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.)

The scoop on galas, presentations and guests at the Latin American Film Festival

Galas, special presentations and filmmakers announced by the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival.

Whitecaps players called up for 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that midfielder Nizar Khalfan(Tanzania) and striker Mustapha Jarju (The Gambia) have been called up by their respective countries for 2012 Africa...

Michael Moore to speak at Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival will present Academy Award-winning filmmaker and writer Michael Moore to Vancouver audiences on Sept. 18, 2011. In his only scheduled...

Statement from Mayor Robertson on Jack Layton

The passing of Jack Layton is a tremendous loss for our country and my deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones.  Jack was a fighter who dedicated his life to public service and...

Police release sketch of suspect in seawall attacks

 VPD Sex Crimes investigators are releasing a composite drawing after two women were assaulted on the seawall in the past few days.  The first assault took place on August 13th at...

Ceremony sends Canadian Homeless World Cup teams off in style

Members of Canada's men's and women's squads will leave tomorrow to travel to Paris, France, where they will compete in this year’s Homeless World Cup. This year, five men and eight women from BC...

BC Hydro to lay off 800 workers

At least 800 people doing work for BC Hydro will lose their jobs, but customers shouldn’t expect to see their rates go down, says the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, Local 378 (COPE...

New drinking water management plan for Metro Vancouver

The Metro Vancouver Board has approved a new Drinking Water Management Plan that ensures residents will continue to have access to safe and affordable drinking water and that the region’s drinking...

Cohen Commission: 30 witnesses to testify during hearings on salmon 'Diseases' & 'Aquaculture'

 The Cohen Commission has posted its list of witnesses for the evidentiary hearings on 'Diseases' (August 22 - 24) and 'Aquaculture' (August 25 - September 8).  

Cyclist injured in early morning collision

A cyclist is in hospital in critical condition this morning following an early morning collision that closed East 12th Avenue for several hours. East 12th has since been reopened to traffic. Around 5...