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For American High-Speed Rail, 2020 Could Be Turning Point

(CNN) — High-speed rail, long an afterthought in the United States, is making significant progress in the unlikeliest of times. While the economy has sputtered this spring and summer during the Covid-19 pandemic, high-speed rail projects have scored key wins. XpressWest, a passenger rail project between Las Vegas and greater Los Angeles, a distance of about 170 miles, received the rights two weeks ago to build on the Interstate 15 median. Brightline, the Miami company that runs the project, plan...
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Keeping Cool: An Architect-Designed Ice Cream Shop in Vancouver

Mister Ice Cream in Vancouver offers the latest dessert craze—ice cream made to order using liquid nitrogen. (The technique has been popular in Asia for some time, say owners Michael Lai and Tommy Choi, and in San Francisco, Smitten Ice Cream is leading the charge.) Unlike readymade ice cream, which requires stabilizers such as eggs, the nitrogen technique mixes only fresh cream and milk with flavorings like sugar, salt, or chocolate. The ice cream, they report, is denser, smoother, and creamier...
Tags: Asia, Books, Restaurants, Canada, Vancouver, Kitchenaid, Minimalist, Marble, Vancouver Canada, Scott Scott, Yaletown, Kitchen Appliances, Design Travel, Scott Scott Architects, Fahim Kassam, Scott Scott Architects Above


Snowboard world champion 'Chumpy' Pullin dies aged 32

Two-time world snowboarding champion Alex "Chumpy" Pullin died Wednesday aged 32, reportedly while spearfishing off the Australian coast, Olympic officials said. Pullin, who was the Australian team flag bearer at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, was found unresponsive on the ocean floor while spearfishing on the Gold Coast in Queensland, apparently after losing consciousness, local press reports said. "This is an incredibly sad day for us all," said Ian Chesterman, the Australian chef de missio...
Tags: News, Sports, Queensland, Vancouver, Sochi, Alex, Gold Coast, Pyeongchang, Ian Chesterman, Pullin, Chumpy Pullin


NHL, players reach agreement to start season Aug. 1

The Wild is the 10th seed in the Western Conference and will face No. 7 Vancouver in its qualifying matchup.
Tags: Vancouver, NHL


COVID-19 death toll at Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver climbs to 8

A total of eight residents have now died during an outbreak of COVID-19 at a long-term care hospital in southeast Vancouver.Holy Family Hospital has been dealing with a growing number cases since an outbreak was declared at the facility on June 9.On an information page, meant to keep families of residents up-to-date about the outbreak, Providence Health Care, which runs Holy Family Hospital, says 42 residents at the facility and 24 staff have tested positive for the disease.There have been three...
Tags: Health, News, Vancouver, Health Ministry, Providence Health, Providence Health Care, Adrian Dix, Bonnie Henry, Vancouver Holy Family Hospital


Vancouver Island hit hard by drug overdose crisis

Victoria resident Fiona Howlett works at an overdose prevention site run by AIDS Vancouver Island and says she knows the job intimately as a drug user since her teenage years."I've struggled with addiction since I was 14. Curiosity, depression, isolation, joy, rebellion. Just so many reasons why I got involved," says Howlett, originally from the Maritimes, but who has been on the move for years. Howlett is just one of the many drug users in the Island Health authority which recorded the thi...
Tags: Health, News, Clarke, Vancouver, Victoria, Cumberland, Vancouver Island, David Clarke, Howlett, Comox Valley, Nanaimo, Northern Vancouver Island, Guthrie House, Fiona Howlett, Kerry Waters, Neil Lilley


Whitecaps' match against FC Dallas at MLS is Back Tournament pushed back

The Vancouver Whitecaps' opening match against FC Dallas at the MLS is Back Tournament has been pushed back.Six FC Dallas players have tested positive for COVID-19 since arriving in Florida and the entire Dallas delegation is currently quarantining at the MLS host hotel. The Whitecaps, meanwhile, had to delay their departure south because of a pair of inconclusive test results that prompted more testing — which subsequently proved to be negative, according to the league.Their matchup was or...
Tags: Florida, News, Disney, Sports, Mls, Dallas, San Jose, Vancouver, Toronto FC, FC Dallas, Montreal Impact, Orlando, The Canadian Press, TwitterNeil Davidson The, Seattle Sounders Vancouver


Fashion retailers confront consumer shifts amid 'long slow ramp' to new normal

TORONTO — COVID-19 has slammed Canada’s fashion sector like a hurricane, causing serious damage and likely leaving a few casualties in its wake.The mass closing of malls and offices along with the cancellation of celebrations and big events has been devastating, says the head of Harry Rosen, one of the country’s leading men's clothing retailers."We're surviving," said company chairman and CEO Larry Rosen, adding that online orders have surged almost 500 per cent."It's been very, v...
Tags: Business, News, Toronto, Canada, Vancouver, Zara, Montreal, Hall, Hudson, Bay, Lululemon, McDonald, The Canadian Press, Winder, Roach, Rosen


Ex-Canada PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with China

Canada must have an "urgent rethink" of its relationship with China, former prime minister Brian Mulroney said Wednesday as tensions build over the possible extradition to the United States of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Conservative Mulroney backed his Liberal successor Justin Trudeau's rejection of any exchange of Meng, who was arrested in Vancouver in December 2018, for two Canadians who were detained in China in apparent retaliation. Mulroney said Canada's hope that China would emerge a...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Canada, United States, Vancouver, Huawei, Brian Mulroney, Justin Trudeau, Meng, Mulroney, Wanzhou


Canadian companies join Facebook ad boycott

Several Canadian companies, including Vancouver-based Lululemon Athletica Inc. and Mountain Equipment Co-op, are joining a chorus of businesses calling on Facebook to do more to combat hate speech on its platform.
Tags: Facebook, News, Entertainment, Vancouver, Lululemon Athletica Inc, Mountain Equipment Co


Don’t Feel Sorry For The Wings

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Sorry, no tears are being shed here over the plight of the Red Wings, whose historically bad season got them no more than the fourth-overall pick of the draft as a consequence of the way the pingpong balls bounced in Friday’s lottery drawing. Do you think the Detroit organization, always arrogant in the good times, agonized when the 2016-17 Avalanche, nearly as bad as this year’s Wings, also slid to fourth out of the lottery while the Devils, wh...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Wings, Dallas, Vancouver, NHL, Detroit, Sharks, Devils, Red Wings, Larry Brooks, Nico Hischier, Elias Pettersson, Cale Makar, New York Post Sorry, Makar Miro Heiskanen


Where to open a game studio

With the game industry booming, more entrepreneurs are evaluating where to base their new startup or open a new office for their existing company. The U.S. government’s block on H1-B and L-1 visas will encourage American game startups to add an office abroad much sooner than they otherwise would have. But where? This spring, I surveyed a number of gaming-focused VCs about which cities are the best hubs for game studios targeting the Western games market. Several locales stood out as heavily r...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Asia, London, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Vancouver, Seattle, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Redwood City, Los Angeles Orange County, LA NYC


Vancouver out as NHL mulls hub cities for restart

Vancouver is out of the running to host NHL games when the league returns from its coronavirus shutdown, the club said Thursday. The announcement means the pool of potential cities to be designated one of two "hub" sites when play resumes in late July or early August has shrunk to five with Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Edmonton and Toronto still in the hunt. "Although Vancouver won't be a hub city, we are still excited to see hockey start up again," the team said in a statement.
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Vancouver, NHL, Los Angeles Las Vegas Chicago Edmonton


The Social Experiment

The Social Experiment Submitted by jakonking on June 25, 2020 - 12:54am.  It's few out of every odd day that I make two contributes for online life promoting another city. However, yesterday was such a day. In Mumbai, I met absolutely two various types of brands, one a budgetary foundation and another, a design brand, to make pitches. Like consistently, I attempted to draw matches between the two gatherings. Meeting  I am introducing the contextual analyses, or put it another way, o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Baking, Vancouver, Mumbai, Digital Marketing Companies, Creative Digital Marketing Agency, Markigence


China charges two detained Canadians with alleged espionage

Spying charges against former diplomat and businessman are seen as retaliation for Canadian arrest of Chinese telco chiefChinese prosecutors have charged two detained Canadians for alleged espionage, in a case that has driven a diplomatic wedge between Ottawa and Beijing.Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested in late 2018 on state security charges, after Canadian authorities arrested Huawei Technologies Co’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver...
Tags: Law, China, Americas, US, World news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Vancouver, Espionage, Extradition, Ottawa, Huawei Technologies Co, Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig, Meng Wanzhou, Beijing Former


China charges two detained Canadians with suspected espionage

Chinese prosecutors said on Friday they have charged two detained Canadians for suspected espionage, indictments that could result in life imprisonment, in a case that has driven a diplomatic wedge between Ottawa and Beijing. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested in late 2018 on state security charges, soon after Canadian authorities arrested Huawei Technologies Co's [HWT.UL] chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver on a U.S. warrant. While Chin...
Tags: News, China, Vancouver, Ottawa, Huawei Technologies Co, Meng, Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig, Meng Wanzhou, Beijing Former


One Thought

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Broadcast compatriot Kevin Bieksa caused a stir when he went on Sportsnet 650 Vancouver and said, “A lot of friends that I have and a lot of people that I’ve talked to that are going to be playing, they still don’t have their equipment, they still haven’t skated, they’re still very skeptical. “They haven’t been told anything by their team, so I’m skeptical. I obviously want hockey back. I’d love to cover some games and watch it on TV and get everyt...
Tags: Sport, Vancouver, NHL, Kevin, Elliotte Friedman, NHLPA, Kevin Bieksa, Sportsnet Broadcast


Students create sculpture inspired by Indigenous stories via online classes

A group of high school students brushed finishing oil onto a sculpture at a ceremony in Vancouver Thursday, after several weeks of online video classes where they imagined and planned out what the sculpture would look like.Students from various Vancouver high schools were originally supposed to carve the piece together, but COVID-19 restrictions sidelined those plans.Instead, they had to wait until the past few weeks to help carve and sand parts of the piece with their instructor, Indigenous edu...
Tags: News, Vancouver, Quebec, Robinson, David Robinson, Whonnock, East Vancouver, East Van, Vancouver School Board, COVID, Timiskaming First Nation, Sahalli Park, Dakota Whonnock


Sebastiani Ventures Announces New Director

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / June 18, 2020 / Sebastiani Ventures Corp. (the " Company ") (TSXV:SBS.H) announces that Rick Cox has been appointed as a director of the Company, and Scott Ackerman ...
Tags: Business, News, Vancouver, SBS, Company, Sebastiani Ventures, Sebastiani Ventures Corp, Rick Cox


axis mixer model ax-m8

axis mixer model ax-m8 Submitted by Dianna Coumont on June 17, 2020 - 11:00pm. I have just been given this older axis mixer from a friend.  I t needs some work and replacement flat beater and the whip is needed.  Also need to have the speed control dealt with, live on Vancouver island, BC.  so not sure how to proceed.  Cannot find the replacement parts anywhere.  suggestions on where to go online to find the parts and anyone from my area know of where I could take it for service?   ...
Tags: Baking, Vancouver, Dianna Coumont


Unbounce raises $38.4M to build better landing pages with automation

Landing page optimization company Unbounce is announcing that it has raised $52 million Canadian (approximately $38.4 million in US dollars). Unbounce was founded back in 2009 with what co-founder and CEO Rick Perreault described as a goal of helping small and medium businesses easily create different landing pages where they can direct potential customers after they’ve engaged with their ad and marketing campaigns. (Apparently some Unbounce customers are successful with just a “handful” of land...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Advertising Tech, Funding, US, Vancouver, Johnson, Denver, Steve Johnson, Perreault, Unbounce, Rick Perreault, Mutiny, Hootsuite Zola, Crest Rock Partners, Crest Rock


Campers fear arrest as Vancouver police act to close tent encampment

Police confirm officers have arrived at a site along the Vancouver waterfront where tents remain set up in violation of a recent B.C. Supreme Court injunction. A statement from Vancouver police says officers are "working with the demonstrators at clearing out the properties adjacent to CRAB Park." The court injunction issued last Wednesday gave campers three days to remove tents from a parking lot on land owned by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
Tags: News, Vancouver, B C Supreme Court


Canada spy agency warned of 'shock waves' from arrest of Huawei founder's daughter

Canada's intelligence agency warned that arresting the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zheng would set off global "shock waves" and seriously affect ties with China, just before her detention in Vancouver on a U.S. extradition request, new court documents show. Released on Friday, the documents show the involvement of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in the December 2018 arrest of Meng Wanzhou, which soured diplomatic ties between Ottawa and Beijing. Meng is chief f...
Tags: News, China, Canada, Vancouver, Huawei, Ottawa, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Security Intelligence Service CSIS, Wanzhou, Ren Zheng, Beijing Meng


Canada spy agency warned of 'shock waves' from arrest of Huawei founder's daughter

Canada's intelligence agency warned that arresting the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zheng would set off global "shock waves" and seriously affect ties with China, just before her detention in Vancouver on a U.S. extradition request, new court documents show.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Canada, Vancouver, Huawei, Ren Zheng


LAFC, Galaxy look ahead to resuming L.A. derby in Orlando

Orlando City SC and Inter Miami CF will kick off Major League Soccer’s “MLS is Back” tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando on July 8th, but the first ever clash between the Floridian teams will be far from the only rivalry featured in the tournament’s group stage. The early stages of the tournament will feature some of the league’s most popular rivalries, including the first neutrally located Los Angeles derby. The beginning of group play will mark exactly four months si...
Tags: Mexico, Sports, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mls, Miami, Vancouver, Espn, Montreal, Seattle, Columbus, Orlando City


$3 billion fintech unicorn Brex went from a $150 million raise to laying off 17% of its staff in a matter of days. Here's what happened.

On May 29, Brex, a three-year-old fintech that had skyrocketed to a $3 billion valuation, laid off 62 members, or roughly 17%, of its staff.  It had announced a $150 million fundraise less than two weeks prior. Among those cut was Paul-Henri Ferrand, Brex's recently hired COO, along with senior employees on the customer experience, compliance, and marketing teams.  Insiders revealed a fast-growing company that was already grappling with employee turnover and aggressive financial targets in ear...
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Crypto Exchange Quadriga Was a Fraud and Founder Was Running Ponzi Scheme, Regulator Says

The Quadriga cryptocurrency exchange that saw millions of dollars disappear just as its founder died was a "fraud" and Ponzi scheme, according to the Ontario Securities Commission. CBC.ca reports: The regulator said Thursday that Vancouver-based Quadriga's late founder Gerald Cotten committed fraud by opening accounts under aliases and crediting himself with fictitious currency and crypto asset balances, which he traded with unsuspecting clients. Cotten, the OSC said in a new report, ran into a ...
Tags: Tech, Vancouver, OSC, Quadriga, Cotten, Crypto Exchange, Gerald Cotten, Ontario Securities Commission CBC


Holland America Cancels More Cruises for 2020 and Beyond

It wasn’t that long ago that Holland America announced cancellations for all Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England cruises for 2020.  Now Holland America cancels all Vancouver departures for the rest of this year and into 2021. Canceled Cruises from Vancouver  The newly canceled cruises from Read More The post Holland America Cancels More Cruises for 2020 and Beyond appeared first on .
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Vancouver city council formally apologizes for historic, racist actions around Komagata Maru

On Wednesday, Vancouver City Council unanimously passed a motion to formally apologize for actions of members of the 1914 city council regarding the Komagata Maru incident and declare May 23 as "Komagata Maru Remembrance Day."The Komagata Maru, a Japanese charter ship, arrived in Vancouver on May 23, 1914, carrying 376 passengers from India who were then British subjects under the Commonwealth and entitled to immigration to Canada. They were denied entry by immigration officials, based on the pr...
Tags: News, India, Canada, House Of Commons, Vancouver, Columbia, Justin Trudeau, Kolkata India, Vancouver City Council, Komagata Maru, Kennedy Stewart, Toor, Raj Singh Toor, Komagata Society Toor, Truman Baxter, H H -LSB- Harry -RSB- Stevens


$3 billion unicorn Brex went from a $150 million raise to laying off 17% of its staff in a matter of days. Here's what happened.

On May 29, Brex, a three-year-old fintech that had skyrocketed to a $3 billion valuation, laid off 62 members, or roughly 17%, of its staff.  It had announced a $150 million fundraise less than two weeks prior. Among those cut was Paul-Henri Ferrand, Brex's recently hired COO, along with senior employees on the customer experience, compliance, and marketing teams.  Insiders revealed a fast-growing company that was already grappling with employee turnover and aggressive financial targets in ear...
Tags: Trends, Vancouver, Brex, Pedro Franceschi, Paul Henri Ferrand Brex, San Francisco Salt Lake Valley Utah