Highlights / Vancouver


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 »


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 »

Economy, Health

Living in a vehicle, by choice or obligation

Not quite homeless, but close Although still generally quite small, there is a slowly growing number of Canadians living in vehicles. In some cases people are being forced out of homes and apartments by high rents, whereas in others they »

International, Politics

Vancouver summit urges no letup in North Korea sanctions

The global community will not accept North Korea as a nuclear threat to the world, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday, urging participants at a multinational meeting in Vancouver to maintain pressure on Pyongyang to force it to »

International, Politics

Canadian submarine, patrol aircraft ready to enforce North Korea sanctions: expert

The Canadian military is likely to deploy one of its four submarines and up to two long range maritime patrol aircraft if asked to help the international community enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea, says a Canadian military expert. »

International, Politics, Society

Canada pledges 200 elite troops and aircaft for future UN peacekeeping operations

Two years after announcing Canada’s re-engagement with the United Nations, the Liberal government finally unveiled Wednesday its formal commitments to UN peacekeeping operations, pledging to contribute helicopters, transport aircraft and a 200-strong rapid-response team of elite soldiers. Prime Minister Justin »

Economy, Society

A little cooling in Canada’s hottest housing market

For years Canada’ s housing market has been listed as “overheated” by several economic experts and ratings agencies both in Canada and internationally. This includes what might be considered two “superheated” markets around the cities of Toronto, Ontario, and Vancouver, »

Environment & Animal Life

Vancouver restricts pet store sales

The western city of Vancouver has banned the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is applauding the move. In a news release, the SPCA’s manager said that »

Economy, Society

Canada: When a house earns more than you

The title may be a bit confusing at first, so we’ll explain. Canadian housing has long been criticized as being greatly overpriced. Generally house prices had more or less followed general salary rates and inflation, so as a very rough »