Bob Mackin

Psychiatrist takes stand in coroner’s inquest, four years after VPD officer’s suicide

The Vancouver General Hospital psychiatrist who saw Nicole Chan the night before she died of suicide explained on Friday the reason he did not keep her there under the Mental Health Act. “From my...

Accommodation tax will soften the blow for Vancouver’s big FIFA bill

The cost to Vancouver taxpayers for the FIFA 2026 World Cup has doubled. The provincial government estimated last spring that it would cost $240 million to $260 million overall to bring the U.S.,...

Leader of billionaire-funded protest of Surrey journalist expresses remorse for violent attack

The protest was funded by an exiled Chinese billionaire linked to Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon

Vancouver Police officer surprised VGH didn't admit suicidal constable to hospital

The remarks came from testimony during a BC Coroners Service inquest into Const. Nicole Chan's 2019 suicide

Ontario senator recognizes pro-CCP activists with Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medals

An Ontario Conservative senator visiting the Lower Mainland for Lunar New Year festivities held a ceremony Monday in a Richmond dance school to recognize members of an organization that promotes the...

Late VPD constable sought workers’ compensation in July 2018, citing treatment by senior officers

When Vancouver Police Department Const. Nicole Chan sought compensation in July 2018, she described how she could not work due to the toll of intimate relationships with two senior officers between...

Elections BC issues more fines for anonymous third-party campaign ads

Elections BC has fined a Duncan organization $750 for not registering as a third-party before last fall’s local government elections. A Jan. 24 enforcement notice to Cowichan Works chair Bryan...

Developers, lobbyists among Eby’s NDP leadership campaign supporters

Real estate developers and lobbyists were prominent donors to David Eby’s campaign for NDP leadership, according to the premier’s finance report to Elections BC. Eby succeeded John Horgan by default...

All eyes on North Vancouver prospect ahead of NHL draft

All-world junior – anticipated to be top pick in June draft – ‘will get deals,’ expert says

Extinction Rebellion roadblock organizer pleads guilty to mischief charges

Almost a year after forming a company to organize illegal roadblocks, a leader of three climate change protest brands pleaded guilty to five mischief charges Monday in Vancouver Provincial...