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Potential bid for Vancouver 2030 Olympics 'full of red flags,' says councillor

Potential bid for Vancouver 2030 Olympics 'full of red flags,' says councillor

City staff report says insufficient time to evaluate benefits, costs and risks of hosting another Olympics
Etizolam creates 'life-saving challenges' for first responders in B.C.'s overdose crisis

Etizolam creates 'life-saving challenges' for first responders in B.C.'s overdose crisis

Etizolam, which is not licensed in Canada, has a highly sedating effect on a person, with drowsiness, blackouts and memory loss that can persist for hours.
Two bodies found in rubble of Vancouver SRO hotel ravaged in fire

Two bodies found in rubble of Vancouver SRO hotel ravaged in fire

Winters Hotel in Gastown was being demolished this week
Ruling: Two Vancouver cops ‘recklessly’ used unnecessary force to arrest Indigenous man and granddaughter

Ruling: Two Vancouver cops ‘recklessly’ used unnecessary force to arrest Indigenous man and granddaughter

Heiltsuk First Nation invites constables to apology ceremony in Bella Bella
B.C. cop director urges Vancouver police, council to ‘re-engage in spirit of collaboration’ to avoid future budget fights

B.C. cop director urges Vancouver police, council to ‘re-engage in spirit of collaboration’ to avoid future budget fights

Wayne Rideout: ‘I am not suggesting that a municipal council cannot refuse to approve a police budget item or amount’
Smoking is the number one consumption mode tied to B.C.'s overdose deaths. Here's why

Smoking is the number one consumption mode tied to B.C.'s overdose deaths. Here's why

Shift from injection drug use to smoking occurred in 2017
Notorious Balmoral Hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to be demolished

Notorious Balmoral Hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to be demolished

‘The building poses a risk of injury to the public and persons adjacent to the building in the event of a fire or similar incident’
Remembering Ola: Vancouver mom who lost daughter to drug overdose takes to streets in protest of government inaction

Remembering Ola: Vancouver mom who lost daughter to drug overdose takes to streets in protest of government inaction

‘It was her fifth overdose, but this time there was nobody there to help her’
Airbnb challenges ruling to disclose short-term rental data to Vancouver housing activist

Airbnb challenges ruling to disclose short-term rental data to Vancouver housing activist

Rohana Rezel: ‘Overall, it will help citizens get a clear understanding of who's hosting what and where’
New auditor general to examine ‘cost effectiveness’ of Vancouver police department

New auditor general to examine ‘cost effectiveness’ of Vancouver police department

Mike Macdonell’s office will also audit the city’s cybersecurity program and climate change plan