Highlights / Vancouver

Economy, Society

Vancouver pilot project to increase access to transit for low income earners

A pilot project to increase access to transit for low-income residents in the city of Vancouver was approved by the city council on Tuesday. The approved pilot project is a reduced fare transit program that is looking to design, test, »

Health, International

Temperature checks mandatory in Canada’s four biggest airports

Starting on Thursday, all passengers going through security at Canada’s four biggest airports have to take part in a temperature check, according to a tweet from Transport Canada. Transport Canada is mandating the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to »

Society

Hockey team in British Columbia announces plan to change name

The owners of the Saanich Junior Braves, a hockey team in British Columbia, announced plans to change the name and logo of the team out of respect to Indigenous communities, according to a press release on Wednesday.  “The Saanich Junior »

Uncategorized

Vancouver out of running to become NHL hub city

The Vancouver Canucks announced in a tweet on Thursday that the city is no longer in the running to be a hub city for when the National Hockey League returns to play later this summer.  The Canucks thanked British Columbia’s »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canadians take to the streets for anti-racism rallies

Sparked by the death of George Floyd last week in Minnesota, Canadians took to the streets this weekend to participate in anti-racism demonstrations across Canada — a country that Amnesty International said last year is fraught with racism. The demonstration »

Arts & 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 & 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 & Animal Life, 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 »