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

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

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

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

Sights and sounds of nature indoors at Port Moody school

This week’s snow and frost didn’t stop a group of elementary school students from enjoying nature. But instead of donning boots and coats for a frigid field trip, this group of Seaview elementary students was searching for seashells, sorting rocks, identifying birds and animals, doing puzzles, reading books, counting rings in a tree stump and learning about the solar system. And the [...]

24 February 2018

Rain, sun, then snow-rain and sun; weekend of weird weather on the way

If you can endure a week of rain, you might be rewarded with a couple days of sun heading into Family Day weekend.Environment Canada is calling for rain in Vancouver beginning Sunday through Wednesday, before things taper off on Thursday. A mix of sun and cloud is expected headed into the weekend before “snow-rain showers” interrupt on Sunday. Sun returns next week.The marathon of rain [...]

05 February 2018

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, 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