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External LinkDaytime Surrey neighbourhood shooting leaves 2 men injured
Surrey Shooting 86th Avenue car window

RCMP call the violence, 'a complete and utter callous disregard for the safety of the community.'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:56:53 EDT

External LinkNDP says it's ready to topple Christy Clark government, confidence motion coming Monday
B.C. MLAs in legislature for June 22 throne speech

British Columbia's New Democrats say they will introduce an amended motion Monday that aims to defeat Premier Christy Clark's minority Liberal government.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:41:30 EDT

External LinkQueen of Nanaimo ferry sailings cancelled for Monday
Mayne Island Village Bay Ferry Terminal line-up

Southern Gulf Island travellers face long weekend waits and confusion around alternate sailings as BC Ferries tries to figure out a problem with the propeller on the aging vessel.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:29:15 EDT

External LinkSurrey Pride Parade draws small but 'mighty' crowd of supporters
Morgan Montory

Just a few dozen people showed up for this year's Pride Parade in Surrey on Sunday, but organizers say dwindling numbers were likely due to logistical confusion ó not diminishing interest.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:15:47 EDT

External LinkBlack Lives Matter leads alternative Pride march in Vancouver
Daniella Barreto

The only uniformed Vancouver police officers at the Black Lives Matter March on Pride this weekend were watching from the sidelines.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:45:55 EDT

External LinkPain drove B.C. woman and 'thousands' to street drugs after medication cut off
Vancouver opioid user Lorna Bird

Desperate for relief from unbearable pain following knee surgery, Lorna Bird says she was forced to buy drugs from the Downtown Eastside streets of Vancouver when her doctor stopped prescribing an opioid in response to new standards aimed at preventing fatal overdoses.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:28:58 EDT

External LinkNew wilderness trail opens up 'wonderland' on Vancouver Island
Great Trail

The Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail connects Greater Victoria with the Cowichan Valley, filling the gap in the Great Trail on southern Vancouver Island.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:06:36 EDT

External LinkEmbodying Barbie: Cosmetic gynecology on the rise in Canada
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After six years of wishing she looked better below the belt, Alyssa recently shelled out $4,200 to have part of her labia removed. Labiaplasty is one of the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures in Canada and the U.S.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:00:00 EDT

External LinkHomegrown olive oil a labour of love for B.C. couple
Olive oil

This year, a few lucky British Columbians got their hands on some locally grown extra-virgin olive oil ó all thanks to a pair of intrepid farmers on Salt Spring Island.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:02:37 EDT

External LinkRadio silence: B.C.'s Lower Mainland first responders move to encrypted communications

Media and the public in the region will have to wait for the 'official word' on emergencies, when first responders in the Lower Mainland move to a new digitally-encrypted radio system.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EDT

External Link'Wading ashore through waist-high water': Ex-diplomats on gruelling work of rescuing Vietnamese boat people
Margaret Tebbutt

It took six hours by bus, three by boat and a last stretch on foot wading through waist-high water to reach the Malaysian refugee camp where Canadian immigration officials interviewed some of the 70,000 Vietnamese refugees who were brought to Canada in 1979. Two former visa officers reflect on the physically and emotionally gruelling diplomatic adventure.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:00:22 EDT

External LinkChristine Jensen on the 'Infinitude' of jazz
Ingrid and Christine Jensen

Montreal-based artists Christine Jensen returns to the West Coast on tour with collaborator and sister, Ingrid Jensen.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:11:55 EDT

External LinkKoryo-Saram cuisine spotlights distinct Korean-Russian community
Elena Yugai

Chef Elena Yugai is fourth generation Korean-Russian and will share dishes from her community's distinct cuisine at UBC Farmís Joy of Feeding culinary event.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:00:00 EDT

External LinkFrom condoms to caskets: merchandise marks Canada's 150th birthday
Canada 150 Merchandise 20170625

It's been said that Canadians are not brash about their patriotism, but you wouldn't know it from the variety of merchandise, big and small, being snapped up in advance of Canada's 150th birthday July 1.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:00:26 EDT

External LinkSikhs celebrate B.C. woman's 'inspiring' appointment as first turbaned judge in Canada
Palbinder Kaur Shergill

Justice Palbinder Kaur Shergill will be a judge at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:52:02 EDT

External LinkPutting your best foot forward for online job applications
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Many employers hire exclusively by online job application systems which means it's more important than ever to know how to leverage keywords and tricks to make your resume stand out.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:00:00 EDT

External LinkEnd-of-life plans: Is it too morbid to plan your death?

Todd Hooge, 47, is a new dad with a thriving Victoria tech-firm, but the recent death of a friend got him planning ahead for his own death, to protect his partner from being left with gut-wrenching decisions.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:00:48 EDT

External LinkRoad closures for the Scotiabank Vancouver half marathon
Running shoes new balance vancouver marathon

The event is expected to draw more than 6,500 racers.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT

External LinkVancouverites enjoy first heat wave of the summer
Kits Beach summer 2017

After a long, snowy winter, Vancouverites took to social media on Saturday, basking in the first real heat wave of the summer.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:28:01 EDT

External LinkA dream come true: First Nations woman's art displayed at Vancouver airport
Violet Gatensby

A Carcross Tagish First Nation artist is having her artwork displayed at the Vancouver airport for a year.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EDT