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Like speed dating, but for cannabis: Event seeks to educate canna-curious Vancouverites
  • Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:26

These days, Flower & Freedom founder Bethany Rae champions cannabis education and uses the herb as a way to enhance her healthy lifestyle—but he...

Kathleen Winter, Joel Thomas Hynes among Governor General's Awards finalists
  • Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:31

Montreal's Kathleen Winter and Joel Thomas Hynes of St. John's, N.L., are among the finalists for this year's Governor General's Liter...

Giorgio Magnanensi, Artemis Gordon, and Marcus Youssef among 2017 Mayor's Arts Award winners
  • Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:27

Winners in categories from craft and design to culinary arts will receive their prizes October 11 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Cent...

Quebec truckers face charges after allegedly trying to bring 11 people over border
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 22:24

WINDSOR, Ont. — Two truck drivers from Quebec are facing multiple charges after allegedly trying to smuggle 11 people from the United States into Ca...

Major fire breaks out not far from Vancouver's Olympic Village
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 20:28

Global News B,C. has reported that explosions have been heard on East 3rd Avenue between Ontario and Quebec streets. The Georgia Straight

Trudeau wants to impose a 10-percent federal tax on recreational cannabis
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:44

Trudeau said the proposal included a plan to split the tax revenue 50-50 with provincial governments. The Georgia Straight

B.C. Cancer Agency suspends early colon cancer screening test
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:25

It's designed for people with an average risk and those who receive it are often between 50 and 74 years old. The Georgia Straight

U-Haul in Edmonton terror attacks: Does Canada need extra vehicle rental checks?
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:26

Haul truck rests on its side after a high-speed chase with police in Edmonton Alta, on Saturday Sept. 30, 2017. Canada News

Trump's latest trade spat with Canada is over wine
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:26

Trade tensions between the North American neighbors have escalated in recent months, with spats over jet planes, timber and dairy. President Donald Tr...

Julie Payette becomes Canada's 29th Governor General:Payette spoke...
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:32

Upon taking an oath and becoming Canada's 29th Governor-General , Julie Payette made an impassioned appeal for Canadians tackle "serious and press...

Tacofino is giving out free tacos around Vancouver for National Taco Day tomorrow (October 4)
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:28

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Tofino-born food truck turned restaurant will serve up 50 complimentary fish tacos at five secret locations. The Georgi...

B.C. police chief attacked by deer while riding bike recovering from broken bones
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:27

The police chief of a Vancouver Island community has undergone surgery for a broken clavicle and ribs after he was attacked by a deer. Canada stories

Translink now accepting busker audition applications
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:25

Successful buskers will be able to perform at approved SkyTrain stations. The Georgia Straight

RioCan to sell 100 properties worth about $2B over two to three years
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:32

Canada's largest real-estate trust says it's planning to sell about $ 2 billion worth of properties - primarily open-air malls or power centr...

Edmonton police searching for two escaped female prisoners
  • Tue, 03 Oct 2017 22:41

Edmonton police are appealing to the public to help find two female prisoners who escaped from the Edmonton Institution for Women Monday evening. C...

Vancouver city council will vote on modular housing recommendations
  • Tue, 03 Oct 2017 20:25

According to a staff report, 10 to 12 sites will be required for up to 600 of these homes. The Georgia Straight

Five stories in the news for today, Oct. 2
  • Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:26

Police are expected to update their investigation today into the weekend attack that left an Edmonton officer stabbed and four people injured when the...

Two Canadians among about 60 dead in 'senseless and cowardly' Vegas massacre
  • Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:26

Two Canadians were among dozens of people killed in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of thousands gathered at an outdoor country music f...

Sears Canada seeking more time to close stores
  • Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:25

Sears Canada is planning another round of closures involving a total of 11 stores, including major locations in Toronto, Winnipeg and Montreal, if it ...

Drunken woman was brawling with husband at time of highway crash which killed two
  • Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:28

Sundre driver Jennifer Dawn Black was facing backwards and pulling her husband's hair when she lost control of her pickup, killing him and another pas...

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