Vancouver Rundown

by Bruce Claggett

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 2024

  • Vancouver Rundown Monday June 17, 2024

    Vancouver Rundown Monday June 17, 2024

    Heavy rain caused massive flooding along Marine Drive in White Rock over the weekend. On Saturday morning, water was seen streaming down several streets - part of Marine Drive was closed for several hours. Meanwhile, that same storm system produced a rare funnel cloud between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. There are no confirmed reports of it touching down.

  • Vancouver Rundown Friday June 14, 2024

    Vancouver Rundown Friday June 14, 2024

    ‘Suck it up’ - that’s the message from Premier David Eby to Uber and other gig-based app companies that link drivers with those wanting rides or food deliveries. The response comes as Uber sounds the alarm about the cost of B.C.’s new legislation that will offer a basic minimum wage of $20.88 per hour and 35 cents per km for drivers engaged in a ride or delivery. Those same drivers will also be covered by WorkSafeBC as of Sep 3. Both Uber and Skip the Dishes say this will drive up costs for those who order food deliveries online.

  • Vancouver Rundown Thursday June 13, 2024

    Vancouver Rundown Thursday June 13, 2024

    App-based ride-hailing and food delivery workers will be covered by new regulations as of Sep 3 that set minimum wage, milage and WorkSafe standards. The B.C. government has finalized rules including a minimum wage of $20.88 per hour for time engaged in a pickup and delivery, 35 to 45 cents per kilometre travelled, and 100 per cent of tips collected. B.C.’s new rules do not apply to other gig workers such as dog walkers, musicians and freelance writers.

  • Vancouver Rundown Wednesday June 12, 2024

    Vancouver Rundown Wednesday June 12, 2024

    Kevin Falcon’s BC United has punted its Surrey North candidate - Asad Gondal. Falcon released a statement late Tuesday afternoon saying the candidate held views that were inconsistent with the party’s stance on the war in Gaza and support for the LGBTQ+ community. Falcon says Gondal’s views were shared in correspondence he signed as head of the BC Muslim Association. On Sunday, BC United issued a statement praising Gondal for his ability to pave the way for a brighter future for the community.

  • Vancouver Rundown Tuesday June 11, 2024

    Vancouver Rundown Tuesday June 11, 2024

    Ten people have been displaced after a fire Monday morning at a single room occupancy building on Vancouver’s Granville Street between Nelson and Helmcken. Police and fire investigators think the blaze was intentionally set at around 10:30. Those from the SRO are being assisted by by several social service agencies in finding new accommodation.