• 'Lady in Red' ghost sighting? Vancouver man shares spooky photo

    The Lady in Red is one of Vancouver’s most famous ghosts. According to legend, she haunts the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver at 900 West Georgia St., built in 1939, walking the top floors in her elegant red gown, occasionally stopping at the window to stare wistfully out at the city.
    Several people claim to have seen the apparition. According to Ghosts of Vancouver, a website that catalogues Metro Vancouver’s spookiest tales, “once, a Japanese family that checked into a room
  • B.C. Greens 'very, very close' on power-sharing deal: Weaver

    VICTORIA — B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver says he’s “very, very close” to a power-sharing deal with either the NDP or Liberal party that would determine the fate of the future B.C. government.
    Weaver reiterated to reporters Friday he’ll have a decision by Wednesday, when the writs are returned to the lieutenant-governor signalling the formal end of the May 9 election. Support from the Green party’s three MLAs is necessary for either the Liberal
  • Delta mayor wants a Plan B if tolling's ruled out for Pattullo funding

    Delta’s mayor says TransLink needs a backup plan in case tolls aren’t an option to help finance a replacement for the aging Pattullo Bridge.
    During Thursday’s joint meeting of the TransLink Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation and board of directors, Lois Jackson asked staff to provide recommendations for both groups about what to do if the provincial government decides to cap or eliminate tolls without subsidizing any shortfall.
    “I think it’s really imp
  • Ian Mulgrew: B.C. Law Society panel finds West Van lawyer guilty of flowing $26m through trust account

    A Law Society of B.C. disciplinary panel has found a West Vancouver lawyer guilty of professional misconduct for flowing $26 million through his trust account.
    In the face of an overheated real estate market and public concerns about foreign capital last year, the society cited Donald Gurney over his involvement in four questionable, three-year-old transactions.
    The panel found he ignored “a sea of red flags” and allowed $25,845,489.87 of offshore cash to pass through his trust accou
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  • Critic warns loss of Coast Guard dive-rescue team in Richmond could cost lives

    The Canadian Coast Guard plans to deep-six the dedicated team of divers stationed at its Sea Island Base in Richmond. 
    The team of search and rescue divers had been charged with responding to emergencies in the waters off the Lower Mainland. They’re trained to enter wrecked or sunken ships, vehicles and planes to rescue survivors or recover bodies. 
    But now the Coast Guard has told those professional divers they will need to stop going underwater and
  • Abbotsford hospital under investigation after third unexpected death

    Fraser Health is investigating the third unexpected death this year linked to Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre after a patient was discharged with serious injuries and died two days later.
    John Hehn, 85, died May 20 at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre following a heart attack, according to a Thursday Global News report.
    Hehn’s family told Global that he had suffered head trauma and fractured vertebrae in his neck after fall
  • One month since random ‘machete’ attack in Oak Bay

    The attack happened in the 2500-block of Esplanade near Willows Beach around 7:30 a.m. on April 25.
  • Health Canada approves three more supervised injection sites for Metro Vancouver

    Health Canada has approved applications from local health authorities to open three more supervised injection sites in Metro Vancouver and another in Montreal, but some health officials say the approvals fall short of meeting the needs of communities devastated by overdose deaths.
    The three new B.C. injection sites, which allow people to use illicit drugs under the supervision of a medical professional in case they overdose, will replace overdose prevention sites — two in Su
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  • Court finds police breached rights of B.C. man facing terrorism charges but declines to throw out evidence

    RCMP breached the rights of a Fort St. John man facing terrorism charges, but the violations are not so serious that they warrant the exclusion of evidence gathered by police, a judge has ruled.
    In July 2015, Othman Ayed Hamdan was arrested and charged with three counts of counselling the commission of indictable offences for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist organization.
    He was also charged with one count of indirectly instructing persons to carr
  • 4/20 event organizer says bill from park board doesn’t add up

    Organizers of the annual 4/20 celebration are vowing to vociferously fight the Vancouver Park Board bill they received Friday, and early indications suggest they just might win.
  • Speculators target B.C. farmland after foreign buyer tax introduced for residences

    Sales of farmland in B.C. surged and prices jumped immediately after the provincial government announced a foreign buyer tax on residential land in July 2016, a Postmedia investigation shows. 
    The surge in agricultural land sales and prices — on property that is not subject to the 15 per cent foreign buyer tax — was largely driven by record-setting sales in the Fraser Valley, South Surrey and White Rock.
    Data provided by Landcor for Postmedia’s investigation
  • Wine Match: Skirt Steak with Pork Wine Syrup and Smoked Walnut-Crusted Goat’s Cheese paired with Zinfandel or Malbec

    (From Gastro Grilling by Ted Reader)
    1 + 1 cups (500 mL) port
    1 1/2 lb (625 g) skirt steaks, trimmed of silver skin
    3 tbsp (45 mL) brown sugar
    1 tbsp (15 mL) grainy mustard
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tbsps (30 mL) chopped fresh oregano
    Drizzle of olive oil
    Freshly ground black pepper to taste
    1/2 cup (125 mL) panko breadcrumbs
    1/2 cup (125 mL) crushed walnuts
    2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
    9 oz (250 g) soft goat’s cheese
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Bring to boil, a cup (250 mL) of port i
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  • Vancouver model misidentified as Manchester bomber's sister

    A Vancouver model has set the record straight after mistakenly being linked to the Manchester bombing at an Ariana Grande concert this week.
  • Out of the Box recipes feed a family of four for less than $15

    When life presents you with canned salmon, pumpkin puree and chickpeas, dinner requires some out-of-the-box thinking.
    So that’s just what Fairmont Vancouver Executive Chef Cameron Ballendine did, and the result — Baked Coconut Salmon Macaroni — is a surprisingly tasty and nutritious meal using items that are commonly available to clients of the city’s food banks.
    And sometimes that food is just plain strange.
    “The food that you get from a food bank a lot of tim
  • Court rules against B.C. man accused of money laundering in U.S.

    A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled against a local man charged with laundering millions of drug profits in the U.S.
    Glenn Harley Sheck had tried to get an extradition application by the U.S. thrown out on the grounds that American police worked undercover in Canada during their investigation, which his lawyer argued might have been illegal.
    And Sheck had requested additional disclosure about how the RCMP assisted the Americans when they met him on three occasions in Metro Vancouver back i
  • Style Q&A: Miriam Alden talks brunette vs. blonde

    Just how powerful is Gwyneth Paltrow’s approval? According to Miriam Alden, the answer is very.
    Alden, the founder of the Vancouver-based womenswear brand Brunette the Label, found out just how good a nod from the GOOP editor could be for business after the actress recommended one of the local label’s designs.
    Alden chatted recently with Postmedia News about the Paltrow effect, her latest collection and where she plans to take her brand from here: 
    Q: When and why did you s
  • Designation overturned for dangerous offender despite brutal assaults

    A man who committed two brutal assaults in the Chilliwack area has had his dangerous offender designation and indeterminate jail sentence overturned on appeal.
    In May 2011, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Arnold-Bailey declared Ryan Joseph Walsh, now 31, a dangerous offender following his convictions for two aggravated assaults four years apart.
    The first incident occurred in 2004 after Walsh, 18 at the time, had attended a Halloween house party with friends. As the party was breaking up, h
  • Mexican resort showcases Canadian food with chef visits

    Let ignorance build walls, wisdom tears them down. That’s the basis for a four-year relationship between El Dorado Royale resort in the Mayan Riviera and Canadian chefs.
    Every month for one week, notable Canadian chefs are invited to the resort giving its culinary team and the tourists a taste of Canada. It’s been going on for four years with no sign of stopping.
    The Canadian chefs host dinners, barbecues, cooking demos and joint dinners feting guests and showing kitchen staff h
  • This Just In: Hermès Eau des Merveilles Bleue eau de toilette, Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil and Kérastase Aura Botanica

    Hermès Eau des Merveilles Bleue eau de toilette
    They say: A fragrance release that channels “magic and enchantment” with notes of woody amber, the sea and patchouli. Created by “nose” Christine Nagel.
    We say: Without even a trace of floral or fruity notes, this eau de toilette is surprisingly fresh. Our tester noted it had a pleasant “almost androgynous” scent that will provide a perfect pick-me-up this summer. 
    $114 for 50 mL | Hudson’s
  • Dressing the part: Costume designers bring Bard on the Beach characters to life

    Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
    June 1 to Sept. 23, various times | Under the Tents in Vanier Park
    Tickets and info: From $21 at bardonthebeach.org
    There is no disputing the power of Shakespeare’s language.
    Sure, it’s presumptuous to think the audience would stay focussed on the dangling participles during a nude stage reading, but ultimately the words are the thing. More often than not, we find ourselves referencing favourite Bard on the Beach productions either by the c
  • Vancouver’s Angela Lee retains MMA title with Singapore win

    SINGAPORE — Vancouver-born MMA fighter Angela Lee retained her One Championship atomweight championship Friday, submitting Brazilian kickboxer Istela Nunes in the second round via anaconda choke.
    In the co-main event of “One: Dynasty of Heroes” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, welterweight world champion Ben Askren (16-0-0) of the U.S. submitted Malaysia’s Agilan Thani (7-1-0) via arm triangle choke at 2:20 of the first round.
    Lee, 20, became the promotion’s inaugu
  • Cam Tucker: Macdonalds to make pro debut a family affair at familiar Point Grey

    A trip to the golf course can provide quality family time, a genuine bonding experience. The father-son dynamic on the links may differ, however, for Stuart and Robert Macdonald of Vancouver.
    Stuart, 22, will make his professional debut at the Freedom 55 Financial Open — which runs June 1-4 and is the first stop on the Mackenzie Tour, PGA Tour Canada 2017 season — as he tees up at his home course of Point Grey Golf and Country Club, having graduated from amateur status earlier this s
  • John Cusack, Christina Ricci movie production to disrupt traffic in Kelowna

    A couple of big-name stars are headed for Kelowna to begin production on a new movie.
  • Modern day adventure meets colonial charm in San Louis Potosi

    “Don’t think about it, just jump,” says our guide, advising us about our next adventure  – jumping waterfalls.
    Wearing lifejackets and helmets, we warily follow him and several other guides down a path to Mexico’s Micos River. Cool water rushes around our calves as we step into the river and walk out onto a ledge above a two-metre waterfall.
    Jumping from the edge of waterfalls is a popular guided activity on the Micos River. It doesn’t take any skill
  • Vancouver to get third supervised injection site

    Vancouver is getting a third legally sanctioned supervised injection site after the federal government announced Friday that it approved an application from Vancouver Coastal Health for a facility on Powell Street in the Downtown Eastside.
  • Viking River Cruises turns 20

    Viking River Cruises is celebrating its 20 anniversary this year, and it is doing so in style. Earlier this month, the line christened two brand new Viking Longship river cruise ships in the port of Koblenz, Germany, bringing the company’s total river fleet to more than 60.
    The two newest ships – Viking Hild and Viking Herja – carry 190 guests apiece and are the latest in Viking’s highly-successful Longship design of riverboat that first debuted back in 2012. Viking
  • Canucks add depth to blueline by signing Swedish D-man Philip Holm

    Like other seasons, there is genuine opportunity for a newcomer to make an impression on the back for the Vancouver Canucks next fall.
    But this one is different.
    That’s how the National Hockey League club sold Swedish defenceman Philip Holm, 25, on a one-year, two-way contract Friday that pays $925,000 US in the bigs and $70,000 in the minors.
    With Nikita Tryamkin bolting to the KHL, restricted free agent Erik Gubranson coming off wrist surgery and the possibility of losing Luca Sbisa
  • Silver Cloud to sail the Antarctic as expedition ship

    We’re getting our first look at what Silversea’s fully-refitted Silver Cloud will look like once she’s transformed into a luxury expedition ship this fall.
    “As the first ship in our fleet, Silver Cloud has a special place in Silversea’s history, and we’re delighted to reveal further details of her refurbishment. We look forward to welcoming guests aboard to experience Silver Cloud’s luxurious interiors as well as her incredible itineraries later this yea
  • Silver Muse the best of Silversea’s luxury line

    The launch of a new ship is always an exciting occasion, but for luxury-line Silversea, its brand-new, 596-guest Silver Muse set expectations high. Not only is it the largest ship the two-decade old line has ever built, but it’s also the line’s most elaborate, loaded with new features that add to the overall Silversea experience while respecting its past formula of quiet luxury and personalized service.
    I was able to spend four days onboard Silver Muse recently, on a special delivery
  • Health Canada approves new supervised injection site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

    Health Canada has approved an application from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) for a new supervised injection site on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES).
  • Viking cruises lets you discover Europe

    I just spent 12 days with Viking River Cruises, sailing down the Moselle and Rhine rivers on the line’s newest cruise tour itinerary: a stunning voyage to four countries that showcases some of the best hidden gems of Europe.
    Starting in the gorgeous city of Paris, this 12-day “Paris to the Swiss Alps” voyage includes a two-night hotel stay before embarking the brand-new Viking Hild in Trier, Germany. The latest of Viking’s 190-guest Viking Longships, Viking Hild boasts th
  • Growing demand for destination exploration cruises

    Tauck is one of my favorite go-to lines for great European-based river cruises. The Connecticut-based touring company, which has long offered guided land tours, has been operating on the rivers of Europe for over a decade now. Itineraries are thoughtfully crafted with an eye to providing experiences that no other company offers, and voyages are always all-inclusive. That the company employs some of the friendliest staff in the industry is just the icing on the cake.
    But you might not know that T
  • Norwegian Jade gets modern refit

    Norwegian Cruise Line has recently returned its 2,402-guest Norwegian Jade to service, following a three week drydock that has essentially turned the popular cruise ship into a brand-new vessel.
    “We’re thrilled to welcome Norwegian Jade back into the fleet with her new stylish finishes and modernized onboard atmosphere,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer. “It is our sincere goal to deliver a fantastic vacation experience across
  • Cunard’s magic formula for crossing the Atlantic

    What’s the difference between a cruise ship and a true ocean liner? You only have to look up – way up – at Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 to spot the difference. At 1,130 feet long, she towers over 200 feet above the waterline and has been specially-designed with one task in mind: to offer regularly-scheduled voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, continuing the tradition that Cunard started back in 1840.
    Queen Mary 2 – or QM2 as she is affectionately known – is one o
  • Let’s Find Momo

    Momo the dog has legions of fans on social media. Momo has joined his owner Andrew Knapp on road trips all over North America. Now the beloved pet is the focus of a new children’s book.
  • How high? Officials say 4/20 rally cost city $250,000

    Costs associated with last month’s 4/20 rally have skyrocketed by close to $100,000 from 2016 figures. Numbers released by the city late Thursday afternoon peg that price tag at $245,379,
  • 4/20 celebration costs top nearly $250K

    The City of Vancouver says it cost more than $245,000 to keep 4/20 revelers safe at unsanctioned events at Sunset Beach and the Vancouver Art Gallery last month.
  • Christian Bolaños the Caps’ offensive catalyst

    The raking cross dipped in and out of the tricky late-afternoon shadows at B.C. Place Stadium as it steamed towards Christian Bolaños.
    Instead of trying to control the ball for himself when it arrived, the veteran Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder gently chested a one-touch pass to Cristian Techera, who in turn got all of his volley for last weekend’s highlight-reel opener.
    Bolaños then stepped up to take a free kick later in the match against Sporting Kansas City, dropping a pe
  • The Zolas, The Courtneys, D.O.A. set to headline 2017 Khatsahlano Festival

    Pemberton’s cancelled? Never fear: The Zolas, The Courtneys and local punk legends D.O.A. will lead the line-up for this year’s Khatsahlano.
    This year’s event, touted as “Vancouver’s largest free music and arts festival”, will take place Saturday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in its usual home on West 4th Avenue, between Burrard and MacDonald, in the heart of Kitsilano. It will be the seventh year the festival has been hosted.The Burrard Stage, cura
  • Vancouver police support giving addicts clean drugs as more overdose deaths recorded

    The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says it supports giving drug addicts 'clean' opioids in an effort to curb the opioid crisis on the Vancouver streets.
  • Trinket hunters blamed for targeting ghost town cemetery in southern B.C.

    COALMONT, B.C. — Someone is digging holes in the cemetery of a southern British Columbia ghost town and a member of the local historical society believes it’s the work of misguided treasure hunters.
    Bob Sterne has tended the cemetery of the long-abandoned former gold rush town of Granite Creek for more than a decade and says he was surprised to find 16 holes when he checked the site earlier this week.
    The holes were all located in the area where Chinese miners were buried at the
  • Miracle Weekend: Taylin’s story

    Fri, May 26: Meet Taylin McGill, BC Children’s Hospital Champion Child for 2017 presented by Walmart. In this video, Taylin and her family describe her courageous story and what BC Children’s Hospital means to them.
  • Miracle Weekend: Reid’s story

    Fri, May 26: Heart disorders in children are more common than you might think. Three-year- old Reid van Rossum of Nanaimo, B.C. was born with a severe heart defect and required the immediate care of BC Children’s Hospital’s cardiac team. Follow Reid’s journey from birth onwards as he endures surgery and other procedures in order...
  • Miracle Weekend: Colton’s story

    Fri, May 26: On a cold night just before Christmas 2015, emergency caregivers at BC Children’s Hospital worked frantically to save the life of a boy named Colton, who was in cardiac arrest. This is Colton’s miraculous story.
  • KF Aerospace in Kelowna awarded military contracts

    Two large military maintenance contracts were awarded to KF Aerospace in Kelowna on Friday.
  • Slim majority of British Columbians support proportional representation: Poll

    A narrow majority (54 per cent) of British Columbians say they support changing from our current first-past-the-post electoral system to some type of proportional representation, according to a new Ipsos online poll.
    Green Leader Andrew Weaver has said that moving toward a proportional representation electoral system is a key component of any negotiation with the B.C. Liberals or New Democrats.
    The Greens hold three seats in the B.C. Legislature compared with the Liberals’ 43 and NDP&rsquo
  • Town Talk: Zajac Ranch adds aboriginal arts and education centre

    RANCH HANDS: The narrow 9 km road beside Stave Lake once led to a prison. Today, 600 youngsters with life-threatening or debilitating ailments follow it yearly to what is now the Zajac Ranch for Children. This week, former senator Gerry St. Germain, Mission Mayor Randy Hawes and 120 others attended the official opening of the ever-expanding facility’s aboriginal arts and education centre.
    Zajac Ranch benefactor Don Rutledge welcomed White Spot president Warren Erhart whose annual Pirate Pa
  • Vancouver model mistakenly linked to Manchester bombing suspect

    A Vancouver model has set the record straight after mistakenly being linked to the Manchester bombing at an Ariana Grande concert this week.
    Janice Joostema spoke to Global BC to explain how she was incorrectly identified by two Italian newspapers as the sister of the suicide bomber. As a result, Joostema has received a number of messages from strangers asking about her involvement.
    “When I first found out about it I started actually reading all the messages I received,
  • Fab 5: Ruffle 'em up

    A ruffle here, a ruffle there, ruffles, ruffles, everywhere. Seriously, though — you’d be hard pressed to find a women’s clothing store that doesn’t have a single ruffled piece in its arsenal this season. And what’s not to love? Pretty, flattering, and just a bit flirty, here are five styles ruffled that are, well, making waves.
    These ‘Vera’ slides by Loeffler Randall are both deliciously retro and of-the-moment. Whether it’s their pra
  • Just thinking about a secret can affect your health and well-being

    Psst. Can you keep a secret?

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