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OPINION: This article about a $218m Vancouver 'slumlord' family is the best thing published this year

OPINION: This article about a $218m Vancouver 'slumlord' family is the best thing published this year

The notorious Sahotas.
Mobi doesn't want to talk to us about people riding their bikes naked

Mobi doesn't want to talk to us about people riding their bikes naked

For years I've been sharing how the sausage is made over here, pulling back the curtain for our readers like I did in this recent piece about how and why we're doing more actual news now (beyond lifestyle reporting).
UNPOPULAR OPINION: Police discipline in impaired driving cases must be fair

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Police discipline in impaired driving cases must be fair

Photo BRUCE STOTESBURY, TIMES COLONIST Recently, reports came out about a New Westminster police officer who was issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition — an administrative penalty under British Columbia’s Motor Vehicle Act — for drinking and drivin
UNPOPULAR OPINION: Here's why the changes to ICBC's injury claims are... not good

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Here's why the changes to ICBC's injury claims are... not good

The “Financial dumpster fire” is being revamped. Photo Dan Toulgoet Now that the BC Government has passed the amendments to the Insurance Vehicle Act, the clock begins to count down for those who want a fair insurance claim.
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.