Jon Azpiri

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Wastewater from some flights arriving at Vancouver airport to be tested for COVID-19

As Canada implements new rules around travellers arriving from China, Hong Kong and Macao, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) says it will be part of a pilot project to test wastewater from select aircraft for COVID-19.

12 friends dreamed of owning a bar. So they bought one, in the middle of nowhere, on Vancouver Island

A group of friends were on a motorcycle trip through northern Vancouver Island in July 2020 when they came upon a pub on a gravel road in the remote hamlet of Holberg, about 540 kilometres northwest of Victoria.

Victim in fatal B.C. bus crash on Christmas Eve leaves behind wife and 2 children in India

Friends and family have identified one of the victims of a fatal Christmas Eve bus crash east of Merritt, B.C., as 41-year-old Karanjot Singh Sodhi. He leaves behind a wife and two children in India

Travellers stranded amid B.C. snowfall rely on kindness of strangers to get home

With hundreds of cancelled flights at Vancouver International Airport after the region was blanketed with snow, some travellers say they've had to rely on strangers to get home.

Highest number of humpback whales recorded in Salish Sea

Researchers say nearly 400 humpback whales were spotted in the Salish Sea this year, the highest total ever recorded.

Local barista ready to take the plunge as Vancouver hosts World AeroPress Championship

Vancouver's Jeremiah Macadam will be representing Canada at the World AeroPress Championship, taking place in Vancouver through Saturday. 

Some B.C. businesses fear declining trade with China after Xi's rebuke of Trudeau

Some B.C. business owners say they are concerned about rising tensions between Canada and China, after Chinese President Xi Jinping confronted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the recent G20 summit in Indonesia.

First Nations disappointed in West Vancouver council decision to no longer read land acknowledgments out loud

West Vancouver city council announced it will no longer read Indigenous land acknowledgments aloud at meetings. Instead, the acknowledgment will be printed at the top of council agendas.

International soccer can be a pressure cooker. Vancouver FC's new coach knows it well

Afshin Ghotbi, the first head coach of Vancouver FC, has been on the coaching staff of three World Cup teams and head coach of the national team of Iran, the country of his birth. 

More protection from respiratory viruses needed in classrooms, B.C. parents and advocates say

Parents and health-care advocates are calling for a return to mask mandates and better air filtration in schools amid concerns of a surge in respiratory viruses.