Author Archives: Amy Quinton

Cupcakes with a side of cuddle

The BC SPCA was in downtown Vancouver today for a new ‘sweet’ fundraising event.  The first ever “Cupcakes and Cuddles” was held at the Telus Garden. Cupcakes were provided by Glowbal restaurant and were available by donation.  All the animals … More →

Canada’s most romantic province…

Valentine’s Day has come and gone but BC will be sharing the love for the whole year long.  A recent list produced by Amazon.ca ranked six BC cities in the top ten based on purchases of romantic items.  The list … More →

Health records hacked

The B.C. Ministry of Health has launched an investigation after a security breach into their health data base.  The ministry says it is looking into what it calls “unusual” PharmaNet activity in which four people are believed to have accessed … More →

Canada mourns beloved storyteller

Author and radio host Stuart McLean has died at the age of 68 after succumbing to skin cancer. A popular radio host most noted for his popular CBC radio program “The Vinyl Cafe.”  His heartfelt and relatable storytelling centered around characters, … More →

Feds roll out oceans protection plan

Minister of Fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Dominic Leblanc announced the new Pacific North Coast Integrated Managment Area Plan (PNCIMA) in Vancouver today. Leblanc noted the intention of the plan is to provide a way for all levels of … More →

A ‘whopper’ of a lawsuit

A BC woman has been awarded $46,000 for wrongful termination after being fired from her job with Burger King. Court documents explain that Usha Ram had finished working her shift as a cook at Burger King in downtown Vancouver on … More →

Europe signs trade deal with Canada

As many political forces including President Trump are trying to halt global trade, Canada has just ratified a trade deal with the European Union. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will help to facilitate trade between the two sides, … More →

Refugees brave prairie winter to seek asylum in Canada

Refugees continue to seek asylum in Canada by risking freezing temperatures and walking across the Manitoba border.  The border town of Emerson has seen a recent increase in refugee claimants mostly from African countries such as Somalia and Ghana. Politicians in … More →

BC highway woes continue

Highway 1 North of Hope remains closed in both directions Wednesday morning after a rock slide at approximately 7 pm Tuesday night.  No cars were hit with falling rocks, and no injuries were reported. BC Highways have not yet provided an … More →

Annual women’s march mourns the loss of missing and murdered women

Thousands gathered in downtown Vancouver today for the 27th Annual Women’s Memorial March.  An annual event where family, friends, and community come together to honour the lives of missing and murdered women in the Downtown Eastside. Following a more intimate … More →