Incidents of senior-on-senior aggression in B.C. care facilities have resulted in nine deaths in four years — according to a new report — with seven surveyed facilities admitting they’ve had at least 10 incidents with a fight resulting in injury.
Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver
A Fraser Institute analysis suggests the vast majority of the B.C.’s private schools don’t cater to the elite — with a focus instead on specialty or religious programs.
A Burnaby home listed for $1.7 million fell well short of expectations at an auction on Wednesday after invited media scared off potential bidders, says the auction company.
Vancouver City Hall has approved $200,000 per year for a dedicated office to attract film production — though the plan is being criticized by opposition councillors who say others already do the same job.
Fines for unscrupulous behaviour by real estate agents in B.C. could be increased up to 25 times as part of recommendations aimed at taming an industry seen as a “gold rush” by investors.
A Main Street festival celebrating murals and public art — with up to 40 planned murals adorning buildings — will go Aug. 20 pending approval from Vancouver City Hall.
Homicide investigators have charged the half-brother of a slain 18-year-old mother from Mission with second-degree murder and indignity to human remains, related to sexual contact with or disposing of the body.
Vancouver City Hall doubled the number of staff it employs earning more than $100,000 — a number significantly driven by hundreds of firefighters who have made it into the six-figure club.
TransLink is prepared to spend up to $5 million on a new type of faregate to help those without the ability to “tap” their Compass Cards.
TransLink will conduct a review of HandyDart operations, the door-to-door community shuttle service for people with disabilities that has been subject to much criticism over availability and excessive use of taxis instead of transit operators.
Sex crimes being reported to Transit Police have more than doubled over the space of five years — but the Transit Police chief suggests it’s due to more people reporting, rather than more assaults happening.
A New York-based app maker has arrived in Vancouver with an online database to connect potential roommates with each other in the city’s hot housing market.
Numerous species of trees have perished in a “halo” zone where tailings from the infamous Mount Polley spill have created a suffocating blanket over parts of the forest, according to the latest update submitted to government.
The City of Richmond is considering banning garburators in multi-unit residential buildings as part of a move to reduce the amount of grease clogging up city pipes.
Some Lower Mainland residents still aren’t too concerned about water supply shortages, even after last year’s sudden dry-spell that resulted increasingly severe water restrictions to be put in place.
A local artist most recently known for his gum-plastered statue of a man’s head in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery is embarking on another project to create a bust.
More traffic lights will be equipped with back-up power to prevent outages that plagued Burnaby during last year’s windstorms.
Twelve schools primarily on Vancouver’s east side have been listed by the city’s school board for potential closure to save $8.8 million per year — with a possible closure date set for July 2017.
The Surrey School Board has adopted a new policy that allows the physical restraint or seclusion of students in cases where the child could harm themselves or others — and police are too far away.
Richmond wants to retrieve and transform grease clogging up the city’s pipes into biofuels, but it may take a lot more for the project to make financial sense.