Most talked about Vancouver Sun stories

Suspect in Ottawa shooting charged in Vancouver in 2011 robbery

blogs.vancouversun.com — The man being identified as the shooter who killed a soldier in Ottawa today was once charged and convicted in Vancouver. Michael Joseph Paul Zehaf Bibeau, 32, was charged with a robbery that took place in Vancouver on Dec. 16, 2011, court records show. He was convicted in February 2012 of the lesser included offence of...
Oct 22, 2014

RT @VancouverSun: Suspect in Ottawa shooting charged in Vancouver in 2011 robbery ow.ly/2PvUCX

Oct 22, 2014

RT @bevewake: Alleged shooter in Ottawa was charged with Vancouver robbery in 2011: blogs.vancouversun.com/2014/10/22/sus…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @kbolan: Suspect in Ottawa shooting charged in Vancouver in 2011 robbery shar.es/1mTn8I via @sharethis

Oct 22, 2014

RT @kbolan: Suspect in Ottawa shooting charged in Vancouver in 2011 robbery shar.es/1mTn8I via @sharethis

Show 8 more tweets from Brad Ziemer, Adrienne Tanner and others...

Shocked B.C. MPs praise security during Parliament Hill shooting, lockdown (with video)

vancouversun.com — OTTAWA - Shocked B.C. MPs, contacting The Vancouver Sun from locked-down rooms on and nearby Parliament Hill, praised security staff and said they were contacting family members to say they are safe. Most MPs were on the main Parliament Hill building, known as Centre Block, attending their weekly party caucus meetings when they heard shots and shouting security staff.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @VancouverSun: Shocked B.C. MPs praise security during Parliament Hill shooting, lockdown ow.ly/2Pvh9o

Oct 22, 2014

Updated: BC legislature boosts security, received unspecified security warning from Ottawa earlier this week bit.ly/1oubTOh #bcpoli

Oct 22, 2014

RT @robshaw_vansun: Updated story: Security boosted and public access restricted at #bcleg in wake of Ottawa shooting bit.ly/1oubTOh #bcpoli

Oct 22, 2014

RT @robshaw_vansun: Updated story: Security boosted and public access restricted at #bcleg in wake of Ottawa shooting bit.ly/1oubTOh #bcpoli

Oct 22, 2014

RT@robshaw_vansun: Updated: Security boosted and public access restricted at #bcleg in wake Ottawa shooting bit.ly/1oubTOh #bcpoli

Show 6 more tweets from Ian Bailey, Rob Shaw and others...

B.C. legislature a 'disaster waiting to happen', ex-solicitor general says

vancouversun.com — VICTORIA - The B.C. legislature is a "disaster waiting to happen" for a major security incident, says a former solicitor general and police chief. Kash Heed, a former Liberal MLA, said he has repeatedly expressed concern to legislature officials about security at the capital building, including when he was solicitor general in 2009.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @gillianburnett: RT @VancouverSun: B.C. legislature a 'disaster waiting to happen', ex-solicitor general says (with video) ow.ly/2PvLaR

Oct 22, 2014

RT @VancouverSun: B.C. legislature a 'disaster waiting to happen', ex-solicitor general says (with video) ow.ly/2PvLaR

Oct 22, 2014

RT @VancouverSun: B.C. legislature a 'disaster waiting to happen', ex-solicitor general says (with video) ow.ly/2PvLaR

Oct 22, 2014

RT @robshaw_vansun: Ex-BC sol-gen Kash Heed calls on #bcleg security to be armed, says security “disaster waiting to happen” bit.ly/12d7chy #bcpoli

Oct 22, 2014

RT @robshaw_vansun: Ex-BC sol-gen Kash Heed calls on #bcleg security to be armed, says security “disaster waiting to happen” bit.ly/12d7chy #bcpoli

Show 1 more tweet from Rob Shaw

Naomi Klein seeks solace on Sunshine Coast

vancouversun.com — When author Naomi Klein had trouble having a baby, she moved to B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, where her parents live. She made the move as part of a larger health decision, encouraged by a naturopathic doctor after losing several pregnancies and unsuccessful fertility treatment. And it worked.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @KatyaVanSun: Really interesting piece on author Naomi Klein (No Logo), involving her infertility issues & finding solace in B.C.: http:…

Oct 22, 2014

Really interesting piece on author Naomi Klein (No Logo), involving her infertility issues & finding solace in B.C.: vancouversun.com/health/Naomi+K…

SFU Live - Realities of innovation in our rapidly changing world

vancouversun.com — Google's Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil, world-renowned urban theorist Richard Florida, and CBC senior business correspondent Amanda Lang will be featured at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, as part of the SFU Public Square 2014 Community Summit, discussing the realities of innovation in our rapidly changing world.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @haroldmunro: Great thinkers Ray Kurzweil & Richard Florida in discussion: Will Innovation Save Us? Watch webcast 7 pm. http://t.co/Vncb…

Oct 22, 2014

Great thinkers Ray Kurzweil & Richard Florida in discussion: Will Innovation Save Us? Watch webcast 7 pm. vancouversun.com/sfulive

More police at Vancouver City Hall in wake of Ottawa shootings

blogs.vancouversun.com — I've just received this note from Vancouver City Hall's public affairs department regarding actions City Manager Penny Ballem and Vancouver Police are taking in the wake of the Parliament Hill and National Cenotaph shootings. Suffice to say I think we're into a new age of security at public buildings, both big and small.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @VancouverSun: From @sunciviclee: More police at Vancouver City Hall in wake of Ottawa shootings. ow.ly/DbFOO

Oct 22, 2014

RT @VancouverSun: From @sunciviclee: More police at Vancouver City Hall in wake of Ottawa shootings. ow.ly/DbFOO

Oct 22, 2014

RT @VancouverSun: From @sunciviclee: More police at Vancouver City Hall in wake of Ottawa shootings. ow.ly/DbFOO

Oct 22, 2014

RT @SunCivicLee: More police at Vancouver City Hall in wake of Ottawa shootings | Vancouver Sun ow.ly/DbdS0 Civic Lee Speaking

Oct 22, 2014

More police at Vancouver City Hall in wake of Ottawa shootings | Vancouver Sun ow.ly/DbdS0 Civic Lee Speaking

Show 1 more tweet from Jeff Lee

Harness kids' energy and that's the future, actor Orlando Bloom says as We Day Vancouver kicks off (with video)

vancouversun.com — VANCOUVER - Thousands of students gathering in Vancouver this morning for We Day will be treated to a surprise performance by Jennifer Lopez, say organizers. We Day has announced that Lopez, Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Nick Jonas, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are just some of the performers at We Day, an event aimed at inspiring young people to change the world.

Richmond teen nominated for new Canadian acting award

vancouversun.com — A terrorist struck at the heart of the nation Wednesday, gunning down a sentry at the National War Memorial and wreaking havoc on Parliament Hill where the marble and stone halls echoed with gunfire and ran with blood.
Oct 22, 2014

Richmond teen Colleen Booker nominated for new Canadian acting award (Joey awards): vancouversun.com/entertainment/…

Gareth Rees still blazing a rugby trail as he enters Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

vancouversun.com — Victoria rugby legend made history on one leg at the 1999 World Cup.
Oct 22, 2014

Gareth Rees still blazing a rugby trail as he enters Canada's Sports Hall of Fame vancouversun.com/sports/Gareth+…

Suspect in Parliament Hill shooting charged in Vancouver in 2011 robbery (with video)

vancouversun.com — VANCOUVER - Police officials are looking into community ties a suspect in the Wednesday shooting of an Ottawa soldier may have had in this province, said the head of the B.C. Muslim Association. Aasim Rashid said in an interview that he had not heard the name Michael Zehaf Bibeau before Cpl.
Oct 22, 2014

Hmmm... petty crime = down on his luck? Suspect in #OttawaShooting charged in #Vancouver in 2011 robbery: vancouversun.com/Suspect+Parlia… #Ottawa

Album of the Week: Obliterations’ Poison Everything

vancouversun.com — A terrorist struck at the heart of the nation Wednesday, gunning down a sentry at the National War Memorial and wreaking havoc on Parliament Hill where the marble and stone halls echoed with gunfire and ran with blood.
Oct 22, 2014

Album of the Week: @Obliterations_ - Poison Everything (4 stars) vancouversun.com/entertainment/… See them @BiltmoreCabaret #Vancouver Oct. 25

Q & A: Singer Patty Griffin

vancouversun.com — The man being identified as the shooter who killed a soldier in Ottawa today was once charged and convicted in Vancouver. Michael Joseph Paul Zehaf Bibeau, 32, was charged with a robbery that took place in Vancouver on Dec. 16, 2011, court records show. 22 minutes ago

Jennifer Lopez to surprise 20,000 students at We Day Vancouver

vancouversun.com — VANCOUVER - Thousands of students gathering in Vancouver this morning for We Day will be treated to a surprise performance by Jennifer Lopez, say organizers. We Day has announced that Lopez, Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Nick Jonas, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are just some of the performers at We Day, an event aimed at inspiring young people to change the world.
Oct 22, 2014

'Use each day to make a difference,' actor Orlando Bloom tells students at We Day Vancouver (with video): vancouversun.com/entertainment/…

Mushroom mystery solved

blogs.vancouversun.com — Have you noticed a lot of mushrooms growing in your area? Sarah Goodman, who lives in South Marpole, emailed me to say her neighbourhood "boosts a spectacular crop of mushrooms, a riot of colours, shapes and sizes on boulevards, lawns and under trees and shrubs." She says her friends "not to be out done" all...

Renee Zellweger responds to talk of her appearance: 'People don't know me in my 40s'

vancouversun.com — LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life." The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday after she became a trending topic on Twitter, with many fans claiming the actress had become "unrecognizable."
Oct 22, 2014

Everyone's talking about Renee Zellweger today. She definitely looks different: vancouversun.com/entertainment/…

Victoria man's brother hailed as a hero for stopping Parliament gunman (with video)

vancouversun.com — When Victoria artist John Vickers flicked on the TV this morning he was shocked but not surprised to see his older brother, Parliament's sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers, being labelled a hero for shooting a suspected terrorist in the House of Commons this morning.