Day 2 of Vancouver Fashion Week F/W18

Tuesday evening at the Vancouver runway started with a succession of local BC based designers at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver. Atelier Grandi showcased new collection Avium, bringing elements of nature to the runway. Inspired by winter birds of the north, classic silhouettes in hues of canary yellow and cardinal red were contrasted with stark winter white. [...]

21 March 2018

Coast gas prices beat Vancouver’s despite hike

Isolation may be a problem for some on the Sunshine Coast, but it’s helping keep gas prices lower than across Howe Sound, where Metro Vancouver motorists are fuelling up for as much as 154.9 cents per litre – the most expensive price in North America. Gas prices have been soaring across the Lower Mainland lately, and the hike will march into spring, said Dan McTeague, senior petrole [...]

21 March 2018

Canine has a nose for detecting infectious C. difficile

Vancouver Coastal Health’s four-legged infection fighter made a road-trip to Kelowna on Monday to showcase his C. difficile detection abilities. Angus, a three-year-old English springer spaniel displayed his talents Monday in the lecture theatre at Kelowna General Hospital’s clinic academic campus, finding a piece of scented gauze with C. difficile spore odour hidden under a chair b [...]

14 March 2018

Pet Therapy: Where to find help for your pet’s behavioural health

A quick google search will reveal a plethora of help options for people struggling with their pets’ problem behaviour — dog trainers, training coaches, behaviourists, veterinarians, dog whisperers and animal communicators are among those who advertise their services to help pets that aren’t behaving quite right.Their varied (or lack of) qualifications, and differing approaches to m [...]

14 March 2018

Vancouver Will Be Covered In Blooming Cherry Blossoms Very Soon

Despite Mother Nature's greatest efforts to keep Vancouverites miserable and cold, spring is upon us. The best part of springtime in Vancouver is that the entire city is swiftly taken over by whimsical cherry blossom trees. Walking down the street to grab your groceries turns into a magical walk through fluttering petals and you're quickly overcome with the fragrant scent of th [...]

13 March 2018

Come home to Canopy: Nature on your doorstep, without leaving the city

Savour a taste of rural life, without having to leave the city at one of Surrey’s newest planned communities. Designed with active couples and families in mind, Canopy is a master-planned community of 302 beautifully designed townhomes, nestled next to one of the largest nature reserves in Metro Vancouver – 642 acres of trees, trails, meadows and river at Tynehead Park. Yet with this e [...]

13 March 2018

City of Vancouver is facing criticism for what it defines as affordable rental housing.

A litigator who specializes in municipal law suggests that a 2014 B.C. Supreme Court decision may be worth reading again.Nathalie Baker made the recommendation amid criticism from the public about how the City of Vancouver defines “for-profit affordable rental housing”.It’s also a time when civic parties are gearing up for a new election in October this year, hence the relevance of t [...]

08 March 2018

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Vancouver Whitecaps hit the road with confidence and squad depth

It was a great start to the Vancouver Whitecaps season. The Caps defeated the Montreal Impact 2-1 at home with new signing Kei Kamara and teenage sensation Alphonso Davies scoring the goals.  While the new signing and the wunderkind received much of the attention after the match, some of the accolades also need to go Carl Robinson’s way. The Vancouver head coach surprised Montreal [...]

08 March 2018

Metro: Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Patrick Chan to headline Stars on Ice in Vancouver

Following an impressive showing at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, Canadian figure skating pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir is among several Olympians set to join the Stars on Ice tour across Canada this spring. Virtue and Moir, who won ice dance gold (and our hearts) at the Olympics in South Korea, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history, will join Stars o [...]

28 February 2018

Loud parrots at Vancouver sanctuary can stay for now, but need new homes

VANCOUVER - A group of parrots awaiting adoption in Vancouver can stay put for now, after a lease on a warehouse full of the chattering birds was extended. Jan Robson, spokeswoman for the Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary, said the property is up for development, but permits have yet to be approved, so a lease that was set to expire on Feb. 28 will now be in place until the end of A [...]

28 February 2018

Canadian navy ship spills fuel in Strait of Georgia

Officials with the Department of National Defence say one of its vessels in the Strait of Georgia — HMCS Calgary — spilled 30,000 litres of fuel on Saturday morning. The patrol frigate was sailing in the strait's shipping lanes between Nanaimo and Parksville when the spill occurred, said Commodore Jeff Zwick, commander of the Canadian fleet in the Pacific re [...]

26 February 2018

Green Party pressures B.C. government to specify what 'moderating' housing market means

The Green Party is calling on the B.C. government to offer more specifics on how it will define success in tackling the housing affordability crisis through its 30-point plan. "What outcomes is the government actually looking for with the plan it's putting forward? We've been stonewalled ... and that's troubling," said leader Andrew Weaver.  "Public policy is there to de [...]

26 February 2018

Michael Zwaagstra: More Canadian history needed in schools

Last fall, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario demanded that John A. Macdonald’s name be stricken from all public schools in the province. More recently, Halifax’s city council voted to remove the Edward Cornwallis statue that had stood downtown since 1931. Both decisions were vigorously debated at the time and public opinion remains sharply divided.   These are two [...]

24 February 2018

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