West Vancouver young adults declining in population

Provincial budget a serious problem, according to mayor West Vancouver recently approved construction of its first rental housing project due to a housing crisis pushing young people away. Photo Ana Rose Walkey By ANA ROSE WALKEY At least half of residents age 25 to 45 have left West Vancouver in the past few years due…

Vancouver: a ‘people-moving’ city

Vancouver is looking to make it’s streets even more efficient. By ANA ROSE WALKEY The 99 b-line bus that runs along Broadway in Vancouver. Broadway is a busy, arterial street in the city that a lot of people walk, cycle, bus and drive on on a daily basis.¬†Photo by ArielKettle, via Wikimedia Commons. Vancouver is…

Overdose deaths don’t capture full extent of opioid crisis

Brain damage, cardiac problems not reflected in data By ANA ROSE WALKEY Inspector Bill Spearn presents an opioid crisis update to the Vancouver Police Board. Photo by Ana Rose Walkey. The full magnitude of the opioid crisis in Vancouver and across British Columbia is not being measured to include people who survive an overdose but…

Fraser for a safe school board

Vancouver School Board Chair Janet Fraser and Trustee Lisa Dominato pose with Langara College journalism students after a board meeting on Wednesday Jan. 10. Photo by Carla Shore. By ANA ROSE WALKEY In the wake of a turbulent year that saw a previous Vancouver School Board accused of bullying, current board chair Janet Fraser spoke…