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Halloween fireworks spark hope for 'Bancouver'

The first time I was in Vancouver for Halloween, I was surprised by the plentiful and prominent signs advertising firework sales during the last week of October. Long-time residents of the City may not know that setting off fireworks on Halloween is a B.C. tradition not common in other provinces.

Ban repeat offenders from red zones

It is nauseating to witness the left’s well-trodden cult-like adoration for the vulnerable, especially when those deemed vulnerable are habitual criminal offenders.

Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver. (Courtesy, Trump International Hotel and Tower)

The Trump Tower Curse

Halloween is approaching. It's the season of scary stories about haunted locations, and Vancouver has its share. Gather 'round kids and listen to a spooky tale: The Curse of 1133 West Georgia.

Should the province close fixed-term loophole?

When it comes to withstanding the left’s howling-on-housing, the BC Liberals are decidedly squishy. In a frenzied attempt to silence critics ahead of the 2017 provincial election, Premier Christy Clark threw over 20,000 real estate agents under the bus, stripping the industry of its right to self-regulate—effectively assigning a portion of blame in

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Child-free flights not a bad idea

There are three parenting woes that top my most-feared list: lice, vomit, and flying on a plane with my kids. A trifecta of cringe-worthy experiences that most parents dread, and most will likely experience at some point in their child-rearing lives.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the South Florida Fair Expo Center on Oct. 13, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Trump clearing path for competent candidates

Get set for Hillary Clinton's blend of qualities -- call it anti-flash, quiet competence, a capacity for unsung hard work -- to take centre stage in candidate selection for the foreseeable future, not just in the United States but everywhere.

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Time to loosen up street vending bylaws

Vancouver is a tough city for small business owners. Rising rents are forcing many “mom and pop” shops to close down or move out of the city. Kitsilano commercial rents are as high as $10,000 per month for a 1,000 square foot shop. The same trend in Kerrisdale has forced more than six long-standing businesses to close their doors.

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Confiscating lunch items won’t help

The school system in Ontario has implemented a new physical education and health curriculum, with a focus on healthy eating. While at first glance this may seem like a step in the right direction towards healthier and happier kids at school, however a number of parents are infuriated after their children’s lunches and snacks were taken away, deemed