Cole Schisler

Vancouver Police watch as city workers throw away personal belongings. (Meenakshi Mannoe/Pivot Legal Society)

‘We should be disgusted’: Vancouver homeless advocates call for an end to street sweeps

Advocates say police and city workers regularly destroy and dispose of personal belongings

Vancouver Police watch as city workers throw away personal belongings. (Meenakshi Mannoe/Pivot Legal Society)
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B.C. rent rates highest in Canada, Vancouver remains country’s most expensive city: report

The average rent British Columbians paid in September was $2,108 per month

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Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘When will the rebuild actually happen?’: TSB report findings cause stir over future of Lytton

Edith Loring-Kuhanga called on the provincial and federal governments to provide more resources

Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Driver at large after hit and run in Vancouver; police look for Mazda CX-5

The suspect vehicle is a dark-coloured Mazda CX-5 with damage to the front passenger side

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Canadian Pacific freight train travels on tracks covered with fire retardant in an area burned by wildfire above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

No evidence found to connect railway activity to deadly Lytton wildfire, TSB says

Safety board says “significant” investigative work found no link between railway operations and fire

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels on tracks covered with fire retardant in an area burned by wildfire above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Hydro is hoping more people will switch their homes from natural gas to heat pumps. (File photo)

B.C. Hydro says too many carbon emissions due to natural gas home heating

66 per cent of single-family homes use natural gas as their primary heat source

BC Hydro is hoping more people will switch their homes from natural gas to heat pumps. (File photo)
In September 2021, 142 black bears were destroyed by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service due to human conflict. (Black Press file photo)

Ex-conservation officer says ‘armed police’ don’t belong in B.C.’s wildlife response

142 black bears were destroyed by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service in September

In September 2021, 142 black bears were destroyed by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service due to human conflict. (Black Press file photo)
Cattle walk through wildfire smoke during the 2018 fire season, the worst on record in the province. Ranchers are once again being offered a variety of supports after the third-worst wildfire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

B.C. cattle ranchers left waiting for federal assistance to fix wildfire-damaged fences

Roughly 90 per cent of summer feed for B.C. cattle comes from grazing on crown land

Cattle walk through wildfire smoke during the 2018 fire season, the worst on record in the province. Ranchers are once again being offered a variety of supports after the third-worst wildfire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Those opposed to the B.C. vaccine card allege the program is discriminatory and violates human rights, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal disagrees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal tosses complaints against Henry, Horgan over COVID vaccine card

Tribunal says “large volume” of complaints and inquiries have also been thrown out

Those opposed to the B.C. vaccine card allege the program is discriminatory and violates human rights, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal disagrees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The suspect, seen here on security footage obtained by Vancouver Police is an Asian man in his 20s, with a small build and short, dark hair. He was wearing a red ski jacket, a white hoodie, red pleather pants, and Air Force 1 basketball shoes. He also had a black and red camouflage backpack. (VPD photo)

Vancouver Police seek suspect who attacked woman at a bus stop

The suspect propositioned a woman for sex, then kicked her to ground when she refused

The suspect, seen here on security footage obtained by Vancouver Police is an Asian man in his 20s, with a small build and short, dark hair. He was wearing a red ski jacket, a white hoodie, red pleather pants, and Air Force 1 basketball shoes. He also had a black and red camouflage backpack. (VPD photo)
Employees at the South Coast B.C. Boys and Girls Club will be able to substitute five statutory holidays starting January 1, 2022. (File photo)

B.C. organization giving employees cultural flexibility on stat holidays

Boys Girls Clubs of South Coast B.C. hopes substituting stats can make workplaces more inclusive

Employees at the South Coast B.C. Boys and Girls Club will be able to substitute five statutory holidays starting January 1, 2022. (File photo)
Big truck semi trailer moves on the highway towards sunset

New mandatory training required for commercial truck drivers in B.C.

The new training will cost more than $15,000

Big truck semi trailer moves on the highway towards sunset
Demonstrators line the Dallas Road walkway in Victoria B.C. on March 28 to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

British Columbians down on Trans Mountain, but open to reconsidering Northern Gateway: poll

Only 45 per cent of British Columbians support TMX while 41 per cent open to Northern Gateway

Demonstrators line the Dallas Road walkway in Victoria B.C. on March 28 to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A model of the human brain that displays a network of blood vessels that make up the blood-brain barrier. (Jesse Orrico/Unsplash)

UBC researchers see promising results reversing Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

The chemotherapy drug inhibits the growth of blood vessels in the brain linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s

A model of the human brain that displays a network of blood vessels that make up the blood-brain barrier. (Jesse Orrico/Unsplash)
One of the cats recovered by the SPCA. (BC SPCA photo)

71 cats seized by SPCA from rural B.C. property

Cats were recovered from two motorhomes on a rural property near Squamish

One of the cats recovered by the SPCA. (BC SPCA photo)
Teacher Joy Harrison instructs her second graders as California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the classroom at Carl B. Munck Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. Gov. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Masks now mandatory for all B.C. students

New rules require masks for Kindergarten to Grade 3, which were previously exempt from the mandate

Teacher Joy Harrison instructs her second graders as California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the classroom at Carl B. Munck Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. Gov. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
A sign is shown at the entrance to Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on Tuesday, May, 11, 2021.�� THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

B.C. Supreme Court denies application to extend Fairy Creek injunction

The injunction expired at 4:00 pm, Tuesday Sept. 28

A sign is shown at the entrance to Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on Tuesday, May, 11, 2021.�� THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne
The Learning Disability Society has just launched a new program for Greater Vancouver students to learn aboard a custom-designed electric bus. (LDS photo)

VIDEO: All aboard! B.C. society uses colourful bus to push through kids’ learning barriers

Vancouver-based Learning Disability Society launched the program in fall 2021

The Learning Disability Society has just launched a new program for Greater Vancouver students to learn aboard a custom-designed electric bus. (LDS photo)
Extinction Rebellion protesters marched down Vancouver’s Main Street on Sept. 25. (Cole Schisler photo)

WATCH: Extinction Rebellion leads climate protest down Vancouver’s Main Street

Organizers are gearing up for further action in October

Extinction Rebellion protesters marched down Vancouver’s Main Street on Sept. 25. (Cole Schisler photo)
A cache of weapons was recovered by Vancouver Police after a man was shot with a crossbow from a fire escape in the downtown eastside. (VPD photo)
A cache of weapons was recovered by Vancouver Police after a man was shot with a crossbow from a fire escape in the downtown eastside. (VPD photo)