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 [...]


Sandy soil will bring scarce crops

Richmond's Garden City Lands filled with insufficient soil for farming Photo courtesy of the City of Richmond's Facebook page.By CASS LUCKE A long time city councillor says crops will be scarce on Garden City Lands if the 136 acres of sandy soil is not replaced soon. The lands will be home to active farming and [...]

Vancouver district reps say ‘more trustees mean better conversations’

VSTA presidents look forward to working with a full school board By Cass Lucke It isn’t which parties the elected candidates from Saturday’s byelection represent that matters to the presidents of Vancouver schools teachers’ associations as much as whether their concerns around teacher recruitment and seismic upgrades on schools will be properly addressed. As each [...]

Richmond trustees know less than expected about national Indigenous day of remembrance

  School Board trustees had a lot of questions regarding Orange Shirt Day events The president of the Richmond Teachers’ Association says she was surprised to learn at least two school trustees had little knowledge of a na   tion-wide day to remember the wrongs done to Indigenous people at residential schools. President Liz Baverstock [...]