British Columbia

Of course, it’s Vancouver. Why this city is poised to lead Canada’s drug revolution

VANCOUVER—Talk to historians and they will tell you Vancouver — the city that spawned Greenpeace and the anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters — has always marched to its own, cloudy-skied beat. It is a city whose residents don’t look east for kindred spirits but south to progressive-minded… Read More »Of course, it’s Vancouver. Why this city is poised to lead Canada’s drug revolution

B.C. premier’s office ‘confident’ temporary pandemic pay coming in October

VANCOUVER—The B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to about 250,000 front-line workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t… Read More »B.C. premier’s office ‘confident’ temporary pandemic pay coming in October

‘I’ve been brought back to life six times’: How a B.C. man escaped the DTES alive

After back to back months of record illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C., a former user who escaped Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) alive after battling homelessness and addiction for decades is working to educate and inspire others with his recovery. Today Guy Felicella has a… Read More »‘I’ve been brought back to life six times’: How a B.C. man escaped the DTES alive

‘Vancouver model’ marries dirty money and Chinese capital flight, inquiry hears

VANCOUVER—Metro Vancouver appears to have developed an industry with the “sole purpose” of laundering money and moving cash across borders, a public inquiry heard Monday. Criminologist Stephen Schneider said that while criminal organizations have traditionally laundered the proceeds of crime as part of their broader… Read More »‘Vancouver model’ marries dirty money and Chinese capital flight, inquiry hears