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Benzos added to fentanyl causing hard-to-revive overdose problems

Vancouver - A drug chemically similar to medication for anxiety and sleep disorders that is being cut into heroin and fentanyl is suspected of contributing to a spate of overdoses that leave some users unconscious for hours at a time.

Vancouver finally gets its first private licensed cannabis store

Vancouver - More than two months after recreational marijuana was legalized, Vancouver's first legal pot store will finally open its doors on Saturday at 11 a.m. PT.

Vancouver in the running for the smart cities challenge

Vancouver - Two of Canada’s three largest cities are among the finalists for Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge - Vancouver, Montreal and Waterloo. Up for grabs is a first prize of $50 million.

City of Vancouver officially proclaims 2018 'Year of the Queer'

Vancouver - Thursday kicked off Vancouver, British Columbia's first ever "Year of the Queer" celebration, marking the anniversaries of 15 LGBTQ community organizations that have made significant contributions to the artistic, cultural and social fabric of the city.

Amazon announcement brings concern over fair pay to Vancouver

Amazon is expanding its presence in Vancouver, by about 416,000 square-feet, but there are concerns over its heightened presence in Canada.

Amazon bringing 3,000 new tech jobs to Vancouver

Vancouver - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Amazon is expanding its Vancouver tech hub with a new headquarters - adding another 3,000 jobs by 2022.

Vancouver is attempting to lure tech workers to the city

Vancouver - As Vancouver tries to be a base for new tech start-ups it has found that it needs to offer bonuses of various types to attract workers to the city where living costs are high.

Vancouver cheapest among 50 sites for tech startup

Vancouver - A report by Commercial Real Estate Research(CBRE) found that of 50 US and Canadian markets, Vancouver was the cheapest city to start up a new tech company.

B.C. emergency responders — Record 130 overdose calls in one day

Vancouver - April 26, turned out to be one of British Columbia's worst ever days for preventable drug overdose calls, with health officials recording 130 calls for assistance province-wide. This is nine more than the previous record set on November 20, 2016.

Bill McKibben to speak at Vancouver event to stop Kinder Morgan

Vancouver - On March 4, in Vancouver, BC, a fundraiser, and movement-building event with Indigenous land & water protectors is taking place, allowing diverse groups to pull together in solidarity against the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline.

Rise in drug overdose deaths in BC tied to 'Welfare Wednesday'

In November, a study linking overdose deaths in British Columbia with the issuance of social assistance checks was published. And bearing out that study, December 22 was a very busy night for paramedics and hospital emergency rooms in Vancouver.

HD camera broadcasts live feed of heron colony, has 13 angles

There are 300 herons in the heron colony in Vancouver's iconic Stanley Park and bird enthusiasts can now watch them in HD TV. The 'heron cam' has been around awhile but now the picture quality is greatly improved and there are more camera angles.

Removing a tree in Vancouver? You'll have to replace it or pay

The city of Vancouver wants its residents to pay a security deposit of $500 or $750 when they remove a tree from their property. The money won't be refunded until owners can prove they’ve planted a new tree and cared for it for at least a year.

Avant-Garde: Now and Then fashion show in Museum of Vancouver Special

Vancouver - Over the last weekend Museum of Vancouver (MOV), apart from its regular activity, was the host of Fashion Symposium. It was also the venue of the final part of the Symposium with a closing show called Fashion Avant-Garde: Now and Then.

Hopes fly for three-wheeled electric car, Sparrow, made in B.C.

Vancouver - The Electrameccanica Sparrow is among the new contenders vying in the electric car market. This single-user vehicle with three wheels and odd shape is made in B.C. has gotten notice on Vancouver roads.

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky as western Canada burns

Firefighters in Saskatchewan are battling 112 wildfires that have now forced the evacuation of over 13,000 people, while in B.C., 180 wildfires are burning across the province, turning Vancouver's skyline into a surreal vision of Hades.

Op-Ed: Vancouver — ‘Lotus land’ where the mountains meet the sea Special

Vancouver - Vancouver, a metropolis or gorgeous scenery, is not only one of the world’s most livable cities, it is also a favourite destination for visitors from all over the world, and a magnet for international meetings and conventions.

Vancouver student scoops top prize at Intel science fair

Vancouver - Canadian student Raymond Wang has won $75,000 at an international science and engineering fair. This is for designing a way to better protect airline passengers from pathogens.

Teen scientist wins Gordon E. Moore Award of $75,000

A pair of precocious teenage scientists from Vancouver have been awarded this year's prestigious Intel prizes for science and engineering

Cezanne exhibition to open at The Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver - More than 50 works from the great Impressionist masters will be put on display by the prestigious Perlman collection, this February 14th at the Vancouver Art Gallery — something which has not happened in more than 50 years.

Bedbug bites for five years pays off for B.C. woman

Vancouver - The blood sacrifice was all for science. Regine Gries of Vancouver, British Columbia allowed herself to be bitten every week for five long years by 1,000 bedbugs. That amounts to 180,000 bites, and she welcomed every one of them.

Birth of female baby killer whale is good news for endangered pod

Vancouver - For the first time in two years, a pod of endangered southern resident killer whales who call the waters off the coast of Washington state home have welcomed a newborn. This newest member is just over a week old and was born at the end of 2014.

The importance of groovifying: Vancouver Groove Movement Special

Vancouver - In an effort to infuse the rainy city's homegrown events with a bit more soul and swagger, the Vancouver Groove Movement is quickly carving a niche for itself in the DIY party scene and satisfying a demand for eclectic uplifting world music.

Vancouver startup creates interactive holographic room for RMH BC

Holograms in your living room. Interactive imaginary play pals in your child’s bedroom. Those are just some of the futuristic concepts that will soon become a reality if Vancouver, BC startup H+Technology has their way.

Poet Shane Koyczan releases new video 'Heaven, or Whatever'

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan treated his fans to a new video-poem today with his latest YouTube upload. 'Heaven, or Whatever' also stars Vancouver poet R.C. Weslowski.

Speeding Lamborghini driver shamed on Twitter by Vancouver Police

Vancouver - A man driving a brand-new Lamborghini Huracan learned what you don't do when driving the $262,000 car if you wish to avoid police. You don't drive at a speed of 102 km/h per hour in a 50km/h (30 mph) zone. For the metrically challenged,102 km/h =63 mph.

Hockey coach fired for posting pro-Nazi propaganda on Facebook

Vancouver - A hockey coach has been fired after his employer discovered his Facebook page was a tribute to the Nazis and contained extreme views. Christopher Maximilian Saundau maintains that the Nazis were doing their best to save the Jews.

Op-Ed: FIPA undermines sovereignty of Canada, First Nations – Don Davies Special

Vancouver - Don Davies, Canadian Member of Parliament for the NDP representing the riding of Vancouver Kingsway, discusses the approval of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) and its future impact on Canada and First Nations.

Video: Belly dance stars come to Vancouver in Safar Conference Special

Vancouver - Belly dance and Middle Eastern music in Vancouver's inaugural Safar Middle Eastern Dance and Music Conference and Gala Show.

Video: UBC President Arvind Gupta talks about opportunities Special

Vancouver - Dr. Arvind Gupta, the new President of the University of British Columbia, hopes to usher in much-needed change for the university. Unlike previous generations, investing in a university degree may not guarantee a high-paying job when students graduate.
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Vancouver skyline and Burrard Inlet seen from North Vancouver.
Vancouver skyline and Burrard Inlet seen from North Vancouver.
A group show of Aeriosa performance on the walls of Water Street building in Gastown  Vancouver Inte...
A group show of Aeriosa performance on the walls of Water Street building in Gastown, Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
Superposition of two images of the same model wearing Ivan Sayers vintage collection from the Britis...
Superposition of two images of the same model wearing Ivan Sayers vintage collection from the British Isles from the 19th century exhibited at fashion show Avant-Garde: Now And Then at Museum of Vancouver (MOV).
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Larger areas of what used to be layers of thick grass destroyed by landscaping machinery and creeks' banks with their ner, more regular shapes, Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam, BC.
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Rodrigo Samayoa in Vancouver B.C.
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Colourful drums for sale during the Aboriginal Day, Vancouver, BC.
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Vancouver Police on the downtown streets during the anti-Olympics protest
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A group show of Aeriosa performance on the walls of Water Street building in Gastown  Vancouver Inte...
A group show of Aeriosa performance on the walls of Water Street building in Gastown, Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
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Early morning view over Stave Lake, BC (N-NE view of the lake) with dirt road in the foreground.
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Jeff Geipel, Executive Director, Vancouver Fair Trade.
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Vancouver Canucks fans riot broke out following Stanley Cup Game, which led to cars being set ablaze, beer bottles being thrown out and riot police making arrests.
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Sardis Secondary Drumline from Chilliwack performance at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Occupy Vancouver protest at Vancouver Art Gallery.
Occupy Vancouver protest at Vancouver Art Gallery.
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Lights that decorate nearby tree taken from the back seat through the window of the car moving across the intersection after the traffic lights changed.

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