Vancouver residents planning a trip to Japan now have a new option. All Nippon Airways will make its first flight to Canada on March 30, 2014.
That's when the Tokyo-based airline will begin offering daily non-stop service between Vancouver International Airport and Tokyo Haneda Airport. According to a news release from the Vancouver Airport Authority, ANA will use Boeing 767-300 airplanes with capacity for 214 passengers. Flights will arrive at YVR at 2:55 p.m. and depart at 4:55 p.m.
When the PMO sends out a photo of four current and former prime ministers laughing it up, it's time for another Caption the Political Photo.
This image shows Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, Jean Chrétien, and Stephen Harper hanging out during their flight to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's public memorial.
Here's how our photo caption contest works. If you were Harper and/or the ex-PMs, what would you be saying in this picture? Tell us in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.
We'll repost the photo tomorrow (December 10) using our favourite submission.
This bike has been a decorative fixture on its particular block in Mount Pleasant for as long as I can remember.
And I mean fixture—no need to lock it up, the wheel rims are buried in the soil.
Most of the year it serves as a planter. But over the Christmas holidays, just like the tree branches, the fence pickets, and the window sashes, this bicycle—as you can see—gets its own string of lights.
News reports regularly state that there is massive opposition to Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline in First Nations communities across B.C. But those reports rarely feature the voices of First Nations people who aren't chiefs.
In her short film "No Tankers Territory", Ora Cogan shares the views of Heiltsuk women in Bella Bella on the pipeline. The National Energy Board is expected to issue its decision on the pipeline by the end of this month. The final decision rests with the federal cabinet.
Look above for an artist’s approximation of what the Donnelly Group is expecting to see by the end of tonight (December 9).
It’s the 12th Annual Donnelly Fund Toy Drive, and you’re invited to bring your unwrapped toys or non-perishable food items to the Queen’s Republic (958 Granville Street).
In return, you’ll get a night of carousing, canapés, and Kyprios, not to mention sets from DJs Flipout, Zak Santiago, Jay Swing, Marvel, Seko, Rico Uno, J-Fresh, and Sailor Gerry.
The gifting commences at 8 p.m.
The former Buschlen Mowatt Gallery at 1445 West Georgia Street will be used as a showroom next year to commemorate Canadian war vets in Afghanistan.
Foster Eastman, founder of Axis Hair Salon, told the Straight that he will rent the space for another seven months as he gets ready to launch a new exhibit there in April.
"We’re going to create a mural with 162 panels to represent every soldier that’s died," he said.
It will be launched shortly after Canada officially withdraws its troops from Afghanistan.
Candles were lit and roses laid as a crowd of approximately 60 people bundled against the cold wind the morning of December 6 to mark the 24th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Thornton Park, Vancouver. Ellen Woodsworth was joined by Audrey Rivers, Lucia Lorenzi, Jen Sung, Julia Ostertag, Kat Norris, and Joni Miller to reflect on the elements of violence still present in Canadian society and possible solutions.
Live Nation has announced that American rock group Kings of Leon will play a show at Rogers Arena on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in support of its sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull.
Consisting of brothers Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, and their cousin Matthew Followill, Kings of Leon has added dates to its North American Mechanical Bull tour, including stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Vancouver.
Even though I can't load up my Facebook news feed without seeing a mention of Toronto's embattled-but-defiant, crack-using mayor, Rob Ford wasn't the year's most talked about topic among Canadian users. That "honour" went to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
As well, if you think your fellow sports and music fans at Rogers Arena spend too much time looking at their phones, you're right. Rogers Arena was the number one checked-in location on Facebook in 2013 that wasn't a bus stop or rapid-transit station.