Vancouver Politics

Most Metro Vancouver beaches safe for swimming

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The water at most beaches in Metro Vancouver is safe to swim in again, according to the latest test results, after E. coli …

Western Canada

Last of Vancouver’s E. coli-shuttered beaches reopens to swimming

The last of Vancouver’s beaches that was closed to swimming over water quality concerns has reopened.<p>Trout Lake was closed nearly a month ago, due to …

Environment

Health Canada to phase out pesticides linked to bee losses

Martin DunphyCanada will phase out the use of two controversial pesticides that have been blamed for killing bees and other pollinating insects, …

Pesticides

'Wind Swimmer' sculpture returns to Kitsilano Pool after three year hiatus

A large sculpture of a woman in a bathing suit with ‘articulated limbs’ that provide her with the capability to swim through the air was reinstalled …

Swimwear

Trout Lake has been reopened to swimming, just in time for the weekend

Trout Lake. Photo Vancouver Park BoardVancouver Coastal Health has deemed Trout Lake now safe to swim in, and three Vancouver beaches which were …

E.coli

Capsized tugboat recovered from Fraser River, diesel spill amount still unclear

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s not as bad as it could have been.<p>That’s coming from officials now that a tugboat, which capsized Monday night near the …

Rowing

Ken Denike and Sophia Woo ponder return to Vancouver school board in fall election

Former Vancouver education trustees Ken Denike and Sophia Woo may run again for school board.<p>Denike confirmed that he and Woo are actively …

School Administration

Crews to resume efforts to raise sunken tugboat from Fraser River

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Workers will be back out again Thursday to try to raise a tugboat that went down in the north arm of the Fraser River Monday …

Coast Guard

Vancouver city council candidate among seven sentenced for Trans Mountain pipeline protest

Two high-profile Vancouverites were led off to jail on Wednesday, sentenced to seven days in jail for defying an injunction by protesting at a Kinder …

Kinder Morgan

Vancouver Learning Network: A school schedule that fits with your life

Since 1990, Vancouver Learning Network (VLN) has provided a high-quality, comprehensive, flexible, and engaging education program that offers an …

Education Technology

COPE council candidate Jean Swanson sentenced to seven days in jail for protesting Kinder Morgan pipeline project

Coalition of Progressive Electors candidate Jean Swanson will have to find surrogates to campaign for her for a short period.<p>That's because the …

Kinder Morgan

Jean Swanson and others to be sentenced today for Kinder Morgan protest arrest

Activist Jean Swanson, who is running for Vancouver city council, is among those being sentenced Wednesday morning for a blockade of a Kinder Morgan …

Kinder Morgan

This Vancouver city council candidate was just sentenced to 7 days in jail

Jean Swanson talks to Kennedy Stewart outside B.C. Supreme Court Aug. 15 before being sentenced to seven days in jail after being arrested during a …

Kinder Morgan

Gangs of Canada geese expanding their territory in Vancouver parks

Resident Canada Geese have dramatically increased their numbers and expanded into English Bay, Granville Island and Ceperley Meadow. Their droppings …

Geese

Crews pulling capsized tugboat from Fraser River

A tugboat that capsized on the Fraser River is expected to be pulled from the water Wednesday.<p>The George H. Ledcor sank off Deering Island in the …

Canadian News

Sunken tugboat will soon be pulled out of North Arm of Fraser River

The capsized <i>George H. Ledcor</i> tugboat is expected to be retrieved from the waters this morning near Deering Island in South Vancouver.<p>The vessel, …

Fraser River

Costly social housing: monthly rents up to $4,700 per unit at new Vancouver development

A range of rents will apply at a new “social housing” project in Vancouver.<p>For most of the 299 social housing units proposed at 950 West 41st Avenue, …

Housing

3 Vancouver beaches closed for swimming due to E. coli levels

Swimming advisories have been put in place for three beaches in the Metro Vancouver area.Due to high levels of E. coli bacteria in the water, …

E.coli

Kennedy Stewart mayoralty would bring a cautious approach to housing, possible electoral reform to Vancouver

<i>Adrienne Tanner is a Vancouver journalist who writes about civic affairs.</i><p>When it comes to a fix for Vancouver’s housing crisis, don’t expect any hasty moves to cool the market from Kennedy Stewart if he becomes Vancouver’s next mayor.<p>He would move fast to build social and affordable rental housing …

Canadian News

Three Vancouver beaches closed to swimming after high levels of E. coli detected

Three Vancouver beaches remain closed to swimming Monday after high levels of E. coli were detected in the water late last week.<p>Vancouver Coastal …

E.coli

Nine weeks to go, now eight vying for Vancouver mayoralty

What do Shauna Sylvester, Kennedy Stewart, David Chen, Ian Campbell, Ken Sim, Wai Young, Hector Bremner and Fred Harding have in common?<p>They have all …

House Prices

This Week in History: 1931: Vancouver becomes Canada's third-largest city

Civic boosters often predicted Vancouver would become western Canada’s biggest city after it was incorporated in 1886. But it took awhile for the …

Canadian News

Vancouver gets federal funding for self-driving vehicles

The City of Vancouver has been provided with a $386,000 grant to build capacity and study the potential future of connected and automated vehicles.In …

Smart Cities

Vision Vancouver slogans could end up on T-shirts and coffee mugs

<b>Bob Mackin</b><p>Vancouver city hall is one step closer to the potential for Greenest City 2020 snow globes, Vancouver Salt Co. salt and pepper shakers and …

City Halls

Bathtub races return to Kitsilano Beach this weekend

After a 22-year hiatus, bathtub races are returning to downtown Vancouver this weekend.The wacky and comical races are returning to Kitsilano Beach …

Vancouver

Letters: Canada's criticism of Saudi Arabia upholds our international obligations

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada applauds Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland for voicing the forbidden truth — that Saudi Arabia’s “emperor” …

Human Rights

Six-storey rental building proposed for East Vancouver

A handful of three- and four-bedroom units is among what’s being proposed for a development eyed for a land assembly on Fraser Street between East …

Skyscrapers

Vancouver, Wash., leaders back Columbia River Crossing replacement as I-5 bridge reenters public discussion - Portland Business Journal

By Andy Giegerich <br>– Digital Managing Editor, Portland Business Journal<p>Aug 8, 2018, 7:09am PDT<p>Washington officials could begin jostling for a new …

Columbia River

New Vancouver park at Oakridge Centre will be first city-owned but privately-maintained park

The rooftop park at the new Oakridge Centre will be a first in Vancouver in more than one way.<p>One is that with its size of 3.65 hectares, the park …

Employment

Here's why the Vancouver school board will be split for another four years

Whatever the outcome of October’s civic election, the Vancouver School Board will have a whole new look.<p>That’s because a <b>couple of veterans are not</b> …

School Administration