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Near doctor or daughter? Metro Vancouver senior faces tough decision about where to live after hospitalization | CBC News

This story is part of Situation Critical, a series from CBC British Columbia reporting on the barriers people in this province face in accessing timely and appropriate health care. Kristal Garbers of New Westminster, B.C. says she’s worried about where her 78-year-old father will live once he’s discharged from hospital. Her dad, Siegfried, has been in the Royal Columbian Hospital in […]

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Watchdog clears Vancouver officers’ use of ‘less-lethal’ rounds during Ottawa convoy | CBC News

Ontario’s independent police watchdog says two Vancouver police officers who hit protesters with “less-lethal” projectiles around the end of this winter’s occupation of downtown Ottawa streets did not break any laws. Officers from a number of police departments across the country were in Ottawa to assist local officers policing the Freedom Convoy protests. The Special […]

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Vancouver family elated after stolen homemade sailboat recovered by police | CBC News

A Vancouver family that spent a year building a sailboat from scratch, only to have it stolen upon completion, says they are thankful for its recovery by police after onlookers reported seeing it being rowed on a local waterway. Duncan McDonald — together with his wife, Julie, and two young daughters — spent more than a year […]

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This Vancouver family built a sailboat in time for its maiden voyage on Father’s Day. Then it was stolen | CBC News

It was supposed to be a momentous Father’s Day weekend for the McDonald family. Duncan McDonald, together with his wife Julie and two young daughters, spent more than a year building a sailboat from scratch. Christened by his daughters as “Salor DoThat,” the boat’s maiden voyage was set for this Father’s Day weekend, off the waters of […]

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Soccer fans in Vancouver disappointed by abrupt cancellation of Canada-Panama game | CBC News

Fans wearing red and white Canadian national team soccer jerseys and carrying flags and signs were left crestfallen at the gates of B.C. Place in Vancouver Sunday after a friendly match with Panama was abruptly called off. “I mean we just got to the World Cup, a match in Vancouver and we get to finally […]

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Canada

Vancouver mother and daughter release new children’s book highlighting positive uses of social media | CBC News

About a year and a half ago, author and University of British Columbia creative writing professor Tanya Lloyd Kyi read a headline about girls’ use of social media being linked to increased rates of depression.  She says it made her think about how people often hear about the negative side effects of social media, but don’t […]

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Life Style

Heritage Bank announces new commercial and relationship banking teams in Vancouver, Washington; Portland and Eugene, Oregon

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Heritage Bank, a subsidiary of Heritage Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: HFWA), is pleased to announce the addition of new commercial and relationship banking teams in Vancouver, Washington; Portland and Eugene, Oregon. The teams include a regional manager, three team leaders, banking officers, credit analysts and additional support staff dedicated […]

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Canada

Vancouver vigil held for Chelsea Poorman as family, advocates hold out for more answers around death | CBC News

The mother of an Indigenous woman whose remains were found a year and half after she went missing in Vancouver says she won’t give up trying to find out what happened. “I’m not going to stop fighting until I get answers to what happened behind this house, to what happened to Chelsea,” said Sheila Poorman […]

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Artist behind Vancouver shoe display commemorating residential school victims reflects on past year | CBC News

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Dozens of people marked the anniversary of the display of shoes on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery Saturday, placed there after suspected unmarked graves were discovered on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops last year. On Saturday, Haida artist Tamara Bell, along with others, held a ceremony […]

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Small Vancouver startup believes it’s created the solution to plastic pollution

Researchers working in partnership with UBC believe an eco-friendly material could help solve the world’s plastic pollution problem. Bioform Technologies says its patented process involving kelp, wood fibre and minerals could produce a plastic-like material that’s environmentally friendly. “It’s real and we’re planning on basically taking over,” said Ramy Younes, lead design engineer, with a […]