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Port Metro Vancouver storage lot for vehicles. (PORT METRO VANCOUVER PHOTO)

B.C. car sales near record

The number of new car sales in B.C. is tracking towards near-record levels achieved prior to the 2008 recession, according to industry officials.

Seniors say home care is better than being forced into residential care. (FOTOLIA)

B.C. seniors demand home care

The number of subsidized residential care beds has increased to 27,308 as of March this year, according to new government numbers, but a seniors group says the funding is going in the wrong direction.

Rent subsidies help many people afford to live in Vancouver. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Vancouver rent subsidies set to expire

Thousands of people face the loss of their homes in the next three years as rent subsidies are set to expire. Now B.C. municipalities are debating whether to add their voices to the debate on who should foot the bill for co-operative housing.

A candlelight vigil was held outside of the Vancouver offices of the CBSA in January 2014 for Lucia Vega Jimenez. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Latin groups rejected for CBSA inquest

Some advocacy groups demanding a public hearing into the suicide death of a woman in Canada Border Services Agency’s custody have been rejected from participatory status at the BC Coroners Service inquest.

Vancouver-area schools are still closed due to the strike. (REUTERS)

Poll gauges teachers' strike support

A majority of B.C. residents see binding arbitration as the answer to resolving the ongoing contract dispute between the provincial government and the BC Teachers’ Federation, a new Insights West poll shows.

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter says a pimp's conviction isn't enough, and charges should have been filed against the johns in question. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Vancouver pimp convicted

Vancouver-area pimp Reza Moazami has been convicted of most of 36 human trafficking and sex-trade-related charges after a B.C. Supreme Court ruling on Monday.

Map shows proposed extension. (SUBMITTED)

Burnaby has huge transit gap

Transit service could reach an additional 2,400 workers if Burnaby council approves the extension of the route 116 bus at a meeting today.

Downtown Eastside resident Samantha Boss-Chevelday. (Andrew Taran)

Cameras shine light on DTES

“There’s no words for it,” Downtown Eastside resident Samantha Boss-Chevelday beamed upon seeing her photographic work for the first time.

The B.C. government has a court ally in a group of businesses. (FILE PHOTO)

Biz group joins school court fight

An organization representing the employers of 500,000 people in B.C. has been granted intervener status in the government appeal of the teachers' class size and composition Supreme Court ruling.

Vancouver schools behind picket lines. (REUTERS)

BCTF gets $8.5 million from unions

The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has been given $8.5 million by fellow unions to help educators battle financial hardship as the ongoing strike has put them out of work.

Hike to BC Ferries fares are criticized in a new report. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Ferry hikes hurt economy: report

Hiking ferry fees has cost B.C.’s gross domestic product $2.3 billion in value over a decade, according to a Union of B.C. Municipalities report.

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