Ashley Moliere

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'A poignant memory': Artist pays tribute to Hong Kong's old airport with new Vancouver installation

Artist Christopher K. Ho says he hopes the art installation, located at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite location, evokes nostalgia for those who emigrated from Hong Kong to Canada ahead of the city's handover to China in 1997.

Booming business: Demand for dog services is high, say business owners

As more Canadians return to work and resume travel, the demand for dog services  — walking, all-day daycares, pet-sitting and overnight boarding — is high, say some in the industry.

Art exhibit in Vancouver's Chinatown spotlights Downtown Eastside street artists and their work

The event takes place amid continuing struggles for residents and small businesses in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside, including issues of homelessness, the toxic drug crisis, and the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes.

Trying to chill: The pros and cons of portable and window air conditioning units

With temperatures rising yearly because of climate change, many people are buying air conditioning (AC) units for their homes. If you're a renter or an apartment dweller, there are two main solutions: a portable AC unit or one for the window.

New harm-reduction program in Vancouver caters to GBQ+, gender-diverse communities

The Health Initiative for Men's new group counselling program is designed to support gay, bisexual, queer men (GBQ+) and gender-diverse people who wish to reduce or quit their use of stimulant drugs in a sexual context.

Fold in the cheese: B.C. man keeps Schitt's Creek legacy going with stop-motion videos, 2 years after finale

After Schitt's Creek ended in 2020, Todd Cameron of Nanaimo, B.C. says he was inspired to honour the series in a creative way — by recreating scenes and stop-motion videos of the show, and sharing them on social media under the handle, The Little Schitts.

Vancouver mother and daughter release new children's book highlighting positive uses of social media

The Vancouver-based pair say they wrote Better Connected to show the positive aspects of girls' online experiences and how social media can be used to bring attention to social justice issues.

Meet the man behind the holiday displays at Vancouver's Kingsgate Mall

Glenn Anderson says he started creating the displays — bright lights and sleigh bells at Christmas and bunnies and colourful eggs at Easter — during the pandemic to brighten people's moods.

How high gas prices are affecting the lives of British Columbians

With gas prices showing no signs of going back down soon, CBC News spoke with three B.C. residents about how the cost of fuel is affecting them and how they're trying to save money.

University of British Columbia hosts first-ever forum addressing Scarborough Charter on anti-Black racism

Panellists at the first-ever forum on the Scarborough National Charter are hoping to address how to make campuses more inclusive for Black students and staff.