller coaster at Playland is permanently closed. (Wikimedia Commons)
The plaintiffs allege they pitched an idea for a television program called “Food Factories” to Food Network Canada Inc., but their concept was rejected. (Food Factory/Twitter)

B.C. group’s legal claim that Food Network stole show idea moves ahead

The plaintiffs argue the network’s ‘Food Factory’ show is the same to an idea they pitched

The plaintiffs allege they pitched an idea for a television program called “Food Factories” to Food Network Canada Inc., but their concept was rejected. (Food Factory/Twitter)
UPDATE: RCMP arrest protester in tree at Trans Mountain terminal

UPDATE: RCMP arrest protester in tree at Trans Mountain terminal

A 71-year-old man had set up a “mid-air” protest at the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby

UPDATE: RCMP arrest protester in tree at Trans Mountain terminal
BC Ferries auctions off Howe Sound Queen vessel (GovDeals)

Update: BC Ferries boat goes to high bid of $210,000

Howe Sound Queen will continue to operate until June

BC Ferries auctions off Howe Sound Queen vessel (GovDeals)
B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on Monday, April 29, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Anti-Semitic incidents ‘skyrocket’ in B.C., audit finds

The report found nearly all the incidents in the province were fueled by online hatred

B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on Monday, April 29, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Wash., hoists two boaters who had to abandon ship and swim to the shore on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard District)

VIDEO: U.S. Coast Guard rescues Canadians stranded on Vancouver Island beach

The pair had to abandon ship after their boat took on water

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Wash., hoists two boaters who had to abandon ship and swim to the shore on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard District)
Chris Hemsworth arrives at the premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, April 22, 2019. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

‘Avengers: Endgame’ obliterates records with $1.2B opening

To accommodate demand, the Walt Disney Co. released ‘Endgame’ in more theatres than any opening before

Chris Hemsworth arrives at the premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, April 22, 2019. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)