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Vancouver’s resident ‘corpse flower’ given a name fitting of its festering smell

Vancouver’s resident ‘corpse flower’ given a name fitting of its festering smell

The Vancouver Park Board and Bloedel Conservatory, with the help of social media, have named its titan arum, a.k.a. “corpse flower,” after the fictional Addams Family character Uncle Fester. Vancouver’s celebrity plant du jour officially has a name.
Student whose throat was slashed in UBC dormitory alleges negligence in lawsuit

Student whose throat was slashed in UBC dormitory alleges negligence in lawsuit

Photo CTV Vancouver A young woman whose throat was slashed inside a University of British Columbia student residence has filed a lawsuit against the school alleging negligence.
Police seek missing North Vancouver man

Police seek missing North Vancouver man

Andrew Davison, a North Vancouver man reported missing. photo supplied North Vancouver RCMP is asking for the public’s help in finding a 28-year-old North Vancouver man reported missing.
Vancouver Humane Society criticizes chuckwagon race after horse dies

Vancouver Humane Society criticizes chuckwagon race after horse dies

Photo Shutterstock The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Calgary Stampede to suspend its chuckwagon race after a horse suffered an injury and had to be put down.
SFU camp encourages women to pursue careers in computer science, AI

SFU camp encourages women to pursue careers in computer science, AI

Photo Lauren Yang/ AI4ALL A group of 24 Grade 11 girls from across Canada are spending two weeks of their summer exploring the world of artificial intelligence (AI) at SFU's Burnaby Mountain campus.
Grass fire burning in Kamloops mapped at 20 hectares

Grass fire burning in Kamloops mapped at 20 hectares

Photo contributed 1:35 p.m. The grass fire is now listed at 20 hectares, according to a tweet from the B.C. Wildfire Service. Forty-nine firefighters, air tankers, one helicopter and fire investigators are responding to the blaze.
You can take out your rage by smashing stuff at these Metro Vancouver 'anger rooms'

You can take out your rage by smashing stuff at these Metro Vancouver 'anger rooms'

Sometimes, maybe you just really want to smash something. Multiple Richmond “anger rooms” are giving visitors just that opportunity.
Muffin’s Halo helps blind dogs navigate their world

Muffin’s Halo helps blind dogs navigate their world

Prince Michael demonstrating Muffin’s Halo Guide for Blind Dogs outside the Courier’s office.
UBC biologist killed during research trip was a leading authority in his field

UBC biologist killed during research trip was a leading authority in his field

Denis Lynn died after being struck by a wave while collecting mussels in the Queen Charlotte Sound.
Surge in demand for paper, glass straws a boon for plastic alternatives firms

Surge in demand for paper, glass straws a boon for plastic alternatives firms

A glass straw is seen in a drink at Aimee Promislow and Fred Tischler’s home where they operate their glass straw company, Glass Sipper, in Vancouver, on Wednesday July 11, 2018.