It’s Time for Extrication to Meet the Number of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Prisons

By Corey Shefman Four years ago, I was one of many who tried to raise the alarm in the media about a Canadian crisis. I drew attention to the staggering statistic that 98% of girls in Saskatchewan’s juvenile prisons were indigenous, and more than 70% of inmates in Manitoba’s prisons were indigenous. These are unacceptable … Read more

Park Council Officially Opens New Grace McCarthy Plaza in Queen Elizabeth Park

The Vancouver Parks and Recreation Board announced the official unveiling of a plaque today (May 27) for a new commemorative public plaza atop Queen Elizabeth Park. The popular viewpoint near the park’s Bloedel Conservatory is now called Grace McCarthy Plaza, named after the woman who served three terms on the park’s board from 1960 to … Read more

Vegan fast-food chain Odd Burger arrives in Vancouver and Victoria

A successful vegan fast-food chain that started as a food truck in southern Ontario is coming to BC Odd Burger, with seven stores in Ontario (and three more in the planning stages), announced that it has franchised in Vancouver and Victoria. The chain also plans to open a restaurant in Calgary soon. In a company … Read more

Devotion to Santo Niño (Santo Menino) brings together Filipino community for reference project in Canada

When her daughter had difficulty conceiving her first child, Socorro Castro Newland knew exactly what to do. The West Vancouver fashion expert fervently prayed to the Santo Niño (Santo Menino) at her home altar. “In less than a year, my daughter conceived and gave birth to a bouncing baby boy,” Newland told the BBC. In … Read more

Grouse Grind reopens this weekend for Summer and Fall 2022

Grouse Grind enthusiasts will get the news that the North Shore’s most popular mountain trail is reopening on Saturday (May 28). Even more welcome is the ideal climbing weather that has been predicted for the 2022 inaugural hike on “Nature’s StairMaster”: Environment Canada is predicting a moderate high of 15°C, with cloudy skies and sun … Read more

CIBC expects further 0.5% interest rate hike amid signs of Canadian housing market ‘starting to slow down’

The Bank of Canada is expected to make an interest rate announcement on June 1. Unless current assumptions about the economy turn out to be grossly inaccurate, the central bank should raise its key rate by another 0.5% in a bid to tame inflation. This follows the 0.25% and 0.5% increases announced in March and … Read more

President of the IRL Group Brings His Love of Construction and Pubs with Great Irish Party to Vancouver

(This story is sponsored by .) William Donnellan always believed that he would achieve success if he followed his passions and put in the effort – he knew that great accomplishments were never by chance. In 2009, Donnellan and his girlfriend Laura planned to leave their home in Galway, Ireland, for a six-month trip to … Read more

VIVA and Max Wyman Awards Announced for 2022

The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation has announced the winners of the 2022 Max Wyman and VIVA Awards. This year’s two VIVA awards went to artists Jan Wade and Charles Campbell; UBC professor and contemporary art curator Scott Watson received the Max Wyman Award for Critical Writing. The VIVA Awards—founded in 1988 to promote the … Read more

After the Robb Elementary School shooting, pop music megastars express outrage over US gun laws

Like former ’90s punk rock bassist Beto O’Rourke, some of pop music’s biggest names are making it clear that they’ve had enough of gun violence in America. On Tuesday (May 25), Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas became the latest site of a mass shooting in the United States. A few days after purchasing two … Read more

Metro Vancouver prepares to electrify vehicle fleet

Metro Vancouver’s regional government council is expected to vote on a $6.5 million contract for the purchase of electric vehicles. The contract covers five years and is proposed to be awarded to Metro Motors Ltd. “Metro Motors Ltd. provides access to the only major manufacturer, Ford Motor Company, capable of offering road-ready battery electric vehicle … Read more