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33 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, January 7
  • Sun, 07 Jan 2018 08:32

Keep busy with these events. The Georgia Straight

Economic experts say broad-based strength explains 40-year-low jobless rate
  • Sun, 07 Jan 2018 04:26

Economists used words like "unbelievable," "astonishing" and "impressive" to describe 13 straight months of job creation in Canada that culminated in ...

Sierra Club B.C. January newsletter includes blistering denunciation of Site C decision
  • Sun, 07 Jan 2018 02:24

The environmental group called it "a monumentally bad" policy and a "betrayal" of Peace Valley farmers, Treaty 8 First Nations, and B.C. Hydro ratepay...

Sexual harassment, cannabis are top legal risks in Canada this year: law firm
  • Sun, 07 Jan 2018 00:25

MONTREAL _ The hot button issues of sexual harassment in the workplace and cannabis legalization joined a leading Canadian law firm's annual top 1...

Polar night draws to an end in Inuvik; festival marks return to longer days
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 22:27

The sun is returning to the horizon in the Northwest Territories town of Inuvik, even as Atlantic Canadians dig out from a powerful winter storm and m...

WestJet safely evacuates passengers on Toronto runway after plane clipped by Sunwing aircraft
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 20:24

A video shows flames on the Sunwing aircraft after it clipped WestJet's Boeing 737-800, which was carrying 168 passengers and six crew members. The...

Gurpreet Singh: Displacing poverty, not the poor, is a better solution for Prince Harry's wedding
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 18:26

Harry and Meghan Markle's big day is getting some bad press because of its impact on poverty-stricken residents of Windsor. The Georgia Straight

Charges dropped against woman accused of misleading police with assault claim
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 16:29

Two mischief charges against Megan DeWolfe, 21, were dropped in Moncton provincial court Friday. DeWolfe told CBC News a man tried to grab her while s...

'Very intense' winter storm shuts schools, offices in Atlantic Canada
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 14:25

An arrivals and departures information screen is seen at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Environment...

Canada sent doctor to Cuba to examine diplomats after sound attacks, records show
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 12:28

In August, Ottawa acknowledged that an unspecified number of Canadians in Cuba had been affected, but Global Affairs has said little about the events....

Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury suggests that Steve Bannon is planning to run for president
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 08:24

Ivanka Trump is also reportedly interested in the top job. The Georgia Straight

Alberta to hold public sessions to gather information for '60s Scoop apology
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 06:33

Children's Services Minister Danielle Larivee says the government will hold six sessions around the province starting later this month to hear fro...

New Westminster police seek public's help in finding missing woman who needs her diabetes medication
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 04:26

Debrra Halyk 5'3", 195 pounds, and was last seen in a large white winter jacket with a black hood, black pants, and black shoes. The Georgia Straig...

Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury quotes Donald Trump family members saying he's like a child
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 02:25

According to the book, the president also doesn't read and doesn't listen to anybody. The Georgia Straight

First Nations wading through gambling's grey zone
  • Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:28

Editor's Note: The following is the third in a three-part series that ran Tuesday, Wednesday and today on the grey area of offshore online gamblin...

Vancouver Canucks prospect Elias Pettersson vs. Team Canada at the World Juniors
  • Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:26

The finals of the World Juniors will feature two Canucks The Georgia Straight

'A little more hope:' ALS patients taking anti-psychotic drug in clinical trial
  • Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:26

The 70-year-old from Okotoks, Alta., is one of 100 patients taking part in new Canada-wide clinical trial to treat ALS - a debilitating and ultimately...

Correctional officers face criminal charges in death of inmate at N.B. prison in 2015
  • Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:28

Two correctional officers are facing criminal charges after a lengthy investigation into the death of Matthew Hines, a 33-year-old federal inmate who ...

Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries calls on B.C. to reject side-by-side sales of pot and alcohol
  • Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:32

CAMCD says the B.C. government should consider the implications of selling alcohol and cannabis in the same location. The Georgia Straight

Patti Bacchus: The Vancouver School Board has a tough 2018 “to do” list—and only six months to get it done
  • Fri, 05 Jan 2018 06:27

For all intents and purposes, they only have about six months left in their short mandate. The Georgia Straight

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