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Vancouver police increase presence in the Downtown Eastside

Vancouver police increase presence in the Downtown Eastside

Vancouver police announced this week the department will be increasing the number of officers patrolling the Downtown Eastside. Photo Dan Toulgoet It’s welcome news to some in the neighbourhood.
First Nation claims $54M B.C. island, alleging treaty rights violated

First Nation claims $54M B.C. island, alleging treaty rights violated

James Island, photo Sotheby’s A British Columbia First Nation is claiming title to a private island off Victoria that is currently owned by one of the world's richest men and is valued at more than $54 million.
Oakridge Centre redevelopers say they’re building a mini-city

Oakridge Centre redevelopers say they’re building a mini-city

Artist rendering of the Oakridge Centre redevelopment, which is expected to take six-and-a-half years to complete. They’re not rebuilding a mall. They’re creating a mini city.
Rockers and ex-hockey stars face off in Vancouver for JUNO Cup

Rockers and ex-hockey stars face off in Vancouver for JUNO Cup

Grant Lawrence will be stacking the pads for a team of Canadian musicians taking on ex-NHL players at the JUNO Cup, March 23 at Burnaby’s Bill Copeland Sports Centre.
Report says Vancouver mining company avoids hundreds of millions in taxes

Report says Vancouver mining company avoids hundreds of millions in taxes

Underground in the Oyu Tolgoi mine. Photo @otmongolia Instagram A new report from a Dutch non-profit group alleges Vancouver-based Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
Gofundme launched for low-income residents of West End house fire

Gofundme launched for low-income residents of West End house fire

Hana via Gofundme An online fundraiser was launched on Gofundme yesterday for the residents of the home that burned down in the West End on Saturday evening.
Richmond artist Kris Wu first Chinese Super Bowl performer

Richmond artist Kris Wu first Chinese Super Bowl performer

Richmond artist Kris Wu first Chinese Super Bowl performer. Image courtesy Kris Wu Weibo Chinese Canadian artist, Kris Wu, has been named ambassador for NFL China and will perform during the Super Bowl Live concert series this Saturday.
Skiers self-rescue from Hollyburn Mountain avalanche

Skiers self-rescue from Hollyburn Mountain avalanche

photo supplied Avalanche Canada A group of backcountry skiers had to dig themselves out of an avalanche on Hollyburn Mountain Saturday morning. The group were caught in a size 1.5 slide just after 9 a.m.
Nick Geer, businessman and former head of ICBC, dies in California car crash

Nick Geer, businessman and former head of ICBC, dies in California car crash

Prominent British Columbia business leader Nick Geer, shown in a handout photo, has been killed in a car crash in California.
Trio of high-end condo buildings proposed for Marpole land assembly

Trio of high-end condo buildings proposed for Marpole land assembly

These contemporary condo buildings are proposed for the south-east corner of Oak and 64th.