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  • Dan Fumano: Robertson gavels in the end of an era at Vancouv...
    In many ways, Tuesday was business as usual at Vancouver city council. There were many familiar elements. Non-Partisan Association Coun. Melissa De Genova commented, as she has more than once during this council term, that she rarely agrees with Vision Coun. Andrea Reimer. A protest from the Our Homes Can’t… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • OneCity endorses Kennedy Stewart for Vancouver mayor
    Left-leaning civic party OneCity is throwing its support behind independent Vancouver mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart. OneCity, which is running two city council candidates and three school board candidates in the Oct. 20 municipal election, will formally endorse Stewart at the party’s campaign office Wednesday morning. Stewart, a two-term member of… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics1 day ago
  • OneCity endorses Kennedy Stewart for Vancouver mayor
    Left-leaning civic party OneCity is throwing its support behind independent Vancouver mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart. OneCity, which is running two city council candidates and three school board candidates in the Oct. 20 municipal election, will formally endorse Stewart at the party’s campaign office Wednesday morning. Stewart, a two-term member of… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • In a post-Sedins world, Canucks promise more fun, music, ent...
    We can’t tell you when a ceremony to honour the retired Sedin twins will be held, but we can tell you the Canucks hope to announce a date soon. It may be later this year or early next, Jeff Stipec, chief operating officer of Canucks Sports and Entertainment, said Wednesday.… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • B.C. behind the curve on retailing recreational cannabis on ...
    British Columbia will miss an opportunity to start crowding out the black market for marijuana by not having legal retailers open by the Oct. 17 legalization date, according to a couple of experts. However, for hopeful merchant Fire & Flower, which is working through B.C.’s licensing process, “it’s most important… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Richmond mayoral candidate Hong Guo probed for professional ...
    Lawyer Hong Guo is running for mayor of Richmond despite a slew of professional misconduct allegations by the Law Society of B.C. in relation to the disappearance of $7.5 million from her firm’s trust account. Guo, who has been under investigation by the law society since April 2016 after she… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Ian Mulgrew: Dr. Brian Day’s character, credibility br...
    The B.C. Government continued a savage attack Tuesday on the credibility and character of its chief opponent in the long-running constitutional challenge to Medicare policies. Ignoring the central issues of the case, lawyer Jonathan Penner focused his cross-examination on discrediting Dr. Brian Day as little more than a money-motivated, disingenuous… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics1 day ago
  • Ian Mulgrew: Dr. Brian Day’s character, credibility br...
    The B.C. Government continued a savage attack Tuesday on the credibility and character of its chief opponent in the long-running constitutional challenge to Medicare policies. Ignoring the central issues of the case, lawyer Jonathan Penner focused his cross-examination on discrediting Dr. Brian Day as little more than a money-motivated, disingenuous… ... more
    Vancouversun1 day ago
  • Ian Mulgrew: Dr. Brian Day’s character, credibility br...
    The B.C. Government continued a savage attack Tuesday on the credibility and character of its chief opponent in the long-running constitutional challenge to Medicare policies. Ignoring the central issues of the case, lawyer Jonathan Penner focused his cross-examination on discrediting Dr. Brian Day as little more than a money-motivated, disingenuous… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Rodger Hamilton: B.C. shouldn’t allow burning of dirty...
    Are waste rail ties treated with creosote and/or pentachlorophenol a “clean or renewable resource” suitable for burning to generate electricity in B.C.? This is a question B.C. Hydro will address over the next year. The biomass power plant in Williams Lake currently burns clean wood waste to produce electricity that… ... more
    Vancouversun -Opinion1 day ago
  • Raise-a-Reader: Couple from China get parenting respite alon...
    Parents Ivy Choy and Kelvin Yang look forward to their weekly literacy classes at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House for more than just the chance to improve their English skills. Choy, 32, who has lived in Canada since 2010, and her husband, Yang, also 32, since 2013, attend the East Vancouver… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • B.C. government readies speed cameras, but few details avail...
    VICTORIA — B.C. is getting ready to roll out its first intersection speed cameras, but municipalities still aren’t sure if they’ll be getting a share of the ticket revenue. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said a promised fall launch of the program that will activate existing red-light intersection cameras and use… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics1 day ago
  • Vaughn Palmer: Horgan takes to pulpit to evangelize for prop...
    VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan will be using all the persuasive power of his office to campaign for proportional representation, the electoral system that he believes will improve the re-election chances of his NDP-Green alliance. “I’m going to campaign as hard as I can in the next month to convince… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics1 day ago
  • Vaughn Palmer: Horgan takes to pulpit to evangelize for prop...
    VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan will be using all the persuasive power of his office to campaign for proportional representation, the electoral system that he believes will improve the re-election chances of his NDP-Green alliance. “I’m going to campaign as hard as I can in the next month to convince… ... more
    Vancouversun -Opinion1 day ago
  • Vancouver artist hopes to hitch a ride to the moon with Japa...
    A Vancouver artist thinks his skills make him an excellent candidate to go on a space ship to the moon. Michael Markowsky said his practice as an artist is all about working in extreme conditions — whether it’s painting in -40 C in the far north or travelling at close… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Vancouver artist hopes to hitch a ride to the moon with Japa...
    A Vancouver artist thinks his skills make him an excellent candidate to go on a space ship to the moon. Michael Markowsky said his practice as an artist is all about working in extreme conditions — whether it’s painting in -40 C in the far north or travelling at close… ... more
    Vancouversun1 day ago
  • Wai Young says she received distracted-driving ticket by mis...
    A Vancouver mayoral candidate who has vowed to crack down on “lawless” cyclists and pedestrians failed to appear at a scheduled hearing Friday over a ticket she received last year for using an electronic device while driving. When asked about the ticket Tuesday, Wai Young said the officer who issued it to… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics1 day ago
  • Tslihqot’in receive injunction to halt Taseko Mines...
    A temporary injunction has been granted to the Tsilhqot’in Nation to stop an exploratory mining program in the B.C. Interior meant to resurrect the $1.5-billion New Prosperity mine. The injunction will remain in place pending a decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal on a lower court decision that found… ... more
    Vancouversun -Biz1 day ago
  • Reward offered for identifying who paid for pro-Bremner ads
    A reward has been offered for information about the people behind the veiled entity that is running an ad campaign in support of Vancouver mayoral candidate Hector Bremner. The mystery group rented space on roadside billboards for ads that feature Bremner’s photo and a re-worded version of his campaign slogan. The mystery group… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Mother of toddler killed in daycare accident files negligenc...
    The mother of a 16-month-old boy who died last year in an unlicensed Vancouver daycare filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging negligence by the people responsible for keeping him safe. Macallan Wayne Saini died Jan. 18, 2017, at the Olive Branch Daycare at 1732 Kitchener St. In a notice of civil claim filed… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Mother of toddler killed in daycare accident files negligenc...
    The mother of a 16-month-old boy who died last year in an unlicensed Vancouver daycare filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging negligence by the people responsible for keeping him safe. Macallan Wayne Saini died Jan. 18, 2017, at the Olive Branch Daycare at 1732 Kitchener St. In a notice of civil claim filed… ... more
    Vancouversun -Health1 day ago
  • Gaming giant Capcom shutters its Burnaby studio
    Japanese video game giant Capcom closed its Burnaby studio Tuesday, leaving 158 people out of work. The studio, which first opened in 2005 as Blue Castle Games before being purchased by Capcom in 2011, was responsible for producing the popular Dead Rising franchise and the free-to-play Puzzle Fighter. Operations at… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Vancouver Airport Authority in crosshairs of Competition Bur...
    The federal Competition Tribunal has scheduled hearings between the Vancouver Airport Authority and Canada’s competition watchdog, which has accused the airport operator of stifling competition among airline catering companies. In a case launched in 2016, the competition commissioner argued the airport authority — which operates Vancouver International Airport — had… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Coquitlam RCMP introduce traffic ‘scarecrow’ in ...
    COQUITLAM — The RCMP is borrowing an idea from the United Kingdom by using a cutout of a police officer to try to slow down traffic in Coquitlam. The Mounties have dubbed the life-sized figure “Constable Scarecrow.” It will be used on roads in a pilot project for the next… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Daphne Bramham: It’s time to start asking tough questi...
    All of the candidates for October’s province-wide civic elections have filed their nomination papers, so the time for asking hard questions is now. Housing and affordability are clearly the most important issues for most communities, even those beyond the hyper-inflated markets in Metro Vancouver. Candidates won’t be able to avoid… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Daphne Bramham: It’s time to start asking tough questi...
    All of the candidates for October’s province-wide civic elections have filed their nomination papers, so the time for asking hard questions is now. Housing and affordability are clearly the most important issues for most communities, even those beyond the hyper-inflated markets in Metro Vancouver. Candidates won’t be able to avoid… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics1 day ago
  • Daphne Bramham: It’s time to start asking tough questi...
    All of the candidates for October’s province-wide civic elections have filed their nomination papers, so the time for asking hard questions is now. Housing and affordability are clearly the most important issues for most communities, even those beyond the hyper-inflated markets in Metro Vancouver. Candidates won’t be able to avoid… ... more
    Vancouversun -Opinion1 day ago
  • Daphne Bramham: It’s time to start asking tough questi...
    All of the candidates for October’s province-wide civic elections have filed their nomination papers, so the time for asking hard questions is now. Housing and affordability are clearly the most important issues for most communities, even those beyond the hyper-inflated markets in Metro Vancouver. Candidates won’t be able to avoid… ... more
    Vancouversun -Biz1 day ago
  • Family of Richmond homicide victim seek help to catch killer
    It’s been a year since 41-year-old Joseph Lucien De Carvalho of Richmond was shot dead in a targeted hit, and there is still no arrest. His family is desperate to catch his killer, and on Tuesday made an appeal along with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team for help to solve the… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • B.C. resident charged with animal cruelty
    Crown counsel has approved charges of animal cruelty against a resident of Pouce Coupe, a small town in northeastern B.C. The B.C. SPCA says Alexis Walker was charged after an emaciated Rottweiler, Kira, was taken into care in June 2016. “She was in very poor condition when she came into… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Seven things to do in the Lower Mainland: Keith Urban, Aida ...
    Keith Urban: Graffiti U World Tour When: Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m. Where: Rogers Arena Tickets and info: ticketmaster.ca Graffiti U is the 11th studio album from Down Under country rock superstar Keith Urban. The world tour in support of the album kicked off on June 15 in Maryland Heights Missiouri,… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment1 day ago
  • 5 things to know about What R U Waiting 4? by Autogramm
    Autogramm What R U Waiting 4? | Nevado Nobody in Vancouver’s Autogramm is a newbie to indie rock. That’s probably why they went from an idea to a group with a full-length debut on tastemaking Canadian indie label Nevado Records in less than a year. Guitarist Jiffy Marx, bassist C.C.… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment1 day ago
  • ClarkWalk Project a sonic stroll through a vanishing Vancouv...
    ClarkWalk Project When: Sept. 29, dawn to dusk Where: Clark Drive corridor from 6th to Powell (one block to East or West) Tickets and info: By donation at facebook.com/clarkwalkvancouver Stephen Lyons is a Juno award-winning musician with Fond of Tigers, bandleader and sideman, Offseason Records independent label head and all-around… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment1 day ago
  • Book review: Date Did What provides comical insight into the...
    Date Did What Jill Sinclair When Jill Sinclair decided she was ready to try dating again three years after getting a divorce, she did it with a determined intensity.  Finding herself single in her 30s, she quickly realized the guys on offer this time around, well, they left a… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment1 day ago
  • B.C. alleges Nanaimo councillor distributed private records
    B.C.’s Attorney General Ministry has gone to B.C. Supreme Court to force a Nanaimo councillor and three citizens to return confidential documents to the city, remove them from the internet and to destroy any copies. Coun. Gord Fuller and Matthew O’Donnell (also known as Matt Hensock), Tim McGrath and Terry… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Facebook ad criticizing Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps ‘cro...
    Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps made headlines in March with her decision to delete her Facebook account, calling the social media platform a “toxic echo chamber.” That toxicity has been writ large with an attack ad on Facebook that all but called the mayor a money launderer. The advertisement super-imposes the… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local1 day ago
  • Cargo being removed from grounded Haida Gwaii barge and fish...
    QUEEN CHARLOTTE — Crews say they’re making some progress and the weather is co-operating as they deal with a grounded and potentially explosive barge on Haida Gwaii. The barge carrying Westcoast Resorts’ Hippa Lodge broke from its moorings and ran aground on Lina Island, near the village of Queen Charlotte,… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Vision Vancouver confirms mayoral candidate Ian Campbell had...
    Vision Vancouver has confirmed that former mayoral candidate Ian Campbell, who announced a week ago he was no longer running, had failed to disclose an assault charge. Campbell, a hereditary chief of the Squamish First Nation, announced Sept. 10 that he was withdrawing from the race, leaving Vision Vancouver without… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Daily Poll: Did you watch the Vancouver mayoral debate?
    Eight mayoral candidates took to the stage at SFU’s downtown campus Monday night for a debate ahead of Vancouver’s 2018 election. Of the 21 mayoral candidates who officially submitted nomination papers, eight appeared at Monday’s event: Hector Bremner of Yes Vancouver, David Chen of ProVancouver, Fred Harding of Vancouver 1st, Ken… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Douglas Todd: Popular Canadian student visas leading to expl...
    Senior Indian politicians are warning tens of thousands of young Punjabis about the dangers of trying to take advantage of student visas to try to become Canadian citizens. Indian nationals — some of whom are using student visas primarily to work rather than study in Canada — are being exploited… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics2 days ago
  • Douglas Todd: Popular Canadian student visas leading to expl...
    Senior Indian politicians are warning tens of thousands of young Punjabis about the dangers of trying to take advantage of student visas to try to become Canadian citizens. Indian nationals — some of whom are using student visas primarily to work rather than study in Canada — are being exploited… ... more
    Vancouversun -Opinion2 days ago
  • Daphne Bramham: Restoring what we’ve ruined may be the...
    There are few more conservative people than those who determine risk in order for insurance companies to set their rates. They don’t need to look at the current images of winds lashing the east coast of the United States or the mega-storm ripping across Asia and question whether climate change… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Daphne Bramham: Restoring what we’ve ruined may be the...
    There are few more conservative people than those who determine risk in order for insurance companies to set their rates. They don’t need to look at the current images of winds lashing the east coast of the United States or the mega-storm ripping across Asia and question whether climate change… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics2 days ago
  • Daphne Bramham: Restoring what we’ve ruined may be the...
    There are few more conservative people than those who determine risk in order for insurance companies to set their rates. They don’t need to look at the current images of winds lashing the east coast of the United States or the mega-storm ripping across Asia and question whether climate change… ... more
    Vancouversun -Opinion2 days ago
  • Daphne Bramham: Restoring what we’ve ruined may be the...
    There are few more conservative people than those who determine risk in order for insurance companies to set their rates. They don’t need to look at the current images of winds lashing the east coast of the United States or the mega-storm ripping across Asia and question whether climate change… ... more
    Vancouversun2 days ago
  • Vancouver Weather: Another day of sunshine
    VANCOUVER, B.C. – It appears Metro Vancouver will get another day of reprieve from the long stretch of rain in the forecast. Tuesday’s weather is expected to be a mix of sun and cloud with fog patches in the morning, and a high of 16 C, according to Environment Canada.… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Douglas Todd: Popular Canadian student visas leading to expl...
    Senior Indian politicians are warning tens of thousands of young Punjabis about the dangers of trying to take advantage of student visas to try to become Canadian citizens. Indian nationals — some of whom are using student visas primarily to work rather than study in Canada — are being exploited… ... more
    Vancouversun2 days ago
  • Douglas Todd: Popular Canadian student visas leading to expl...
    Senior Indian politicians are warning tens of thousands of young Punjabis about the dangers of trying to take advantage of student visas to try to become Canadian citizens. Indian nationals — some of whom are using student visas primarily to work rather than study in Canada — are being exploited… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Park board votes to consider Indigenous names for Vancouver ...
    The Vancouver park board has voted to recognize the indigenous names of parks and beaches in the city as the next step toward reconciliation. Areas inhabited by First Nations that are within park board boundaries include westside beaches Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, Locarno Beach and Kitsilano Beach, as well as communities… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics2 days ago
  • Park board votes to consider Indigenous names for Vancouver ...
    The Vancouver park board has voted to recognize the indigenous names of parks and beaches in the city as the next step toward reconciliation. Areas inhabited by First Nations that are within park board boundaries include westside beaches Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, Locarno Beach and Kitsilano Beach, as well as communities… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Vancouver election: Eight mayoral candidates pack stage at M...
    In an event billed as the first mayoral debate of Vancouver’s 2018 election, no fewer than eight candidates for the city’s top job packed the stage. The two-hour debate on Monday evening, organized by Glacier Media, drew a capacity crowd into a theatre at the Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • ‘Stop Trump:’ 183,000 Americans living in Vancou...
    American Tammy Flynn Seybold doesn’t want to assume, as many did during the 2016 U.S. election, that Donald Trump couldn’t again come out on top during the U.S. midterm elections in November. So she put on a floppy stars-and-stripes hat and waved a sign at noon traffic on Georgia Street… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Malcolm Brodie and Heather Schoemaker: Moving to a zero-wast...
    Next time you see a loaded garbage truck headed for the landfill, imagine that it’s packed full of your hard-earned cash. In effect, it is. Every year, local governments in Canada spend approximately $3.2 billion managing 34 million tonnes of waste. You pay for it in municipal taxes that could… ... more
    Vancouversun -Opinion2 days ago
  • Fire at Surrey propane recycling depot disrupts traffic
    Firefighters were battling a major blaze at a propane recycling depot in the 13000 block of 116 Avenue in Surrey on Monday afternoon. Plumes of black smoke from the fire could be seen from as far as Coquitlam. One person was reportedly injured in the fire and had to be… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Vaughn Palmer: Broadway Subway’s half-a-billion dollar...
    VICTORIA — The Ministry of Transportation has provided an explanation of sorts for the cost estimate of half-a-billion-dollars a kilometre for extending SkyTrain along Broadway in Vancouver. The budget for the 5.7-kilometre-long Broadway Subway was estimated at $2.83 billion when Premier John Horgan greenlit provincial funding for the project earlier… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics2 days ago
  • Vaughn Palmer: Broadway Subway’s half-a-billion dollar...
    VICTORIA — The Ministry of Transportation has provided an explanation of sorts for the cost estimate of half-a-billion-dollars a kilometre for extending SkyTrain along Broadway in Vancouver. The budget for the 5.7-kilometre-long Broadway Subway was estimated at $2.83 billion when Premier John Horgan greenlit provincial funding for the project earlier… ... more
    Vancouversun -Opinion2 days ago
  • 2018 municipal election: Pre-campaigning attack ads under sc...
    Parties across the political spectrum weighed in Monday on the propriety of third party advertising in the lead up to the municipal election period as attack ads fly in all directions from a range of often anonymous entities. Groups like United for Change Surrey and Vancouver Deserves Better Than Ken… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • B.C. government cannabis workers could be barred from enteri...
    VICTORIA — B.C.’s solicitor general says he’s extremely concerned that the United States might bar provincial government employees from travelling across the American border because they work in the province’s new legal cannabis branch. Mike Farnworth said Monday he’s aware of a threat by U.S. border officials to deny entry… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics2 days ago
  • Ian Mulgrew: Dr. Brian Day takes the stand in court, has his...
    Denounced by many as the Great Satan of Medicare, Dr. Brian Day is finally getting his day in court — two years into the marathon B.C. Supreme Court trial he launched. The man behind the constitutional challenge to B.C.’s restrictions on access to private health care took the stand Monday… ... more
    Vancouversun -Politics2 days ago
  • Ian Mulgrew: Dr. Brian Day takes the stand in court, has his...
    Denounced by many as the Great Satan of Medicare, Dr. Brian Day is finally getting his day in court — two years into the marathon B.C. Supreme Court trial he launched. The man behind the constitutional challenge to B.C.’s restrictions on access to private health care took the stand Monday… ... more
    Vancouversun -Health2 days ago
  • B.C. transgender woman, denied Brazilian wax job, withdraws ...
    A transgender woman in B.C. has withdrawn a human rights complaint filed against an esthetician who turned down her request for a Brazilian wax job. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), whose lawyers represented the esthetician, said Monday that their client was vindicated and called it a “victory.” But… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Four military, eight civilian aircraft scour B.C. for missin...
    VICTORIA — More military aircraft have joined the search over central and eastern B.C. for a missing plane with two people aboard. Lt. Tony Wright with the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria says a Buffalo aircraft and a Cormorant helicopter were in the air at first light on Monday,… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • From Japan to Squamish, family gets help with English throug...
    When Naoko Ohshiro immigrated to Canada from Japan with her husband, Masakazu, they moved from Yokohoma, with almost the population of all of B.C. and second in size only to Tokyo, to a small city that couldn’t be more different. The couple arrived six years ago in Squamish to start… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Urkel and the original Buffy added to Vancouver Fan Expo lin...
    Vancouver Fan Expo, the festival that celebrates nerd culture and entertainment, has added two big names from the 1990s to this year’s celebrity lineup. Jaleel White, who played the nerd icon Urkel on TV’s Family Matters, and Kristy Swanson, the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the 1992 movie of… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment2 days ago
  • B.C. not worried about just one pot shop on legalization day...
    A spokeswoman for British Columbia’s Liquor Distribution Branch says it’s not concerned that the province will have only one government-run pot shop when cannabis is legalized Oct. 17. Viviana Zanocco says B.C. will also have an online store reaching anyone in the province and she does not anticipate any problems… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • B.C. aims to implement provincial pain strategy: patients...
    The head of a patient advocacy group says the provincial government is working on a provincial pain strategy that would provide greater access to services for chronic conditions such as arthritis, back pain and fibromyalgia. Maria Hudspith, executive director of PainBC, says a draft strategy has been completed for Health… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Shortage of YMCA swim instructors leaves kids high and dry
    School was out for the summer, now the pool is out for the fall. Some young swimmers in South Vancouver feel they’ve been left high and dry after a shortage of certified swim instructors caused the Langara Family YMCA to temporarily cancel its Wednesday and Sunday lessons. Brandee Barker, 38,… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Video: Watch B.C. firefighters battle a fire tornado near Va...
    If smoke and flames weren’t bad enough, sometimes firefighters battling blazes in the bush are forced deal with fire tornadoes. Fire tornadoes, or fire wirls, are formed when strong winds come into contact with raging forest fires. The updrafts of air catch fire and the swirl sucks in ash and… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Oliver man charged with first degree murder of Belgian touri...
    The RCMP have charged Sean Ryan William McKenzie with first degree murder in connection with Amelie Sakkalis, whose dead body was found near Boston Bar four weeks ago. A court appearance has been scheduled for Monday afternoon in Chilliwack Provincial Court, but a publication ban is imposed on the details. McKenzie,… ... more
    Vancouversun -Local2 days ago
  • Five reasons to check out the Vancouver International Flamen...
    Vancouver International Flamenco Festival When: Sept. 21 to 29 Where: various venues Tickets: vancouverflamencofestival.org 1. Crazy Girl. The headline event of the 28th edition, Petisa Loca (Crazy Girl) is a production of Spain’s Sara Calero Company. Marking the Canadian debut of the company, the performance features dancer/choreographer Calero with vocalist… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment2 days ago
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