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Kinder Morgan gets frosty reception from Burnaby residents at town hall

Burnaby residents were skeptical about Kinder Morgan pipeline project at town hall meeting in Burnaby Wednesday. First Nations group said they unequivocally oppose pipeline expansion.

Japan earthquake fundraiser on March 11 at Nikkei Place

It's been one year, but the Japanese tsunami victims still need help. Show your support at the upcoming fundraiser on March 11.

Vancouver housing market expected to slow down during winter

2011 has been the tale of two real estate markets, as mainland Chinese buyers influence some areas and asset classes while ignoring others altogether. The biggest beneficiaries of the influx of...

100 jobs lost as Burnaby mill closes

Cascades cites strong dollar, labour and recycling costs as it shuts containerboard site.

Charges laid in Vancouver stabbing death

Accused is a 22-year-old man with a criminal record in Ontario.

Attack of the suburbs?

In the wake of the Vancouver riots, one of the uncomfortable questions that have surfaced online is whether youth from the suburbs -- Surrey, Coquitlam, Burnaby, etc. -- are to blame for the damage....

Young female offenders connect to the community through artwork

It’s project go time. The girls of Emerald and Asperity units in the Burnaby Youth Custody Center (BYCC) have created community projects and the projects have turned into innovative initiatives....

Young women search for forgiveness in cycle of violence

Once a week I run a program out of the youth custody centre in Burnaby.  I work with a group of girls who experience a wide range of life challenges; most of these challenges relate to some form...

City of Vancouver encourages waste reduction through composting indoors...with worms

In and around Vancouver, city governments are encouraging residents to do worm composting as part of their garbage reduction programs. Metro Vancouver’s website recommends that people who are...

Is incineration the solution to garbage disposal in Metro Vancouver?

No matter where you throw it, garbage doesn't really go "away." This article on incineration is the first in a VO series on Vancouver garbage.