The image of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body, lying face down on a beach in southern Turkey on Sept. 2, has brought the world’s attention to the Syrian refugee crisis. Now, Alan’s aunt is calling on the world to do something about it.
The Vancouver Pride Society has lost another member — this time parade co- ordinator Bry Leckie, who said she resigned after feeling pressured to give more space to the Liberal Party of Canada in the parade.
First Nations in Canada have been required to submit audited financial statements to the government since 2013, and this year 36 B.C. bands missed the Sept. 1 midnight deadline, putting their funding at risk.
Condominium owners saved a far higher rate of water usage than single-family home owners in July, despite how warnings and water restrictions had focused on detached-home issues like lawn watering, suggests water-meter data from West Vancouver.
It’s an important issue that needs to be addressed. Young people don’t vote — but why?
Community planner Markus Kischnick will be making the case for chickens on Wednesday when he will discuss the future of the Surrey Backyard Chicken Pilot Project with the Agriculture and Food Security Advisory Committee.
The non-profit VGH Thrift Shop Society had to relocate in August from Broadway near Main Street to Hastings Street and Nanaimo Street after their rent jumped from $6,000 a month to $11,000 in three years.
A woman missing part of her arm has lodged a complaint to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against RoadSafetyBC, allegeding discrimination against her ability through unnecessary limits placed on her driver’s licence — based solely on appearance.
If buildings in downtown Vancouver had their own water reclamation systems for treating toilet wastewater and building cooling water, they could reduce their water demand by 95% and help keep contaminated water from going back into the environment, according to University of B.C. adjunct professor Troy Vassos.
A study funded by WorkSafeBC is questioning the effectiveness of a certification program tree-fallers in B.C. have been required to pay for and obtain for nearly a decade, suggesting the certification process has had no effect to reduce injuries.
The Surrey Board of Trade officially supports the provincial minimum wage increase as of Sept. 15 — but that support comes with concerns that the increase is not enough to live off.
The B.C. Children’s Hospital is calling on parents to think about competing with pre-packaged food products when packing their kids’ lunches for school — in an effort to introduce more healthy options for youth.
Metro Vancouver’s monthly regional planning update suggests the region will be getting an above average boost to its population thanks to residents in other provinces choosing to move to the West Coast.
Unfavourable weather continues to cause problems for the roughly 400 to 500 hydro workers in Metro Vancouver working to bring power back to the last 3,500 customers left waiting in the dark.
While Vancouverites were running for cover amidst a torrential downpour on Aug. 31, firefighters battling blazes in the coastal region were welcoming the wetness.
Recently appointed Education Minister Mike Bernier announced a new $1,200 provincial grant for parents who are looking to open a Registered Education Savings Plan for their kids.
The provincial auto insurance company is blaming the rising costs of injury claims as the reason for an application to increase basic rates by 6.7%.
Along with rain comes wet feet, and for Vancouver’s vulnerable homeless community, that can cause serious health concerns.
Twenty-eight straight hours of pinball is how long local pinball wizard Eden Stamm will have to play next week as he attempts to break the Guinness World Record for longest pinball marathon.