Vancouver

Mike Smyth: Horgan flunks foreign real-estate file

Premier John Horgan likes to remind people about his Irish roots, something he did again this week when asked if B.C. will ban foreign real-estate …

Real Estate

Kit and Ace in Gastown is turning into an outlet store starting January 17

It’s January, and chances are you’ve spent a lot of time buying things for those you love over the last past few weeks. But what about you?It’s time …

T-shirts

Bell: Eatery owner regrets nothing after taking on NDP

Scott Winograd is not backing down.<p>He’s the Calgary-area restaurant owner who slams the Notley NDP earlier this week as his eatery is set to call it …

Five Things to Know: New bike lane, solitary confinement, declawing cats

<i>Good morning. Here are five things you need to know.</i><p>Lane for cars to become lane for bikes<p>Move over, cars. There’s a new vehicle on the road. It’s …

Vancouver Politics

Vancouver tenants hang in the balance as Sahota family properties face foreclosure

Three rental buildings owned by a Vancouver family with a reputation as problem landlords are facing foreclosure proceedings, raising questions about the status of costly repairs ordered by the city at two other properties in the Downtown Eastside.<p>It's not clear how the foreclosure process will …

Real Estate

U.K.'s 'loneliness minister' puts spotlight on issue Canada needs to tackle

VANCOUVER - The appointment of a minister of loneliness in the United Kingdom to tackle social isolation is an acknowledgment of a problem Canadian …

Theresa May

Oakridge, Pacific Centre among Top 10 most profitable malls in Canada

For the second year in a row, Oakridge Centre and CF Pacific Centre are among the top 10 most profitable malls in the country, according to a study …

Vancouver overdose deaths reached 'historical high' in 2017

A total of 335 people are suspected of dying of a drug overdose in Vancouver last year, with more than 250 connected to the deadly synthetic narcotic …

Public Health

Vancouver Canucks Power Rankings: January 8 to 14

While some publications insist on doing weekly power rankings of NHL teams, we thought it would be even more abstract and pointless to do a weekly …

Ice Hockey

IOC would welcome multicity Olympic bid including Whistler

Calgary is mulling whether to vie for the 2026 Games, and looking at ways to reduce costs.

Olympics

Has Vancouver become bike-friendly enough?

Melissa Bruntlett, her husband Chris and their two children — now aged 11 and 9 — ditched their car eight years ago. They rely on their bikes, but …

Cycling

Man facing criminal charges after two Vancouver police officers injured

A man has been arrested after two Vancouver police officers were injured during a violent confrontation early Monday in downtown Vancouver.One of the …

Policing

Cannabis softens landing for ailing seniors

Before passing away suddenly in September 2016, Doreen Hayley made her son swear not to put his father, Raymond, in a care home.<p>The “normal bachelor …

Lower Mainland

Pedestrian hit in Newton - Surrey Now-Leader

A teenage pedestrian was struck down by a car, in a marked crosswalk, in Newton this morning.<p>Langley single mom was fatally shot while in vehicle in …

Jagmeet Singh

Solitary confinement rules are struck down by judge in British Columbia

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has struck down a law that permits federal prisons to put inmates into solitary confinement …

Prison

Michelle Obama adds second speaking event in Vancouver

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has scheduled a second speaking event in Vancouver next month after her first appearance quickly sold out.<p>Both …

Michelle Obama

Living Green: What will you do to make this planet healthier place for all?

In the 2017 documentary Watershed Guardians of the Fraser River, filmmaker Joceyln Demers features a number of local heroes working for a healthier …

Sustainability

Mayor Robertson told to 'man up' on pledge for $90 million social housing project

Mayor Gregor Robertson got an earful Monday night to make good on a pledge he made almost two years ago to have a $90-million social housing project …

Housing

Vancouver council votes along party lines for a separated-bike lane on the Cambie Bridge

Vision Vancouver has won another battle in its war against the car. At least that’s how critics will describe the news.<p>Today (January 17) city …

Vancouver Politics

N.B. RCMP arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant in Fredericton

New Brunswick RCMP say they have arrested an Oromocto man who was unlawfully at large, one week after issuing a public request for information.<p>Winton …

New Brunswick

Mobility commission investigates how to charge Surrey motorists - Surrey Now-Leader

An initiative by the Mayors’ Council, focused on determining how the public should pay for regional transit/transportation projects, suggests two …

Cities

The City of Vancouver says more than 330 people died of an overdose in 2017

It appeared to be a mixed bag in the overdose crisis when it came to Vancouver’s numbers for 2017.<p>At a council presentation Wednesday morning, city …

A beginner’s guide to having dim sum in Metro Vancouver

Tammy Kwan“Do you want to dim sum?” is a common question a dim sum lover would casually ask a family member or friend on a weekend morning. The …

Restaurants

Dine Out Vancouver's World Chef Exchange builds culinary bridges

Gail JohnsonA cheap airplane ticket is what allowed Vancouver chef Andrea Carlson to check an item off her bucket list and travel to Japan last …

Restaurants

Mobility pricing will cost more than you think, warns Canadian Taxpayers Federation in B.C.

The B.C. division of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has warned that mobility pricing could cost residents much more than they may think.<p>B.C. …

Lower Mainland

Hurricane-force winds could bring waves of up to 43 feet off Vancouver Island’s shores

Environment Canada has issued a warning saying that hurricane-force winds are expected for an area just off the coast of Vancouver Island, while …

Weather

John Horgan changes tune on BC Hydro rate freeze

Premier John Horgan seems to be backing away from a key election promise to freeze BC Hydro rates in an effort to achieve affordability.<p>During the …

Lower Mainland

Real estate companies top list of Vision Vancouver donors in 2017

New data shows nine of the top 10 donations to Vancouver's ruling municipal party were from the real estate industry, prompting some critics to raise …

Vancouver Politics

Stanley Park Secrets

What do hidden treasure, a Scottish stonemason, and a pint of Guinness have in common? They’ve all played a role in making Stanley Park into an …

Lifestyle (Canada)

5 tradable players that could get the Canucks something in return

Not much was expected of the Vancouver Canucks entering this season.<p>After an offseason that saw their management group finally (reluctantly?) utter …

Ice Hockey