January 21, 2018

Response to boat aground in English Bay takes Sea Island Coast Guard over half an hour

It took the Sea-Island coast guard thirty-one minutes to respond to a boat that had run aground in English Bay Saturday afternoon.  Crews left the base at 4:39pm, arriving on scene at 5:10. Coast Guard officials say if crews had been at the now closed Kitsilano Coast Guard Base, the response time would have been mere minutes. But officials say … [Read more...]

Fewer English, more international speakers in Vancouver region: census

The latest census numbers in the census metropolitan area of Vancouver show the same trend as Canada. The number of English speakers in the region has declined, from 57.6 per cent down to 57.2 per cent, or about 100,000 people. About the same is reflected in the rise of people whose mother tongue is something other than the two official … [Read more...]

“Poppy Hill” English Voice Cast Set

GKIDS have announced the English voice cast for Studio Ghibli and Goro Miyazaki's animated feature "From Up on Poppy Hill", the top-grossing Japanese film of 2011. Set in Yokohama in 1963, the story follows the budding romance that develops as a young man and woman join forces to save their high school's ramshackle clubhouse from … [Read more...]

Coast Guard investigates strange slick in English Bay

Boaters have reported what appears to be an oil slick not far from Vancouver's Sunset beach.  "It's kind of a foamy, lighter colour on the outskirts of the slick, but the actual slick is like about a foot thick, about a foot wide, of what looks like black, thick oil."  But Port Metro Vancouver spokesperson Barbara Joy-Kinsella says it's … [Read more...]

Where to Go in the English Countryside

Author Rachel Joyce got to know the English countryside incredibly well while researching her recently released novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Here's a guide to her favorite spots in the English countryside. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

09/30/2011 – THE ENGLISH TOUCH – VANCOUVER CHAMBER CHOIR

The Vancouver Chamber Choir, conducted by John William Trotter, opens the 2011-2012 season with music from England, both sacred and secular.Subscribe now by calling 604-738-6822. Single tickets available Sept 1: www.ticketmaster.ca 1-855-985-ARTS (2787) Custom Feed - Vancouver Events Calendar … [Read more...]

Canada's "Then and Now" a big hit with crowds at English Bay

8/7/2011 Canada took to the skies Saturday night to wrap up this year's Celebration of Light. The loud, colourful, and contemporary performance was called "Then and Now", and ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]