We've found the perfect protest anthem for community gardeners in the Arbutus corridor seeking to keep their kale out of the clutches of Canadian Pacific Railway.
The lyrics to "In Da Garden", by someone named Gabriel, start out like so:
Go go go go go
Go CP, It's your railway,
We going to garden like its our railway
We going to eat brocolli like its our railway
and you know we don't give a **** it's not your railway!
For 43 years, the Jewish Museum and Archives of B.C. has preserved and shared the history of the Jewish community in the province.
Now the museum hopes to post more of this history online. It's launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, with the goal of raising $18,000 by September 19 to build a new website.
B.C.’s premier has issued a statement in support of Israel as it continues its offensive against Hamas and the Gaza Strip.
In a July 27 statement posted on the website of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Christy Clark states that “Israel has a right to defend itself”.
Here is the statement presented in its entirety:
The current conflict in Israel and Gaza is of great concern to anyone who believes in democracy and human rights.
The first night of the 2014 Honda Celebration of Light was a relatively smooth one for the Vancouver Police Department.
Not surprisingly, there were hundreds of police interactions involving liquor, but a lot less than there were the previous year.
According to VPD statistics, on the July 26 fireworks night there were 239 liquor pour outs, 48 liquor seizures, and one arrest for intoxication in public.
That’s way down from the same evening last year.
Greenpeace is taking on a children's toy that has been used in Science World and Vancouver Art Gallery exhibits.
At issue is Lego's affiliation with Shell. Greenpeace is calling for the Lego Group to end its participation in Shell's global advertising deal.
A special set of Lego features the Shell logo on its toys.
Greenpeace argues that Shell is building brand loyalty among children, who are the next generation of consumers. The Vancouver-founded environmental organization is concerned that Shell is using Lego to counter its controversial Arctic drilling plans.
Conservative MP Jim Hillyer's biography on his website doesn't say anything about abortion.
But the first-term politician from Lethbridge clearly has a problem with women retaining the right to choose if they want to give birth.
Vancouver Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry tweeted this photo from a survey that Hillyer is conducting.
There are two questions.
1. Do you agree with Jim Hillyer that our government should not use your tax dollars to pay for abortions in other countries?
2. Do you agree with Jim Hillyer that abortion is NOT a human right?
"Yet another male Conservative MP telling women what they can/can't do with their bodies... all on taxpayers' dollars," Fry noted in her tweet.
The Vancouver Police Department has busted a second marijuana dispensary for not playing by the rules.
Meanwhile, more than 40 similar storefronts selling marijuana continue to operate in Vancouver.
A train carrying oil has derailed in the Interbay neighbourhood of Seattle, roughly seven kilometres west of where the Interstate 5 highway cuts through the city’s downtown core.
According to the Seattle PI, the five-car train was travelling at about eight kilometres an hour when three of its cars tipped onto their sides.
The train was brought to a standstill. No oil was reported spilled in the accident.
The Bass Coast music festival happening in Merritt August 1 to 4 has announced it will not allow ticket holders to wear Native headdresses on-site.
A July 23 message posted on the event’s Facebook page emphasizes that this policy will be enforced.
For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.
We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.
Perhaps the Canada Line was feeling left out.
After the Expo and Millennium lines experienced two major shutdowns in one week, the Canada Line had its own outage this morning (July 24).
Metro Vancouver's third SkyTrain line lost power south of Marine Drive Station, shutting down its Richmond and airport branches.
#SkyTrain - Canada Line. No power in Richmond/Airport. Bus Bridge being set up to operate YVR to Marine Dr & Rmd/Brighouse to Marine Dr ^CK