After last week’s violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., many of us in Canada were shocked at the violence and grieving the death of the counter-protester but felt relieved that we were not in the States and talked about how much different things are here.
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Last weekend, a 34-year-old Williams Lake man celebrated the lifting of an evacuation order and being able to return home by setting off fireworks in what are still extremely hot, dry and fire-prone conditions. Thankfully, the RCMP were quickly alerted, arrested the intoxicated man and later fined him just over $1,000 for allegedly dropping, releas
According to the latest 2016 census data released this week, the share of Canadians living alone is higher than ever before.
I’m currently spending a few weeks in Europe and have been struck by how different the bicycle culture is here from that in Vancouver.
My youngest daughter has a severe soy allergy which means that reading ingredient lists has become a necessarily regular practice of mine. While Health Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations require food allergens and gluten to be clearly marked on prepackaged products, food sold in restaurants is exempt.
While wildfires rage near 100 Mile House and Williams Lake, forcing people to leave their homes, Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson is busy proclaiming the official “Day of Laughter.”
I was in Chilliwack General Hospital this week for a foot infection. While I was in the waiting room, a man walked up to me with a basket. “Pet him,” he said. “Pardon?” I answered. “His name’s Rupert.” The man brought the basket closer to me and I could see there was a small black rabbit inside. Immediately I was quite confused. I didn’t think anim
This fall, condo owners at Vancouver’s Eugenia Place will have to fork over $35,000 each to replace a tree on the top of their building.
Summer is the time to loosen up, relax. It’s barbecue and flip-flop season and boy have we seen some big political flip-flops this year.
Vancouver seems to have two seasons: rain and tourists. Just as we make our way out of one, the other hits us full force.
On Monday, I needed to buy a booster seat. My kids were going to spend the day with a friend and we needed something that would fit in between two other car seats in the back of a station wagon.
Earlier this week, Christy Clark announced she will call back the House and force a confidence vote that will very likely lose.
B.C.’s last provincial election took place on May 9 but now, more than two weeks later we are still waiting for results. Why? We are counting and recounting outdated paper ballots. It’s 2017 and most of our communication is done online. We can file our taxes and pay our bills over the Internet but we still have to mark a paper ballot by hand and sl
When you’re expecting a baby in Finland, the Finnish government sends you a box filled with baby clothes, toys and blankets.
I was driving along Highway 1 from Chilliwack to downtown Vancouver and the SkyTrain was passing over the highway. Even though there was a fair bit of traffic on the road, the cars were moving faster than the SkyTrain.
Much ado has been made about Christy Clark’s encounter with Linda Higgins in a North Vancouver grocery store last week.
According to the Fraser Valley Regional District’s count, there are 603 people living in the Fraser Valley without a home in 2017.
There are some pretty substantial medicinal claims around marijuana. Children who no longer have seizures thanks to cannabis oil, symptoms of multiple sclerosis stalled or in some cases reversed thanks to the drug.
There are 199 homeless children and more than 3,500 homeless people in the regional district of Metro Vancouver. That’s a 30 per cent overall increase from 2014. While the city of Vancouver itself say a 19 per cent increase, homelessness in Langley increased by 124 per cent, in Delta and White Rock, 142 per cent.
When Mayor Gregor Robertson handed newly appointed Chief Resilience Officer Katie McPherson the Resilient Cities plaque Tuesday, he also tried to pass the buck.