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The poster for a "Pimps & Hos Party" at a New Westminster nightclub. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

Nightclub to rename 'Pimps & Hos Party'

A New Westminster nightclub is changing the name of its "Pimps & Hos Party" following pressure from a former madam who said the costume party promotes pimping and prostitution.

A crying child sparked a 911 call that resulted in police shooting a knife wielding man and finding a murdered woman in an East Vancouver apartment Monday. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)

VPD shoot suspect after woman’s death

Vancouver police shot a man Monday morning after being called to an apartment building in the 3300 block of Kingsway and discovering blood on the walls, a dead woman in a suite, and a crying child who needed hospital treatment.

Take it from the students of King George Secondary School, compost is cool! (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

School board rolls out compost program

Vancouver School Board is rolling out a district-wide composting program to teach kids how to sort compostable products, mixed materials and garbage destined for landfills.

Good Samaritan Robert Mackay is helped to safety by two people after being beaten, punched, kicked and pepper sprayed by rioters when he tried to protect a store front in the June 15, 2011 Stanley Cup Riot in Vancouver, B.C. (Photo: Jon Chiang, jonchiang.com)

Rioters convicted for beating Good Samaritan

Three men who attacked Good Samaritan Robert MacKay outside the Hudson’s Bay Company’s department store in downtown Vancouver during the 2011 Stanley Cup riot have been convicted in B.C. Provincial Court.

Northern Gateway pipeline. (QMI Agency File)

Burns Lake band pulls pipeline support

First Nations band Nee-Tahi-Buhn near Burns Lake has revoked its support of the Northern Gateway pipeline project and is instead endorsing an alternative pipeline proposal announced Monday by Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings Ltd. and the Aquilini Group.

A view of False Creek from Burrard Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday March 3, 2013. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)

Vancouver City Hall maps tree coverage

Vancouver City Hall has mapped out how much leafy vegetation is in each neighbourhood to examine its “urban forest” — with downtown looking surprisingly healthy thanks to its green West End compared to the barren eastern parts of the city.

Businesses in Strathcona are worried about the presence of street people impacting their stores, and the local business improvement association says police are slow to respond to groups of drug dealers mingling around their properties. In this photo: the 300 block of East Hastings Street in Vancouver, B.C. on Sunday April 13, 2014. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)

‘Street disorder’ hurting Strathcona business

Hours-long wait times for police, drug dealers peddling their products on street corners and the lack of a community police centre are among the reasons Strathcona shop owners are feeling unsafe, according to a local business association.

TransLink's Compass Card provider Cubic Transportation Systems is facing three proposed class-action suits in Chicago, Ill. for a fare card system it built there that has been plagued by criticism. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)

Compass Card operator faces three U.S. lawsuits

The company operating TransLink’s Compass Card system is facing three proposed class action lawsuits from angry U.S. customers who claim their tap-on cards were charging “sometimes three or four times” for a single fare.

Markita Kaulius is interviewed in Aftermath of Murder: Survivor Stories. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

AFTERMATH OF MURDER: Markita Kaulius

The death of her daughter by a drunk driver was the catalyst that began a mission for Markita Kaulius to change Canada’s laws to be tougher on those who kill people while drunk behind the wheel.

Metro Vancouver report finds it would take income that tops more than half of B.C.’s households — and then some — to afford the majority of the region’s homes for sale. (FILE PHOTO)

Most local homes ‘unaffordable’: report

The majority of the region’s prospective homebuyers would be hard-pressed to locate an “affordable” home given that more than a third of those being sold are out of reach, according to a Metro Vancouver report.

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