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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.

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.
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Easter weekend activity at Stave Lake, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada.
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In the front row - part of African team, Yoro Noukossi (percussions), Allan Dionne (drums) and Alpha Yalla Diallo (guitar), AfroCeltic Dance Party at the Stadium Club, Edgewater Casino, Vancouver.
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White push bars before renovation.
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City of Vancouver, British Columbia
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Romeo and Juliet part of Las Perlas de Pacifico, 7th Annual Jondo Flamenco Festival in Vancouver.
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The Vancouver Canucks hockey team
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UBC's Faculty of Medicine at the Vancouver Pride Parade.
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Karen Pitkethly (Juliet) and Nicola Tucakov (Romeo) on stage of 7th Annual Jondo Flamenco Festival, Vancouver.
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A group photo before very important event, Stanley Cup Final, Vancouver.
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Typical TV screen shot for The Weather Network for Vancouver, Canada.
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"In this house we're tigers", the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver, Canada.
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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park is a replica of a Ming Dynasty garden.
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Potential buyers and lookers alike on the street market in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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Ellen Legro and her collection of fashion art inspired by Navajo art, fashion show Avant-Garde: Now And Then at Museum of Vancouver (MOV).
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Hoola-hop night light effects by a solo performer, Lantern Festival, Vancouver.
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St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
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