You can ride the bus for FREE from 3:30 pm til close.
This is the weekend to get that hour of sleep back you lost in the spring. When you go to bed Saturday night remember to turn your clocks back one hour.
If you are hoping to catch a look of the torch relay you will likely have to line up early to get a good viewing place.
The torch relay starts at 6:30 pm leaving the Snuneymuxw band office located on Centre St.
The torch will then travel along Seventh St. to Bruce Ave. to Fifth St. to Wakesiah Ave. to the Aquatic Center and then to Third Street.
From there it will continue down Fitzwilliam St. to Wallace, along Wallace to Commercial, up Commerical to the Coast Bastion Inn where it will then make it's way along the waterfront to Maffeo Sutton Park.
The suspect male entered the Petro Canada located at 3189 North Island Highway at approximately 6:45 PM ,walked behind the counter and demanded the clerk hand over money from the till. A knife was produced and the male made off with an undisclosed amount of money. Members attended but could not locate the suspect.He is described as being a white male, approximately 30 years of age with a square jaw , large nose with prominently protruding cheek bones. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with a red shirt underneath with a white logo on the front of it. He was also wearing black skater shoes with white soles.
Association to continue offering travel services online and by phone
The decision to close storefront travel operations does not affect other BCAA divisions, and all 27 BCAA locations will remain open to serve members and customers in other areas. Those include insurance (including travel medical insurance), membership, retail and auto travel services consisting of maps, TourBooks, CampBooks and TripTik route planning. BCAA's roadside assistance services are also unaffected by this decision.
BCAA will ensure all existing travel bookings are fulfilled and that sufficient staff are available to meet customer needs through to the completion of their travel plans. No new travel bookings will be accepted in BCAA storefront locations after
The decision to significantly scale back BCAA's travel offerings was driven by fundamental changes in the travel industry, explains President and CEO,
"The decline of agency commissions has made it very difficult to operate an independent travel agency model profitably," says Bullis. "What's more, the emergence of the internet has enabled suppliers to cut distribution costs by selling directly to customers, and increased the comfort of consumers to do their own trip-planning and booking. Travel revenues have been steadily declining, and BCAA has been unable to operate travel profitably for several years."
Whereas 15 years ago virtually all vacation and airline tickets were sold through travel agents or in person direct, today most of these transactions are completed online. Travel industry studies in
Today's decision will result in the elimination of 157 full-time and part-time positions, 124 in BCAA's sales centre network and 33 at the association's head office in Burnaby.
A total of 6 employees will be affected by the closure in the Nanaimo BCAA travel office.
VANCOUVER – A fixed-priced contract for the construction of a new, retractable roof on BC Place has been signed between the BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) and PCL Constructors Canada Inc, announced Kevin Krueger, Minister of Tourism Culture and the Arts and David Podmore, PavCo chair, today.
As first announced in May 2008, a new retractable roof will be built after the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The project will be completed by the summer of 2011, in time for the 2011 Grey Cup. The total capital cost for the retractable roof project will be $458 million. The final budget for the roof project is based on a competitive bidding process, including a fixed-price contract for construction with PCL, as well as engineering costs. An appropriate contingency fund has been allocated.
Once complete, the roof will be the largest cable-supported, fully-retractable, fabric roof in the world at more than four hectares (10 acres). The design allows for the fabric roof to retract into the centre of the roof opening and be hidden inside a suspended, four-sided electronic video board, without compromising sightlines. The roof will be able to open or close within 20 minutes.
BC Place opened in 1983 and averages over 200 event-days a year, generating an economic impact of $58 million annually. A retractable roof will attract an additional 41 event-days to Vancouver per year. These additional events will increase the annual economic impact of the stadium to $100 million per year.Comment: Not much has changed since the days of the Roman Empire and their philosophy that to control the mob just give them a loaf of bread, jug of wine and a circus.
OTTAWA, October 21, 2009 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Classic Smokehouse (2003) Inc. are warning the public not to consume Classic Canadian Wild Sockeye Trims because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The affected product, Classic Canadian Wild Sockeye Lox Trim, was sold in 454g vacuum packages bearing UPC 3000550008256 and PACKED ON dates from MA 02 (May 2, 2009) to JL 28 (July 28, 2009) inclusive.
This product has been distributed in British Columbia.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
The manufacturer, Classic Smokehouse (2003) Inc., Vancouver, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
PALERMO, Sicily - A Sicilian builder transferred from prison to house arrest tried to get himself locked up again to escape arguments with his wife at home, Italian media reported Thursday.
Santo Gambino, 30, did time for dumping hazardous waste before being moved to house arrest in Villabate, outside the Sicilian capital, Palermo, Italian news agencies reported.
Gambino went to the police station and asked to be put away again to avoid arguing with his wife, who accused him of failing to pay for the upkeep of their two children.
Police charged him with violating the conditions of his sentence and made him go home and patch things up with his wife.
Amadeus is a very handsome Siamese cross with beautiful light blue eyes and a very loving nature. He had been a stray for months before he arrived at the BC SPCA and it had taken its toll, Skinny, matted and very shy of people, he didn't look his best. After lots of attention from the volunteers and staff, good food and a groom he is now looking splendid. His shyness is almost cured and he will come and ask for pets and the use of a lap from visitors to the second cat room.
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VICTORIA – Gang members and organized criminals will no longer be able to hide behind body armour, Solicitor General Kash Heed announced today in introducing Canada’s first act that sets up a licensing and criminal record check regime for the sale and purchase of body armour.
"We the undersigned as taxpayers in the City of Nanaimo wish to initiate an independent investigation/review of the recent decision of Nanaimo City Council to pay retiring city manager Mr. J. Berry $480,000.00 to take an early retirement. We are of the opinion that anyone taking an early retirement voluntarily should not be entitled to a severance package the equivalent of their full time salary. This constitutes paying someone full wages and benefits for no benefit the taxpayer of Nanaimo. Further we feel this establishes a very wrong and potentially costly precedent for the taxpayers of Nanaimo."
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