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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» 

Society

Choose to love differences, exhorts prime minister at LGBTQ event

Before marching in Vancouver’s annual Pride parade yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a breakfast gathering that Canada should move beyond simply tolerating differences in its communities and choose to love them, reports Canadian Press. Leader flags homelessness, suicide He» 

Health, Society

Drug checking finds most were not what Vancouver users expected

An overdose crisis in the western city of Vancouver prompted officials to ask for samples of street drugs to test their contents. Analysis of 1,714 substances found that more than 60 per cent contained none of the drug that clients» 

Uncategorized

Vancouver to host Canada’s biggest Burlesque Festival

It’s called the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival 2018.This is the thirteenth year for an event that has been growing every year. The two day event takes place on Friday April 6, and Saturday April 7th. Diamond Minx, her professional stage»