Blaze at DTES sidewalk tent city confirms fire chief’s worst fears – BC

Blaze at DTES sidewalk tent city confirms fire chief’s worst fears – BC

It was the Vancouver fire chief’s worst fear when she ordered the immediate removal of structures from a growing sidewalk tent city in the Downtown Eastside last month. Early Saturday, it was realized. A tent caught fire along the 100-block of East Hastings Street around 6:00 am, in front of the Brandiz Hotel SRO. “This … Read more

Toronto and Vancouver home sales tumbled further in July as interest rates rose

Toronto and Vancouver home sales tumbled further in July as interest rates rose

In the Vancouver area, the typical price of a home was down 2.3 per cent from June to July.JENNIFER GAUTHIER/The Globe and Mail Real estate markets in Toronto and Vancouver tumbled further in July, with sales and home prices declining for another month as getting mortgages becomes more difficult and buyers wait to see how … Read more

More homeowners canceling listings, turning homes into rentals as housing market cools

More homeowners canceling listings, turning homes into rentals as housing market cools

When Shannon Tebb listed her downtown Toronto loft for sale in mid-June, she did everything to make the property attractive for buyers. She hired stagers, painted walls, washed the windows, listed the place below market value and advertised all over social media. But by July, she was pulling the property off the market – and … Read more

Man praised for stepping in after woman assaulted at Vancouver McDonald’s – BC

Man praised for stepping in after woman assaulted at Vancouver McDonald’s – BC

A man living on the streets in Vancouver is being praised as a hero for stepping in to help a woman who was being attacked at a fast-food restaurant in the West End. James Mickelson was getting his morning coffee at the McDonald’s on Davie Street at Cardero around 9 am Tuesday when he said … Read more

Vancouver restaurant fire spreads to apartment Sunday afternoon – BC

Vancouver restaurant fire spreads to apartment Sunday afternoon – BC

A Vancouver restaurant in the Mount Pleasant area had a kitchen fire Sunday afternoon. Vancouver firefighters were quick to respond, but the fire spread to a residential unit above the Nirvana Restaurant, Vancouver Fire Rescue said. Read more: Vancouver DTES tent city to be cleared by Wednesday, but residents say there’s nowhere to go “The … Read more

Police charge two in shooting death of man acquitted in 1985 Air India bombing

Police charge two in shooting death of man acquitted in 1985 Air India bombing

SURREY, BC—Two young men have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the July 14 shooting of Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was acquitted in the trial of Canada’s most infamous terrorist bombing — the downing of Air India Flight 182. Tanner Fox, a 21-year-old from Abbotsford, BC, a city about 75 kilometers east of … Read more

Pope Francis’ apology fails to meet Truth and Reconciliation call: Sinclair

Pope Francis’ apology fails to meet Truth and Reconciliation call: Sinclair

Pope Francis faced blistering, high-profile criticisms over his apology to Indigenous survivors of residential schools in Canada from those who say it fell far short of the demands and expectations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Francis said he was “deeply sorry” for the way in which “many Christians supported the colonizing mentality of the … Read more

Langley Canada shooting: 2 dead, 2 injured in shootings outside Vancouver, police say

Langley Canada shooting: 2 dead, 2 injured in shootings outside Vancouver, police say

CNN — Two people were killed and two injured in a series of shootings early Monday in Langley, near Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, police said. The four victims were shot at multiple shooting scenes, Chief Superintendent Ghalib Bhayani of the Lower Mainland District Royal Canadian Mounted Police said at a news conference Monday. Police … Read more

Vancouver’s Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival returns after 2-year hiatus – BC

Vancouver’s Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival returns after 2-year hiatus – BC

Vancouver’s sky will be filled with bright dazzling colors on Saturday night as the Honda Celebration of Light event makes its return to English Bay. Like many events, the annual international fireworks festival was on pause during the first two years of the pandemic but is back for its much-anticipated 30th year. Read more: Vancouver … Read more

BC man watches luggage go on whirlwind European tour without him courtesy of AirTags

BC man watches luggage go on whirlwind European tour without him courtesy of AirTags

Carl Cooper was eagerly anticipating an adventure when he boarded a flight from Kelowna, BC, to London, England, where his multi-country vacation was set to begin. He just wasn’t expecting that his summer romp through Europe would include following his luggage through an online app as it embarked on an entirely different trip that included … Read more