Vancouver Park Board

Iconic Vancouver Tree Set On Fire Twice In Same Night

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Police are investigating after an iconic landmark in Vancouver's Stanley Park was set on fire twice in one night.The so-called hollow tree...

Vancouver Aquarium Challenges Whale, Dolphin Breeding Ban In Court

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Aquarium has launched a legal challenge over the city park board's attempt to prohibit the breeding of whales, dolphins and ...

Vancouver Aquarium's SeaWorld Connection

Sandy Garossino | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Just what is Vancouver Aquarium's relationship to SeaWorld's beluga program? Funny you should ask. It turns out that Vancouver Aquarium owns nine belugas, but only two actually live here. Seven others either live or were born at SeaWorld, a self-described theme park and entertainment corporation.

What My Eclipsed Run For Office Says About Vancouver Politics

Trish Kelly | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Trish Kelly

A couple weeks after I won my nomination, some bloggers started posting a monologue from my Fringe play. The monologue is a frank and funny take on the sex life of a single person and the ways single people can feel isolated in our culture. It also talks about masturbation. The monologue is certainly not the most frank or explicit piece of sex-positive work I have published or performed, but some bloggers had a heyday, and I was told this was just the beginning.

Unsightly Vancouver Needs To Tidy Up

Michael Geller | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Geller

In the past, I was generally proud of how Vancouver was maintained. However, in recent years, I have noticed a general decline. Boulevards and parks appear overgrown, and more cigarette butts, chewing gum and garbage are strewn about. There's also an increase in the number of unkempt properties, presumably slated for redevelopment or unoccupied, which become scars on otherwise beautiful, well-maintained streetscapes.

Soon To Be No More At Vancouver Rec Centres

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A list of recommendations that includes implementing gender neutral signs at rec centre washrooms and change rooms has been approved by the Vancouver ...

Should Vancouver Aquarium Keep Whales, Dolphins?

CBC | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

More than 11,000 people have joined an online petition to get the issue of whales and dolphins in captivity on Vancouver's municipal election ba...

Rec Centres Should Get Rid Of These Symbols: Vancouver Report

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Gender symbols for men and women's facilities should be removed from Vancouver recreation centres, and replaced with neutral signage that's more welco...

Senior Mocked By City Staff In Voice Mail

CBC | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver senior says city staff need a lesson in etiquette this Christmas season, after she received a rude, mocking voice mail response to a query...

Vancouver Park Board Drama Intensifies

CBC | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Park Board says it will cut ties with volunteer associations at six community centres at the end of the year after they filed a B.C. Sup...

Vancouver Community Centre Funding Change Triggers Special Meeting

CBC | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The feud between the Vancouver Park Board and some community centre associations over who controls revenues continued at a packed special meeting Mond...