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COPE apologizes for blowing it for Indigenous candidate

COPE apologizes for blowing it for Indigenous candidate

The Coalition of Progressive Electors party (COPE) broke out the Jeanex this week, releasing an interesting apology in the form of an open letter.
How NOT to eat an oyster: A cautionary tale

How NOT to eat an oyster: A cautionary tale

Sit right back and you'll read a tale of a fateful anniversary dinner, and an oyster, gone horribly wrong.
‘Disgusting’ state of parkades and city streets reflects diminishing civic pride in Vancouver

‘Disgusting’ state of parkades and city streets reflects diminishing civic pride in Vancouver

While the column was critical of EasyPark, it also explored why so many downtown stairwells and back lanes have sadly become public toilets.
Reporting a sexual assault to Metro Vancouver police? Don't go alone.

Reporting a sexual assault to Metro Vancouver police? Don't go alone.

If you are sexually assaulted or raped, one of your first instincts may be to go to the police. If not, the people you confide in will surely encourage you to do so.
Remember when gas cost $1.03 a litre in Metro Vancouver?

Remember when gas cost $1.03 a litre in Metro Vancouver?

gas pumps / Shutterstock Do you remember when gas cost $1.03 a litre? I do, he said with a nostalgic sigh. It was back in 2005.
How can we quell ferry freak-outs on holiday weekends in B.C.?

How can we quell ferry freak-outs on holiday weekends in B.C.?

Motorists line up to pay their fares at the Swartz Bay ferry terminal ticket booths.Photo: Darren Stone/ Times Colonist The traffic cops were set up outside the ferry terminal Friday afternoon, handing out lessons in patience one ticket at a time.
Tubing from Trout Lake to Science World? It could happen in a few years.

Tubing from Trout Lake to Science World? It could happen in a few years.

If Vancouver City Councillor Michael Wiebe has his way, in 10 years you might find yourself floating on a tube heading out of Trout Lake, winding up in False Creek near Science World.
Vancouver is now looking into taking legal action against 4/20 organizers

Vancouver is now looking into taking legal action against 4/20 organizers

A pile of garbage waited to be picked up near the entrance to Sunset Beach Park parking lot on April 22. Photo Dan Toulgoet Vancouver City Council voted on a motion today to look at suing the organizers of the 4/20 cannabis festival.
OPINION: Toddler's death in hot car calls for compassion, not outrage

OPINION: Toddler's death in hot car calls for compassion, not outrage

This kind of story isn’t the act of a terrible person. It’s the kind of mistake that people make, dozens or hundreds of times in a lifetime, with no consequences.
These Metro Vancouver tenants started a petition to beg neighbours to butt out

These Metro Vancouver tenants started a petition to beg neighbours to butt out

Cigarettes/Shutterstock Smoking. It’s one of those issues that seems so obvious, but never really is. It seems obvious people shouldn’t do it because it’s lethal, but they still do.