• Whitecaps will get preview look at LAFC

    The Whitecaps will get a pre-season look at the newest Major League Soccer entry next February.
    After previously announcing they were to play games in Hawaii and Las Vegas, the Whitecaps have confirmed they’ll face both LAFC and the L.A. Galaxy to close out the 2018 pre-season in Southern California.
    Training camp begins Jan. 22 at UBC, before moving to the Central Pacific Jan. 31.
    After playing a closed-door friendly against a still-t0-be-determined opponent in Hawaii, they’ll
  • Putting travel under the tree

    We asked the most frequent flyers we know, travel writers, what they never travel without.
    Arrive Revived
    Ping-ponging across the oceans may sound glamorous, but as every traveller knows it plays havoc with your sleep. My new discovery this year is Arrive Revived – a jet lag and travel mist created by local wellness gurus, Saje. A few sprays of lavender, eucalyptus and lemon to the face (closing your eyes, of course), inhale deeply, and you’re good to keep to going while fighting off
  • Woman injured in Friday night Surrey shooting

    Mounties in Surrey are investigating a shooting in the Fleetwood area of Surrey that left a young woman injured Friday night.
    Shortly before 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shot fired inside a residence in the 16100 block of 92nd Avenue.
    When they arrived, officers found a 21-year-old woman suffering from gun shot wounds. She was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
    A 21-year-old man, who is a resident of Surrey, has been arrested.
    Officers are canvassing the neig
  • “Build dream home” on Point Grey property listed at $14.98m

    Priciest new Vancouver listing is outdated 1927 house on spectacular West Side lot.
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  • Long, dark nights be gone! Celebrate winter solstice

    December 21 is the shortest day of the year; Vancouver's Winter Solstice Lantern Festival makes it glow.
  • Sold (Bought): New West home ideal for a large family

    A snapshot of recent residential real estate activity in Metro Vancouver
    918 Laurel Street, New Westminster
    Type: Seven-bedroom, five-bathroom detached
    Size: 3,006 sq. ft.
    B.C. Assessment: $1,132,000
    Listed for: $1,459,000
    Sold for: $1,415,000
    Sold on: Aug. 25
    Days on market: 30
    Listing agent: Tiffany Vu at Multiple Realty and Doug Williams at ReMax Crest Realty Westside
    Buyers agent: James Garbutt at Keller Williams Elite Realty
    The big sell: This 3,000-square-foot home is in New Westminster&rs
  • The Home Front: Take the stress out of hosting with clever home design

    Clever home design can alleviate the stress and anxiety many people feel at this time of the year when it comes to hosting large numbers of visitors or out-of-town guests, says designer Anita Curry, founder of Avenue Spaces.
    “You want guests to feel comfortable and invited,” says Curry. “You need somewhere for them to sit, somewhere for them to eat, and sometimes somewhere for them to sleep, but it’s only for a couple of times a year,” she says. “So how d
  • Heather and Seventeenth takes an established city location

    Sometimes architectural statements are made on a grand scale, standing out because of their height, massive footprint or use of lavish materials. In contrast, the Heather and Seventeenth new-home project — so named for its Vancouver location — reflects the low-key neighbourhood where it will be built: a simple four-storey structure that quietly and unobtrusively blends into its surroundings of largely single-family homes.
    “It’s very rare to have a four-storey site like th
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  • Week in History: Montreal teams win first two games in the National Hockey League

    An innovation introduced by the entrepreneurial Patrick brothers in Vancouver would have been one of the attractions when the National Hockey League started a century ago.
    The rule change was simple enough: goalies were allowed to stop the puck any way they wanted. Before then, goalies had to stand when they made a save.
    The rule change came into effect in the 1916-17 season in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, the west coast league run by Frank and Lester Patrick.
    The goalie who took it to
  • Animal rights group hopes to appeal decision against judicial review of Wildlife Act

    "Certainly having an animal examined by an expert, or a veterinarian, who specializes in wildlife is a huge asset and let them determine whether or not it's appropriate to rehab this animal."
  • Vancouver Canucks squeak in a win over the San Jose Sharks

    Vancouver halted its 4-game skid Friday night in Rogers Arena, beating the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in overtime.
  • The Provies: The Sedin bounce, The Flow’s impact, and an Ode to a Legend

    BEST OLD TIMERS
    The Canucks needed the Sedins.
    It’s not the first time. It won’t be the last.
    And if they keep playing like this, it may not even be their last season.
    Subtle as it’s been, the Sedins are bouncing back.
    And I’m not talking about from Nashville.
    Abandoned, and counted out not that long ago, the Sedins are punching their way back into NHL relevance.
    In the past 15 games, Henrik has 14 points.
    It’s not enough to move planets, which is the type of force
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  • REAL SCOOP: Sophon Sek denied bail, facing deportation

    He was convicted of helping the Surrey Six killers access their victims and got a year on jail on top of a five year term for drug trafficking. 
    Now Sophon Sek is eligible for both day and full parole. But the Parole Board of Canada rejected his bid for release.
    Here’s my story:
    Man who helped Surrey Six killers get into death suite denied parole
    A drug trafficker who helped the Surrey Six killers get access to the suite where they shot six people has been denied parole for a series o
  • B.C. man gets 15 years without parole for murder during botched home invasion

    VICTORIA — Mary Beech lingered in the courtroom as the man who murdered her gentle, mentally ill brother during a botched home invasion in March 2010 was led away in handcuffs to begin serving a life sentence.
    “I hope you do what you said you were going to do — that you will try hard to better your life, to make this better. I’d like to see you prove it more than anything. It would mean the world to my family,” Beech told Andrew Belcourt before a sheriff escorted he
  • Young artist donates painting to Lions Gate Hospital hospice

    For most people, death is a subject avoided at all costs. But not for Carrie Zhou.
    The 16-year-old Grade 11 student at Mulgrave School chose the hospice at Lions Gate Hospital for her long-term personal school project.
    What she discovered being among dying patients surprised her.
    “At the beginning, I was very afraid of going. I knew that such a place would carry the need for emotional stability,” Zhou said. “The hospice is not a scary place at all. Even though it
  • Kelowna Rockets fend off Prince Albert Raiders

    The Kelowna Rockets beat the Prince Albert Raiders 7-3 Friday night. Rockets rookie goalie Roman Basran’s record improves to 4-2-0-0 after stopping 15 of 18 shots he faced as the Rockets outshot the Raiders 27-18. Jules Knox has highlights.
  • Kelowna Rockets players bound for World Juniors

    Team captain Cal Foote and assistant captain Dillon Dube both made the final roster for the World Juniors.
  • Canucks 4 Sharks 3 (OT): Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Jaws

    All things considered, it was as good as the Canucks could play.
    For one night, they didn’t look like they missed Bo Horvat, Sven Baertschi or Chris Tanev.
    Playing one of the better defensive teams in the NHL, the Canucks were in control until the waning minutes of the third period when the San Jose Sharks tied Friday’s game 3-3 at Rogers Arena.
    It was a fluke goal that deflected in and it set up one of the most dramatic wins of the season.
    On a breakaway, Sam Gagner scored at 4:34 o
  • Addictions recovery home opens in Penticton

    Ten years ago, Ken Jones finally decided to get help for his cocaine addiction and he’s now the program manager of the new addictions recovery home on Winnipeg St. in Penticton. Shelby Thom reports.
  • B.C. woman who suffered brain injury in crash gets almost $1.2 million in damages

    A woman has been awarded almost $1.2 million by the B.C. Supreme Court after her skull was fractured 17 years ago in a pedestrian crash when she was a baby.
    A trial heard the woman, whose name was no provided, was 16 months old and being carried by her mother across a street when they were both hit by a car.
    The plaintiff, who court heard is in the process of gender reassignment to live as a woman, says she suffered a complicated mild traumatic brain injury that has had a lasting and disabling i
  • Global News Hour at 6: Dec 15

    Watch Global News Hour at 6 with Chris Gailus and Sophie Lui for Friday, December 15, 2017.
  • Kelowna attracts tech start-ups

    "In Kelowna, you have a university, a college, a great tech association — we have one of our investors here," Brown said. "There's a good investment climate and there's a real embrace of technology."
  • Vancouver Sun letters to the editor for Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

    Not moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem before did not help peace prospects. An Arab wave of terror between 2016 and 2017 left more than 60 Israelis dead and more than 800 injured.The problem is that Palestinians refuse to accept Israel within any border and incite hatred against the Jews and terrorism in their leaders’ speeches, schools, media and mosques. 
    Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is an affirmation of 3,000 years of Jewish history and a nation’s right t
  • Tea may benefit your vision

    Today’s Global News Hour at 6 Health Matters is brought to you by Pharmasave.
  • Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are 'gold nuggets': researcher

    After months of bottle-feedings and curfews, a pair of moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are thriving and giving hope for other orphaned wildlife in the region.
    Roy Rea, an instructor at the University of Northern B.C., says the male and female calves were only days old when they were discovered near Prince George in late May. Their mother had been killed by a car, leaving the newborns virtually helpless.
    Rea said he spent 90 minutes wandering around a swamp doing his best cow moose call to
  • Making seniors pay for shingles vaccine is discrimination, tribunal hears

    A Burnaby senior who has watched friends suffer through painful bouts of shingles is accusing B.C.’s health ministry of discriminating against seniors because it doesn’t cover the cost of the vaccine for the viral infection.
    Thomas Hasek, 75, filed a complaint about the ministry to the human rights tribunal and argued at his recent hearing that the $200 he spent on a vaccine should have been covered under B.C.’s Medical Services Plan, as are other vaccines.
    “This is an ol
  • Opinion: It’s time for a total ban on hunting grizzlies

    Poll after poll has shown British Columbians overwhelmingly support a total ban on hunting grizzly bears.
    Nevertheless, a new NDP/Green government claims grizzly-bear numbers are substantial and with proper “management” they will continue to flourish. The proposed program? Bears will still be hunted, outside of the Great Bear Rainforest, but only for meat.
    Where the heck does this come from? Is it to protect traditional practices of Indigenous people? The reality is that it’s a
  • Opinion: Is joie de vivre the secret to a long and healthy life?

    At 89 years of age, Dr. Ruth, known for her wise counsel on all matters of the heart, credits her good health and sharp mind to joie de vivre.  In a recent interview, the famous sex therapist shared her secrets to a long and healthy life. She considers herself to be very fortunate, narrowly escaping death from the Holocaust, was raised in an orphanage in Switzerland and was a sniper in Israel’s War of Independence. She immigrated to America after spending years studying as a student i
  • Editorial: Vision taxes contributing to housing affordability crisis

    Non-Partisan Association councillors were justified Tuesday in denouncing Vision Vancouver’s surprise attack on city taxpayers — an unannounced, 11th-hour increase to an already too-high property tax hike for 2018.
    The previously disclosed 3.9-per-cent tax hike — already running at basically twice B.C.’s two-per-cent rate of inflations, according to Statistics Canada — was boosted a few hours before the vote to a 4.24-per-cent increase on a motion by Vision Cou
  • Vancouver's 'Sugar Mountain' tent city supporters vow to defend camp

    Residents and supporters of the “Sugar Mountain” tent city in Vancouver doubled down on a vow to remain camped on city-owned land Friday during a news conference that turned violent after a tense quarrel with a passing critic.
    After tent-city residents were served with a trespassing notice and ordered to vacate a property at Franklin St. and Glen Dr. by noon Friday, organizers with the anti-poverty group Alliance Against Displacement pledged to defend the encampment from the city, po

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