TORONTO – Monday’s deadly crash on the set of “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver was a rarity in an industry that takes extreme precautions to ensure safety, say stunt professionals, who nevertheless accept there is always an element of risk involved.
“Most of us know each other and everybody was shocked, because this stuff just doesn’t really happen, in Canada, anyway,” says Neven Pajkic, a 39-year-old Toronto-based stunt performer whose credits include Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film “The Shape of Water” and the TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
VANCOUVER – This year’s wildfire season has become British Columbia’s worst in six decades, and a provincial spokesman says the action is far from over.
Kevin Skrepnek of the BC Wildfire Service said Thursday that 4,910 square kilometres of forest, bush and grassland have been torched, making 2017 the second worst year in recorded history in terms of land destroyed.
NEEPAWA, Man. — Like an impending disaster, the housing market in two of Canada’s largest cities is hard to take your eyes off of. While we may be watching from a safe distance, one way or another, it’s going to have an impact across the country.
A decade ago, our decision to move back to Manitoba was prompted in part by the high housing prices in Vancouver. Over the last 10 years, prices have only climbed higher. In January 2016, the average price for detached houses in the Lower Mainland (which includes more than just the city of Vancouver), hit a high of $1.83 million, well beyond the reach of most average homeowners.
VANCOUVER – Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia’s overdose crisis are slipping through borders in new ways, presenting challenges for law enforcement.
International regulations, online ordering and the potency of the drug are among the factors making it difficult to prevent the drug from slipping through Canada’s borders.
(NC) — What do food wrappers, fishing line, a taxidermy wiener dog, duck photos, bottle caps and a toy dinosaur have in common? They are all things left on Canadian shorelines, and they are all things that originated from people.
In 2014, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and WWF-Canada’s Great Canadian Shoreline cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, removed more than 139,000 kilograms of litter from shorelines across Canada, equivalent to filling roughly 70 dump trucks. From the usual cigarette butts, bottle caps and plastic bags to the unusual drone, monocle and duck decoy, the message comes through loud and clear: the damaged state of our shorelines is the result of human activities and behaviour.