Vancouver

A woman places one of 215 pairs of children’s shoes on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery as a memorial to the 215 children whose remains have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, May 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver brings temporary residential schools memorial to a close after 2 years

City plans to ‘reactivate’ the plaza, including supporting Indigenous weekend markets

A woman places one of 215 pairs of children’s shoes on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery as a memorial to the 215 children whose remains have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, May 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Chinese Canadian Museum is getting a $5.18 million boost from the federal government, through its economic development branch PacifiCan. The funding, announced May 23, 2023, to help with the building and space renewal at its new, permanent location at the historic Wing Sang Building at 51 East Pender St. in Vancouver’s Chinatown. (Chinese Canadian Museum)

Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver gets $5.18M from feds

Located at the historic Wing Sang Building, it’s set to open its doors July 1

The Chinese Canadian Museum is getting a $5.18 million boost from the federal government, through its economic development branch PacifiCan. The funding, announced May 23, 2023, to help with the building and space renewal at its new, permanent location at the historic Wing Sang Building at 51 East Pender St. in Vancouver’s Chinatown. (Chinese Canadian Museum)
A man carrying a flag leads a group of people walking in Chinatown in Vancouver, on Friday, May 12, 2023. The provincial government has given the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation a $2.2 million grant to support the revitalization of the neighbourhood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Chinatown gets $2.2-million grant to revitalize historic neighbourhood

Funding will go toward renewing historic storefronts, as well as adding infrastructure and lighting

A man carrying a flag leads a group of people walking in Chinatown in Vancouver, on Friday, May 12, 2023. The provincial government has given the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation a $2.2 million grant to support the revitalization of the neighbourhood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The steam clock is seen in historic Gastown, in downtown Vancouver Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Vancouver city council plans to make its historic Gastown neighbourhood more pedestrian-friendly by eliminating car traffic on its main thoroughfare. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver city council plans pilot project to test car-free Gastown for pedestrians

If adopted, Water Street could be closed to weekend car traffic as early as this summer

The steam clock is seen in historic Gastown, in downtown Vancouver Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Vancouver city council plans to make its historic Gastown neighbourhood more pedestrian-friendly by eliminating car traffic on its main thoroughfare. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Cargo containers are unloaded from the Maersk Stockholm ship with gantry cranes while docked at port, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority says overall cargo volumes fell by three per cent last year, as the global economy began to show signs of a slowdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver port traffic dips in 2022, hinting at economic slowdown to come

Despite decrease, port authority CEO stressed that more capacity is ‘desperately needed’

Cargo containers are unloaded from the Maersk Stockholm ship with gantry cranes while docked at port, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority says overall cargo volumes fell by three per cent last year, as the global economy began to show signs of a slowdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A rendering of the new PNE Amphitheatre, which is expected to be complete by 2026 and hold up to 10,000 people. (Revery Architecture)

Design of new PNE Amphitheatre revealed, with opening expected by 2026

PNE says sponsors will be able to bid for naming rights

A rendering of the new PNE Amphitheatre, which is expected to be complete by 2026 and hold up to 10,000 people. (Revery Architecture)
Fireworks explode behind the downtown Vancouver skyline as a pyrotechnic team from Croatia closes out the final night of the Honda Celebration of Light, in Vancouver, on Saturday August 3, 2019. The three competing countries for 2023 were announced on April 24, and include Australia, Mexico and the Philippines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

3 competing countries announced for Vancouver’s 2023 Celebration of Light

Fireworks set to return to English Bay on July 22, 26 and 29

Fireworks explode behind the downtown Vancouver skyline as a pyrotechnic team from Croatia closes out the final night of the Honda Celebration of Light, in Vancouver, on Saturday August 3, 2019. The three competing countries for 2023 were announced on April 24, and include Australia, Mexico and the Philippines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Protesters hold banners with a photograph of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. A Vancouver police officer has described efforts to resuscitate Gray at the inquest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver officer testifies about efforts to resuscitate Myles Gray after beating

Beating left Gray with fractured eye socket, nose and rib, crushed voice box and ruptured testicles

Protesters hold banners with a photograph of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. A Vancouver police officer has described efforts to resuscitate Gray at the inquest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Andrew Sanchez, left, kicks Marc-Andre Barriault as they fight in the middleweight bout during UFC Fight Night in Ottawa on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Six Canadians, including middleweight Barriault have been added to the June 10 UFC 289 card at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

UFC president Dana White delighted to return to Canada with UFC 289

Count Dana White among those happy to see the UFC return to…

Andrew Sanchez, left, kicks Marc-Andre Barriault as they fight in the middleweight bout during UFC Fight Night in Ottawa on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Six Canadians, including middleweight Barriault have been added to the June 10 UFC 289 card at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Myles Gray died on Aug. 13, 2015 following a clash with seven Vancouver police officers that sent him into cardiac arrest. A coroner’s inquest into the circumstances of his death begins April 17, 2023. (Photo: Justice for Myles Gray/Facebook)

First Vancouver police officer testifies in death of Myles Gray

Const. Sahota said she feared for her life, but admitted she had no, or little, mental health training

Myles Gray died on Aug. 13, 2015 following a clash with seven Vancouver police officers that sent him into cardiac arrest. A coroner’s inquest into the circumstances of his death begins April 17, 2023. (Photo: Justice for Myles Gray/Facebook)
An Air Canada Express aircraft on approach to land at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., travels past construction cranes at the Oakridge Centre mall redevelopment in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Officials with Vancouver International Airport are promising new real-time weather monitoring equipment, gate protocols and better communication after releasing a review of the travel chaos caused by snow last December. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver airport promising improvements following Christmas season travel mess

Report: two dozen aircraft with passengers aboard waited up to 11 hours on the tarmac

An Air Canada Express aircraft on approach to land at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., travels past construction cranes at the Oakridge Centre mall redevelopment in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Officials with Vancouver International Airport are promising new real-time weather monitoring equipment, gate protocols and better communication after releasing a review of the travel chaos caused by snow last December. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver police officers surround a tent with a person still inside as city workers clear an encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, April 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

City of Vancouver says safety up, overdoses and attacks down, after tent camp removal

Vancouver Fire and Rescue received 27 fewer overdose-related calls during the week of the sweep

Vancouver police officers surround a tent with a person still inside as city workers clear an encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, April 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Debris falls to the ground as demolition resumes on the Winters Hotel after a body was found in the single room occupancy (SRO) building, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 22, 2022. A woman who survived a fatal fire at the downtown Vancouver rooming hotel has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the building’s owner, the non-profit organization that operated the residence, and the city’s fire department. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Survivor of fatal Downtown Eastside hotel fire files proposed class-action lawsuit

Building’s owner, operator of the residence and the Vancouver fire department targetted

Debris falls to the ground as demolition resumes on the Winters Hotel after a body was found in the single room occupancy (SRO) building, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 22, 2022. A woman who survived a fatal fire at the downtown Vancouver rooming hotel has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the building’s owner, the non-profit organization that operated the residence, and the city’s fire department. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver police officers form a barricade as a person removes their belongings while city workers clear an encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Vancouver police officers have been deployed to a tent encampment on the city’s Downtown Eastside with the aim of shutting down the site to campers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver’s homeless shelters are overwhelmed following heavy rainfall and decampment

‘You need to have enough spots for people to go to and there are not enough spots’

Vancouver police officers form a barricade as a person removes their belongings while city workers clear an encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Vancouver police officers have been deployed to a tent encampment on the city’s Downtown Eastside with the aim of shutting down the site to campers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Chinatown Storytelling Centre, as seen on March 27, 2023, has had more than 15,000 people through its doors since opening in November 2021. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

Legacy of sacrifice and success at core of Vancouver’s Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Chinatown space aims to record experiences often left out of history books

The Chinatown Storytelling Centre, as seen on March 27, 2023, has had more than 15,000 people through its doors since opening in November 2021. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
A woman checks her phone after posing for photographs under a canopy of cherry blossom trees in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Vancouver’s cherry blossoms have become a domestic and international tourist draw, with Chinese tour companies offering flower viewing packages for thousands of dollars, competing with more traditional locations such as Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Selfie sticks bloom beneath Vancouver’s cherry blossoms, as petal power goes global

Seeing the blossoms has become the main selling point of some travel offers

A woman checks her phone after posing for photographs under a canopy of cherry blossom trees in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Vancouver’s cherry blossoms have become a domestic and international tourist draw, with Chinese tour companies offering flower viewing packages for thousands of dollars, competing with more traditional locations such as Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man is seen inside his tent as police officers stand by while city workers clear an encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Wednesday, April 5, 2023. A handful of homeless people set up tents overnight along a stretch of Vancouver’s Hastings Street that was cleared Wednesday in a co-ordinated effort by city officials and Vancouver police. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Eight sheltered but more spaces needed as Vancouver seeks rooms for displaced campers

Tents and suitcases tossed into garbage compactors as encampment dismantled

A man is seen inside his tent as police officers stand by while city workers clear an encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Wednesday, April 5, 2023. A handful of homeless people set up tents overnight along a stretch of Vancouver’s Hastings Street that was cleared Wednesday in a co-ordinated effort by city officials and Vancouver police. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto, left, speaks during a news conference at a proposed site for the Olympics ski jump in Sapporo, northern Japan, on July 30, 2022. Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics has been slowed, but not stopped, by fallout from the still-developing corruption scandal around the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)

Sapporo election could restart bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

Sapporo and Vancouver were the only known candidates for 2030

Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto, left, speaks during a news conference at a proposed site for the Olympics ski jump in Sapporo, northern Japan, on July 30, 2022. Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics has been slowed, but not stopped, by fallout from the still-developing corruption scandal around the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)
Tents are seen on the sidewalk in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 3, 2023.The City of Vancouver says it has asked police to help bring a tent encampment in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood to a close.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver police deployed to end tent encampment in city’s Downtown Eastside

Mayor: longer the street camp continues, the higher the odds more people will lose their lives

Tents are seen on the sidewalk in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 3, 2023.The City of Vancouver says it has asked police to help bring a tent encampment in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood to a close.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man is silhouetted while walking up steps as sunlight reflects off a metallic wall outside an office tower in downtown Vancouver, on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Avison Young says Vancouver’s downtown office vacancy rate hit 10 per cent for the first time in almost 20 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Downtown Vancouver office vacancy rate breaks 10% for first time since 2004

Avison Young says Vancouver’s downtown office vacancy rate has hit 10 per…

A man is silhouetted while walking up steps as sunlight reflects off a metallic wall outside an office tower in downtown Vancouver, on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Avison Young says Vancouver’s downtown office vacancy rate hit 10 per cent for the first time in almost 20 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck