Western Canada: A heartbreaking discovery in an empty Vancouver mansion exposes the city’s stark inequality

Western Canada: A heartbreaking discovery in an empty Vancouver mansion exposes the city’s stark inequality

Buenos dias. Wendy Cox here this morning in Vancouver. Chelsea Poorman’s remains were found 592 days and a world away from the Granville Strip nightlife area where she was last seen. The Saskatchewan Indigenous woman had moved to Vancouver in 2020 and had been living in Burnaby with her boyfriend when she texted her sister … Read more

Vancouver Foodie Tours relaunches after two-year hiatus

Vancouver Foodie Tours relaunches after two-year hiatus

The pandemic hasn’t only exerted a toll on restaurants. It’s also been brutal on companies that offer food and beverage tours in the Lower Mainland. One such example is Vancouver Foodie Tours, which was founded by Michelle Ng in 2010. In 2017, it made a Forbes magazine list of the top nine food tours in … Read more

Solidarity rally held in Vancouver for abortion rights

Solidarity rally held in Vancouver for abortion rights

Global News Hour at 6 BC Supporters of abortion rights demonstrated in marches and rallies across the US Saturday following a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court that the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling could be overturned. As Paul Johnson reports, that prospect prompted solidarity rallies in Canada, including Vancouver.

Amtrak train from Seattle to Vancouver, BC postponed

Amtrak train from Seattle to Vancouver, BC postponed

Amtrak will postpone restoring its Cascades passenger-train service between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, until possibly December due to a lack of personnel. The service gap occurred despite the Biden administration’s much-hyped US$66 billion allotted in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to catch up on maintenance and spread Amtrak’s national railway service to new cities, … Read more

‘The hurt in their eyes’: Overwhelmed Vancouver charity forced to turn food-seekers away – BC

‘The hurt in their eyes’: Overwhelmed Vancouver charity forced to turn food-seekers away – BC

An East Vancouver charity is no longer accepting new families into its food hamper program, citing increasing costs due to inflation and a surge in demand during the pandemic. In the past year, the CityReach Care Society went from serving 100 families a week to 1,000 a week, according to assistant executive director Cheryl McManus. … Read more

Ottawa grapples with setting national climate-change targets

Ottawa grapples with setting national climate-change targets

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 12.PATRICK DOYLE/The Canadian Press The federal government is turning to Canadians, as it hurriedly tries to pull together a plan to make the country more resilient to the ravages of climate … Read more

Kendrick Lamar plays Vancouver on August 28

Kendrick Lamar plays Vancouver on August 28

live nation have just announced Kendrick Lamar will play Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Sunday, August 28. The American rapper, songwriter, and record producer will be performing as part of his Big Steppers Tour. Opening acts on the tour will be Baby Keem on all dates and tanna leone on select dates. Tickets go on sale … Read more

Vancouver’s East End Food Co-op closes May 15, grocery business listed for $99,000

Vancouver’s East End Food Co-op closes May 15, grocery business listed for ,000

A pioneer in the organic food movement in Vancouver is closing its doors this weekend. East End Food Co-op will open for the last time on Sunday (May 15), ending its long presence in the city’s Grandview-Woodland neighborhood. The decision to close the consumer-owned grocery store came after years of financial difficulties. East End Food … Read more

COVID-19: City of Vancouver hiring 1,500 for the fall municipal election—but no antivaxxers need apply

COVID-19: City of Vancouver hiring 1,500 for the fall municipal election—but no antivaxxers need apply

The City of Vancouver has announced that it will be hiring more than 1,500 people to work as election officials during the 2022 fall municipal election. Those officials will assist voters across the city not only on the date of the election, October 15 (a Saturday), but also on advance voting days that will take … Read more