Treating mental illness with mindfulness

At a time when iPhones are being used to replace the soother of an upset child, and more people are looking at phones during their morning commute than the view surrounding them, the disconnectedness of our world is more prevalent than ever. In recent years, mindfulness and meditation have become mainstream in many parts of … Continue reading Treating mental illness with mindfulness

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Community ‘cornerstone’ closing for good

Locals disappointed to say goodbye to the Cornerstone Café's familiar space   One of the Victoria community’s ‘cornerstones’ announced earlier today that it is closing for good. After 12 years, the Cornerstone Café on Gladstone Avenue, owned by Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society (NRG) is closing to make room for the Parsonage Café which will … Continue reading Community ‘cornerstone’ closing for good

Capstan Station will not alleviate Richmond transit congestion problems

New developments near Capstan Way call for another Canada Line Station, but will increase train back-ups With the addition of another skytrain station at Richmond’s Capstan Way and No. 3 Rd., current back-ups on the Canada Line will likely become worse. During a council meeting on Tuesday, TransLink requested for the City of Richmond to … Continue reading Capstan Station will not alleviate Richmond transit congestion problems

RGH’s new hospital tower may not be enough to solve overcapacity problems

Richmond's increasing population could contradict Richmond General Hospital's plan for compensation A new tower planned for Richmond General Hospital is not expected to be big enough to accommodate the steady growth of patients as the city's population grows. The city completed a $10 million renovation in 2011 but since this project, Richmond’s population has increased … Continue reading RGH’s new hospital tower may not be enough to solve overcapacity problems

One hundred years of resilience against rapid urbanization

Steves family farm untouched by Richmond's spreading industrial development Cow pastures flipped into parking garages and vegetable fields transformed into shopping centres cover miles of Richmond B.C. lands, but the quaint farm at the end of Steveston Hwy. looks nearly identical to when the Steves family moved in one hundred years ago. Harold Steves describes … Continue reading One hundred years of resilience against rapid urbanization

Mental health over criminal intent shifts VPD arrests

VPD tackling drivers of crime instead of victims of mental illness and addiction Recognizing drivers of crime before individual felons has resulted in a shift in types of arrests made in Vancouver this year according to Vancouver Police Department Chief Constable Adam Palmer. Palmer said during the Vancouver Police Board meeting held at the Vancouver … Continue reading Mental health over criminal intent shifts VPD arrests