Photos: Vancouver releases concept plans for post-viaduct False Creek

SCOTT BROWN, Vancouver Sun, June 6, 2017

The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board have revealed conceptual plans for the future of Northeast False Creek, including a new park and the removal of viaducts.
In 2015, Vancouver City Council approved a $200-million plan to remove the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts, which connect False Creek with downtown Vancouver. Read more…

Advocate groups concerned new school will be built on burial ground

CTV Vancouver, August 28, 2016

A “state of the art” new high school is being built in New Westminster, but some Chinese and First Nations advocate groups are concerned it will be built on burial ground for a second time. The new school, which will accommodate 1,900 students grades 9 to12, will be built on the same property as the current one – but the Canadians for Reconciliation Society says that’s a problem. The older school was constructed in 1949, and some of it sits on top of land used as burials ground for Chinese and Japanese immigrants, as well as Sikhs and Aboriginal peoples. Read more…

Three Great Beef Noodle Soups, with Martin Yan


Here is a completely unqualified statement that I dare you to refute: beef noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food. I would bet that a broth-y bowl of slippery noodles and falling-apart-tender beef brings fuzzy feelings to more people on earth than any other dish (save, perhaps, for a bowl of plain rice). Beef noodle soup appears in innumerable forms all throughout Asia (and beyond, if you count tortellini en brodo and sopa criolla and goulash and Campbell’s). There’s rich, sweet red-braised beef noodle soup in Taiwan, fragrant Vietnamese pho, beef udon and ramen, icy-cold Korean naeng myun—all delicious in their own ways. Read more…