Monthly Archives: January 2015

75-year-old man goes missing in south Vancouver

75-year-old man goes missing in south Vancouver
75-year-old Joseph Lingappa was last seen on Monday afternoon at his home near Granville and 70th Avenue. Police say his family is worried because he is usually in contact with them every day. Lingappa is described as 5-foot-ten, with a slim build and …
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Small earthquake reported in Vancouver
A small earthquake stirred under west Vancouver on Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 2.7-magnitude tremor was measured near Vancouver Lake at a depth of 19.3 kilometers, according to USGS. The quake occurred at 8:31 …
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First BC baby of 2015 born at Peace Arch Hospital
He was due to arrive on Christmas Day, but it turned out baby Henley was more of a New Year's Day kind of a guy. Darlene Henley welcomed B.C.'s first baby of 2015, a healthy boy who arrived at five seconds past midnight on New Year's Day at Peace Arch …
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Donors step forward to help Vancouver single mother whose car was stolen
The east Vancouver resident's fortunes began to change for the better Monday night as Facebook friends messaged Scott asking what they could do to help her buy another car. She started a crowdsourcing campaign and within 24 hours, 54 people had …
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Homeless in Vancouver: Attrition and a kind of end to binning

Homeless in Vancouver: Attrition and a kind of end to binning
Yesterday I was up around West 14th Avenue and Cambie Street and something told me that the little house at 656 West 14th Avenue won't be the source of any more returnable beer cans—ever. Only a few weeks ago I was rooting through their container …
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New Chapter in Vancouver's All-Ages Space Chase
It's not easy being a young music-lover in Vancouver. For years the city has struggled with a lack of all-ages venues. In 2012, The Tyee listed five reasons why anyone under 19 is going to have a hard time playing and enjoying live music in Vancouver …
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Vancouver's high housing prices post headaches for job recruiters
That has business groups raising the alarm about Vancouver's ability to attract and retain the talent needed to foster local successes like retailer Lululemon Athletica or tech start-ups like video surveillance maker Avigilon and social media manager …
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