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  • 09.11.2015 18:58

    A damning new report from the World Anti-Doping Agency is recommending the suspension of Russia's athletics federation and the banning all of its track athletes.

  • 09.11.2015 17:26

    YANGON, Myanmar – Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party said Monday that it was confident it was headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar’s historic elections, and official results from the government that began trickling in appear

  • 09.11.2015 09:10

    Fanendo Adi scored in the first half as Portland beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 in the second leg of their MLS Western Conference semifinal. The Timbers won 2-0 on aggregate to advance.

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    By Stephen Smysnuik, Westender. Image: The team from Brassneck Brewery celebrates a successful medal haul at the 2015 BC Beer Awards. — Courtesy of BC Beer Awards The 2015 BC Beer Awards, which took place October 24, was a sold-out event and the source of great merriment. Vancouver’s Brassneck Brewery won the top honours of the night, taking home the Best in Show award for their One Trick Pony Imperial ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    The City of Vancouver has given the first green light to 11 out of 176 applicants seeking permits for medical marijuana-related businesses. These businesses have not yet been issued permits but the city announced Monday (October 26) the successful applicants will be moved to the next phase of evaluation. The process of regulating pot dispensaries in Vancouver has been contentious. Outgoing federal ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    Fraser Valley real estate sales have been at record levels for the past six months. According to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB), there were 1,727 sales in September, an increase of 22% compared with 1,419 sales during September 2014. Last month’s sales were on par with September 2005 and second to September’s all-time high for sales in 1992. Fraser Valley real estate sales are now growing ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    True dough A tide of red ink flowed across print media in the aftermath of last week’s federal election as the Liberals under Justin Trudeau swept to power. But the market shrugged, and even the Bank of Canada held the course with its benchmark interest rate, leaving it unchanged for yet another round. That’s all good news for real estate investors, who seem set to continue enjoying untrammelled access ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    If the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are to be compared with the city’s 2008 Summer Olympics, China needs to look across the Pacific to Canada for help. So says Arthur Griffiths, who led Vancouver’s successful 1998 application for the Canadian Olympic Committee’s nod to bid for the 2010 Winter Games. Griffiths is on the board of the fledgling Canada China Sports Foundation (CCSF) and working to link ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    Economic promise abounds in the Liberal red river unleashed across the country by the October 19 federal election. But election campaign promises chronically fall short of voters’ expectations, especially the outsized ones now being borne by Justin Trudeau’s new majority Liberal government. Ottawa’s attention and investment are needed on several key files if B.C., its resource riches, Asia-Pacific ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    Woodfibre LNG is one step closer to reality after Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman and Environment Minister Mary Polak issued the project an environmental assessment certificate, the provincial government announced October 26. The decision about the project, which is located on the site of the former Woodfibre pulp mill seven km southwest of Squamish, comes following a review by the province’s ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    At 19, Michael Doyle was slammed into a goalpost while playing with the Victoria Cougars. It was a time when goalposts were fixed in the ice. The resulting injuries were serious and cut short the career of the up-and-coming goalie. Today, Doyle, 48, has found his way into two major hockey franchises, albeit on a different side of the glass. He has parlayed his love of hockey, along with a passion for ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    The Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts are coming down. In a 5-4 vote Tuesday night, the ruling Vision Vancouver council agreed with a staff recommendation to proceed with a $200-million plan to demolish the elevated roadways that have served as a link from Chinatown and Strathcona to downtown since the 1970s. "We're basically trading an aging piece of infrastructure that's under-used from ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    Kami Rahmati immigrated to Canada in 1991 and settled in Winnipeg. His first job was as a dishwasher; then he bought a car and got a job delivering pizza for Pizza Hut. In 1996, he put everything on the line to buy a Robin’s Donuts. “When I came to Canada I said, ‘I have to be a strong person here,’” Rahmati said, recalling how hard he worked in his early days in this country at low-paying restaurant ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    The Canadian economy expanded, albeit modestly, for the third consecutive month in August, Statistics Canada announced October 30, almost completely reversing the declines in the first five months of the year. Gross domestic product increased 0.1% in the month, meeting analysts’ expectations, after growing 0.4% in June and 0.3% in August. “The three-month string of gains almost reverses the five-month ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    By Glen Korstrom The low Canadian dollar was perhaps the most interesting factor behind Teck Resources Ltd.’s unexpectedly strong earnings report on October 22. B.C.’s second-largest public company’s (TSX:TCK.B) share price leapt more than 5% after CEO Don Lindsay told analysts that Teck’s “revenues were helped by the strong U.S. dollar.” Its share price has since dipped below those gains but the immediate ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    Fred Cook  - Chief information officer, BlueShore Financial In order to create a successful workspace for employees, whether it is open- or closed-concept, you first need to evaluate your corporate culture and determine what will work best for your team’s specific needs. When considering planning your workspace, first ask yourself what your team’s working styles are. What are their personalities? ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    Getting stuck in a traffic jam can be frustrating, but the cost of congested roads goes far beyond just annoyance. The direct costs related to congestion across Metro Vancouver are as much as $1.4 billion every year, according to a report released by Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission November 2. “Congestion on our bridges, roads and freeways leads to wasted time for commuters and delayed goods movement,” ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    Having secured a majority government in last month’s election, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals now face the task of fulfilling campaign promises. When it comes to Surrey, one issue has already risen to the top of everyone’s to-do list: light-rail transit (LRT). The City of Surrey wants to build 27 kilometres of light rail throughout the municipality. The first stage of the $2.1 billion project is projected ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    To Rod Wainwright, running a business is a bit like helping out his team on the ice. “You know that feeling you get when you set up a guy, give him a beautiful pass for a goal, and you get that good feeling inside and it’s the best feeling in the world?” asked the 63-year-old founder of Lantrax North America Logistics, a third-party freight brokerage firm that specializes in over-the-road truck and ...

  • 09.11.2015 01:32

    Community feedback A recent layover in Montreal was an opportunity for tea with friends, now in their 80s, who grumbled that the city was back in the hands of developers just as it was during the pre-Olympics boom of the 1970s. A couple of days later, back in Vancouver, the neighbouring table at a west side café erupted with similar grousing. The spark? EDG Homes Inc.’s plans to redevelop the former ...