Family of 15-year-old who died after Vancouver shooting 'saddened and exhausted,' pastor says

The family of a 15-year-old bystander who died after being shot Saturday night in Vancouver is "stunned, saddened and exhausted," according to the pastor of the church they attended. The boy died Monday afternoon after being on life support for hours, the BC Coroners Service confirmed. Pastor Caleb Choi of Coquitlam Christ Church of China said the boy and his family were members of [...]

16 January 2018

Meetings Industry Report Ranks Vancouver Top Destination in North America

Vancouver is North America’s highest-rated destination for a business meeting, according to STR’s DestinationMAP (Meeting Assessment Program), a comprehensive study of meeting professionals and the meetings market in North America.This year, out of 40 North American cities the data and analytics company surveyed, Vancouver was the highest-rated business meeting site (8.9 out of 10), [...]

19 December 2017

Change of scenery: Patrick Chan rejuvenated by move to Vancouver

Days after missing the Skate Canada International podium for the first time in eight years, and with only a few months left of his competitive career, Patrick Chan felt stuck.He craved a change of scenery, and a better sense of balance. So he headed west, where he travelled for a couple of weeks before settling in Vancouver."I felt like I had the blues a bit, I just couldn't push myself to go to t [...]

19 December 2017

Teachers wanted: B.C. at ’crisis’ point in effort to fill jobs

Teachers have their pick of jobs in British Columbia, but the head of their union warns that some students are going without their specially trained educators who are covering substitute positions that districts haven’t been able to fill.B.C. Teachers Federation president Glen Hansman said students requiring one-on-one attention or support in small groups from special education teacher [...]

11 December 2017

Opinion: Canada must change course on nuclear disarmament

On Sunday, Japanese-Canadian Setsuko Thurlow was recognized at the award ceremony for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. But rather than celebrating this momentous occasion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has dismissed the effort for which the prize is being awarded: the creation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, also known as the Ban Treaty. The treaty bans the deve [...]

11 December 2017

Chester the false killer whale has died, Vancouver Aquarium says

Chester the false killer whale has died, according to the Vancouver Aquarium.  "We are deeply saddened to announce his passing this morning," aquarium president and CEO John Nightingale said in a statement.  Nightingale did not say why Chester died but did say his behaviour changed Wednesday afternoon, leading staff to deliver "intensive overnight care Wednesd [...]

25 November 2017

Ferries cancelled as another #BCStorm hits Metro Vancouver

The rainy season arrived in full force on the South Coast this weekend, with a downpour that drenched Metro Vancouver but was well within expectations for the season, said Environment Canada meteorologist Jonathan Bau.The adverse weather resulted in a number of cancelled sailings between Tsawwassen and Duke Point, and Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay on Sunday night. In spite of rainfall warni [...]

20 November 2017

Vancouver stalled on demolition permit for historic home to avoid paying owners, judge says

Vancouver city staff intentionally dragged their feet for years on an application to demolish a century-old Shaughnessy mansion, waiting for council to approve a heritage protection bylaw, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has found. The city acted in bad faith when it put off rejecting Zheqiang Wu and Binxia Cao's application to develop the property at 3990 Marguerite Street, Justice Ca [...]

20 November 2017

How many Volkswagon Beetles can you spot? Archival footage of 1966 highways captures Vancouver of old

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation opened a time capsule this week, releasing a collection of vintage Highway 1 and Highway 99 images taken between Horseshoe Bay and Burnaby. 'A grim project': B.C. mapmaker creates atlas of residential schools How British Columbia's Garbage Gobblers nearly went extinct The archived shots are strung together in a film that takes its viewers on a journ [...]

06 November 2017

The Top Essentials You Need To Pack For Your RV Trip Into Canada

Once you have mapped out your road trip through Canada and booked your camping sites at great locations such as Mount Kidd RV Park in Alberta or Hidden Valley Campground in British Columbia, your next step will be to pack all of the gear that you will need for your RV adventure. Even if you’re not quite sure on where you want to go yet, Outdoorsy can help you select great camping location [...]

03 November 2017