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Read this open letter about the Vancouver restaurant named after a drug lord who killed 5,000 people

Read this open letter about the Vancouver restaurant named after a drug lord who killed 5,000 people

Open letter: What's in a name? Escobar, the complex issues behind naming a restaurant after a criminal Vancouver, BC — The opening of the restaurant Escobar on Fraser Street, in Vancouver (Unceded Coast Salish Territory), has generated massive outcry
The only phone at V.I.A. that received the Emergency Alert was a Blackberry

The only phone at V.I.A. that received the Emergency Alert was a Blackberry

At 1:55 this afternoon most members of the V.I.A. editorial team were hovering over our phones, which were all lined up here at the office, waiting to see what would happen on them. As we let you know yesterday, the Alert Ready system in B.C.
LETTER: Thank you to the person who found my keys in Pacific Spirit Park

LETTER: Thank you to the person who found my keys in Pacific Spirit Park

This morning I was walking my dog Ginger with my friend and her dog. I parked near the 33rd and Camosun entrance, locked my card and we proceeded to do our usual 6km route.
Formerly neutral Salmon Foundation calls for removal of open net-pen salmon farms in B.C.

Formerly neutral Salmon Foundation calls for removal of open net-pen salmon farms in B.C.

The Pacific Salmon Foundation released a statement today that is sure to raise some eyebrows, and which will likely help declining salmon populations.
11 things I learned while detoxifying from Vancouver's Twittersphere

11 things I learned while detoxifying from Vancouver's Twittersphere

Two weeks ago I decided that, after a few years navigating Twitter, I'd had enough of the platform.
The government quietly made these common easy-open folding knives illegal

The government quietly made these common easy-open folding knives illegal

Kershaw flippers The Canada Border Services Agency won a court case last November which barely made a ripple in the media, but have had an impact on the products now seen in stores in Vancouver. Appeal No.
UNPOPULAR OPINION: Bill C-75’s Intimate Partner Provisions Will Have The Opposite of the Desired Effect

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Bill C-75’s Intimate Partner Provisions Will Have The Opposite of the Desired Effect

The Federal Government tabled Bill C-75 last week , and almost instantly (or as quickly as defence lawyers could read 300+ pages of an omnibus bill covering numerous aspects of criminal justice) the backlash began.
LETTER: Don’t use tax dollars to help damage the climate

LETTER: Don’t use tax dollars to help damage the climate

Photo Dan Toulgoet Dear Editor: An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: B.C. Nature (the Federation of B.C.
BALDREY: Pipeline case could drastically change Canada

BALDREY: Pipeline case could drastically change Canada

File photo Jennifer Gauthier, Burnaby Now Is Canada about to undergo a transformation that weakens the central federal government and strengthens individual provinces, thus changing federalism as we have come to know it? That scenario may well occur
Opinion: What will Amazon’s 3,000 new jobs do to our housing crisis?

Opinion: What will Amazon’s 3,000 new jobs do to our housing crisis?

Photo QuadReal Property Group Yesterday’s revelation that Amazon will be bringing 3,000 new jobs to Vancouver and setting up home in the redeveloped Canada Post building was heralded by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as great news for the city, and a