The company behind the Birkin and Kelly bags will be in Vancouver from Sept. 21-25 with 10 of their artisans demonstrating to the public how it manufactures the Hermes brand’s pricey products.
Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver
The B.C. Wildfire Service is reporting a dramatic reduction in the number of wildfires reported this summer in the province.
TransLink says it will re-open the Pattullo Bridge a month ahead of schedule to allow four lanes of road traffic, starting on Aug. 29.
Pot is linked to laziness — who knew?
A Vancouver accountant who argued she needed to work from home to breastfeed her baby — and because her work didn’t accommodate this, was effectively fired — has lost her case with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.
The Disability Alliance of B.C. has launched a two-year project training municipalities on how to alert and evacuate people with disabilities during major emergencies.
TransLink has selected the first Canada Line station that will receive an in-house bicycle parkade — King Edward.
In an attempt to get those struggling with their mental health to realize they’ve got a problem, the Canadian Mental Health Association is encouraging folks to take a quick quiz.
The City of Surrey is examining options for a rapid-response, low-manpower solution to a potential future breach of its dike system due to flooding.
The B.C. Real Estate Council has suspended the licence of a Vancouver realtor it alleges is a wanted fugitive who fled the United States more than 10 years ago just as he was about to be sentenced for drug trafficking.
Despite being one of the smaller municipalities in the region, the City of Langley has the Lower Mainland’s highest rate of people receiving income assistance — with seven out of 100 people receiving government help each month.
TransLink unveiled its first Mark III SkyTrain on Thursday, seven of which will be travelling the Expo Line in the coming months, as part of a $91-million purchase made as part of the Evergreen Line extension.
TransLink bus drivers are taught a system of defensive driving first popularized in 1952 by the Ford Motor Company — through efforts by a man named Harold Smith.
It takes 30 days to make a TransLink bus driver — through a course that provides licence certification, classroom and hands-on training delivered at the Vancouver Transit Centre.
Ministry of Transportation numbers suggest TransLink generally logs anywhere from 2,400 to 2,500 crashes per year, and evidence obtained by 24 hours suggests that a single city’s narrow streets could be responsible for a huge majority of them.
TransLink says drivers who don’t yield to buses could potentially be ticketed for failing to do so — but the transit agency also teaches its drivers that the onus remains on the bus operator to make sure it’s safe to cut into traffic.
Police are urging Vancouver City Hall to change its building code to require additional security measures for residential doors — reducing forced entries that make up the vast majority of break-and-enters.
The provincial vehicle insurer says those injured on transit and reporting a claim should follow the same process as those injured in a personal vehicle.
Industry experts in the area of road safety and medicine suggest that transit is by far the safer alternative to travelling than personal vehicles — but an analysis by 24 hours suggests the average commuter is more likely to be injured on a bus when taking longer trips.
Only a small number of injuries logged by transit drivers are serious enough to have an ambulance called, according to incident reports reviewed by 24 hours.