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B.C. woman tells tale of her own kidnapping in true crime podcast

Lenore Rattray is turning the typical true crime podcast on its head with her first-person telling of her brutal kidnapping 31 years ago.

Why ditching spring cleaning could be good for you

Spring — the season when the compulsion to deep clean and declutter is strong within the collective psyche — but some parents are choosing to skip the purge in favour of rest and recreation.

B.C. bars adapt to meet demand for high quality, alcohol-free drinks

Their growing popularity has forced an attitude shift in hospitality, from alcohol free drinks as an afterthought to curating them with as much thought as alcoholic options.

Meet 'The Helpers' of 2021 — those who came through when times were tough

Many people rose to the occasion to help their community during times of danger, loss and uncertainty in 2021. Here are some of them.

Couple calls on new immigration minister to act on backlogged spousal sponsorship files, issue visitor visas

After being separated for almost three years, a Canadian and her spouse, an Iraqi national, are calling on the new immigration minister to address the spousal sponsorship application backlog, and change the requirements around obtaining visitor visas.

Black muralists reclaim walls of Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood

The curator of the Black Strathcona Resurgence Project says her goal is to use public murals to push back against the erasure of the Black community in Strathcona, many members of which were displaced by the construction of the Georgia viaduct in the 1970s.

More new parents seek mental health support, even as pandemic restrictions ease

The Pacific Post Partum Support Society logged around 6,000 calls in the first 12 months of the pandemic, an increase of fifty per cent on the previous year, and demand remains high.

Catholic order that staffed Kamloops residential school refuses to share records families seek

Catholic order that staffed Kamloops and other residential schools still refuses to share records that could help Indigenous families locate lost loved ones.

How B.C.'s expectant mothers are dealing with added anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic

Birth doulas in B.C. are reporting increased anxiety among their third trimester clients as they grapple with the prospect of bringing new life into hospitals the public is being told to avoid for safety reasons.
Still Lonely

Lonely minds: British Columbians battle the isolation of depression

One-fifth of Canadians will experience an episode of mental illness or mood disorder every year, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. A major symptom of these disorders is isolating oneself.