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Evolution of the campfire: propane is safer, easier, cheaper and healthier than wood

Alice Fox’s carbon footprint is going through the roof. Through her pocketbook, too. And even into her lungs.Like so many British Columbians at this …

Camping

New Westminster Jeopardy! champion felt like Rocky after three-day win streak

After three days on top of the trivia world, New Westminster’s Ali Hasan saw his run as Jeopardy! champion come to a close on Friday night.Fittingly, …

New Westminster

Air India bombing victims honoured at emotional Stanley Park memorial

Ranbir Bhinder recalled Saturday how his entire family was “shattered” by the 1985 Air India bombing that left his pilot brother Satwinder …

Air India

Google Street View images capture Metro Vancouver's homeless crisis

Local not-for-profit RainCity Housing has launched a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of the need for affordable and social housing in …

Housing

The beautiful game gets a boost of science from analytics at World Cup

It may not look it watching Saudi Arabia play, but there’s a whole lot of analytics being applied on those Russian pitches during the World Cup.It’s …

Rio Olympics

First Nation community not giving up on search for three missing fishermen

A B.C. First Nation community is not giving up hope on finding three men whose boat capsized off Duffin Cove in Tofino more than a week …

Whale Watching

CRA scammers are 'exceedingly adept at manipulation,' says Vancouver victim

You are accused of lying on your tax forms, the police are on their way to arrest you, and it’s likely you will spend some time in jail.It sounds …

Identity Theft

Vancouver Weather: Mainly cloudy, clearing near noon

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Saturday’s weather in Metro Vancouver looks like a mixed bag of clouds, sun, and possibly rain. Environment Canada says it will be …

Weather

The Home Front: Stargazing with London designer Lee Broom

British product designer Lee Broom, known for his lighting, furniture and accessories, blew into town this month to discuss his new lighting …

Design

This Week in History: 1923: An invalid soldier overdoses at a jazz party

One of the saddest things to ever run in Vancouver newspapers was the daily casualty lists that were released during the First World War.On June 23, …

Remembrance Day

Point Grey Secondary grads compare notes 50 years apart

As Point Grey Secondary School’s 2018 Grade 12 grads gathered to say farewell and celebrate their achievements on Friday, members of the graduating …

Vancouver

B.C. selects Shopify to set up legal online cannabis sales

British Columbians will be able to buy cannabis online and at least at one B.C. Cannabis Store on the Oct. 17 rollout of legalization, the B.C. …

Cannabis

B.C. man who murdered his wife and two kids loses bid for DNA testing

A Cranbrook man who claims he was wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and two infant sons has been denied a bid for DNA testing of trial …

U.S. Federal Courts

B.C. securities regulator takes action in U.S. court to enforce major penalty

The B.C. Securities Commission has filed an application in a U.S. court to enforce a $21.7-million penalty against fraudster Michael Lathigee, who …

Judiciary

Surrey Strip's tent-city inhabitants moved into temporary modular housing

Tents that once filled Surrey’s 135A Street were thrown out over the course of three days, as residents of the homeless encampment were moved into …

Homelessness

Psychological burden on caring for dementia at home can be huge

By all accounts, Dorothy Housden has an ideal situation for someone living with dementia.She’s in a bright and spacious ground floor suite in a house …

Health Care

Seniors care in B.C.: Dementia wave set to make institutions more responsive to residents

Erna Dreger held out as long as she could. She kept her husband Paul out of the seniors care system for nine years, caring for him at home after he …

Dementia

Impressive Surrey teen has already solved one puzzle by choosing Harvard over Yale

Some Grade 12 kids wrestle with the temptation of having a gap year as opposed to heading straight to university.Woojin Lim’s dilemma was which Ivy …

South Korea

Woman scammed of $6,000 lied about police arrests: Vancouver police

Vancouver police say the victim in the CRA fraud reported this week lied when she said she was approached by people claiming to be police …

Scott Brown

Road to wellness starts with medical prescriptions for exercise

For as long as she was a politician, and before that as a family doctor, Margaret MacDiarmid did little in the way of active physical exertion.She …

Exercise

Theatre review: Musical Once is Bill Millerd's exquisite swan-song

<b>Once</b><b>When:</b> To July 29<b>Where:</b> Granville Island Stage<b>Tickets & Info:</b> From $29; www.artsclub.comFor his swan song after nearly half a century leading the …

Ireland

Gangster Jamie Bacon's girlfriend died of carfentanil overdose, B.C. coroner says

The girlfriend of high-profile gangster Jamie Bacon died last December of a carfentanil overdose, according to an investigation by the B.C. Coroners …

Crime

Update: Vancouver police say scam victim wasn't confronted by fake cops

<b>Update, 06/22/2018</b>: The Vancouver Police Department said Friday that a 58-year-old woman exaggerated her claims of being handcuffed and defrauded out …

Crime

B.C. 15 bestselling books of the week of June 16

<i>1. 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia —</i> Stephen Hui <i>(Greystone Books).</i><i>2. Whitewater Cooks: More Beautiful Food —</i> Shelley Adams<i></i> …

Books

Jennifer Twiner McCarron is new CEO of Thunderbird Entertainment

Thunderbird Entertainment, the Vancouver-based studio behind Blade Runner 2049, has a new chief executive officer.Jennifer Twiner McCarron has been …

Blade Runner 2049

Platform change at Lougheed SkyTrain Station begins Monday

SkyTrain passengers boarding Millennium Line trains at Lougheed Station will need to board at different platforms beginning Monday.Riders heading …

Trains

Police watchdog report into 2015 Burnaby RCMP shooting sent to Crown

The Independent Investigation Office, B.C.’s police watchdog, is forwarding its file on a 2015 shooting involving Burnaby RCMP officers to the B.C. …

7-Eleven

Bard on the Beach highlights women with Timon of Athens and Lysistrata

Timon Of Athens<b>When</b>: <i>June 26 to Sept. 9</i>Lysistrata<b>When</b>: <i>July 6 to Sept. 13</i><b>Where</b>: <i>Howard Family Stage, Vanier Park</i><b>Tickets and info</b>: <i>From $24,</i> …

Gender Equality

5 things to know about Gordon Grdina's The Marrow

In the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the oud is an instrumental fixture. The lute-type instrument with 11 or 13 strings is pretty rare in jazz. …

Flute