Press Release

A press release, news release, media release, or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. Typically, they are mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to assignment editors at newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television stations, and/or television networks. Commercial press release distribution services, such as PR Newswire, PR NewsChannel and Business Wire, are also used to distribute them. (From Wikipedia.)

Charges laid in Downtown Eastside murder

Vancouver Police are confirming that charges have now been laid in the city's third homicide, which happened in the Downtown Eastside near Carrall and Easthastings on Wednesday.  Twenty-four...

Motorcyclist dies in collision with minivan

Vancouver Police are investigating the city's fifth traffic fatality of 2011 after a motorcycle and a minivan collided earlier this evening, killing the rider. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., a 27...

UBC Line options discussed at morning's blogger breakfast

Thanks to everyone who came out to the blogger breakfast this morning. For those who didn't make it, Jeff Busby and Margaret Wittgens from TransLink's planning division led us through a...

Japan Earthquake Benefit: an evening of readings and performances

The BC Japan Earthquake Fund and the Asian Canadian Studies Society invites you to an evening of poetry, fiction, performance, with some of Vancouver's finest writers: Daphne Marlatt, Joanne...

Groups file Freedom of Information Act for data on Japanese radiation documents

Friends of the Earth (FOE), the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) – announced today that they have filed a Freedom of Information Act (...

Officer involved in fatal shooting in Surrey

 At the request of the Surrey detachment of the RCMP, Vancouver Police have agreed to investigate a fatal police-involved shooting that occurred outside a house in the 3000 block of...

Radioactivity is not safe, Physicians for Global Survival say

Physicians usually weigh risks and benefits when they expose patients to radioactivity through x-rays, CT scans and radioisotopes but recently even they were shocked to find out that the low levels...

Japanese nuclear reactor crisis ‘very serious,’ says UN atomic chief on eve of visit

 Repeatedly calling the nuclear reactor crisis in Japan “very serious,” the head of the United Nations agency that coordinates global nuclear safety announced today that he will make a flying...

Japanese Canadian community unites to help earthquake and tsunami victims

Over 50 members of the Japanese Canadian arts, business, culture, community and student groups, representing more than 20 different organizations, met together at the office of the Japanese Community...

Vancouver records 2011’s fourth traffic-related fatality

A 79 year old Vancouver woman has succumbed to her injuries following an early morning collision in the 3100 block Grandview Highway.  The woman was crossing northbound midblock shortly...