‘All in blood’: Vancouver delivery worker describes terrifying random stabbing

WARNING: This story contains graphic details that may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised. The Vancouver food delivery worker who survived a potentially deadly stabbing earlier this month has recovered enough to tell his story. Hamidullah Habibi, 26, suffered multiple stab wounds, including to his chest and throat, while dropping a meal off … Read more

Hundreds rally in support of Iranian protests and the late Mahsa Amini in Vancouver – BC

A large gathering of rally attendees descended on Vancouver’s Art Gallery on Sunday. Hundreds went to the popular location for protests and public press conferences in support of ongoing unrest in Iran due to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She died while in custody of Iranian ‘morality police’ for allegedly wearing her hijab too … Read more

Kelowna-based company helps Fairmont Pacific Rim eliminate plastics

A Kelowna-based company has helped Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel eliminate the use of non-essential, single-use plastics. Back in 2018, GreenStep Solutions, located in downtown Kelowna, launched an extensive audit of all single-use plastics within the hotel operation. The process included reviewing the purpose and frequency of single-use plastic practices, removing items entirely, identifying reusable … Read more

Downtown Vancouver fire near Dunlevy Ave. and Powell Street displaces 22 residents – BC

A structure fire at a building near Dunlevy Ave. and Powell Street has left 22 residents displaced in East Vancouver. The fire was reported to Vancouver Fire Rescue Services around 8 am Saturday morning. The fire is believed to have started on the second floor and quickly spread to the third floor. “No injuries have … Read more

Census shows Vancouver’s housing problem persisting

VANCOUVER—The number of people in who need better housing in Metro Vancouver has increased by more than 20,000 over the past decade, according to the latest census figures. While the percentage of those in what’s called “core housing need” actually dropped, Andy Yan, the director of Simon Fraser University’s City Program, said the numbers still … Read more

Vancouver tent encampment leaves city to figure out better way to confront housing crisis

City of Vancouver crews collect garbage along East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside on Sept. 14.Rafal Gerszak/The Globe and Mail For weeks in June, people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside knew that increasing tensions would boil over between those sleeping on its streets and the city crews whose job it was to get them to … Read more

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

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival: Choreographer Kara Miranda embraces her Self in Sombras/Shadows

Victoria-born flamenco dancer and choreographer Kara Miranda’s latest project was initially inspired by the visual look of shadows. But as Miranda dug deeper into this subject, she became fascinated by the work of Carl Jung, a pioneer in depth psychology and dream analysis who died in 1961. In particular, she was drawn to Swiss psychoanalyst’s … Read more

Shuvinai Ashoona explores new forms in Vancouver at Granville gallery residency

Children looking into classroom by artist Shuvinai Ashoona. Ashoona has been in Vancouver for a month, working at the New Leaf Editions print studio on Granville Island.Handout When visitors dropped by a Vancouver print studio to see Kinngait artist Shuvinai Ashoona this week she was too busy drawing to chat. Instead, her recent efforts, dangling … Read more

COVID-19 and the Vancouver school board election

One of the best things about working in the media is the free education I receive. For that, I can thank my many teachers—many of whom happen to be people I’ve interviewed over the years. One of them is health policy researcher Andrew Longhurst, whose hard-edged and perceptive Twitter feed has become required reading for … Read more