Articles written by: Nicholas Russell

Vancouver chefs react to the death of Anthony Bourdain

Some of the biggest names in Vancouver‘s food scene are mourning the death of celebrity chef and CNN host Anthony Bourdain. B.C.-based chef and restaurateur Vikram Vij, who had been close friends with Bourdain ever since they shot an episode of "No Reservations" together in 2008, said the news "just hit me really hard" Friday. "He had such a big […]

Caught on camera: Jaywalking pedestrian hit by bus in Vancouver

Dashcam video of a jaywalker being hit by a bus in downtown Vancouver has prompted a reminder to pedestrians about the importance of looking both ways before crossing the street. The YouTube video shows a woman trying to run across Granville Street during rush hour Wednesday evening, only to be struck by an articulated bus and knocked to the ground. […]

Canada‘s shark: Ottawa eyes protection measures for the porbeagle

ST. JOHN‘S, N.L. — It is stout but fast, a top predator affectionately called "Canada‘s shark." But years of intense fishing left the porbeagle shark endangered, and the federal government is now considering protection measures. Fisheries and Oceans Canada wrapped up a public survey last week on the potential impacts of listing the porbeagle under the Species at Risk Act. […]

Moosehead to brew small batch beers to compete in the craft brew market

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Canada‘s oldest and largest independent brewer is learning to think small, in a bid to compete with a fast-growing craft beer market and meet consumers‘ demand for more variety. Moosehead will open a small batch brewery and taproom on Saturday after spending approximately $5 million to remodel a portion of its main brewhouse in Saint John, […]

RCMP seek man after girl allegedly grabbed, pulled down path in Cole Harbour

The RCMP are looking for a suspect who allegedly grabbed a 13-year-old girl and pulled her down a walking path in Cole Harbour, N.S. The girl told police she was walking south on John Stewart Drive near the corner of Inglewood Crescent just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday when she was grabbed from behind and pulled by the arm onto a […]

Navy vet‘s family struggles to get reliable home care

Donna Thompson has spent the last six months caring for her ailing father. 83-year-old Raymond Beaulieu has coped, and is now into his fourth bout of cancer. He needs constant support and, as a Navy veteran, he‘s entitled to home care benefits. But he says he‘s had trouble with caregivers showing up at his Grand Lake home when they‘re scheduled. […]

Search underway for missing N.B. man seen heading into woods

A search for a missing 22-year-old man is underway in a wooded area of St. George, N.B. Police say Nicholas McGuigan was last seen leaving his South Street home at 6:30 a.m. Friday. Police say McGuigan’s family saw him heading into a wooded area behind his home and they are concerned for his well-being. Members of the Charlotte County Ground […]