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Vancouver Pride touts ‘Better Together’ spirit

On the eve of Vancouver’s annual pride parade — and following the horrific Orlando nightclub massacre — a message of union will be sent with this year’s festivities.

Abbotsford Police have detailed some lame excuses when people are caught for such offences as distracted driving. GETTY IMAGES

Road safety campaign highlights bad excuses

The Abbotsford Police Department has begun sharing the terrible excuses and responses its front-line officers have heard all year from reckless drivers.

Last year, Mexican airline Aeromexico launched a daily, non-stop flight between Vancouver and Mexico City. GETTY IMAGES

Mexican visitors eye Vancouver when visa lifted

Vancouver is set to reap a windfall of tourism dollars once the visa requirement for Mexican visitors is officially removed in December — reuniting many families in the process.

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Push on to find 100K new blood donors

As national blood donor week wraps up, Canadian Blood Services is pushing to obtain 100,000 new donors before the year ends.

According to the president of the Marpole-Oakridge community centre, the trees outside the centre are the only nice thing about the facility. WENDY CUTLER-FLICKR

‘Woeful’ Marpole centre eyed for renewal

Vancouver Park Board is set to vote on if it will start a renewal process for the Marpole-Oakridge community centre — a decision board chairwoman Sarah Kirby-Yung said the community has been waiting “far too long” for.

Bike to Work Week celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. FILE PHOTO

Vancouver's Bike to Work Week celebrates 10 years

The Vancouver cycling group HUB is calling for more investment from both the provincial and municipal governments for bike-friendly infrastructure as Bike to Work Week begins on Monday.

A piece of pipeline being constructed for the Northern Gateway project. POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Pipeline review exemptions a 'travesty': expert

The province has distanced itself from conducting environmental assessment inspections to upcoming pipeline projects in the wake of ruling by the B.C. Supreme Court.

VR video was displayed to fans on Saturday at the Consumer Virtual Reality Expo in Vancouver. SUBMITTED

Virtual reality the future for Canucks fans

With the Vancouver Canucks missing the playoffs and picking fifth in this year’s NHL draft — and playing so many of their young players down the stretch this season — it’s all about the future.

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Groups set to get dragon boat licence

The Vancouver Park Board is set to award the Canadian International Dragon Boat Society and the British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society with a five-year licence to operate at the new Creekside Paddling Centre.

For Gilbert John Randall, living on the streets has meant suffering terrible sunburns. BRYAN MC GOVERN, 24 HOURS

Vancouver homeless face long, hot summer

The impact of El Nino and summer temperatures predicted by experts to be even hotter than normal leave the most vulnerable of Vancouver in danger of suffering heat strokes — and the city and support agencies scrambling for cool solutions.