Sun is out! Record-breaking temperatures forecast for Metro Vancouver

Coming off of a sunny weekend, Metro Vancouverites could see even warmer and potentially record-breaking temperatures today. Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan said the agency predicts temperatures creeping up to double digits. Temperatures of 13 C are expected along the water and it could go up to 20 C inland. In Abbotsford, the mercury is expect [...]

13 March 2018

Sharing sexual images could land Vancouver man in jail

A Vancouver man's decision to share deeply intimate pictures of his former girlfriend without her consent could result in jail time under legislation designed to deter revenge pornography and cyberbullying.The man can't be identified under the terms of a publication ban on the name of the victim and witnesses in the case. Sentencing arguments took place Monday in the Provincial Cour [...]

13 March 2018

Tofino Bus Services to take over Greyhound routes on Vancouver Island

Greyhound received permission to stop bus service in several areas of B.C. this week, meaning the bus company's two remaining routes on Vancouver Island — connecting Victoria to Nanaimo and Vancouver  — will be scrapped. But Tofino Bus Services have announced that it will be stepping in to serve those travellers by expanding its routes to include more communities. Gre [...]

26 February 2018

Vancouver weather: Mostly rain but prepare for some wet flurries

VANCOUVER, B.C.: FEB. 25, 2018 – Following two days of snowy and slushy weather, Sunday will see a return to the norm with clouds and showers across Vancouver. There could still be bits of snow at higher elevations with some winds, but temperatures stick to 5 degrees C.There are no weather alerts in effect for the city of Vancouver though there are snowfall warnings for the Coquihalla [...]

26 February 2018

Coquitlam man dead after altercation in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Police say a man found in distress in front of the Astoria Hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Tuesday night has died.The victim has been identified as 51-year-old Coquitlam resident Martin James MacDonald.Police and ambulance were called to E. Hastings Street near Hawks Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after a passerby discovered the victim unconscious at a bus stop.Police say MacDonal [...]

12 February 2018

In Vancouver, at the heart of Canada’s fentanyl crisis, extreme ‘harm reduction’ efforts that may guide US

Beneath a blue tarp that blocks out a grey sky, Jordanna Coleman inhales the smoke from a heated mixture of heroin and methamphetamine, sucking the addictive vapour deep into her lungs.The drugs and pipe, acquired elsewhere, are hers. But the shelter, the equipment she uses to prepare her fix and the volunteers standing by to respond if she overdoses are provided by a small non-profit gr [...]

12 February 2018

Gap between housing supply and demand largest in Toronto and Vancouver: CMHC

Toronto and Vancouver's real estate markets have responded to surging prices and a growing demand for homes with a supply of new housing that is "significantly weaker than other Canadian metropolitan areas." The disparity between supply and demand has been largest in the two cities, but "we do not fully know why this is the case," said the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corpora [...]

08 February 2018

Eight B.C. properties ranked among top 15 hotels in Canada

Eight of the top 15 hotels in Canada are located right here in B.C., according to a new ranking released this week.U.S. News & World Report this week released its 2018 rankings for the best hotels around the world, and British Columbia properties snagged eight of the top 15 spots in Canada.Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia took first place in the consumer ranking, while Tofino’s Wickaninn [...]

08 February 2018

Canucks to play Chinese New Year game with special dragon jerseys

Following the Chinese New Year, the Vancouver Canucks will celebrate with festive warm-up jerseys and arena events in their game against the Boston Bruins on Feb. 17. During a pre-game event Jan.30, Trevor Linden, former Canuck and president of hockey operations, NHL said “Vancouver being such a multi-cultural city, we are really excited about initiating things to celebrate Chinese [...]

06 February 2018

B.C. passes Ontario as Canada’s top film, TV spot

British Columbia has surpassed Ontario as Canada's top locale for film and television production for the first time, a development that industry experts largely credit to the rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. A new report by the Canadian Media Producers Association says the 2016-2017 fiscal year was strong for Canada overall, with production volume in the cou [...]

05 February 2018

23-year-old man charged following bank robberies, Vancouver crash

Vancouver police say a 23-year-old man has been charged with two counts of robbery following a pair of bank heists Saturday that ended in a dramatic crash at Clark Drive and East 1st Avenue. Jordan Anthony Doddridge was arrested after police used their vehicles to block a stolen Porsche Cayenne from driving away after it crashed. The first reported robbery happened on Co [...]

05 February 2018

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