Bigger, bolder, higher: Vancouver’s push for density has builders rejigging their plans

Rendering of the original Raphael building.Cape Group When Vancouver developer Zack Ross heard that the Broadway Plan had been approved, he immediately ordered all work stopped at the site of a 95-unit apartment building on East 2nd Avenue, in the False Creek Flats area. Instead of a five-storey building, Mr. Ross now had the potential … Read more

A Newfoundland hospital switched them at birth. Fifty-three years later, a DNA test brought them together

Ruth and Wilfred Lush view an iceberg in Badger Bay near Triton, N.L., with their biological daughter Caroline Weir-Greene. She was not raised by the Lushes, who were given another baby to take home from the hospital in 1969; they would only meet as adults after a DNA test connected them.Greg Locke/The Globe and Mail … Read more

Where Canadians can watch Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Sept. 19

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth lying in state as members of the public file past in Westminster Hall, ahead of her funeral on Monday, September 16.Kirsty Wigglesworth/Getty Images The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth will be held on Sept. 19, eleven days after her death on Sept. 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. What time … Read more

Is it legal to cross a solid double line to pass a car?

In most of Canada, crossing the painted double line on a highway is breaking the law, except for Ontario where lines painted on the road are visual reminders to use extra caution when passing.Getty Images/iStockphoto I live in Ontario and I see many vehicles pass on solid double lines. Is this legal? – Denise In … Read more

Passengers stuck on GO trains for hours after on-track fatality

A GO train arrives at Union Station in Toronto, on Monday, May 2, 2022.Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press It was Gilon James’s first time taking the GO train, but after a fatality on the tracks turned a one-hour ride into a nearly five-hour “nightmare,” it was probably her last. She was one of the transit system’s … Read more

Lake Ontario double-crossing ‘a big jump up,’ long-distance swimmer says

Sean Nuttall covered 100 kilometers in 42 hours when he swam from Toronto to St. Catharines and back across Lake Ontario. The Toronto native Nuttall did the swim in memory of his father, Robert.Handout Sean Nuttall had swum the English Channel. He had completed a circumnavigation of Manhattan. Once, despite being violently ill, he kicked … Read more

‘No crying in baseball’: Kelly McCormack takes on famous line in A league of Their Own reboot

Kelly McCormack plays Jess McCready A League of Their Own.Anne Marie Fox/The Canadian Press Nobody can fill the shoes of Hollywood star Tom Hanks, or that actress Kelly McCormack is certain. Yet on the new TV series A League of Their Ownthe Vancouver native was assigned a task nearly as stressful as emulating Hanks: saying … Read more

Defender Doneil Henry comes full circle, happy to be back with Toronto FC

After stops in England, Denmark, South Korea and the US, Doneil Henry is home again. Henry, a native of Brampton, Ont., became the first player from the Toronto FC academy to graduate to the first team when he signed a pro contract in August, 2010. Then 17, Henry had already made three non-league appearances for … Read more

Opinion: Justin Trudeau is spending two weeks in Costa Rica. So what?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to media outside the Basilica of Sainte-Anne de Beaupré, east of Quebec City, during the papal visit of Pope Francis, on July 28.Bernard Brault/The Canadian Press Of all the things we begrudge politicians, taking personal vacation time with their families has to be the pettiest. No politician is really immune: … Read more

BC Housing CEO quits, cites growing anger toward policy makers, violence against homeless people

BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsay has announced his retirement, saying he no longer has the confidence he can solve the complex problems facing the agency.The Canadian Press The man who has led BC’s housing agency for 22 years is resigning, saying several recent incidents of violence against homeless people, plus the increasingly threatening environment for … Read more