Highlights / Vancouver

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Public art: beauty or… ?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and when it comes to public art, often the public has a very different opinion than those in politics and the art world who approve and laud the works. The latest artwork,» 

Arts and Entertainment

Picasso painting set to sell at record price in Canada

A famous painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is currently on tour in Canada for the very first time before being auctioned for what could be the largest amount ever paid for an international work of art in Canada. Currently» 

Environment, Politics

Thousands join Vancouver climate march with Greta Thunberg

Thousands of Canadians joined Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg in a climate march in downtown Vancouver Friday. The rally organized by Sustainabiliteens, a local youth organization, began at 11 a.m. outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Thunberg, 16, is expected to speak at» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Money laundering and real-estate in B.C and Canada

Over $7 billion in criminal money laundered, inflating housing prices Last year an investigation revealed vast sums of money being “laundered” through casinos in the west coast province of British Columbia. Former Royal Canadian Mounted Police deputy commissioner Peter German» 

Society

Vancouver police to focus on minors at huge pot festival

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the 25th annual 4/20 cannabis festival in the western city of Vancouver  on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Police have asked parents “to have a conversation with their children about the risks» 

Economy, Society

Canada housing prices – up, down, or way up?

The issue of housing prices in Canada has been a hot topic for years, and almost always because the prices are rising astronomically. This is especially so in Canada’s major cities, and even more so in the three biggest, Vancouver,» 

Environment, Society

Otter update;  Vancouver park evacuates carp

It’s one of those animal stories that makes headlines. A week ago, a river otter somehow crossed several busy streets in Vancouver to get to the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden. This traditional garden was where several carp (koi) lived» 

Environment, Society

Otter causing havoc in Vancouver

It otter go somewhere else A river otter in Vancouver has managed to get into the tranquil Sun Yet-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in the city, and has made headlines across the country. The problem is the otter is eating the» 

Environment, Society

Vancouver hosts global conference of city greening experts

More than 700 urban greening experts from around the world have gathered in Vancouver for what’s being billed by organizers as the world’s largest international conference on protecting and preserving urban green spaces. The three-day International Urban Forestry Congress (IUFC» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

The CNE and PNE: Ending summer on a big note of fun

It’s been an annual tradition since at least 1879. The Canadian National Exhibition opens today at the large 78 hectare CNE grounds in Toronto. Often called simply the “Ex” it was originally staged as a showcase of agricultural and technological»