Donald Trump attends a 2013 event in Vancouver announcing the Trump International Hotel, which has resubmitted a liquor licence application for its third-floor bar with reduced capacity. File photo

Trump hotel tries again for liquor licence

Rejected once already by Vancouver council, officials with the Trump International Hotel have cut capacity by more than 40% in their new application for a liquor licence for the about-to-open building’s third-floor bar.

Data taken from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission shows an X shape in the middle of the Milky Way. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/D.Lang)

X marks the galaxy

A Toronto astronomer's tweet has led to the discovery of a strange X shape in the middle of our galaxy.

Youth detention centre on Willington Avenue in Burnaby. FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS

Six-hour riot erupts at Burnaby youth jail

A six-hour riot resulted in multiple fires and jail guards fleeing a staff area at the Burnaby Youth Detention Centre on Tuesday night — an event that the union representing prison guards is calling a warning that more resources are needed.

RCMP arrested seven people from this vacant Imperial Street apartment Wednesday, the 12th day since protesters occupied the building to speak out against demovictions. Eric MacKenzie, 24 hours

Metrotown protesters removed from apartment

With their occupation of a vacant Imperial Street apartment broken up by police Wednesday, members of the Alliance Against Displacement say their actions in protest of demovictions sparked a “mood change” in Metrotown.

Vancouver's Mobi bike-share system made its soft launch on Wednesday. City manager Sadhu Johnston parks a bike back into a stall. Michael Mui, 24 hours

Mobi bike share launches in Vancouver

Vancouver City Hall has finally launched the city’s bike-share service — only as a test phase for “founding” members — in a move Mayor Gregor Robertson hopes will continue to promote cycling as a way to commute.

More RV parks are needed, but the cost could be too high for Richmond. Postmedia

$8M for RV park too rich for Richmond

An idea to establish a city-owned recreational vehicle park in Richmond could be shuttered before it’s even given serious thought — despite the potential demand for such a facility as existing RV parks are developed for other uses.

The MacEwan University student missing in the Thursday attack on Nice, France has been identified as Mykhaylo "Misha" Bazelevskyy, a Ukrainian citizen with permanent resident status in Canada. Twitter

MacEwan student confirmed dead

A 22-year-old MacEwan University student was killed in last week’s attack during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, the school confirmed Wednesday morning. The university says it received confirmation of Mykhaylo (Misha) Bazelevskyy’s death from French officials and his family late Tuesday evening.“Few, if any of us, can comprehend the sens


B.C. tribunal to tackle condo complaints

B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal began accepting an early intake of strata claims last week, taking another step toward full implementation of a system that one expert said “makes justice incredibly accessible for everybody.”

Summer Fair women-vendor-only market. ALICE KENDALL PHOTO

DTES women flee violence, start own market

Vancouver women living in the Downtown Eastside who felt unwelcome or pushed out of existing area vendor markets have started their own event — running every Saturday on Columbia Street.