The proposal comes at the end of a pilot project partnered by Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Delta, New Westminster, and Burnaby. File photo

City biz licence sharing scheme may be permanent

A two-year pilot project that partnered six Lower Mainland cities to share business licenses for workers in the trades and construction industries has seen enough success that it’s being proposed as a permanent addition.

Richmond RCMP investigate a stabbing in 2012. Postmedia network

Richmond eyes own police force

The City of Richmond is examining creating its own police force to give it more control at the civic level, but also costing taxpayers millions in additional funding per year.

Madeleine Liu and Angela Wang brainstorming about how to best explain the potential impact of smart cutlery on people’s lives. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Students invent cutlery to detect allergens

While many high school students probably spent last weekend playing video games and trying to avoid their homework, Angela Wang and Madeleine Liu were turning heads at Startup Weekend Vancouver.

Vancouver bike lane. POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Vancouver’s density helps bike infrastructure

Despite Vancouver’s seemingly insatiable thirst for all things bicycles, a new Pembina Institute report examining cycling infrastructure in five Canadian cities finds Vancouver is still far lacking in its amount of cycling infrastructure compared to places like Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

Truck drivers rally at Port Metro Vancouver entrance in Vancouver. POSTMEDIA NETWORK

B.C. truckers consider holiday strike

Lower Mainland truckers are once again threatening to go on strike after a portion of their members have already walked out on one employer — Port Transport — alleging their employers have refused to sit down to establish contracts.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sarasota, Florida November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Trump reframes claim that Muslims cheered 9/11

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday reframed his claim that he saw Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 by asserting the sentiment was shared worldwide.

Robert L. Dear (Colorado Springs Police Department handout)

Gunman said 'no more baby parts'

The suspect in the deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was named on Saturday as Robert L. Dear, 57, according to a Tweet by Colorado Springs Police public affairs' section.

Bamako is seen during a harmattan dust storm, in this file picture taken February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney/Files

Fatal attack at U.N. base in Mali

The United Nations said unknown attackers fired rockets at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people inside, in the latest sign that the West African country's Islamist insurgency is intensifying.

A photographer taking pictures of the golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber is seen in the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor, Egypt, November 28, 2015. Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti, and new evidence from the site will go to Japan for analysis, experts said on Saturday. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Search for Queen Nefertiti's resting place

A British Egyptologist said on Saturday he would conduct further investigations into whether the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to a hidden chamber, including what he believes is the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and his French counterpart Francois Hollande speak after a news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Putin 'fully mobilized' to tackle Turkey

President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader's spokesman said on Saturday.