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Tommy Floyd of Nitro Amusements is the organizer of the expo. Photo by Kyle Seller

Pinball expo flips out in Vancouver

Vancouver plays host to pinball wizards with the inaugural FlipOut Pinball Expo — featuring more than 100 machines and competitive tournaments.

Geese gather at the Marker of Change. SUBMITTED

Stop birds who poop on monument: Committee

A committee wants to relocate geese from Vancouver’s Thornton Park to stop the birds from pooping on a monument which honours girls and women impacted by violence.

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Vancouver foreign buyer sales collapse

New provincial data suggest the 15% foreign buyer tax introduced in August has led to a dramatic decrease in sales involving foreign nationals.

Maddy Pankratz is crowdsourcing funding for private rehab. SCREENSHOT

Woman crowdsources to fund private rehab

A North Vancouver woman fed up with long wait lists has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds so she can go into private rehab.

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Spill responders detail Kinder Morgan plan

The people charged with responding to oil spills off Vancouver’s shores have prepared a $200-million plan to dramatically increase the region’s capacity in response to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

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‘Relief’ needed on college tuition: Educators

Underfunding from the B.C. government during the past 15 years is keeping young people from accessing post-secondary education, says the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of B.C.

Signs being made for Feminist Frosh Week. SUBMITTED

Feminist Frosh Week assails rape culture

A march denouncing rape culture on post-secondary campuses today (Tuesday) kicks off the launch of the Lower Mainland’s first Feminist Frosh Week.

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New West helps fund parent-run bus

New Westminster city council has approved one-time funding of a privately run school bus to transport students to a new middle school.

A City of Vancouver sign urging people to clean up after their dogs. GETTY IMAGES

Vancouver Park Board works on dog strategy

The Vancouver Park Board is calling on the public to give them feedback on how the city’s parks and beaches can best be shared by people and dogs.

Protesters at the Commercial SkyTrain station on Thursday. SUBMITTED

Protests decry loss of subsidized bus passes

Thursday was called a day of action by advocates who say the province has forced those with disabilities to choose between transportation and groceries.

TransLink regularly asks riders about their customer experiences on transit. GETTY IMAGES

Riders call No. 41 bus scariest in survey

TransLink’s most recent customer service performance survey says the No. 41 Joyce Station/UBC bus is the route riders are most likely to feel unsafe from crime.

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Summer ends with long list of cultural events

This Saturday the second annual Richmond World Festival returns to celebrate multiculturalism with over 60 artists on nine stages and more than 40 food trucks.

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Insite spot checks find fentanyl

A pilot program at Insite found that 86% of drugs tested within the last month were positive results for containing fentanyl.

Current and former Gladstone students with their robot projects. SUBMITTED

Gladstone robots used in school fight

East Vancouver schools are using novel approaches to fight to keep the doors open as the city’s school board decides soon on which schools might have to close.

The Vancouver Public Library's latest project wants to celebrate personal encounters with the local film industry. Getty Images

Vancouver library wants your celebrity selfies

Kay Cahill recalls the day she took the escalator to the seventh floor of the downtown Vancouver Public Library, only to find the space transformed into a forensic laboratory for the film set of the 2007 Al Pacino film 88 Minutes.