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  • Trump supporters hold rally in Vancouver park, counter-protesters arrested

    04/02/2017 2:09:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | April 2, 2017 | Staff
    VANCOUVER, Wash. – Supporters of Donald Trump clashed with protesters speaking out against the president's administration Sunday afternoon during a “Rally for Trump and Freedom" in Vancouver. At least four counter-protesters were detained during the event at Esther Short Park. Supporters and demonstrators alike started arriving at the park around noon. The rally got underway at 1 p.m. with speeches from supporters of the Freedom Movement, local Republican representatives, and live music. More than 150 people planned on attending, based on a Facebook event for the rally. The group then plans to march to the Interstate 5 overpass on Evergreen...
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marches with his family in Vancouver pride parade

    08/01/2016 6:09:08 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 20 replies
    The Canadian Press National Post ^ | July 31, 2016 | The Canadian Press
    Justin Trudeau has become the first sitting prime minister to participate in Vancouver’s annual Pride parade. He and his family waved to cheering crowds as they led the procession along the rainbow-decorated streets of the city’s downtown on Sunday. Trudeau says Pride is about celebrating community, family and the diversity that he says makes Canada strong. The prime minister is no stranger to Vancouver Pride — this is the third year in a row he’s taken part in the event.
  • TODDLER BEATING ENDS WHEN BAT-WIELDING MAN INTERVENES

    07/03/2016 9:49:27 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 87 replies
    ABC NY ^ | Friday, July 01, 201
    VANCOUVER, Washington -- A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition and fighting for her life after deputies say her own father nearly beat her to death. But one man is being credited with giving her the chance to survive. Don Gilbert is still in shock after he intervened when the girl's father, 32-year-old Kyle Holder, started attacking his daughter at a motel in Vancouver, Washington, authorities say. Deputies say Holder and his girlfriend were in their motel room and their 2-year-old daughter was sleeping when suddenly, Holder grabbed the girl and threw her out the window onto the concrete. Law...
  • Lena Dunham: 'Donald Trump is a hell hound'

    06/12/2016 3:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Xpose ^ | June 12, 2016
    Lena Dunham has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, calling the Republican Presidential candidate a "hell hound". The Girls creator and star, who has publicly supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton since the start of her campaign, has been critical of the billionaire since he launched his bid for the White House. And at TheWrap's Power Women Breakfast in New York on Thursday (09Jun16), the actress did not hold back when talking about Trump. Calling him a "maniacal, misogynist, racist, Islamophobic, ableist, transphobic hell hound", she went on to reveal she frequently laughs at the controversial politician. "I think we...
  • Liberals planning to buy Super Hornet fighter jets before making final decision on F-35s

    06/06/2016 4:25:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    OTTAWA CITIZEN ^ | 06.04.2016 | Lee Berthiaume, Ottawa Citizen and John Ivison |
    OTTAWA — The Liberal government is intent on buying Super Hornet fighter jets, according to multiple sources. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet reportedly discussed the issue last week, and while no formal decision was taken, one top-level official said: “They have made up their minds and are working on the right narrative to support it.” Rather than a full replacement of the air force’s aging CF-18 fighter fleet, it’s believed the purchase will be labelled an interim measure to fill what Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has warned is a pending “gap” in Canada’s military capabilities. The Liberals promised during the...
  • $31.1-million Point Grey mansion owned by 'student'(Canada)

    05/13/2016 8:00:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    The Province ^ | 5-13-16 | CASSIDY OLIVIER
    The majority owner of a Point Grey mansion that was sold earlier this year by Canaccord founder Peter Brown for a record $31.1 million is a “student,” property records show. Land title documents list Tian Yu Zhou as having a 99-per-cent interest in the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 14,600 square-foot mansion on a 1.7-acre lot at 4833 Belmont Ave. Zhou’s occupation is listed as a “student.” The other owner of the property, which boasts sweeping views of the North Shore mountains and Vancouver, is listed as Cuie Feng, a “businesswoman.” Feng has a one-per-cent interest in the property, which was assessed this...
  • A Drone Flies Through A Rotting, Abandoned $17.5 Million Vancouver Mansion; This Is What It Saw

    04/15/2016 5:59:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4-15-16 | Tyler Durden
    So far, he’s filmed five properties in Point Grey and a few in the south Cambie area. Many of them sit behind blue fences, the telltale sign a backhoe is on its way. Fieldwalker said accessing the properties is simple: “We just go up to them and shoot.” In the following film posted to Fieldwalker’s Vimeo page, the viewer is brought inside a 3,430 square-foot Point Grey teardown on Drummond Drive, which last year sold for $17.5 million. The property’s overgrown lawn, mossy shingles, smashed windows and missing doors suggest it’s been many years since anyone called it home. It's...
  • The Curious Story Of The Chinese Tycoon Found "Chopped Up Into 100 Pieces" In A Vancouver Mansion

    04/14/2016 10:43:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/14/15 | tyler durden
    Two days ago we introduced you to "the rich kids of Vancouver" for whom the most important decision in any given day is whether to spend half a million dollars on a new Lamborghini or on an investment such as "two expensive watches or some diamonds."From left, Loretta Lai, Chelsea Jiang and Diana Wang attended a receptionat a Lamborghini dealership last month in Vancouver, British ColumbiaWe now introduce you to someone who may be one of these rich kids' dad. Or rather was, because Gang Yuan, a 42-year-old mining tycoon is no longer alive. His corpse was found chopped into...
  • ‘My Heart Started Racing’: Kayaker Has Insanely Close Encounter With Whale in Vancouver’s Bay

    04/14/2016 11:27:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    ‘My heart started racing’: Kayaker has insanely close encounter with whale in Vancouver’s English Bay Instagram user johnnyvanuck had a close encounter with a whale on Monday — and has the video to prove it.
  • Chinese Take Over Canada's Real Estate Market, Buy One-Third Of All Vancouver Homes Sold In 2015

    03/24/2016 8:44:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/24/2016 | Tyler Durden
    “Housing in Vancouver is insane — it was insane when I left and it’s more insane now.”That’s from 33-year-old Kevin Oke, co-founder of LlamaZoo Interactive who left Vancouver for Victoria two years ago because he couldn’t afford to buy a home in his native city even while earning a generous salary as a lead designer at a video-game company whose clients included Atari and Ubisoft Entertainment SA.  Kevin isn't the only one leaving. Vancouver added only 884 net new people age 18-24 last year according to Statistics Canada, and many observers worry the soaring cost of housing will eventually strip the...
  • Inside ‘McBarge’ – the Eerie, Abandoned Floating McDonald’s

    03/09/2016 3:18:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 8, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    The ‘McBarge,’ a floating McDonald’s abandoned for nearly 30 years, is set for a secret Super Size makeover. The restaurant, which cost almost $9 million to build, was originally part of Expo 86, a World’s Fair held in Vancouver in 1986. The original plan for the barge was to move it to a new location after the expo ended. However, the restaurant lost its novelty and was abandoned. The site, formerly known as Friendship 500, is only accessible by boat. Photos of the structure shared on Reddit last week went viral, resurfacing national interest in the barge. Howard Meakin, president...
  • Human foot found in shoe on Vancouver Island beach

    02/10/2016 7:08:17 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 10, 2016
    The foot is the 13th to wash up on B.C.'s coastline since 2007 and 10 of those feet have been identified as belong to seven people. The coroner says that in all of the cases where feet have been identified either accident or suicide was involved. Sooke RCMP and the Coroner are investigating. It is too early to say if the situation is suspicious, police said. Disembodied feet come ashore occasionally on B.C.’s coast.
  • Syrian refugees pepper sprayed at 'Welcome Night' in Vancouver

    01/09/2016 8:34:45 AM PST · by Dartman · 30 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan.9/16 | THE CANADIAN PRESS
    VANCOUVER -- Police said they were looking for a suspect after more than a dozen Syrian refugees were pepper sprayed late Friday night in Vancouver. The attack happened outside the Muslim Association of Canada Centre during a "welcome night" event for newly-arrived Syrian refugees. City police said a crowd of men, women and children had gathered outside the MAC centre when a man wearing a white-hoodie apparently rode by on a bicycle and sprayed 15 to 30 people. Witnesses said several of those who were hit started coughing and complaining of burning eyes. Police said that a number of people...
  • Dems Take Aim at Erectile Dysfunction with Bills to Counter Abortion Restrictions (SC Dem)

    01/02/2016 5:46:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 2, 2016 | Rod Kackley
    South Carolina Rep. Mia McLeod (D) wants men who claim they need Viagra or other erectile dysfunction medication to get something straight: the government is going to stick its regulatory nose into your bedroom business. Obviously, this is not just about making it tougher for men who are already having a tough time in bed. McLeod said her legislation regarding male sexuality is meant to give the male-dominated South Carolina Legislature a better idea of the hoops a woman has to jump through before she can get an abortion. "I purposely tried to make it as invasive, as intrusive,...
  • Canadian authorities: Whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks

    10/25/2015 7:35:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 25, 2015 | AP
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Canadian authorities say there have been multiple fatalities after a whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre confirmed that the vessel made a mayday call...
  • Leon Bibb dies after more than seven decades thrilling audiences and almost as long advocating ...

    10/24/2015 8:32:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The Georgia Straight ^ | October 23, 2015 | Charlie Smith
    Full title: Leon Bibb dies after more than seven decades thrilling audiences and almost as long advocating for equal rights One of Vancouver's most beloved performers has passed away at the age of 93 in a Kitsilano care home. Leon Bibb died this morning of natural causes after several strokes dating back to February 20, 2014 ... Bibb was born in Louisville, Kentucky, when segregation kept blacks and whites separate. Growing up, he was a friend of Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr., father of three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali ... In the 1960s, Bibb appeared in Annie Get Your Gun...
  • Snoop Dogg concert, free pot offered as voting incentives (Vancouver, Canada)

    09/26/2015 1:14:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 25, 2015 | Chantelle Bellrichard
    A Vancouver marijuana dispensary is offering some unusual perks in an effort to get voters to cast a ballot for the Oct. 19 federal election — a chance to see American rapper Snoop Dogg perform, and a shot at winning free pot. Danny Kresnyak said he's spearheading Eden Medicinal Society's get-out-the-vote campaign because he believes marijuana policy is a federal election issue. "We're going to have people hitting the street with hand bills; there's going to be posters up," said Kresnyak. Eden Medicinal Society is offering two prizes as a voting incentive: ■Members who can prove they voted on election...
  • Vancouver Water Shortage Prompts Drought-Shaming

    07/27/2015 1:06:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, Jul. 27, 2015
    If all else fails, there’s always drought shaming. After the Metro Vancouver area issued Stage 3 water restrictions last week, perturbed residents have turned to social media to publicly shame local water wasters. It’s the first time the area has imposed the Stage 3 restrictions since 2003, which limits people to watering flowers, vegetables and trees by hand – no sprinklers or hoses. Reservoirs levels have already dropped to 69 per cent in the region – lows that don’t usually come until August. Bylaw officers have received neighbour complaints and are issuing written warnings and $250 fines for offenders, but...
  • FIFA WOMEN's WORLD CUP FINAL (USA VS JAPAN AT VANCOUVER) LIVE

    07/05/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 62 replies
    Today's World Cup Final - USA vs. Japan On Fox.
  • Bison Bones Bolster Idea Ice Age Seafarers First To Americas

    03/24/2008 2:14:57 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 765+ views
    The NationalPost ^ | 3-24-2008 | Randy Boswell - Can West News Service
    Bison bones bolster idea Ice Age seafarers first to Americas Randy Boswell, Canwest News Service Published: Monday, March 24, 2008 Head of a bison, part of a series of ancient bison bones found on Vancouver Island and nearby Orcas Island in Washington state. A series of discoveries of ancient bison bones on Vancouver Island and nearby Orcas Island in Washington state is fuelling excitement among researchers that the Pacific coast offered a food-rich ecosystem for Ice Age hunters some 14,000 years ago -- much earlier than the prevailing scientific theory pegs the arrival of humans to the New World. Fourteen...