Jennifer Wilson

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The Irish are coming

The looming prospect of Brexit is an opportunity for growth in the country's culture and trade relationships with Western Canada said the Irish minister for International Development who is visiting Vancouver and Calgary over the St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Donation bins get safety upgrade in Prince George

The new wire bins have no trap doors or lids so someone climbing into the bin cannot get stuck. They come in two sizes and each has a locking wheel system and a sign to indicate their use to donors.

Introducing Prince Rupert: Scallop capital of the continent?

Nearly 15 years in the making, a commercial scallop farm is hoping to pick up where the now defunct commercial salmon industry left off in Prince Rupert.

Winning Surrey students head to robotic provincials

Enver Creek Secondary's senior robotics team was ranked first at the VEX Robotics Competition held in Port Moody this month and hopes to go to the world championships with their robot.

Locals mourn loss of beloved West End small business

The store site on Robson Street has increased in value by $69.1 million since 2016 making property taxes for the business owners unaffordable.

Out with the old MLAs, in with the new, says Green Party leader

The alleged spending scandal at the B.C. Legislature is an opportunity to reopen discussion on MLA term limits, says Green Party leader Andrew Weaver.

Parents demand longer lunch breaks for 'hangry' school kids

A Richmond, B.C., parent has created an online petition demanding lunchtimes be extended to 35 minutes and be supervised by adults. The petition has over 1,800 signatures.

Search and rescue future uncertain following B.C. budget

A lack of predictable funding means that co-ordinators cannot make long term plans and volunteer time is diverted to fundraising rather than training and education, says B.C. Search and Rescue.

Prospective workers outweigh protesters, claims pipeline company rep

Coastal GasLink has been holding a series of job fairs and networking events this year in Northern B.C. towns and Indigenous communities to connect job seekers with contractors connected to its pipeline's construction.
B.C. BUDGET 2019

Revenue-sharing plan welcome, but overdue, say B.C. First Nations

The NDP government says a revenue-sharing agreement with First Nations announced in Tuesday's provincial budget is a historic step toward reconciliation. Some First Nations groups say the announcement is welcome, but overdue.

Pigeon power! Author hopes tale of outcast birds can teach kids tolerance

A journalist and author wants to boost the urban pigeon's reputation this Family Day week in Vancouver, and show how their treatment ties in to wider themes of marginalization.

Speed skating sisters rep B.C. at Canada Winter Games

Sisters Jane and Annabelle Green are following in their parents' skate tracks as they take to the ice for Team BC at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Facts, not fear, should guide social housing policy, UBC expert says

Carey Doberstein says local residents have the right to air their concerns, but council should look at the outcomes of similar housing developments when making its decision on a supportive housing facility in Kelowna.

Social media tensions boil over in Prince Rupert water advisory row

An update on the ongoing boil water advisory in Prince Rupert dominated the first city council meeting of 2019, but a citizen advocate group says the focus was on shutting down social media discussion, rather than offering short-term solutions.
Pretty Lonely

Least lonely Vancouverites have solutions to social isolation — with some strings attached

Some of Vancouver’s least lonely people have solutions to loneliness — but community connection doesn’t come without a cost.