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Vancouver police ask public for help after brutal robbery

The Vancouver police took the rare step of releasing the photograph of a robbery victim who suffered life-altering injuries during the incident and who remains in hospital six months later. The...

Woof woof: Should the BC Residential Tenancy Act be revised to allow pets?

When Renée Stephen came to Vancouver in 2010 with Minerva, Pixel and The Cat, she received a rude provincial awakening. In Ontario, she recalled, she and her partner could pick up the newspaper and...

Failed apocalypse cries out for stupidity award

Many concerned citizens went to great lengths in preparation for the Mayan apocalypse of 2012. For the record, it didn’t happen. And while most of us are simply left with an overstocked pantry full...

Ayoudo’s Social Garden connects green thumbs across Vancouver

Local tech startup Ayoudo launches a new initiative to help gardeners across Vancouver to connect via social media this spring.

Rocky Mountaineer lockout veers off tracks

Judge slaps union, politicians blast owner, replacement hire whacks passenger.

Online ticket resellers say Stanley Cup tickets fetching $2,000 or more

VANCOUVER -- Zaak Ghelani was in the stands 17 years ago when Vancouver defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs to advance to the Stanley Cup final, but back then he couldn't afford the pricey tickets to...