A Vancouver councillor is proposing a mentorship program so young people looking to get involved at the civic government level may get advice and help from city staff and politicians.
A new certification program has launched in B.C. to help renters find well-managed rental properties.
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.
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.
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.
Experts warn that medical tourists from B.C. are at risk of bringing back infectious antibiotic-resistant organisms along with their new kidney, hip, or dentures.
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.
Researchers at the University of B.C. are studying how straying away from the fixed-structure approach of most playgrounds could actually help kids get twice the amount of exercise.
B.C. government is examining whether to rename the Second Pump Peak on Mount Seymour in memory of well-known search and rescue team leader Tim Jones after his death in 2014.
While the American holiday Black Friday — the biggest sales event of the year — may not be as popular as it used to be this year, it’s still projected to put a significant dent in the local retail economy.
Vancouver Coastal Health is tapping into a demographic heavily impacted by drugs cut with fentanyl.
While a judge considered a convicted cocaine trafficker’s divorce, drinking, drug consumption, guilty plea and remorse when handing down a six-month sentence — it was overturned in the B.C. court of appeal because the judge didn’t consider them exceptional circumstances in sentencing.
Vancouver Police Department officials are raising concerns of “limited new funding” in its $259.5-million operating budget submission to its police board — citing challenges such as the need for resources to tackle extremist threats, technology advancements, and increased pressures for frontline officers.
Rachel Notley caught the attention of organizations in B.C. last Sunday with the announcement of Alberta’s new Climate Leadership Plan, and now groups from across B.C. are calling on Premier Christy Clark to be equally ambitious with our own climate initiatives.
Although 15,000 fewer refugees are coming to Canada by the end of the year, Surrey’s landed refugee community is working hard on initiatives to help Canada’s new arrivals in their transition.
Your gut microbiome shapes your immune system. — Dr. Helen Tremlett, University of B.C.
B.C. continues to fall behind other provinces with its higher than the national average rate of child poverty, according to a report released Wednesday.
A smile says it all. That’s the idea behind new research looking into why people are drawn to the controversial activity of trophy hunting.
Whether the colour of the van was “purplish,” plum-coloured or had a grill was enough for a B.C. appeal judge to throw out a conviction and order a new trial over a purse snatching.