B.C. taxi group urges province to take slow and cautious route on ride hailing

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Taxi Association says it has found an app to meet customer demands across the province, making the need for ride hailing services like Uber and Lyft unnecessary. But an Uber spokesman said Monday hundreds of thousands of people in B.C. have already accessed their app in the search for reliable and affordable services. The association and Uber are among numerous in [...]

09 January 2018

Going Down Under for several g'days of adrenalin-filled adventures

SYDNEY, Australia — Less than six hours after landing in this bustling and culturally rich Harbour City, we were belting out all the words to Waltzing Matilda and the Men At Work’s Down Under.And no, we weren’t over-served on the long flight to Oz.Checked in at an elegant Bondi Beach hotel, sleepless in 24-plus hours but extra excited to touch down in this former Summer Olympic city [...]

20 November 2017

Five reasons to check out Dance in Vancouver

Dance in VancouverNov. 22-25 | Scotiabank Dance CentreTickets and info: $24-$32, at ticketstonight.ca, thedancecentre.ca1. Femme Fatales. The biennial event Dance in Vancouver showcases local contemporary dancers and choreographers. The 2017 (and 11th) edition includes an excerpt from Femme Fatale. Through a performance by three female dancers, the Meredith Kalaman work looks at gender soc [...]

16 November 2017

Police investigating whether girl's visual impairment factored into fall

Neighbours are still reeling days after an eight-year-old girl died falling from the 22nd floor of a Burnaby highrise, and police are trying to determine whether her visual impairment played a role in the tragedy. Audrey, as the memorial where her body was found identifies her, did not crawl off of a balcony as initially believed but instead plummeted out of a window, police revea [...]

07 November 2017

Young man dies from injuries after accidental shooting on Salt Spring Island

Officials say a young man has died from his injuries following a reportedly accidental shooting on Salt Spring Island.Salt Spring RCMP confirmed they responded to the reported shooting at a home where six youths, including the victim, were present early Sunday morning.He was transported to hospital in Vancouver but succumbed to his injuries Sunday afternoon, according to the BC Coroner's Service.T [...]

26 September 2017