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Laura Kane

Missing women’s inquiry aims for real action: head

VANCOUVER—When Marion Buller looks back on the Saskatchewan First Nation territory where she spent her summers growing up, some of her childhood friends no longer arw there.

They are aboriginal women who went missing or were murdered—part of a tragic phenomenon in Canada that Buller now is tasked with examining as head of a national inquiry.

Developer asked to dump Trump

VANCOUVER—Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is urging a developer to drop Donald Trump’s name from a downtown tower project, saying the U.S. presidential hopeful’s “hateful positions” have no place in the city.

Robertson has sent a passionate letter to the Holborn Group, which is building the 63-storey Trump International Hotel and Tower on West Georgia Street.

B.C. liquor stores lobbying for a piece of pot pie

BURNABY, B.C.—British Columbians soon may be able to buy recreational bud along with their beer in local liquor stores—if two groups have their way.

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union and the B.C. Private Liquor Store Association have joined forces to call for legal marijuana to be sold through the existing alcohol retail system.