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B.C. brothers' glow-in-the-dark toonie enters circulation

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:00:00 EDT


The world’s first glow-in-the-dark coin is lighting up Canadians’ pocket change and making headlines internationally.

Oklahoma family escapes 'buckle of the Bible Belt' politics to Vancouver

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT


Katy Stubblefield, born and raised in Oklahoma, thinks of herself as a blue dot in a red state and is escaping up north to Canada with her husband, three boys and two cats.

Making guitars an 'addiction' for Jean Larrivé​e after 50 years

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:00:00 EDT


When Jean Larrivé​e told his family he wanted to give up his career as an auto mechanic to make guitars, they were skeptical. It was 50 years ago, and it seemed like an absurd idea to pass up a steady pay cheque for something so unusual.

From illegal to Olympic sport: Skateboarding in Vancouver through the ages

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EDT


Skateboarding's ascent to the Summer Olympic Games in 2020 may have finally established it as a legitimate sport, but it's had a plentiful share of trials of tribulations.

Fentanyl spiral: How the guilt and shame of addiction stole a B.C. man's life

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Murray Shaw, a competitive cyclist and respected faculty member at a Vancouver community college, recently died alone in a hotel room, a victim of the growing fentanyl epidemic.

Tiny house on the run: Couple's journey to find a home for their home hits dead end

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:00 EDT


Vancouver Island couple Robin and Jenn Sheffield traded a full-sized Mill Bay house for a 280-square-foot option, only to face rejection everywhere they tried to park their alternative dream home.

'A lotus opening': B.C. ashram welcomes new temple after devastating fire

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:00:00 EDT


North America’s oldest ashram, on the shores of Kootenay Lake, is getting ready to welcome a new, lotus-like worship space three years after it was all but destroyed by a fire.

RCMP's structure could change under new commissioner, says Ralph Goodale

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the looming retirement of RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is as good a time as any to consider rejigging the governance of the force, including a recommendation to set up a civilian oversight body.

Across rivers and tundra, adventurers take on Canada's Great Trail

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The 24,000-kilometre Great Trail stretching across Canada and north to the Arctic Ocean is expected to be fully connected this fall. Meet some of the Canadians who have navigated the route also known as the Trans Canada Trail.

NDP to introduce throne speech confidence motion Monday, vote likely Thursday

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:41:30 EDT


British Columbia's New Democrats say they will introduce an amended motion Monday that aims to defeat Premier Christy Clark's minority Liberal government.

Dragon boaters to fill False Creek for annual festival this weekend

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:49:04 EDT


A heat wave won't be the only sign this weekend that summer has begun in Vancouver.

Ex Navy minesweeper turned swanky Vancouver waterfront residence listed for $299K

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:50:52 EDT


Realtor Judy Ross has seen a lot of unusual listings in her career selling float homes — but the 47-metre former navy vessel turned upscale residence — was a first.

Growing greener weed: How a B.C. pot producer is working to limit its environmental load

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:51:40 EDT


With marijuana legalization one year away, some Canadian licensed producers say it's time to talk about its environmental footprint. Dan Sutton of Tantalus Labs tells us how his company is working to make the weed industry greener.

Memorable photos from the past week in B.C.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:33:08 EDT


From a sinking home to a corgi meetup — these are some of the images that made headlines this week.

Environment Canada weather station forced to close because of new UBC-Okanagan parking lot

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:06:38 EDT


An Environment and Climate Change Canada weather station situated on UBC's Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C., is set to close to make way for a parking lot.

School's out! Vancouver students say 'so long' to high school

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:47:26 EDT


Charles Tupper Secondary students get ready to take on the world after writing their final provincial exam.

West Vancouver council threatens to demolish $2.9 million home

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:55:10 EDT


The District of West Vancouver is threatening to tear down a multi-million dollar home after dealing with a four-year dispute over building permits.

Vancouver Canucks draft Elias Pettersson with 5th pick in NHL draft

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:59:22 EDT


With the 5th overall pick in the NHL draft, the Vancouver Canucks have selected Elias Pettersson.

Number of empty homes in Vancouver hits record high

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:46:52 EDT


A City of Vancouver report to council shows 25,495 units were unoccupied or occupied by temporary and/or foreign residents in 2016.

Car barge catches fire in Victoria's Gorge Waterway

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:57:16 EDT


The barge is loaded with crushed cars.