The history of North Vancouver gets its own spotlight with a new museum

The history of North Vancouver gets its own spotlight with a new museum

After 20 years of planning, there is a new cultural center on the north coast of Vancouver. MONOVA: The Museum of North Vancouver, dedicated to the city’s past, present and future, will welcome its first visitors on December 4 for a preview period throughout the winter. The 16,000-square-foot center is the latest addition to the … Read more

The truck drivers’ strike in the port of Vancouver was averted by agreement

The truck drivers’ strike in the port of Vancouver was averted by agreement

VANCOUVER – A container truck driver strike against two companies serving Vancouver’s port, which was due to begin on Friday, will be avoided. The union Unifor says it has reached an agreement with Prudential Transportation at the time of the deadline, to avoid a strike in Canada’s busiest port. It reached an agreement with Aheer … Read more

Montreal police say two teenagers were shot in Anjou Thursday night

Montreal police say two teenagers were shot in Anjou Thursday night

MONTREAL – Two teenage boys were shot dead in Montreal’s Anjou district on Thursday night in what police call a double homicide attempt. Police said they received 911 calls around 7:15 p.m. for reports of gunfire near the intersection of Roseraies Boulevard and de la Nantaise Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found a teenage boy sitting … Read more

CHEO suspends virtual ER service to meet the demand for personal care

OTTAWA – Children’s Hospital in Eastern Ontario says it is suspending its virtual emergency room service to meet increased demand for personal care. The hospital says the virtual emergency room will be on hold for at least 90 days. CHEO says the move will allow the hospital to relocate staff from virtual care to personal … Read more

World War II veteran honored in Toronto on his 100th birthday

TORONTO – For years, Jack Paley did not talk much about his military past. The World War II veteran, who turned 100 on Thursday, was part of a British elite group – Special Air Service (SAS). In downtown Toronto, at the Historic Royal Canadian Military Institute, there was a procession for Paley to mark his … Read more

Driver in triple fatal accident in southern Edmonton Starbucks addresses court – Edmonton

Oscar Benjumea used his opportunity to speak to the court on the last day of his sentencing: to apologize. “There is nothing I can ever do or say that would change the tragic outcome of July 3, 2020,” the now 27-year-old said. “It’s terribly painful to know I can ‘t go back and change what … Read more

Here’s where you can skate outdoors in Vancouver and elsewhere

If you are looking for a seasonal public skating experience but feel it has to be outdoors to be truly authentic, you have few options in the lower mainland. Vancouver has plenty of choices if you are happy with indoor skating (actually eight of them), but only one, on Robson Square, has outdoor gliding, and … Read more

The group is issuing warning after raccoons killed in home-catching incidents in Vancouver and Victoria

(Warning: some images below may contain graphic content.) A conservatrion group advocating on behalf of fur animals has issued a prayer after two raccoons caught in Vancouver and Victoria were killed. In a November 30 release, Fur-Bearers, a North Vancouver-based charity, said the raccoons suffered “terrible injuries” after being caught in “very dangerous traps” in … Read more

40 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, December 3rd to 5th

Please note: Due to COVID-19, BC vaccine cards and / or masks may be required for access to certain personal events. FRIDAY: last performance at Langara College Study 58 of the playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ fresh take on the moral play of the 15th century, All. FRIDAY: online viewing of the documentary Who the hell is … Read more

People in Toronto have started canceling flights for international travel due to omicron concerns

While consumers are canceling reservations and reconsidering holiday travel, Canadian travelers are navigating with the introduction of a new omicron variant. Although it is too early to comment on the effects of the variant, which was discovered last week by public health experts in southern Africa, on international travel, some travelers have already canceled plans … Read more