Vancouver

The Uber app is seen on an iPhone near a driver’s vehicle after the company launched service in Vancouver, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Uber Technologies Inc. says it is bringing its shared rides offering back to Canada with a new name. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Uber relaunches ride share option in some Canadian cities under new name

UberX Share was previously known as UberPool and was paused when the pandemic hit

 

Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer, left, and Mayor Ken Sim, arrive for a news conference, in Vancouver, on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Vancouver city council is set to review recommendations for a $2.8 million grant to Vancouver Coastal Health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver council to review new grant proposal for enhancing mental health services

Bulk of the new funding — $2.5 million — will be used to hire 58 new mental health workers

 

A Canadian Coast Guard vessel assesses the extent of damage from an oil spill off a cargo ship near Vancouver’s English Bay on Jan. 21. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)

Container ship spills 60-100 litres of fuel near Vancouver’s English Bay

Coast guard using helicopter, drones to track extent of damage

 

An ex-principal of Britannia Community Elementary School in Vancouver is facing a lawsuit from the school district, which claims she stole more than $170,000 from the school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Former B.C. principal stole $170K from Vancouver elementary school, lawsuit claims

Tricia Low accused of stealing gift cards from families in need, using school funds for herself

An ex-principal of Britannia Community Elementary School in Vancouver is facing a lawsuit from the school district, which claims she stole more than $170,000 from the school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A thin blue line Canada patch. (Thinbluelinecanada.ca)

Thin blue line cannot be worn by on-duty Vancouver police officers, department decides

Report prompted by complaint of officer wearing controversial patch at land back rally in 2021

A thin blue line Canada patch. (Thinbluelinecanada.ca)
A woman walks in Chinatown in Vancouver, Friday, February 5, 2021. Vancouver councillors have unanimously approved funding for its Uplifting Chinatown Action Plan, in an attempt to revive the historic neighbourhood. The plan focuses on enhanced cleaning and sanitation, graffiti removal, beautification and other community supports. Costs for the plan this year are expected to be about $2.1 million for what the city says is an urgent “strategy to protect Chinatown, which has experienced significant challenges in recent years, including anti-Asian racism and public safety concerns.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver to fund plans to renew its embattled Chinatown neighbourhood

Sanitation, graffiti removal and beautification included in $2.1 million plan

A woman walks in Chinatown in Vancouver, Friday, February 5, 2021. Vancouver councillors have unanimously approved funding for its Uplifting Chinatown Action Plan, in an attempt to revive the historic neighbourhood. The plan focuses on enhanced cleaning and sanitation, graffiti removal, beautification and other community supports. Costs for the plan this year are expected to be about $2.1 million for what the city says is an urgent “strategy to protect Chinatown, which has experienced significant challenges in recent years, including anti-Asian racism and public safety concerns.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vancouver Folk Music Festival organizers say they don’t have the funds to run the annual event in 2023. They’ll ask their membership on Feb. 1 to vote on whether to end the festival forever. (Vancouver Folk Music Festival/Instagram)

Short $500K, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival calls it quits, possibly forever

Organizers say they don’t have the funding or staff to get the annual event off the ground

Vancouver Folk Music Festival organizers say they don’t have the funds to run the annual event in 2023. They’ll ask their membership on Feb. 1 to vote on whether to end the festival forever. (Vancouver Folk Music Festival/Instagram)
A Langara Gardens apartment building near the intersection of Cambie Street and 57th Avenue where a tenant accidentally started a fire in 2017. Angela Chou has since been ordered to pay over $500,000 for the resulting damage. (Google Streetview/screenshot)

Vancouver woman ordered to pay over $500K for apartment fire started by floor lamp

Inspectors said unit was in ‘near hoarding state’ when fire began on Nov. 14, 2017

A Langara Gardens apartment building near the intersection of Cambie Street and 57th Avenue where a tenant accidentally started a fire in 2017. Angela Chou has since been ordered to pay over $500,000 for the resulting damage. (Google Streetview/screenshot)
The Vancouver Police Department says officers and paramedics were shot at with a pellet gun while working near the Carnegie Centre on Jan. 8. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

Police, paramedics shot with pellet gun on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

VPD say suspect aimed at them from window of rooming house while they worked below

The Vancouver Police Department says officers and paramedics were shot at with a pellet gun while working near the Carnegie Centre on Jan. 8. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)
Vancouver police officers arrested a 50-year-old man on Dec. 31, who is suspected of stealing from a South Granville fine art gallery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Man with 115 convictions charged with stealing from Vancouver art gallery

50-year-old suspected of stealing $40,000 worth of fine art from South Granville gallery

Vancouver police officers arrested a 50-year-old man on Dec. 31, who is suspected of stealing from a South Granville fine art gallery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A woman searches for her luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays on Dec. 20, 2022. Two weeks later, the airport says it’s still working to reunite hundreds of pieces of luggage with travellers. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

About 1,500 bags still stranded at YVR following B.C. storm

Airport says it’s working with airlines to return people’s leftover luggage

A woman searches for her luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays on Dec. 20, 2022. Two weeks later, the airport says it’s still working to reunite hundreds of pieces of luggage with travellers. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
A group of women stood in downtown Vancouver on Dec. 27 holding signs with names of the 10 women who were killed by men in B.C. in 2022. (Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter photo)

Vancouver rally honoured 10 women murdered in 2022 in B.C. by male romantic partners

Mimi Kates and Amber Culley killed in July in Chilliwack by a man due in court on an assault charge

A group of women stood in downtown Vancouver on Dec. 27 holding signs with names of the 10 women who were killed by men in B.C. in 2022. (Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter photo)
Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press file photo)

Holiday travelling woes hopefully waned with shuttle between Kelowna/Vancouver airports

Kelowna Airport has partnered with Cheers! Okanagan Tours

Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press file photo)
Competitors, including eventual winner Yi Yi Wang, front centre, dance during the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The popularity of the 27-year-old pageant is testament to both the ongoing lure of celebrity in Hong Kong and Chinese show business, and what one expert calls the “aura” surrounding Canadian Chinese entertainers across the Pacific. Vancouver has long served as a source of talent for the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese entertainment scenes, and the mutual attraction persists in spite of recent political tensions between Canada and Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dreams of Chinese fame persist at Vancouver pageant, where stars are born

Pageant helps discover talent for Chinese-language show business

Competitors, including eventual winner Yi Yi Wang, front centre, dance during the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The popularity of the 27-year-old pageant is testament to both the ongoing lure of celebrity in Hong Kong and Chinese show business, and what one expert calls the “aura” surrounding Canadian Chinese entertainers across the Pacific. Vancouver has long served as a source of talent for the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese entertainment scenes, and the mutual attraction persists in spite of recent political tensions between Canada and Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
British Columbia’s new Housing Ministry says the province is partnering with the City of Vancouver to build 90 modular housing units in two locations with round-the-clock supports for people experiencing homelessness in the Downtown Eastside. A temporary modular housing suite is visited by the public while on display in Robson Square in downtown Vancouver on Oct. 3, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

B.C., Vancouver partner to build modular housing in strategy to disperse street camps

Temporary homes will serve as a ‘bridge’ for people, David Eby says

British Columbia’s new Housing Ministry says the province is partnering with the City of Vancouver to build 90 modular housing units in two locations with round-the-clock supports for people experiencing homelessness in the Downtown Eastside. A temporary modular housing suite is visited by the public while on display in Robson Square in downtown Vancouver on Oct. 3, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Tents and people are seen at a homeless encampment at Crab Park below the towers of the downtown skyline in Vancouver, on Sunday, August 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tents and people are seen at a homeless encampment at Crab Park below the towers of the downtown skyline in Vancouver, on Sunday, August 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Recovery Cafe in East Vancouver is the first of its kind in Canada. It offers a supportive space for people recovering from substance use, mental health challenges and homelessness. (Credit: Sean McGuire)

Vancouver’s Recovery Cafe is an ‘oasis in the desert’

The first of its kind in Canada, the cafe offers a physical space for support and growth

  • Dec 11, 2022
The Recovery Cafe in East Vancouver is the first of its kind in Canada. It offers a supportive space for people recovering from substance use, mental health challenges and homelessness. (Credit: Sean McGuire)
Former B.C. private school counsellor Luke Lawson will never be allowed to teach in the province again, following a child pornography conviction and investigation by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. private school counsellor banned for life following child porn sentence

Nude images of young girls found inside Luke Lawson’s home during 2020 police search

Former B.C. private school counsellor Luke Lawson will never be allowed to teach in the province again, following a child pornography conviction and investigation by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. (Credit: Pixabay)
St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver will soon be the site of a fast-tracked addiction treatment program, Premier David Eby announced Nov. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A fast track to addiction treatment is coming to Vancouver’s downtown hospital

St. Paul’s sees a high volume of patients suffering from mental health crises and drug poisonings

  • Nov 28, 2022
St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver will soon be the site of a fast-tracked addiction treatment program, Premier David Eby announced Nov. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vancouver police have identified another 15 people they believe took part in criminal activity during a riot at Breakout Festival in September 2022. (Image courtesy of VPD)

7 Breakout Festival riot suspects identified, more sought: Vancouver police

Police department released photos of 15 more suspects Nov. 24

Vancouver police have identified another 15 people they believe took part in criminal activity during a riot at Breakout Festival in September 2022. (Image courtesy of VPD)