Bob Mackin

Riot breaks out at PNE’s BreakOut hip-hop festival

Vancouver Police are investigating the worst riot in Vancouver since the Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup Final Game 7 loss in 2011.  The last-minute cancellation of rapper Lil Baby at the two-day...

Judge adjourns city hall challenge, allowing Chinese characters on Vancouver election ballots

The Vancouver election candidates who claimed their usual names are in Chinese, Farsi or Vietnamese will be allowed to include them on the ballot. Fifteen of the 138 candidates who registered by the...

Lobbyists are among Kennedy Stewart’s campaign cash collecting “captains”

A document from Mayor Kennedy Stewart’s team that lists local businesspeople as significant fundraisers for his re-election campaign contains the names of three lobbyists who target Vancouver city...

Chinese character court case could delay Vancouver ballot printing

Chief election officer’s court application emphasized she was not challenging any candidate’s entitlement to run in the Oct. 15 election

Holiday to mourn a monarch rare, but costly

How much would it have cost the province’s economy if the government had declared Monday, Sept. 19 to be a stat holiday to allow British Columbians to mourn the death of the Queen?

Lynn Valley Care Centre hoaxer remains in jail, awaiting sentencing

A man who threatened two corrections officers with a syringe before fleeing from Richmond Hospital two years ago was sentenced to time served on Monday.  Judge Derek Mah, in Richmond Provincial...

Vancouver election chief asking judge to decide whether candidates can use Chinese characters on civic election ballot

The head of Vancouver’s civic election office is going to court Thursday after 15 candidates applied to include their names on the ballot in Chinese characters or other languages.  Ten of the...

Second man charged with murder in 2020 Richmond Japanese restaurant slaying

Yuexi “Alex” Lei, 37, was originally arrested March 10 on two counts of accessory after the fact and one count of accessory after the fact in relation to the murder ofAlleged underground banker Jian...

NDP set aside $875 million to handle COVID-19 prevention, mitigation

The province's updated budget forecasts a $706 million surplus, a turnaround from a predicted $5.5 billion deficit

U.S. enviro charity activist suspected of NDP leadership vote buying also involved with civic party

An NDP leadership candidate and supporter under internal investigation for alleged vote buying are also active in Vancouver’s OneCity party.  Atiya Jaffar volunteered to pay membership fees for...