Posts Tagged ‘vancouver’

Police arrest 7 protesters at logging blockade on southern Vancouver Island

By Dirk Meissner, CBC May 19, 2021 Above Photo: RCMP officers move in to remove a blockade and people protesting logging of old growth forests in the Caycuse River area of southern Vancouver Island. (Dave Malysheff) Protesters say they were given 24 hours notice to leave or face arrest Police have arrested seven people at a […]

One person dead in shooting at Canada’s Vancouver International Airport, police looking for suspects

Canadian police are looking for a suspect or suspects after one person was shot dead in broad daylight outside the main terminal of Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia. “A man was shot and killed this afternoon near the domestic departure terminal [of Vancouver International Airport]. Media availability later this evening in Richmond,” the […]

Vancouver Canucks Face Criticism for ‘Culturally Appropriated’ Orca Logo

The Vancouver Canucks hockey team is the latest sports organization to receive criticism that their team name or logo negatively impacts the Native American community. The NFL’s Washington Redskins and MLB’s Cleveland Indians have both recently made decisions to change their decades-old names after claims of racism from activist groups. Sean Carleton, a University of […]

Vancouver Council Votes Against Mandatory Mask Mandate: They’re Not Required

The Facts: A recently published paper has found a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates in elderly people worldwide. Reflect On: Why does vaccine hesitancy continue to grow worldwide? What’s going on? What information/factors are contributing to this hesitancy? What Happened: A recently published study in PeerJ  by Christian Wehenkel, a Professor at Universidad Juárez […]

Record snowfall for Vancouver, British Columbia – double previous record

     Almost double the previous record, but “not one single media organization put the term ‘record’ in the title of their news,” says reader David Taylor. Didn’t mention the word “record” until 10 paragraphs down. 23 Feb 2018 – “Between eight and 10 centimetres of snow had accumulated in Vancouver by Friday afternoon, Environment Canada […]

From Oslo To Vancouver, Cities Plan To Go Car-Free

Above Photo: Oslo is one of 12 cities which plans to phase out cars in the near future. Image: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. But the Spanish city is not the only one getting ready to take the car-free plunge. […]

Nicaraguan President: ‘US has essentially declared war on Venezuela’

Nicaraguan President compared on Saturday American virtual declaration of war against Venezuela with the blockade against Cuba.      Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said on Saturday that the United States have virtually proclaimed a war against Venezuela. “[The United States] are accusing Venezuela of being a threat to their security, that is called a declaration of […]

Saudi airstrikes hit the Iranian embassy in Yemen

     Iran has accused Saudi Arabia of using warplanes to attack the Iranian embassy in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. Some guards were reportedly wounded in the attack, according to state news channel IRIB. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says it will investigate the accusation, according to coalition spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri, as cited […]

83-year-old Romanian Jewess crowned "Miss Holocaust Survivor" in Israel

From: 83-year-old Romanian born Rita Berkowitz wins the one-of-a-kind charity beauty pageant Romania-born woman who immigrated to Israel won the third annual Miss Holocaust Survivors Beauty Pageant in Haifa. Rita Berkowitz, 83, was chosen among the 16 European natives who participated in the contest on Tuesday. She came to […]

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