Shaw Cablesystems sued for disclosure violation
(VANCOUVER, B.C., 2011) - A class action lawsuit filed in the Federal Court of Canada against Calgary-based Shaw Cablesystems G.P. alleges an illegal practice with respect to
the disclosure of interest charges on overdue accounts. >>more
Kelowna's Bounty Cellars introduces RIVER STREET RED, featuring an original caricature of gangster Al Capone by internationally syndicated artist Kerry Waghorn, aimed at the Saskatchewan market, where a notorious chapter of history is now a tourist attraction. >>more
Bounty Cellars forms a strategic alliance with the spectacular new Sparkling Hill Resort , built by the patriarch of the Swarovski Crystal empire, near Vernon, B.C., a business development strategy in which BANNERLINE will play a significant role.
Visit Patricia Bannerman's updated collection of
her original watercolour collection, scenes from travels to
Spain, France, California and both east and west coasts of
to long-time client Steve Halliday on his appointment as
Executive Director of the historic and reconstructed Hotel Georgia
(constructed in 1927), to open in March 2011 as part of a $120
million luxury development that includes a modern new tower - "The
Residences." The hotel will be managed by Rosewood Hotels and
Resorts, based in Dallas, which operates 18 ultra luxury hotels
Bounty Cellars - BANNERLINE is pleased to welcome a new
client, but an old friend, one of the outstanding winemakers of
British Columbia's Okanagan Valley >>more
Lawsuit claims British Airways guilty of
deliberately deceptive pricing
(VANCOUVER, B.C.,14 May, 2010) - A class action lawsuit filed
here against British Airways PLC (“BA”) characterizes false “taxes”
added on to advertised air fares, a practice commonplace in the
aviation industry, as "high-handed, reprehensible and deserving of
condemnation and punishment."
May 1, 2010 - BANNERLINE welcomes a new client, Bayshore Home Health, Canada's leading provider of home caregivers, including Registered Nurses.
April 20, 2010 - Internationally renowned horticulturist Brian Minter heralds the Basket Booster watering technology as the greatest innovation for gardeners of 2009. Minter, developer of the acclaimed Minter Gardens near Chilliwack, B.C., writes and lectures world-wide. He broadcasts regularly on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation and local Vancouver radio. >>more
April 9, 2010 - Can British Columbia's North Okanagan become a
major equine centre, catering to all horse breeds and activity,
including the preservation of live thoroughbred horse racing?
The Regional District of North Okanagan has retained
BANNERLINE, assisted by noted management consultant Brian J.
Wills, to design Terms of Reference for a proposed major study.
Four Chefs One Garden
Now released - Evaleen Jaager Roy's beautifully written and photographed testament to "her Vancouver" - the book Four Chefs One Garden.
Two clients joint venture on deepwater fishing in Costa Rica. Baru sports fishing will be a key attraction of the five-star Hotel Baru
Resort under construction at Dominical on the Pacific Coast, a legendary address on the world surfing map, and a tropical paradise surrounded by five national wildlife preserves.
- November 4, 2009 - Ryan Skomorowski and associates sell
their green retrofit, energy-saving company Green.Switch Capital, but will continue to direct the company operations
- October 20, 2009 Ingenious watering system for hanging baskets and planters, is announced at Garden Expo 2009 in Toronto. This inexpensive device requires no electricity, reduces water consumption by 70 percent and fertilizer usage by 50 per-cent...
- October 14, 2009 - The Registrar of Motor Dealers warns buyers to ask about hidden fees - some of which may be illegal - before making a purchase decision.
World's most renowned caricaturist Kerry Waghorn - a BANNERLINE client - releases 103 originals for private sale"
The last major release was in 2004 and over 100 originals were sold, almost all to the subjects or people close to them. Among these were Bryan Adams, Paul Newman, General Colin Powell, Malcolm Forbes, Michael Jackson, President Bill Clinton, Melanie Griffith and George Lucas.
Patricia Bannerman's updated multi-themed Photo
Gallery, including images of 21 of her original watercolour
View the galleries here
Black bears have been a ubiquitous presence in Greater Vancouver
residential neighbourhoods this year, most of them docile and just
scavenging for food, but the mauling of victims caught by surprise
have also sent people to hospital with serious injuries.
Bannerline's Patricia Bannerman photographed a bear in one
residential neighbourhood. Her photos were featured in the Friday,
August 8, 2008 edition of the North Shore News (circulation 65,000).
Private, personal transportation is a North
American way of life and here to stay. Richard Pitt demonstrates that the great breakthroughs will be in energy sources for the car, not
insensitive, impractical and doomed-to-failure political
policies pushing people into transport modes they don't wish to use. >>more
WEB SITE LAUNCHED
Internationally renowned caricaturist Kerry Waghorn, whose work
illustrated the book Squandering Billions, has become an important
part of the BANNERLINE group. The site www.kerrywaghorn.com,
designed by Doug Cook (www.dc-webdesign.com), is an explosion of
famous faces. >>more
ARTIST ROBERT GENN'S world fame may be old
news by now, but his passion for communication and sharing may
eclipse all other accomplishments. One day this spring his art
information web site www.painterskeys.com attracted one million
unique visitors and no day passes without several hundred thousand
Columbia's world acclaimed salmon fishing in the remote northern
reaches of the Queen Charlotte Islands, will take another giant
stride this season as Air North 737 charter jet service speeds the
sports adventurer guests to Masset, en route to Queen Charlotte
Lodge (QCL) on Naden Harbour. From Masset, Helijet takes over with a
luxury high-speed shuttle to the Lodge.
"They Just Don't Get It" - Gary Bannerman
analyzes the current
health insurance debate in the United States.
What seems so mystifying to the world is to listen
to prominent American politicians make a very simple principle and
obvious solution, sound so complex. The words of Barak Obama,
Hillary Clinton, John McCain and so many others who went before
them, resemble something from Mad Magazine. >>more
Sports- Medical megaproject in the works at SFU
Over two years of planning led by visionary businessman and
former athlete Ryan Skomorowski has finally surfaced publicly, a
$250 million investment in structures alone, a sports-medical
complex second in size in North America only to the U.S. Olympic
Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. BANNERLINE has been a proud
participant in this venture since early 2006.
"THE BUCK STOPS NOWHERE"
- Former Vancouver Police Chief, founding Chair of the Justice Institute of B.C. and past member of the National Parole Board, Bob Stewart, speaks out about what he sees as a dysfunctional structure for urban policing in B.C., remarks also relevant to the current national debate concerning the RCMP.>>more
BC Horse Racing - new economic development thrust
Veteran thoroughbred horse owner, trainer and industry executive David Milburn, a lawyer by profession, has been appointed to chair a new thrust to assess the economic foundation of both standardbred and thoroughbred horse racing in B.C., and to prepare an action plan for the future, exploring a "competition committee" model used successfully to manage the development of other professional sports.
New VSA web site launched
Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of B.C., a BANNERLINE client, launched its new web site July 3, 2007, designed by long-term associate Doug Cook of
Vancouver spine conference:
Regeneration breakthrough nears for discs
Dr. Mark Erwin, a Toronto medical research scientist, told a conference here this weekend that he and his team
are pursuing a breakthrough that could eliminate expensive and painful surgery for thousands of patients suffering from degenerative disc disease. >>more
2007: THE SPINE CARE REVOLUTION
Dr. Don Nixdorf, Executive Director of the British Columbia
Chiropractic Association, has announced a major conference for April
27-28 in Vancouver. It will bring together some of the foremost
research scientists in the world today dealing with neurophysiological issues >>more
Squandering Billions continues during "B.C.
Conversation on Health"
A respected American think tank, in a report released last week in
Washington, D.C., was the latest to criticize inefficiencies within
health management in Canada, diagnostic mistakes and a failure to
effectively use electronic records.
Fedex and UPS "arrogant, deliberately unlawful and exploitative,"
court cases will prove
A class action law suit filed here Thursday against Fedex parallels
one commenced against United Parcel Services Canada Ltd. (UPS) last
week. The actions concern the assessment of uncontracted "brokerage"
fees on United States products delivered to Canada, a charge not
specified in the sales contract. >>more
Stocker gets top international Crime Stoppers award.
BANNERLINE associate Shirley Stocker was honoured by Crime Stoppers International at the 30th anniversary conference at Albuquerque, New Mexico, in early October, 2006. She was named "Civilian of the Year" among the 1,400 Crime Stoppers programs that operate in 23 countries.
Chiropractic Research Professorship Awarded at UBC
The Faculty of Education and the School of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia announced here today the appointment of Dr. Jean-Sebastien Blouin as Assistant Professor in Human Kinetics in the named position, Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Professorship in Spine Biomechanics and Neuro-Physiology.
Client profiled in respected journal
Ken Smith, the President and Registrar of the Motor Dealer Council of British Columbia, was recently profiled in the respected newspaper, Business in Vancouver. The writer was Andrew Petrozzi, now a full-time staff member of this publication, who has also done many research and journalistic projects for BANNERLINE over the years.
Boatswain's call launches "The Heritage District"
In a ceremony presided over by former mayor Philip W. Owen, a naval officer sounded a "Boatswain's call" here tonight, to inaugurate "The Heritage District on
Hastings West", a neighbourhood offering the most prestigious concentration of luxury retail stores in Western Canada, including some of the world's most renowned brands.
Bannerman-Nixdorf book, a shocker!
A new book authored by Gary Bannerman and Dr. Don Nixdorf, a brutally frank indictment of health spending and mismanagement in
Canada, was released near the end of June, 2005. Published
simultaneously in Canada and the United States by Hancock House
Publishers, Squandering Billions: Health Care in Canada, took a year in the preparation. The first draft was reviewed by
distinguished health experts from east to west coast in Canada, and
from Boston (Harvard University) to Los Angeles (UCLA) in the United
Patricia Bannerman Art Gallery
Patricia Bannerman's original art consists of various themes and media, including oils,
acrylics and soft pastels. A particular interest has been portraits
of dogs, most often as gifts & promotional items for friends, clients &
associates, as well as commissioned works.
For at least two decades of his extraordinary career as a taxation specialist, David Ingram likely did more media guest appearances than anyone in Canadian history. He travelled frequently from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island, meeting his many dozens of CEN-TA franchisees, and treating radio hosts in small villages with the same respect he delivered to the country's most famous personalities and largest urban stations. He wrote numerous books and for years he hosted his own television talk show on a network of cable outlets.
Read Gary Bannerman's personal tribute to this remarkable Canadian...
A personal tribute from publisher and renowned naturalist David Hancock
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