Author: West Coast Car Loans

Dec 05

No payout for driver who damaged her pickup making room for fire truck

VANCOUVER — A B.C. woman who drove her pickup truck into a concrete barrier in order to make room for firefighters won’t be getting any help with her repair bills. Hayley Van Der Kloot said her Ford F350 sustained thousands of dollars in damage after she tried letting a fire truck with flashing lights pass […]

Dec 04

Wells Fargo hires Scott Powell as COO

Wells Fargo & Co. said Scott Powell will become its COO, the second external recruit to join the top ranks since CEO Charles Scharf took over six weeks ago. Powell most recently was CEO of Santander Holdings USA Inc., as well as of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. He also worked with Scharf at Bank […]

Dec 01

RCMP investigating five-car crash in Port Coquitlam

VANCOUVER — RCMP are investigating a four-car crash at Westwood Street and Lougheed Highway in Port Coquitlam that sent five people to hospital. Police were called to the intersection just after 6 p.m. One of the cars is a marked police cruiser, and the officer driving that car was taken to hospital with non-life threatening […]

Nov 26

B.C. budget balanced, faces risk from ICBC

VICTORIA — VICTORIA — The B.C. government is forecasting a surplus of $148 million– $31 million lower than projected last quarter– but ICBC’s finances present a risk to the province’s bottom line. In presenting the province’s second quarterly report, Finance Minister Carole James insisted the economy was resilient, pointing to B.C.’s Triple A credit rating, […]

Nov 21

Vancouver airport suddenly hopping with bunnies

RICHMOND – At first there were just a couple. Two rabbits were spotted at Vancouver International Airport around this time last year. But bunnies will be bunnies. “The next thing we knew, it was spring, and there were rabbits all over the place,” said Sorelle Saidman, founder of Rabbitats Rescue Society. The group has been […]

Nov 19

Young siblings honoured by Vancouver Fire Rescue Services

Carly Yoshida-Butryn, CTV News Vancouver Published Monday, November 18, 2019 8:15PM PST VANCOUVER – Two young members of a B.C. family were honoured during a special ceremony by Vancouver Fire Rescue Services on Monday. Two-year-old Finnley and his sister Mayelle were guests of honour at the fifth annual Fire Chief’s Civilian Commendations Ceremony. The event […]

Nov 17

Culinary arts programs on the chopping block to save Vancouver School Board money

Luisa Alvarez, CTV News Vancouver Published Saturday, November 16, 2019 7:12PM PST VANCOUVER – Whisking together new recipes and learning from a red seal chef is an experience currently offered at seven Vancouver high schools that are equipped with teaching cafeterias. A new report examining ways for the Vancouver School Board to save money suggests […]

Nov 10

City of Vancouver turns to tech to help ease traffic congestion

Luisa Alvarez, CTV News Vancouver Published Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:50PM PST VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver is hoping technology can help ease congestion and is enlisting the help of strategists, designers, technologists and transportation professionals to participate in a three-day collaborative workshop. “Hackathon decode congestion” asked participants to work in teams to develop […]

Nov 06

$10 million lotto winner says his first purchase will be ‘dinner’

Carly Yoshida-Butryn, CTV News Vancouver Published Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:02PM PST VANCOUVER – The winner of a $10 million Lotto Max ticket sold in Vancouver last week has now come forward but said the news still hasn’t really sunk in. Vancouver resident James Russell matched all seven numbers in the Lotto Max draw on […]

Oct 23

Trans woman who complained salons wouldn’t wax genitalia ordered to pay $6K

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has dismissed more than half a dozen complaints from a transgender woman who accused local salon workers of discrimination because they refused to wax her male genitalia. The tribunal also ordered the complainant, Jessica Yaniv, to pay $2,000 each to all three of the estheticians who filed a […]