Sam smith

Youth Dance for the next generation

Sexual self-awareness is happening at a younger age each year and it can make for very confusing and uncomfortable times.That’s why the Pride Youth Dance is being held this Sunday. The event is for meant as a safe place for gay and lesbian’s aged 25 and under.Lydia Luk, the Gab Youth Services co-...

Friday, July 31, 2009, 2:34 AM

Celebrities target violence against women

Local celebrities gathered yesterday to pledge an end to violence against women as part of Violence Prevention Week.Included in the event were Olympic champion Daniel Igali and B.C. Lion Jerome Dennis.Igali wasn’t there in person, but he sent in a video as proof of his pledge.“Speaking out against...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 9:11 AM

Man says Canucks jersey got him kicked from bar

A man claims he was kicked out of a downtown bar a few minutes after the second Canucks-Blues playoff game on Friday because he was wearing a Canucks jersey.Mark James was out enjoying the game at the Library Square Pub, a place he often frequents before Canucks games.This time, he was wearing his...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 9:06 AM

NDP calls for probe into rail deal

The NDP is calling for a criminal investigation into the role of a B.C. Liberal insider in the sale of BC Rail to CN Rail in 2003.The party said yesterday that court documents “strongly suggest” Patrick Kinsella, a government contractor who also co-chaired the previous two B.C. Liberal election...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 9:00 AM

NDP seeking replacement for candidate who resigned

B.C.’s New Democrats are on the hunt to find a candidate for Vancouver-False Creek following the sudden resignation of Ray Lam.NDP president Jeff Fox said a replacement is already in the works and that the response from the community has been great.“Since the announcement last night we’ve had many...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 8:57 AM

SFU names honorary degree recipients

Simon Fraser University, which has handed out honorary degrees to such Canadian legends as Rick Hansen, Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire and David Suzuki, has narrowed down its 2009 candidate list to 10 recipients. Those recognized have been chosen for their accomplishments and contributions across all...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 7:04 AM

NDP call for criminal investigation into dealings of Liberal insider

The NDP are calling for a criminal investigation into the backroom proceedings of a B.C. Liberal insider who was involved in the sale of B.C. Rail to CN Rail in 2003.The party said Monday that court documents “strongly suggest” Patrick Kinsella, a government contractor who also co-chaired the...

Monday, April 20, 2009, 10:58 PM

PETA, Inuit elder differ on seal hunt

PETA members dressed as bloodied baby seals gathered in front of the Olympic Countdown Clock on Thursday in protest of the annual Canadian seal hunt.The group collided with Anaogok Alakee, an Inuit elder from Nunavut, who said the seal hunt isn’t about killing and selling; instead, it’s a way of...

Friday, April 3, 2009, 8:38 AM

Police lay 10 charges against woman in Gibsons

Ten charges have been laid against the woman shot by police in Gibsons.Linda Howe, 40, is accused of shooting at four workers, seriously injuring one.Cpl. Peter Thiessen said Howe had a handgun and a shotgun when police arrived at the Good Samaritan Canada Christensen Village Care Home on Tuesday...

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 8:18 AM

Bomb threat at courthouse disrupts Pickton appeal

A bomb threat was called into the Vancouver law courts Wednesday, giving lawyers and judges an impromptu hour-long, mid-morning break.The appeal of serial killer Robert Pickton’s second-degree murder conviction was also interrupted.Police evacuated and secured the building, sending in trained dogs...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 11:17 PM