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Compass card reader. Translink photo

Compass card glitches lead to bargain fares for multi-zone bus riders

The fare deal may also be a smart public relations move following the failure of the recent transit referendum that was marked by anti-TransLink public sentiment.
Trudeau photo-op fodder for social media (Twitter)

AND THEY'RE OFF: Federal leaders' debate trumps sports at some city bars

Green party leader Elizabeth May is expected to stick it to Harper over the $150 billion he added to the federal debt.
The twin viaducts. Google Earth image

TALK OF THE TOWN: If city planners have their way, viaducts are doomed

A city report pushes for at-grade roadways, provision for affordable rental and rental housing, and major expansion of parks, pedestrian and bicycle routes.
NDP supporters wave signs at a morning rush-hour rally downtown

It's volunteer pep rallies vs Harper's high-price ads in NDP battle for voters

Election pundits say the far-off election date reflects a strategic move by Harper’s government to drain all opposition parties of their campaign resources.
B.C. Environment map; TimberWest logging, South Central Coast area, 2011 photo b

One week left to weigh in on B.C. government's plan for Great Bear Rainforest

The public is invited to comment on the province's plans for mining and tourism areas and revised land uses.
Camp 'checkpoint' in the Bulkley Valley; Freda Huson

Unist'ot'en pipeline opponents rally in Vancouver

Downtown rally planned for Interior pipeline blockade.

Activists hang off Portland bridge to protest Arctic drilling [Update]

"The inspiring action underway to block Shell from drilling in the Arctic gives me hope and strength as an activist and Indigenous person,” said Vancouver's Audrey Siegl.
US dentist Walter Palmer and Anaheim Mighty Duck Clayton Stoner with trophies.

Trophy hunting: If you can't win one, you can shoot one

Trophy hunting's not just for dentists. NHL players Clayton Stoner and former Vancouver Canuck David Booth are part of the killing spree.
Dog blends into the brown grass at a Vancouver park July 2015

SURVEY SAYS: Most of us are battling the water hog reputation

There is a strong appetite across the province to implement larger fines for people who decide to ignore the water restrictions — Mario Canseco
Mayor DJs the VisionPride kick-off at Celebrities. Photo: Twitter/@StepanVdovine

Transgender rights issue flying high during this year's Vancouver Pride Week

Pride Week is underway, including an unsanctioned protest, comedy fest, parade and substance-free party.