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Universal drug plan could cut more than $4 billion, but cost more than $19 billion to run
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 18:28

A national, universal pharmacare program that all but eliminates all out-of-pocket expenses for Canadians who need to fill their prescriptions could s...

Will Netflix reboot Littlest Hobo?
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:47

Streaming giant Netflix is shelling out $ 500 million for original Canadian productions, but what does that mean? Canada stories

VIFF 2017: Once There Was a Winter, but right now there's a critic storm
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:25

A thriller about really dumb white people locked in a wintry cabin The Georgia Straight

Stop the presses? Newspapers snubbed in Liberal government’s cultural policy [Video]
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:25

The Canadian government’s new cultural strategy all but snubs so-called legacy media, industry experts say, and left out some key measures that coul...

Cop says drunk driver taking kids to school blew four times legal limit
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:31

REGINA — A Regina police officer has taken to Twitter, asking what it will take to stop impaired driving. Canada stories

No charges after man accused of theft thrown out of Canadian Tire store
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:33

Police say no criminal charges will be laid after a man was physically removed from a Canadian Tire store in Regina this summer. Canada stories

Canada's new citizenship oath to include reference to treaties with Indigenous Peoples
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:33

A revised oath of citizenship that will require new Canadians to faithfully observe the country's treaties with Indigenous Peoples is nearly compl...

Patti Bacchus: New schools are the smart solution for seismic safety
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:29

Dear Premier John Horgan: Here is how to get schools seismically upgraded. The Georgia Straight

Ship allegedly broke St. Lawrence speed limit imposed to protect endangered whales
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 02:25

Transport Canada says a ship has been fined for allegedly exceeding a speed limit set to protect endangered whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Due to...

Access-to-info bill a step backwards: Information commissioner
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:24

A government bill that is supposed to increase transparency for Canadians would actually do the opposite, the federal information watchdog said Thursd...

Treaties with Indigenous Peoples to be included in revised citizenship oath
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:24

A revised oath of citizenship that will require new Canadians to faithfully observe the country’s treaties with Indigenous Peoples is nearly complet...

Liberals plan apology for 1939 decision to turn away ship of Jewish refugees
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:25

The federal Liberals are working on an apology for the Canadian government's decision in 1939 to turn away a boat of German Jews hoping to seek as...

Take hard line against Boeing in Bombardier spat, Quebec premier urges feds
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:25

The Bombardier CS 300 performs its demonstration flight during the Paris Air Show, at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris on June 15, 2015. THE CANADIA...

VIFF 2017: Never Steady, Never Still an often riveting debut
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:27

It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry at this unsparing depiction of a middle-aged Canadian coping with Parkinson’s disease. The Georgia St...

Your horoscope for September 28 to October 4, 2017
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:27

What a difference a singular moment can make. The Georgia Straight

Tackling racist, sexist hurdles to be part of anti-poverty plan, Duclos says
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:31

Jean-Yves Duclos, minister of Families, Children and Social Development, talks with reporters as the Liberal cabinet meets in St. John's, N.L. on ...

Cacao 70 Dippery: New ice-cream concept unveiled in Gastown
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:36

You can dunk your ice cream and waffles in different kinds of chocolate. The Georgia Straight

Liberals working on apology for 1939 decision to refuse ship of Jewish refugees
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:28

The federal Liberals are working on an apology for the Canadian government’s decision in 1939 to turn away a boat of German Jews hoping to seek asyl...

B.C. addictions minister Judy Darcy tells frustrated UBCM crowd the province is redoubling efforts on fentanyl
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:26

With four B.C. drug users dying of an overdose every day, the province's first minister of mental health and addictions says the new NDP government is...

Our free speech is already under attack
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 04:31

Freedom of speech is vital for a free society. The principle behind freedom of speech, however, isn’t simply the ability to scream and shout down...

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