Renters struggle to find homes as prices climb, availability declines

In All by Linda Givetash

This piece was featured by Huffington Post, MSN  and The Globe and Mail  VANCOUVER — Joanna Fletcher lives in a one-bedroom apartment on Vancouver’s east side with her 10-year-old son. The building has mice and mould, and her new landlord is threatening …

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Fighting loneliness with a community of seniors

In All by Linda Givetash

| Mary Romanko, 88, (at left) says the Seniors’ Activity Centre has helped her find a new social network after moving to West Vancouver from Toronto 15 years ago.  It took just one session for Ian Dowdeswell to be hooked. His wife Frances …

B.C. First Nations evade evacuation orders to fight fires

In All by Linda Givetash

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Emergency officials and police are urging British Columbia residents to respect evacuation orders ahead of fast-moving wildfires, but some First Nations are standing their ground, successfully protecting their homes and property. The chief of the Tl’etinqox First …