Why Vancouver is on the rise as a restaurant city: Take noteworthy local ingredients, add creativity and sprinkle on some Michelin buzz

It’s a rainy October morning in downtown Vancouver’s Chinatown. The neon lights bounce off the smooth sidewalks like a scene from a more accessible Bladerunner. Delicious smells emanate from every corner, but once inside Floata Seafood Restaurant, surrounded by tables of octogenarians drinking tea, there’s no place I’d rather be. This is the first stop … Read more

Travel disrupted in Vancouver amid weather warnings

Canadian commuters were advised to prepare for wintry road conditions in Vancouver, British Columbia, as officials issued a snowfall warning on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Several residents shared their experiences of being stuck on their commute, including Twitter user @Ijesha_canadian, who shared this video of stopped buses. Transportation agency TransLink has issued multiple warnings on many … Read more

‘Indefensible’ that Toronto’s request for drug decriminalization has not yet been granted, lawyer says

OTTAWA -Toronto’s request to decriminalize drug possession remains on hold nearly a year after it was made, in part because of “political cowardice” in Ottawa, a harm reduction advocate says. “People are dying because the drug supply is contaminated and toxic. Criminalizing people for simple personal possession and use of drugs will do more harm … Read more

David Eby becomes BC’s new prime minister at the ceremony in Vancouver, replacing John Horgan

VANCOUVER — David Eby will take the oath of office to become the 37th Prime Minister of British Columbia at a ceremony held in the traditional territory of the Musqueam First Nation in Vancouver. Eby replaces incoming Democrat Prime Minister John Horgan, who announced last June that he would leave office due to health concerns. … Read more

NHL 2022: Ryan Reynolds Expresses Interest In Buying NHL Team Ottawa Senators

Actor Ryan Reynolds has his eyes on a major sports purchase and reveals he is interested in buying the NHL franchise the Ottawa Senators. The 30-year-old team is up for sale after the estate of former owner Eugene Melnyk, who owned the Senators since 2003, died in March at age 62. His daughters have been … Read more

Vancouver officials warn of several wildfires affecting air quality in the region

CNN — Wildfires in British Columbia and Washington state have prompted an air quality advisory for metro Vancouver, according to a press release from the Metro Vancouver District. The smoke contributes to high concentrations of particulate matter in the area, which pose the greatest health risk, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Local Canadian … Read more

Vancouver officials warn of several wildfires affecting air quality in the region

CNN — Wildfires in British Columbia and Washington state have prompted an air quality advisory for metro Vancouver, according to a press release from the Metro Vancouver District. The smoke contributes to high concentrations of particulate matter in the area, which pose the greatest health risk, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Local Canadian … Read more

Hamilton slated to return to Toronto podium this winter after COVID-19 delays

The Broadway hit Hamilton is slated to return to the Toronto podium this winter — nearly three years after the COVID-19 crisis cut its original run short. Mirvish Productions announced on Wednesday that the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical will take place at the Princess of Wales Theater from February 22 to May 14. Mirvish says tickets … Read more

Western Canada: Tent camps in East Hastings will not be forcibly removed, Vancouver mayor says

Good morning. Wendy Cox in Vancouver today. The tents along East Hastings in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside aren’t going anywhere for now. In what has become an annual summertime conundrum, city and county politicians, along with housing corporations, are puzzled about how to care for a homeless population, including increasingly desperate and sicker people. This week, … Read more

Langley Canada shooting: 2 killed and 2 injured in shooting outside Vancouver, police say

CNN — Two people were killed and two injured in a series of shootings in Langley, near Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada Monday morning, police said. The four victims were shot at several shooting scenes, Chief Inspector Ghalib Bhayani of the Lower Mainland District Royal Canadian Mounted Police said at a news conference Monday. Police … Read more