February 21, 2018

Vancouver tops annual traffic congestion list

An annual survey suggests Vancouver had the worst traffic congestion in Canada last year. The year-long index by GPS firm TomTom says the average car ride takes nearly a third longer in a jam than when traffic is flowing freely in the city, and almost two thirds longer during evening rush hour. TomTom says that adds up to 84 hours of … [Read more...]

Just Back From: The First Annual Bourbon Classic

We're still recovering from the first annual Bourbon Classic in Louisville that took us on distillery tours, to bourbon and food pairing events, and into geeky bourbon workshops. The first of many, we hope. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

03/03/2013 – The 12th Annual BC Lung Association’s Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air

It’s no walk in the park. It’s 48 thigh-burning storeys skyward in support of lung health. Join the BC Lung Association’s 12th annual Climb the Wall: the Stairclimb for Clean Air. What: The 12th Annual BC Lung Association’s Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air Who: 500+ Climbers, firefighters, volunteers and the Global BC TV Morning News … [Read more...]

Annual telethon raises more than $7 million

People all over BC have opened their hearts and their wallets this weekend for kids in this province. The 47th annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon raised $ 7,124,264. The money goes toward helping children with special needs.   CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Small Business BC’s 10th Annual Successful You Awards Ceremony

Are you looking for a night of inspiration, excitement and celebration? Would you like to mix and mingle with BC’s top business owners? Do good food, fine wine and great people interest you? Then our Successful You Awards Ceremony is the place to be! On February 28th a fantastic crowd of top business owners, industry execs, media and government … [Read more...]

Thousands gather in Downtown Vancouver for annual Santa Claus Parade

Thousands lined the streets of Vancouver to take in the Santa Claus parade. Marching bands, floats and blaring festive music. It all came together to create a party atmosphere in the downtown core. As for the kids? They were all waiting on one man. "Santa! Santa. Santa. Santa." In the end, Santa made the kids wait until nearly 3:00 before showing … [Read more...]

Santa making a stop in Vancouver for 9th annual parade

Sunday is the ninth annual Santa Claus parade.  This means getting around in the downtown core could also be a little tricky, if you don't have a sleigh. Santa Claus is coming to Vancouver, rain or shine at 1pm. Translink is warning people to plan ahead of time and come early if they want to catch a glimpse of Kris Kringle . The parade route … [Read more...]

5th Annual SFU Entrepreneur of the Year Competition and Awards Ceremony

Going into its fifth year, the SFU Entrepreneur of the Year program aims to inspire, support, and launch entrepreneurs. Attendees of the 5th Annual Competition and Awards Ceremony will have the opportunity to watch four entrepreneurs present their businesses to a panel of industry professionals, followed by a Q&A session. The finalists will be … [Read more...]

Union Gospel set to serve up annual turkey dinner

It's a Thanksgiving tradition on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, as the Union Gospel Mission hosts its annual turkey dinner. And the amount of food is rather astonishing: 1,700 kilos of turkey, 1,500 pounds of potatoes, 800 pumpkin pies and 400 litres of ice cream. UGM spokesperson Keela Keeping says 3,000 will be served to the needy on both … [Read more...]

Child and Youth rep issues annual report

Close to 14-thousand BC children are still living without their parents. The annual report from Child and Youth advocate Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond shows more than 55 per cent of those kids are aboriginal,  even though only eight per cent of the total population is first nations. That means one in 16 aboriginal children are in care compared to … [Read more...]