Vancouver City Council approves rent limits for private SRO hotels

Vancouver City Council has approved rent limits for private one-room occupancy (SRO) hotels. At the November 17 meeting, vacancy control regulations were approved by Mayor Kennedy Stewart and all councilors except Melissa De Genova. Council had previously asked city staff to deliver a report and recommendations to address the issue of SRO hotel tenant displacement … Read more

Canada Post honors native icon Buffy Sainte-Marie with a stamp

OTTAVA – Iconic singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is the newest pioneer honored by the Canada Post with a commemorative mark. “It’s pretty amazing,” Sainte-Marie told Ottawa media on Thursday. “I can tell you I never thought that would happen, my God.” Now 80 years old, the five-time Juno award-winning artist has been performing for over 60 … Read more

A service horse shot dead on a Parks Canada ranch in west-central Alberta

SUNDRE, Alta. – RCMP investigates the shooting death of a service horse from Parks Canada on a ranch in west-central Alberta. Soldiers say the horse was killed on the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, where horses are trained for use by Parks Canada staff who patrol and protect national parks in Western Canada. Police say the … Read more

Flood aftermath: no ground beef, just skim milk, at Superstore

The catastrophic flood in the Fraser Valley, where all the cows are, is already affecting grocery store shelves in Metro Vancouver. I had just entered the True Canadian Supermarket, on the North Delta side of Scott Road, and no portion of ground beef was available. They only had skim milk too – not the 1% … Read more

COVID-19: vaccination for children aged 5-11 coming to Saskatchewan

Pfizer’s childhood vaccine is expected to receive Health Canada’s green light for children ages 5-11 on Friday, Global News confirmed. It is the next step to bring the province and country closer to being completely vaccinated. For the past six months, children between the ages of 12-17 have been eligible to receive the sting. “Plan … Read more