A North Vancouver con man who tried to derail a fraud investigation against him by posing as a police officer to foreign banking officials has managed to get four convictions of impersonation overturned by the B.C. Court of Appeal.
THE public is invited to a solemn rite-of-passage for North Vancouver's war memorial cenotaph this Sunday.
In 2006, Microsoft mogul Bill Gates was invited to speak at a business seminar in Saudi Arabia.
The United Churches of Langley has a brand new Sauter grand piano and wanted to share that new addition with the community. A concert series was the answer, with the second installment on Saturday.
Librarians' Choice: Spring into Summer, 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at the Burnaby Public Library, McGill branch, 4595 Albert St. Looking forward to warmer weather and lazy days with a good book? Burnaby librarians will present fast-paced reviews of fiction and nonfiction books for spring & summer reading. Admission is free but space is limited; register online at www.bpl. bc.ca/events, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library.
Five Love Languages: A program based on the book by Dr. Gary Chapman for those interested in improving their relationship with others Wednesdays, May 22-June 5, 7 p.m. at West Vancouver Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Ave. Fee: $25, includes workbook. Registration: 604922-0911 or westvanbaptist. com.
WHEN they immigrated to Canada from the Philippines more than a decade ago, it was a family connection that initially drew Alvin Koh Relleve and his wife to the area.
The Royal Canadian Legion Langley Branch 21 is doing the cooking on May 25.
An evening of comedy by Amir K. with host Reza Peyk at Centennial Theatre, Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets $45/$35/$25. For more information visit centennialtheatre.com.
About eight years ago, Mustafa Hasan was stuck in Baghdad traffic when he heard an explosion. A car bomb had gone off somewhere behind him and a swarm of people came running past his car to get away from the burning vehicle. Before he had time to figure out what to do, another car exploded, this one fewer than 10 cars behind him. By now, his friend, the driver, had fled, leaving him sitting trapped, alone and confused in the passenger seat. He couldn't move, and he was dizzy and hurt from where his head had smashed into the windshield after the second blast.
It's hard not to admire a church and its pastor for holding their fundamentalist Christian services at a community centre in a neighbourhood with a growing gay population. But that's where Vancouver West Church has set up shop. According to reporter Sandra Thomas's story on the church in today's paper (Page 1), the pastor's choice of the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown was God-inspired. It's not the only church operating regularly out of a Vancouver community centre, but it is the most recent.
The number of Sikhs in the Abbotsford area has almost doubled in the past 10 years, confirming its place as a major hub for citizens of Punjabi descent, according to 2011 Statistics Canada data released on Wednesday.
Kei Esmaeilpour doesn't care whom you vote for, so long as you vote.
In your article "Strahl speaks on growing concern," (Times, April 30) Mark Strahl has taken on what I consider to be a local issue.
Mr. Ken Baigent sent a response to the Times (Separating Myth From Fact, May 2) stating that he was troubled by the tone of authority in my writing (Faith Today).
There's no denying that the Burnaby-Edmonds riding is one of the most diverse in the city, if not the province, with a vastly developing infrastructure to keep up with the changing needs of its populace.
I wonder how many readers noticed the difference paid to three simultaneous, calamitous events.
WRITING an autobiography requires the author to dexterously balance compelling modesty and repelling conceit, high-minded truths and titillating details.
? Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian and Turkish Artists, April 20 to Sept. 15 at the Museum of Anthropology. Featuring a performance by the Kereshmeh Ensemble and guests, May 16, 7: 30 p.m. Concert tickets: $35/$25 at moa.ubc.ca/eventtickets.