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Environmental and labour organizations call on Island Timberlands to stop logging old-growth forest

"Time is short and options for McLaughlin Ridge will run out soon if the corporation continues to cut out the heart of its ancient forest.”

NPA announces incumbents seeking re-election in November civic race

Mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe welcomes the depth of municipal experience of those running for office again.

Vision Vancouver calls on NPA to explain "spread of personal attacks" [Updates]

As Gregor and Amy Robertson announce their separation, Vision Vancouver calls on NPA to explain "spread of personal attacks" about mayor's personal life.

VPD issues warning after man exposes himself to young girl

Vancouver Police Department is warning the public after a 13-year-old girl was the focus of a sexually motivated incident at English Bay.

Final Healing Walk draws more than 200

"Stop the destruction, start the healing," was the rallying cry for hundreds at yesterday's final Healing Walk, at the edge of the tar sands, in Fort McMurray.

2014 Healing Walk to recognize First Nations' treaty rights

This weekend, hundreds of First Nations people and non-native supporters from Canada and the US will be participating in the Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, a march to raise awareness of Indigenous...
Gitga’at Chain of Hope symbolic blockade of Douglas Channel Northern Gateway

Gitga’at Nation holds 'Chain of Hope' blockade against Northern Gateway

Crocheted yarn spools with family messages were carried across the Douglas Channel in protest of oil tanker plans.
Canucks fans smashed and burned cars

Riot Investigation: Three Years Later

It has been three years since the June 15th, 2011, Stanley Cup Riot and the VPD continues to forward reports to Crown recommending charges. Since the last update on July 23rd, 2013, investigators...

Update: Charges laid in Yaletown bike shop owner shooting

Charges have now been laid in yesterday’s shooting of Paul Dragan, owner of Reckless Bikes, a police report sent out to local media moments ago says. Shortly after 11:00 a.m., the owner of the...

City to open Kingsway Continental Housing Project

The City of Vancouver will join partners and community members for the opening of the Kingsway Continental, a new 123-unit non-market housing project, according to a news release from City of...