A meeting on a new modular housing development slated for a residential area of East Vancouver drew both concerned residents and extra security. Guards were brought in for a public information session Wednesday night on a housing solution that has become a hotly debated issue in the city. Vancouver’s director of affordable housing said the guards were there for everyone's safety. "We want to make sure we can hear from people in a respectful way, that it doesn't get too crowded," Abi Bond explained.
A second Burnaby, B.C. family has come forward with chilling details of a break-and-enter theft that unfolded while some of the residents were home. Their experience is eerily similar to an incident a week earlier at a nearby home. The homeowner is speaking up after thieves broke into his house in the Capitol Hill area while he and his wife were inside. "It is a terrifying ordeal. I was not able to sleep for the entire two days after that," he said.
The man accused of hitting and screaming racial threats at a teenage transit rider appeared in Vancouver provincial court in red prison sweats Thursday afternoon. Pierre Belzan looked disheveled and mildly distraught as he appeared before a judge. Belzan was arrested by Transit Police Monday after a 911 call from Noor Fadel, an 18 year-old Canada Line passenger who was apparently targeted for wearing a hijab. “In Arabic he kept repeating such horrific words to me.
MORE: tradeoffs include closing portions of skytrain lines during slow times, like Sunday, and running bus bridges to allow uninterrupted work on tracks. I have a feeling that won’t be popular. @CTVVancouver#vanpoli
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