Assaults on transit operators are at their lowest level since 2007, according to TransLink, as it prepares to test additional barriers that physically separate bus drivers from passengers to deter attacks.
Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver
About 1,600 students in the Coquitlam School District are having their science classes turned upside down as kids race to come up with microgravity experiments to be conducted on board the International Space Station.
B.C.’s child advocate is asking the provincial attorney general to intervene in the case of a three-year-old girl living with her Vancouver Island foster parents — but who could be sent to Ontario to be with her siblings.
The provincial government is giving up its requirement that all Vancouver schools be 95% full, an order school trustees say prompted a process to close schools in order to pave the way for seismic upgrades.
It was the evening of their wedding day and the newlyweds were in their hotel when “angry words were exchanged” and he grabbed her hair, pulled her to her feet and — still holding onto her hair — dragged her around the hotel room before slapping her.
Vancouver Coastal Health has identified two locations where it intends to place future supervised injection sites, with an additional two unnamed locations planned, chief medical health officer Patricia Daly said on Wednesday.
Surrey Mounties are preparing to launch a mobile app equipped with the ability to report crimes online, see crime statistics, get news updates and more.
Vancouver’s bike-share service will soon be installing stations within city parkland after 11 locations were approved by the Park Board — primarily at Stanley Park and downtown beaches.
Vancouver firefighters could soon be equipping their emergency rations with vegetarian, vegan, halal, Kosher and gluten-free options, to be served to frontline workers during disasters when fresh food isn’t available.
A growing B.C. economy has driven consumer debt to record levels. The hot housing market is to blame, but “underlying, structural” issues are threatening to weaken employment province-wide, says the head of a provincial accountants’ association.
A fed bear is a dead bear — it’s quite a strong statement, but holds deadly truth for black bears as many forage prior to hibernating for winter, leading to a spike in sightings.
For three years starting in 2017, TransLink is expected to raise fares by an average of 2-3% each year, plus a property tax averaging $3 per year for regional residents, as part of the first phase of expanding transit services.
The City of Vancouver expects it would need to spend another $1.2 million per year to get its outer branches and contractors paid a “living wage” equal to $20.64 per hour of work for each employee.
After a century of discharging raw sewage into Juan de Fuca Strait, Victoria and its surrounding municipalities might finally stop flushing 70 million litres of waste into the ocean each day.
A John Horgan-led New Democrat B.C. government would commit an additional $500 million to the regional mayors’ transit plan, on top of the $3 billion already promised by the Liberal government, the NDP leader said on Thursday.
With higher-than-anticipated revenues lining provincial coffers, Finance Minister Mike de Jong said the planned increase to Medical Services Plan premiums in 2017 has been cancelled.
An annual motorcycle ride to raise funds for therapy through music will roll out this Saturday from Burnaby and all the way to Whistler, in an effort to reach a $1 million milestone.
The federal government is preparing an action plan to protect a vulnerable species of fish found in Chilliwack’s Cultus Lake — and nowhere else on Earth.
An app is being pitched that would help cancer patients use social media to get rides to and from treatment.
The municipality of Delta wants stricter training standards for the civilian-led Independent Investigations Office after it recommended a murder charge against a city police officer — a charge dropped months later by the Crown.