For the first time in the Vancouver area, more than 5,000 homes have sold in a single month. A total of 5,173 residential properties were sold in the region in March, marking a 27.4-per-cent increase over March 2015 and a 24-per-cent increase over February 2016, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. “March […]"Home sales hit record 5,000 in March in Vancouver area"
The Richmond school district has named 16 elementary schools that will be considered for closure. The district is faced with closing four or five schools due to declining enrolment and the need for seismic upgrades. Similar tough decisions are facing many B.C. school districts — Vancouver is looking at closing as many as 21 schools […]"Richmond names 16 schools to be considered for closure"
A man’s body has been found on a Burnaby trail Monday."Body found on Burnaby trail after reports of shots fired"
A global vanilla crisis has turned B.C.’s tastemakers into a bunch of bean counters. Vanilla beans, the withered wonders behind the staple flavouring found in kitchens worldwide, are a labour-intensive crop requiring hand pollination, precise harvesting and a lengthy curing process."B.C.'s ice cream lovers and makers despair over vanilla bean price hike"
Vancouver dance-rock duo Dear Rouge was named the Breakthrough Group of the Year this past weekend at the Juno Awards celebrations in Calgary."Q&A: Vancouver breakthrough group Dear Rouge talks Juno Awards glory"
Friends and family mourned the death of a Surrey teen killed on the weekend in a single-vehicle ATV crash in Roberts Creek."Surrey teen killed in tragic ATV accident on Sunshine Coast"
All Canadians, especially low-income Canadians, should have dental care as part of their basic health care, a new study by the University of B.C. concludes."Dental care should be part of basic health care: UBC study"
A U.S. citizen convicted of importing cocaine into Canada on Christmas Day 2014 will be spending several Christmases in a Canadian jail."Christmas Day cocaine importer gets five years in jail"
Vancouver — A program to get workers up and moving while on the job has rolled out in British Columbia, and it will be stretching the legs of employees across Canada by the fall. UPnGO with ParticipACTION was launched Monday by federal Health Minister Jane Philpott, B.C.’s Minister of Health Terry Lake and Elio Antunes, […]"UPnGO workplace activity program launched in B.C. before nation-wide rollout"
A B.C. Supreme Court jury found Trudy Gail Hunter, 62, guilty of the November 2013 second-degree murder of Christine Docherty, 61."Crown urges 12.5-year sentence for drug-fuelled fatal stabbing"