Vancouver’s Siwash Rock name disrespectful to First Nations, says park board


VANCOUVER — The Siwash Rock in Vancouver’s Stanley Park could be renamed if First Nations agree its name is disrespectful to Aboriginal Peoples. The park board voted unanimously Wednesday night to work with Coast Salish Nations to determine if the distinctive rock should be renamed, saying it is taking a …

Balloon ban motion defeated by Vancouver Park Board

The Vancouver Park Board has deflated a proposal to ban balloons in all city parks. In a 5-2 vote, commissioners rejected the motion, which had gained national attention since it was introduced last week. Green Party Park Board Commissioner Stuart …Clowns protest proposal for Vancouver parks balloon ban

1 dead, 1 injured after rock fall at Yosemite National Park, official says

Last Updated Sep 27, 2017 10:47 PM EDT. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — A massive rock fall Wednesday on the granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park killed one person and injured another at the height of climbing season, an official …1 dead, 1 injured after El Capitan rockfall …

Yosemite park rock fall: Tributes to ‘hero’ climber

The family of a climber from Wales killed shielding his wife from a rock fall in California have said he will “always be our hero” for saving her. Andrew Foster, 32, originally from Cheltenham, died when rocks fell from El Capitan in Yosemite National Family of hero killed saving his …

Vancouver’s New Brighton Park salt marsh now complete

A $3.5 million waterfront restoration project is now complete at East Vancouver’s New Brighton Park, giving wildlife a new place to flourish and park goers a more natural setting in which to hang out. The salt marsh was funded by the Vancouver Fraser Salmon get a place to rest and …

Four Nations : Deuxième place pour les Wallabies, zéro pointé pour les Pumas – Four Nations 2017 – Rugby

Les Wallabies terminent en beauté. Une victoire sur l’Argentine, samedi à Mendoza, a permis à l’Australie de finir à la deuxième place du Four nations (20-37), devant l’Afrique du sud battue à domicile par les intouchables All Blacks. Cinq essais de Marika Koroibete (20e), Reece Hodge (34e, 77e), …

Hail storm makes for icy commute in Surrey, White Rock

CTV Vancouver Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:20AM PDT Last Updated Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:22AM PDT Commuters in parts of Metro Vancouver were surprised to wake up to hail-blanketed roads Wednesday morning. So much hail accumulated in some areas of Surrey and White Rock that it looked like a…

Rock climber falls to death on North Shore after attempt to save him fails

A rock climber on North Vancouver’s Crown Mountain fell to his death Wednesday while his partner tried in vain to save him. North Shore Rescue’s Mike Danks says the two men were climbing the Widowmaker route, when, according to the survivor, the lead …Climber dies falling from Vancouver-area mountain