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December 15, 2018 3:21 AM Davie warns of shipbuilding strategy ‘disaster’ as Coast Guard icebreaker delivered

“We’re ready to help. We’ve got the capacity,” Boisvert said. Davie, he said, “could build in parallel six massive ships. The two other shipyards, Seaspan (in Vancouver) and Irving (in Halifax) they can only do one at a time. So, sincerely, that national strategy might become a bit of a disaster if we’re not leveraged properly.” The comments cast a cloud 8

December 14, 2018 6:53 PM Fresh start for Warriors extends to roster as Richardson focuses on local talent

After a new ownership group moved and rebranded Vancouver’s National Lacrosse League franchise, new general manager Dan Richardson was given a mandate to remake the entire roster. Canucks Sports and Entertainment bought the NLL’s Stealth in the off-season, moved them from the Langley Events Centre to Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver and renamed them the Warriors 8

December 14, 2018 2:44 PM Minister postpones trip to China amid tensions between two countries

“We look forward to meeting again to continue building people-to people ties and strengthening the tourism relationship between Canada and China — a relationship that creates good jobs for middle class families and opportunities for people in both countries,” Ghio said. Canada and China are battling over the detentions of two Canadians in China as well as the recent 10

December 13, 2018 3:45 PM Toronto and Vancouver most ‘vulnerable’ to interest rate hikes, says CMHC

Canadians living in two of the country’s largest cities may find themselves more “vulnerable” to interest rate increases as personal debt levels in Toronto and Vancouver continue to hit record-levels, warns a report by Canada Mortgage Housing Corp. The housing agency says the debt-to-income (DTI) ratio for those living in Vancouver climbed to 242 per cent in the second 9

December 12, 2018 6:38 PM Cavalry FC adds four local players to its Canadian Premier League roster

CALGARY—Cavalry FC has signed four local players in Calgarians Marco Carducci, Chris Serban, Dominick Zator and Elijah Adekugbe. The Calgary club is one of seven founding franchises in the Canadian Premier League, which kicks off its inaugural season in April. The 22-year-old Carducci, a goalkeeper, is a two-time Canadian U-17 Player of the Year. He joined 7

December 12, 2018 5:19 PM Residential condo tower part of new Mount Royal Village development

A $120-million, 34-storey condo will be part of the ongoing multi-million dollar mixed-use redevelopment of Mount Royal Village. Vancouver-based Embassy BOSA will build 223 upscale residences in The Royal tower in partnership with First Capital Realty. The project will include 90,000 square feet of retail and office space anchored by a high-end grocery 8

December 11, 2018 2:48 PM Former Canadian diplomat detained in China amid rising tensions, reports say

In a statement, the organization says it’s doing everything possible to obtain additional information about Kovrig’s whereabouts and that it will work to ensure his prompt and safe release. News of Kovrig’s detention comes after China warned Canada of consequences for its recent arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver’s airport — but it is unclear 9

December 11, 2018 3:37 AM Star goalie Mike DiPietro gets second chance at world juniors dream

While Ottawa got the OHL’s No. 1-ranked goalie, Windsor took forward Egor Afanaseyev and a series of draft picks. The move gives DiPietro a shot at Memorial Cup run with the streaking 67’s, but leaving his family, friends and the team he’s grown up with isn’t easy. “I’m just approaching this as a really long road trip,” he said. “It’s something that’s 10

December 11, 2018 3:22 AM Maple Leafs sign Calle Rosen, get defenceman Steven Oleksy in trade with Ducks

Forward Adam Cracknell was sent to Anaheim. Both players have played exclusively in the American Hockey League this season. The 32-year-old Oleksy collected two assists in 15 games with the San Diego Gulls this year. He signed with Anaheim as a free agent on July 1, 2017. Oleksy has 109 points in 388 career AHL games, including 20 with the Marlies during 6

December 9, 2018 2:52 AM Canada could be at risk of ‘nasty’ retaliation from China

VANCOUVER—Canada is at risk of retaliation from China, including the arrest of Canadians in the country, said a former ambassador to China after the chief financial officer of Chinese-owned Huawei was taken into custody this week. With the bail hearing of Meng Wanzhou currently underway in a Vancouver court, Canada is “caught in the middle” between an extradition 11