David P. Ball, 24 hours Vancouver


Tower Green is expected to offer incredible views of Vancouver. (SUBMITTED)

Green living towers over waterfront

A housing and residential development in the newly minted False Creek Village is promising central, sustainable and “unequalled value,” and it's heading into its pre-sale stage this month, according to Executive Group Development.

A view of the material that leached into the Quesnel area water system. (CARIBOO REGIONAL DISTRICT)

Mining company denies water ‘toxic’

A tense press conference in Likely, B.C. by Imperial Metals Ltd. a day after its massive tailings pond breach nearby saw the firm's president repeatedly interrupted on Tuesday.

Video of police incident. (SCREENGRAB)

Vancouver man alleges police assault

It would be inappropriate for me to speak to the video or provide any further details of an incident currently going through the complaint process.

Pregnancy rates high for queer youth

Teen sex education experts in B.C. say the subject may need to be “revamped” after a recent survey found that the province's lesbian, gay and bisexual teenagers remain at significantly greater risk of becoming pregnant or causing a pregnancy.

A spill of material from a mining company's tailpond has resulted in a ban on drinking water near Quesnel, B.C. (CARIBOO REGIONAL DISTRICT)

Arsenic likely spilled into river: watchdog

A massive breach in a copper and gold mine's tailings pond near Quesnel, B.C. Monday has flooded the adjacent river with five-million cubic metres of what a senior official called “slurry” — forcing a ban on residents drinking and bathing in the area’s water.

Jen Sung is program director for Out in Schools. (DAVID P. BALL)

Youth need LGBT services: advocate

As Vancouverites celebrate Pride Week festivities this weekend, some young people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are calling for a boost to youth-led services in the region.

The Mr. Big technique is unpopular with civil liberties groups. (FILE PHOTO/QMI AGENCY)

VPD weighs impact of Mr. Big ruling

Vancouver police and the RCMP say they’re reviewing their tactics after the Supreme Court of Canada dealt a setback Thursday to a scenario known as “Mr. Big” — what Mounties officially call the “Major Crime Technique.”

The lap top is a real showstopper for Park Avenue. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

Towers to change Surrey skyline

Billing itself as the “largest urban community” in the heart of Surrey's centre, the Park Avenue West development isn't just about 41-storey luxury towers and townhouses close to likely every downtown service one could ever need — including the King George Skytrain station.

Located near the banks of Lynn Creek in North Vancouver, Brody Development Group's Connect at Nature's Edge features durable, sustainable exterior siding in a natural setting. Photo submitted

North Van homes connect with nature

A new townhouse complex a stone's throw from the banks of North Vancouver's spectacular Lynn Creek is redefining connection to the natural environment.

Harmony's exterior boasts balanced design principles including Feng Shui, a zen garden, and family-friendly amenities close to the Canada Line, shopping and schools. (Illustration submitted)

Harmony finds Richmond tranquility

Nestled into a residential area just on the edge of central Richmond, Townline Homes is offering a taste of serenity with its Harmony condo development.

Teachers' group opens food bank for union members

As B.C.'s educators and employers remain leagues apart in negotiations, one teachers' group is opening a food bank for its members facing the crunch of their months-long job action.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the Representative for Children and Youth. (24 HOURS FILE PHOTO)

Province to launch pro-adoption campaign

Roughly 1,300 out of B.C.'s 8,000 children in care are stuck “in limbo” awaiting adoptions in B.C., but a provincial plan to encourage families to step forward has gained accolades from one of its fiercest critics.

First Nation uses yarn to fight tankers

A northern B.C. First Nation is deploying 3.5 kilometres of yarn Friday across the Douglas Channel — right in the path of oil tankers should the Enbridge Inc.'s Northern Gateway pipeline be built.

Caroline Adderson, a member of the Vancouver Character House Network, stands in front of a 1928 house slated for demolition in her Dunbar neighbourhood — what she calls "bulldozer bait." (DAVID P. BALL/24 HOURS)

Heritage home plan not enough, say critics

Some Vancouver homeowners are warning the city’s character homes remain under demolition threat, despite a heritage action plan passed by council on Wednesday night.

Despite being a seasoned stand-up-paddleboarder, Mike Darbyshire says the first of two days’ journey towards Victoria will be his “longest single day” on the water yet. Here he prepares the group’s boards for the trip Wednesday at English Bay.

Athletes give men's health issues a paddling

Four-time Olympian Simon Whitfield looks calmly over the choppy waters of English Bay as his colleague prepares an array of paddleboards for their longest stand-up paddleboard journey yet.