Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto make top ten list of most livable cities

By Marina Wang The results are in: according to the Economist Intelligence Unit of the world’s most livable cities, three Canadian cities have placed in the top ten, with Calgary ranking #4, Vancouver #6, and Toronto tying with Tokyo, Japan

Woman using townhouse as Airbnb hostel taken to court

By Marina Wang The City of North Vancouver is asking the Supreme Court to step in on the case of woman running her townhouse unit like a hostel on Airbnb. Emily Yu rents out 14 to 15 beds to short-term

BC firefighters warn against floating lanterns amid wildfire season

By Marina Wang British Columbian firefighters have taken to social media to warn against releasing floating lanterns amid the coast’s desiccating drought. Floating lanterns are made of a paper shell with an open flame in the center. The hot air

Number of young Irish visitors skyrockets in Vancouver

By Marina Wang Vancouver residents may have noticed the whimsical inflection of the Irish accent has become all too common in the last couple years. According to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, the number of temporary resident visas and work

Two women arrested for inciting hate speech against Indigenous Canadians on social media

By Marina Wang RCMP announced the arrest of two women in Flin Flon, Manitoba, for “hateful and threatening language against residents of First Nations communities” earlier this week. The threats appeared on a Facebook page following a spate of vandalism

Hold on to your EpiPens: epinephrine injector may be in short supply in August

By Marina Wang Pfizer, the company that makes EpiPens, has said that the emergency medical injectors will be in “very limited” supply across Canada in August. “We understand and regret the challenges this situation continues to pose to patients. Ensuring

Victoria woman calls out “fat-shaming” medical negligence in obituary

By Marina Wang A woman from Victoria has used her obituary to call-out health care professionals that overlook serious medical problems in overweight women due to their size. Ellen Maud Bennett, 64, died of cancer in May this year. Her

Seth Rogen replaces Morgan Freeman as new voice of Translink BC

By Marina Wang “Hey Vancouver, it’s Seth. Here’s a tip to make your transit ride even more awesome,” said actor Seth Rogen in a Twitter video. “I know your bag is probably very nice and you care deeply for it,

Liquid water finally discovered on Mars

By Marina Wang For the first time, radar measurements taken from the Mars Express Orbiter have provided astronomers with convincing evidence of liquid water on Mars. The newly detected reservoir is around 12 miles wide, located near Mars’s South Pole

Why people tend to hate do-gooders, University of Guelph researchers explore

By Marina Wang Anyone who’s felt the urge to snuff-out the class goody-two-shoes isn’t acting alone, according to a study from the University of Guelph. According to the researchers, particularly generous and cooperative group members can attract hatred and social