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City of Vancouver takes over ownership of derelict Balmoral and Regent hotels in Downtown Eastside

The pandemic has had ripple effects far beyond care homes and hospitals. A new provincewide survey gives a better idea of who has been hit hardest by the social and economic costs Our @DanBurritt  breaks down the results.

B.C. churches are finding new ways to stay connected to parishioners with religious gatherings suspended due to COVID-19. As @_rossandrea  reports, it's pushed churches to get creative.

Residents of Strathcona are rallying around a notable local figure named Annie. She has been collecting cans in the neighbourhood for nearly two decades. But as @tinalovgreen  explains, she’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Vancouver Canucks' anthem singer gets the boot over plans to perform at anti-mask rally

For more than three decades, CBC Vancouver's annual Open House and Food Bank Day has raised money for those in need. As @ZahraGlobalNews  reports, this year may have looked different, but it didn’t stop listeners and viewers from donating big.

The pandemic has meant that seniors living alone are feeling more isolated than ever. In many cases, they can’t have visitors or take part in the activities they used to. But as @briarstewart  shows us, there are efforts being made to reach out.

From January onward, low-income tenants in Central Okanagan and Nanaimo will be able to access non-profit-operated rent banks located in their neighbourhoods, which will be part of the expanded network of BC Rent Bank initiative.

Work to bring motorists back to Vancouver's Beach Avenue begins next week


Video in civil claim shows RCMP officer dragging student, stepping on her head after wellness check. Read more:

Outrage is spreading after video surfaced in a civil claim showing an RCMP officer dragging a student and stepping on her head after a wellness check. As @BradyStrachan  tells us, the Mountie says she used no more force than was necessary:

A teddy bear carrying the audio of a dying mother's final message to her daughter has been safely reunited with its owner. Mara Soriano played the recording after getting the bear back on Tuesday.

Watch the timelapse of the climate strike across Cambie Street in Vancouver. The march from Vancouver City Hall to the Vancouver Public Library took roughly an hour and 30 minutes.

Try to get this song out of your head. 3 young brothers from Ladner, B.C., wrote and performed a tune that calls on people to "stay home" during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jogger crosses U.S. border by accident, detained by authorities for 2 weeks

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For over a decade, Tinney Davidson waved out the window of her Comox home to students on their way to school. Now she's moving away, so the students gave her a proper send-off. More:

Vancouver's Trump International Hotel is closing permanently, according to staff. Repeated calls to Holborn Group and the hotel manager, based in Hawaii, were not returned. The front entrance is boarded up, and the online booking system does not connect.

Cell phone footage captured the dramatic moment a woman pulled a dog from the icy waters of Trout Lake. Full story here: by