Suspicious death outside Dawson Creek pub sparks investigation

Dawson Creek police are seeking information after a man was found dead outside a pub on Saturday morning.

Around 7:45 a.m., RCMP were called to the parking lot of the Pouce Pub, located at the Hart Hotel, where a man was found on the ground.

As the man was unresponsive, he was rushed to hospital but later pronounced dead.

“The death appears to be suspicious in nature and police are looking to the public for information,” said Cpl. Madonna Saunderson in a media release shared Monday.

“The police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk.”

Police are now asking anyone who was at the Pouce Pub on Friday evening or early Saturday morning to contact Dawson Creek police at 250-784-3700.

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Source:: Vancouver Sun

Mackenzie Porter readies new album as Travelers 3rd season airs on Netflix

Travelers Season 3

When: Dec. 14, any time

Where: Netflix

Info: Netflix.com/ca

Travelers, the hit Canadian-American time travelling series created by Brad Wright shot in Vancouver, began as an international co-production between Netflix and the Canadian specialty channel Showcase on October 2016. Now completely under the production and global distribution of Netflix, the third season is set to air on Dec. 14, 2018.

Starring Eric McCormack as the leader of a five-person special operatives team, the storyline follows their attempts to prevent a dystopian future. Known as “travelers,” these agents have their consciousnesses placed into the body of present day people right at the time of death. Each member has a specific duty assigned to them, ranging from tactician to historian. While they pursue their mission, they also must continue to live the lives of the bodies they inhabit. It gets incredibly complicated.

Vancouver-based actor and award-winning country singer Mackenzie Porter plays Traveler 3569, the team medic, who assumes the life of an intellectually disabled woman named Marcy Warton.

Splitting her time between Vancouver and Nashville, Porter grew up on a ranch near Medicine Hat. She studied classical piano, violin and voice and played in a family band with her siblings and cousins. Bitten by the music bug, she pursued songwriting and recording, dropping her self-titled debut in 2013. By 2015 she was nominated for the JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year and received her third nod for the CCMA Award for Female Artist of the Year. This past November, she released the songs About You and the hooky Drive Thru.

Mackenzie Porter spoke with Postmedia News on a well-earned break before beginning a busy 2019.

Q: Right off, you really do seem to be chasing down two career paths at once. How do you balance a music career with the demands of …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun

Calpurnia Scout out the fastest road to success

Calpurnia

When: Dec. 21, 22, 7 p.m.

Where: Vogue Theatre

Tickets and info: From $19.99 at ticketfly.com

Eight days after releasing its debut EP Scout, Vancouver indie rock quartet Calpurnia headlined a sold out show at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. That’s what the world of buzz can do for a band.

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard is on lead vocals and guitar, so this group began its race to recognition well in front of the June 15 EP release date.

But take Wolfhard out of the mix — for the sake of argument — and the fact remains that there is a lot more to this project than its Netflix tie-in.

Wolfhard, Ayla Tesler-Mabe (vocals, guitar), Jack Anderson (bass, keyboard) and Malcolm Craig (drums), range from ages 15 to 17. Their six song EP was recorded by Cadien James of the Chicago rock band Twin Peaks, again a bonus that came out of a connection Wolfhard made on set. But the band’s mix of Weezer, Pixies and classic sixties rock is very much of its own devising. Just check out the wacky animated video for Wasting Time that was released on Nov. 19. It’s a complete blast, right down to the screeching solo.

Over a few weeks away from home, the group laid down songs such as the drawling Louie and its first single, the loping, raw riff ride titled City Boy. The video for this slacker statement on making music was shot during those sessions. The truth is, all the members appear to be right comfortable on camera.

Accolades in publications ranging from Billboard to the NME fuelled sales leading to stand alone gigs everywhere from L.A. to New York and closer to home in Seattle. Back home in Canada, the group faced some less raving reviews. Toronto Now noted ” … Scout …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun

NDP MP Fin Donnelly Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election In 2019

OTTAWA — New Democrat MP Fin Donnelly has added his name to the growing list of incumbent NDP MPs who will not be seeking re-election in 2019.

Donnelly has represented the British Columbia riding Port Moody—Coquitlam, previously called New Westminster—Coquitlam, since 2009.

Party looking to replace several veterans

“After much thought and careful consideration, today I am announcing that I will not be seeking re-election in 2019,” Donnelly said in a statement, adding that it’s time for him to spend time with family.

“I have every confidence in NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and my local NDP community to carry (our) vision forward, and I look forward to the opportunities the future holds,” he said.

The New Democrats are looking for numerous new candidates to replace veterans who are leaving.

In Quebec, MPs Romeo Saganash and Helene Laverdiere are not seeking re-election and former NDP leader Tom Mulcair gave up his seat in Outremont, Que., in August.

I want to thank @FinDonnelly, who has served the people of Port Moody – Coquitlam since 2009, with integrity & determination to make positive change for his constituents – particularly in protecting our coastal communities. On behalf of all New Democrats, I wish him all the best. pic.twitter.com/9fmem55g8n

— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) December 9, 2018

Ontario MPs David Christopherson and Irene Mathyssen and Alberta MP Linda Duncan have also announced that they are not running in 2019.

Former B.C. MP Kennedy Stewart resigned his seat in September, about a month before he was elected mayor of Vancouver.

Singh thanked Donnelly on Twitter, saying he has served the people of his riding with integrity and determination, particularly in protecting coastal communities.

Donnelly is the NDP critic for fisheries and oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

“On behalf of all New Democrats, I wish him all the best,” wrote Singh.

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Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada