Drug decriminalization limits may make things worse: advocates

As the number of deaths rises in Canada from a toxic drug supply, advocates say it is “unconscionable” that the federal government has yet to decide on requests to decriminalize drug possession in some parts of the country. Not only is the delay cause for concern, but there is also a growing fear that the … Read more

Eight miners enter fourth week trapped in flooded Canadian-owned mine in West Africa

More than three weeks since heavy rainfall cut off access to the surface, eight miners remain trapped half a kilometer underground, their status unknown, in a flooded-out zinc mine in West Africa that’s owned by a Canadian company. In an update posted online Monday, Vancouver-based Trevali Mining Corp. said rescue crews are working around the … Read more

Reporter whose work sparked political scandal in BC jailed in China for online comment

VANCOUVER—A former Chinese journalist whose reporting led to a political scandal in Canada has been sentenced to seven months in jail for comments he made online regarding a patriotic film about Chinese soldiers during the Korean War. Luo Changping was sentenced this week for comments he made in October mocking the film “The Battle at … Read more

BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon wins seat in legislature through byelection

VANCOUVER – The leader of the British Columbia Liberals says he will use his new seat in the legislature to look at the NDP government leaders “straight in their eyes and ask tough questions.” Kevin Falcon won the Vancouver-Quilchena byelection in a landslide Saturday with 6,200 votes — more than double the 2,590 ballots of … Read more

BC RCMP say incident outside mosque was not a racially-motivated hate crime

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 30, 2022 10:49 pm Updated April 30, 2022 10:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Police in British Columbia say an episode involving a vehicle outside a mosque that had been called a “disturbing incident” directed at the Muslim … Read more

Boeser scores twice as Vancouver Canucks edge LA Kings 3-2 in overtime

VANCOUVER – The results may not have mattered but the Vancouver Canucks simply weren’t going to give up on Thursday night. Down 2-0 to the LA Kings heading into the third period, the Canucks rallied with a pair of goals to force overtime, then put away the game winner with 29.7 seconds left in the … Read more

Quinn Hughes sets scoring record as Vancouver Canucks dump Seattle Kraken 5-2

VANCOUVER – The Canucks persevered for a 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday but the victory wasn’t enough to keep Vancouver’s faint playoff hopes alive. Quinn Hughes had a goal and two assists and set a franchise record for points by a Canucks’ defenseman. Oliver Ekman-Larsson added one of each, Sheldon Dries, JT … Read more

Sydney and Melbourne ranked inside top five most unaffordable cities to buy a property

A new study published by international real estate analysts has laid bare the painstaking facts facing first homebuyers in Australia. You’re probably sick to death of hearing just how bad Sydney and Melbourne stack up next to the world for housing affordability. In case you needed reminding, another international think tank has laid bare the … Read more

Home-flipping evictions mapped out in Vancouver

VANCOUVER—The Berlin Wall hadn’t even been down for a full year when Paul Kroeger moved into his small house across the street from a cemetery in Vancouver. For more 32 years, the 67-year-old has paid rent there — $700 a month when he moved in. Now, standing underneath a patch of plywood on the ceiling … Read more

How much COVID-19 vaccine is Canada throwing out? Secrecy surrounds the real answer

Canada has tossed or let expire almost two million COVID-19 vaccine doses in recent months, though the exact losses remain unclear, with some jurisdictions failing to provide a full accounting and Ontario, the country’s largest province, refusing to publicly provide any wastage numbers at there. A year and a half after the first shipments of … Read more