Why does the BC Human Rights Tribunal protect the identity of antivaxxers?

Why does the BC Human Rights Tribunal protect the identity of antivaxxers?

Anyone who has read my columns for a few years (wink!) know I have a couple of hobby horses. Here is one of them. It shocks me that BC politicians blindly accept our overall system of electing city council members. This is the case even though multi-member districts (which is a general system in reality) … Read more

The hard limits of ‘affordable’ rent

The hard limits of ‘affordable’ rent

Geoff Heu, Vice President of Development for Western Canada GWL Realty Advisors Inc., on the left, and Mike Reed, Senior Development Director for Western Canada GWL Realty Advisors Inc., on the right, in a 793-square-foot two-bedroom suite in the Chronicle Building located on Robson Street in Vancouver on November 24th.Rafal Gerszak / The Globe and … Read more

Sarah Leamon: Why two complainants failed to convince the court that vaccine passports violate the human rights code

Sarah Leamon: Why two complainants failed to convince the court that vaccine passports violate the human rights code

The European Court of Human Rights has issued two rulings related to BC’s so-called vaccine passport system. These decisions, released last week, are likely to be the first of many more to come and provide insight into what future decision-makers can resolve in similar cases. In the first decision Complaints against Dr. Bonnie Henry, 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

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

November home sales rose nearly 12% from last year: Vancouver real estate board

VANCOUVER – The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home sales in November rose nearly 12 percent from last year as demand continued to exceed supply. The BC board says sales for the month amounted to 3,428, up from 3,064 last November but down from 3,494 in October 2021. The board says last month’s … Read more

The Vancouver doctor took care of patients in the shadow of Mount Everest

Dr. Ford’s work with the Sherpas in Nepal arose from a casual conversation at a Save the Children function in 1979 with the famous mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary.Courtesy of the family Blessed with an indomitable spirit and spurred on by a sense of guilt that she had so much while others did not, Dr. Joan … Read more

Firefighters union warns of cuts, layoffs in Vancouver’s 2022 budget – BC

The union, which represents the Vancouver firefighters, slams the city’s 2022 budget for what it calls significant cuts to the city’s fire and rescue services. The Vancouver Fire Fighters’ Union Local 18 says funds allocated to the fire department next year will result in the loss of five firefighters. The union claims that Vancouver Fire … Read more