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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.

Safar Conference of Middle Eastern Dance and Music Special

Vancouver - The Safar Conference of Middle Eastern Dance and Music is coming to Vancouver from September 26-28. An exciting weekend of Middle Eastern Dance and Music for dancers to hone their craft and participate in competitions.

Airline pet ban leaves dog stranded in Indiana

Vancouver - A Canadian woman was forced to leave her dog stranded in Indianapolis because Delta airlines wouldn't allow her pet on the return flight.

Vancouver, among other cities, could be sanctuary to migrants

Vancouver - Advocates are pushing for Vancouver to become a "sanctuary city" for undocumented immigrants in North America. It would prevent the Vancouver Police Department from reporting a person's legal status to the authorities unless a crime was committed.

Killer whale as old as the Titanic still going strong

Vancouver - Killer whales, more properly known as orcas, usually live between 60-80 years. However, one killer whale who was probably a youngster when the Titanic sank recently completed an 800 mile journey.

GrowLab announces spring 2014 cohort

What do ebooks, 3D printing, green living, and real estate have in common? As of this morning, they all have Vancouver's GrowLab as a connecting factor.

Vancouver debuts new crack pipe vending machines

Vancouver has banned cigarette machines, but in an attempt at political correctness, and to curb the spread of disease among crack addicts, has decided to allow crack pipes to be sold in vending machines.

Norovirus outbreak limits visiting at Vancouver hospital

Vancouver - Called the "winter vomiting disease," the virus spreads quickly through hospitals, and other places where people are in close contact for prolonged periods of time. Now Vancouver, Canada is being hit hard by the sickness.

Review: Vancouver startup Locasity launches in open beta Special

Vancouver - Now available in beta phase, Vancouver based startup Locasity hopes to connect local shoppers with the undiscovered shopping treasures sprinkled around the city in areas like Gastown, West 4th, and Main Street.

Review: Vancouver startup Wantering updates fashion search engine Special

Just in time for last minute holiday shopping, Vancouver startup Wantering has added updated browse functionality to their fashion search engine.

Vancouver says, 'No ifs, ands or butts'

Many smokers on our city streets usually get rid of their smelly cigarette butt the easiest way they know how, by dropping it on the sidewalk. But Vancouver, in its effort to become squeaky-clean by the year 2020 has come up with an innovative solution.

Op-Ed: Vancouver applies a little leverage in opening door to new trend

Vancouver - You can't put a square peg in a round hole, and if you build it, they might come. But Vancouver has found a way of opening the door to a new trend in construction, by simply changing the building code.

From plastic to oil: Making waves with a machine and a vision Special

Vancouver - Upgyres, a Vancouver organization, is looking to use the famous Blest machine that converts plastic into oil as a tool to clean up the North Pacifc plastic garbage patch. My interview with its director sheds light on this enterprise.
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