Canadian home prices rise as Toronto sees first gain in 6 months

The Canadian real estate market got off to a good start this year with house prices rising in January, as Toronto saw its first gain in six months, according to a bank measurement. The Teranet-National Bank composite house price index, rose 0.3 per cent last month from December and gained 8.7 per cent in January from a year ago.  That's up from a 0.2 per c [...]

15 February 2018

Vancouver firm banking on big-time Bitcoin bonanza

A journey through Drumheller, Alberta, a community known for its dinosaur museum, has the potential to unearth fossils from the Prairie province’s badlands. But why stop at dinos if cheap land and electricity have the potential to unearth cryptocurrencies? A Vancouver-based firm is raising substantial capital to turn the small town 90 minutes northeast of Calgary into one of North [...]

15 February 2018

How opioid vending machines could fix Vancouver’s drug crisis

It took a long time for Dr. Mark Tyndall to decide that the best way to do his job would be to ensure Vancouverites could get hard drugs from automated vending machines. Tyndall, 58, is the director of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. He’s been working with addicts for decades, helping them stay alive, helping them manage their addictions, helping those who think the [...]

14 February 2018

Take A Lavish Cruise From San Fransisco To Vancouver For A Steal At $388 CAD

Are you interested in trying a cruise for the first time, but don’t want to spend a fortune? Or, are you simply looking to discover one of North America’s finest cities and sail home in style?Look no further! This incredible deal from Holland America takes you home to Vancouver from exciting San Fransisco this spring on a budget.This short cruise from San Fransisco to Vancouver with [...]

14 February 2018

Deeply divided Vancouver city council gets it right on harm-reduction plans

Mark Tyndall stood before Vancouver City Council at a recent meeting to proselytize for his latest harm-reduction scheme: vending machines to dispense opioids to drug users. "I really wish we could get 50 of these things going in the next year," said Dr. Tyndall, executive medical health director of the BC Centre for Disease Control. "We could supply clean drugs to thousands of people [...]

12 February 2018

Man airlifted to hospital after avalanche near Golden, B.C.

A 36-year-old man is in critical condition after he was caught in an avalanche near Golden, B.C. on Friday. The victim and a friend, both visiting from southern Alberta, were out snowmobiling on the Hospital Creek trail, a popular ungroomed 20 kilometre sledding route. An avalanche was triggered in the backcountry just before 4 p.m., seriously injuring the victim. "It was a self-r [...]

12 February 2018

B.C. pledges $20M to Indigenous communities fighting overdoses

VANCOUVER -- British Columbia has announced $20 million in funding over three years for Indigenous communities struggling with an overdose death rate that's three times higher than the general population. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy said the money is part of $322 million announced in last September's budget update and will be administered by the First Nations He [...]

09 February 2018

First of its kind First Nations mental health and wellness conference takes place in Vancouver

Mental health and substance abuse are the top health priorities for First Nations across B.C., says Grand Chief Doug Kelly, chair of the First Nations Health Council. First Nations people 5 times more likely to overdose in B.C., data shows Hundreds of people, including elders, community leaders, educators and care providers, are in Vancouver to talk about how best to meet those menta [...]

09 February 2018

Winter storm blasts B.C., except South Coast where mild weather continues

A winter storm is expected to wallop much of B.C. Wednesday, except on the South Coast, where mild temperatures are forecast to continue through the week. Environment Canada has posted winter storm warnings for central and northern B.C., while snowfall warnings are in effect for southeastern B.C., including the Boundary and Kootenay regions.A winter storm in central B.C., including [...]

08 February 2018

The battle to clean up B.C.

It was such a lovely picture that the City of Vancouver managed to paint of itself over the 10 years that Gregor “Happy Planet” Roberston was mayor that it’s no wonder so many people believed it. A thriving and happily multicultural Pacific metropolis of bike lanes and balmy weather. Diversity and eco-density and backyard chickens, high-tech startups, and the ski slopes on the mo [...]

08 February 2018

Ottawa restores Fisheries Act measures “gutted” by Harper

The federal government will restore more than $280 million in funding cut by the Stephen Harper government to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, ban the capture of whales and dolphins, restore protective measures for fish and fish habitat and adopt more of a co-management approach with indigenous people. Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc was in Vancouver Tuesday, February 6, to ann [...]

07 February 2018

Foreign buyers' influence on Toronto and Vancouver housing markets is rising: report

Mortgage data from Canada’s five largest banks suggests a rising influence on housing markets by foreign buyers – many of them young people funded by their parents.In Toronto and Vancouver, non-permanent residents represented nearly 10 per cent of buyers under the age of 25 who were issued mortgages in 2016, suggesting some “may be receiving parental support,” according to a repo [...]

07 February 2018

Finding middle ground

Winnipeg’s location slap bang in the middle of Canada means it can sometimes be overlooked by visitors to the second biggest country on Earth. For Australians flying into Vancouver, the temptation to stay in the west rather than take a trip similar in distance to that between Adelaide and Darwin is understandable.But its position nearly equidistant from Vancouver and Toronto, Ottawa [...]

06 February 2018

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