A former Ministry of Education data worker has come up with his own version of school rankings that show how well students at schools are performing — by looking at score differences through the grades — without making the results a measuring contest.
Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver
More than 700 students swarmed the pitch at BC Place Monday as part of a program targeted towards east side Vancouver schools to give kids the opportunities to try sports.
A Vancouver special needs teacher will be suspended for three months after a series of incidents where he went to do something else — despite working with students who require constant supervision.
A University of B.C. research study is the first in the world to sample DNA from chronically sick children — combing through all their genes — in order to diagnose and treat their rare intellectual diseases.
TransLink fares and property taxes will likely be rising as part of the latest plan by the region’s mayors to fund their transit wishlist.
A minister dedicated to youth substance and mental health challenges, a funded strategic plan and an education campaign to reduce stigma around teen drug use are recommendations being made by B.C.’s representative for children and youth.
A new report from Elections B.C. suggests political donations could be reported as early as 24 hours after a provincial party receives the money — one of three options delivered to government after the agency was tasked with finding a way to report donations in “real time.”
Vancouver City Hall says the average price of a studio apartment in the Downtown Eastside has now reached nearly $900 per month — with prices for single room occupancy suites not far behind.
A Vancouver company is making greeting cards green — they’re not just recyclable but the “cards” are actually a base to grow leafy microgreens.
The City of Richmond’s parks committee will vote Wednesday on whether to institute a ban of all “plastic cups, plates, utensils and bags” on all city property and food trucks.
The B.C. Court of Appeal has deemed parking leases made with strata-controlled properties do not mean the leasee can just start storing old cars, RVs, boats or other unused vehicles in the space — even if you’re permitted to park in them regularly.
A Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows high school teacher who repeatedly made verbal jabs at students will have to complete a course on respectful boundaries after an agreement with the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch.
A new Cloverdale clean technology node, goals to become carbon neutral without purchasing offsets, an abundance of opportunities in real estate, and a proactive approach to crime are on Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner’s horizon.
A federally certified marijuana production company will be rolling a mobile clinic into Metro Vancouver next month to assess potential patients for Health Canada-approved medical pot licences.
The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld disability benefits for a woman’s on-and-off injuries stemming from a car crash — after ICBC argued she shouldn’t be eligible for long-term disability benefits as there wasn’t an “ongoing disability.”
The B.C. Supreme Court will hear arguments related to a lawsuit alleging illegal “late-payment charges” for tolls on the Port Mann Bridge at a class action application hearing before the end of 2016.
A woman who ruptured a breast implant after slipping on a freshly mopped washroom floor at the Coquitlam IKEA store has lost her court case against the furniture store and its contracted cleaning company.
Ever since the fare gates closed in early April, TransLink has introduced a rule that limits commuters to spending a maximum of 21 minutes in a SkyTrain station — go past that point and customers will be charged a varying fee when they tap out.
The head of Canada’s largest film equipment provision company says the provincial government could discover its decision to reduce B.C.’s film tax credit by 5% a big mistake if the Canadian dollar returns to its former value.
Researchers out of the University of Victoria say there have been positive results from giving formerly homeless addicts glasses of wine regularly as part of an alcohol treatment program.