Photo: Susan Lloyd (CC BY 2.0) LANGLEY, B.C.—Every Thursday night, Janice Sparrow must make a harrowing decision. Does she head north and support the Sunshine Superstars? Or turn east and cheer for the Abby Alligators? “Why can’t you come to… Continue Reading
After spending a week off with their teenagers, Vancouver-area parents Kamal and Nisha Dhaliwal are relieved to be heading back to work.
VANCOUVER—In the growing trend of food-based challenges, a Burnaby-area woman has vowed to drink one Venti eggnog latte from Starbucks every day in December.
I’ve heard it said by people that “there is no compulsion in religion”. What exactly does that mean?
I wish someone would explain it to my family, because ever since I quit attending church regularly, they’ve been trying to compel me to return. Sure feels like compulsion to me. Of course, when I say “compulsion” what I really mean is “spiritual extortion”.
VANCOUVER—Now that Canadian passports can be renewed for ten years, local thirty-something Melanie Bart was looking forward to her stunning new picture. “I thought this was my big chance! I could take a really good photo and use it for ten whole years. It was my moment to shine.”
What Bart didn’t prepare for was a malfunctioning photo machine. “The clerk told me that their passport camera had been down since that morning. I felt myself start to panic – my window of opportunity to take the perfect picture was closing. I had to act fast…
Millions of well-meaning adults and one broken-hearted child were left scarred and devastated yesterday after a photograph of a boy holding up a sign reading “I’VE LOST MY BATTLE WITH CANCER” was accidentally “liked” by 930,014,285 – roughly one-seventh of the world’s population – on Facebook.
“Why would they do this to me?” wondered an incredulous Nicholas Cranshaw, 7, of Vancouver.
“I’ve got six weeks left on this planet – is this really how people want me to remember it?”
KAMLOOPS, B.C.—Amy Parsons was hosting her monthly book club Sunday night when discussion and laughter devolved into insults and fisticuffs.
“I’m not really sure how it happened. One minute, we were talking about the book Fight Club, and the next…” Parsons trailed off, dabbing at her bloody knee.
Vancouver’s top-earning lawyer representing people who can’t afford legal counsel is facing disciplinary measures after a routine audit discovered he had logged a 29 hour day, and over 20 hours per day on other occasions.
CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C.—Sir John Franklin Secondary hosted the class of 2003 for a 10-year reunion this past Saturday. Former Campbell River resident and class clown, Ken Richards, told reporters he was excited to show his classmates that he’d finally gotten serious about a career.
VANCOUVER—St. Paul’s Hospital, site of Canada’s very first newborn drop-off program “Angel’s Cradle” has announced an expansion of their original mandate.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the popularity of this service,” said Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff, head of gynecology and the program’s founder. “Parents have been asking us — can you do even more? Is it too late for you to help us?”