Kevin Griffin, The Vancouver Sun

Kevin Griffin

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Kevin:

Vancouver festival adds over 25 'engaging' murals to urban landscape

“I think internationally, what we’ve been told, we’re definitely on the mural scene. A lot of artists are really interested in being here.” → Read More

Blue Cabin to be towed into False Creek for floating artist residency

Al Neil moved to the Blue Cabin in 1966 when it was one of a network of squatters shacks on the foreshore → Read More

Metro Vancouver to aim for zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Adriane Carr wants ideas from the public and stakeholders to help Metro Vancouver keep “global warming at a level that avoids catastrophe” → Read More

Swimming advisories in effect at two Metro Vancouver beaches

Sunset Beach and Snug Cove in Metro Vancouver remain closed to swimming after testing positive for high E. coli which indicates fecal contamination → Read More

Burnaby should pay 90% of RCMP bill for policing pipeline protests: feds

Burnaby councillor agrees that while local governments should cover most everyday, normal policing costs, the Trans Mountain protests are anything but normal → Read More

White Rock seeking to implement its own empty homes tax like Vancouver

The Union of B.C. Municipalities will vote on resolution to work with the provincial government to give cities and municipalities the authority to bring in a vacancy tax on residential and commercial properties → Read More

ART SEEN: Vanessa Kwan takes over at grunt gallery, the 'gangly nerd' on city art scene

One of Vancouver’s oldest artist-run galleries has a new program director. Vanessa Kwan moved into the position at grunt gallery on Wednesday, June 5. For the past five years she’s been working at the grunt as curator. The change in leadership at the top of grunt gallery is one of three big changes in the […] → Read More

NDP MP calls on federal gov't to cover policing costs of pipeline protests

Local politicians say Ottawa is responsible for $1.8 million for policing Trans Canada pipeline protests because of a Municipal Police Unit Agreement between Burnaby and the RCMP. → Read More

Police say alcohol likely involved in collision that killed cyclist on Gaglardi Way

Charles Masala was the inspiration for Dwankhozi Hope, an organization that raised money for education and community development in his native Zambia → Read More

Wildlife rescue enters 40th year treating injured birds and animals

The Wildlife Rescue Centre's nine buildings are located between Burnaby Lake and the Trans Canada Highway. Last year, it treated 4,240 animals, mostly birds, in facilities designed for 1,200 animals. → Read More

Summer Fun Guide: Five unique Metro Vancouver biking tours

Cycling companies are offering a growing number of tours by bike in Vancouver and the region for both tourists and locals → Read More

'The power of love': Reading, singing, talking to preterm babies celebrated in program

One-hour drop-in BabyTalk celebrates its fourth year at women's health centre's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit → Read More

Alberto Giacometti exhibition full of great works by Swiss artist and his contemporaries

Alberto Giacometti show places Swiss-French artist in the context of modern artists and writers living in Paris after the Second World War. → Read More

Seniors advocate report recommends standardized B.C. home care plan

Home Support: We Can Do Better report calls for a minimum of eight hours of respite care for family caregivers who need it and affordable home care for seniors. → Read More

ART SEEN: Sculpture of a dog doubles as self-portrait of Alberto Giacometti the artist

A lunch between colleagues is the main reason why the Vancouver Art Gallery has an exhibition of the work of Alberto Giacometti. About three years ago, Ghislaine Wood, the deputy director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, was in Vancouver on vacation. She connected with fellow art world professional Daina Augaitis who at the […] → Read More

Christians organize prayer rally in support of human rights in Hong Kong

Father Richard S. Soo was one of more than 200 Metro Vancouver Christians who held a prayer rally to support human rights in Hong Kong. → Read More

Dunbar's parked cars considered a safety buffer for people in wheelchairs

‘Street audit’ finds that corner bulges and wider sidewalks needed to make corridor safer for people in wheelchairs and pedestrians when new B-Line bus service starts later this year → Read More

Interim director says departure of two senior Vancouver Art Gallery staff coincidental

“The conversation is very hot” about raising money for a new Vancouver Art Gallery building, says Daina Augaitis → Read More

New Vancouver Art Gallery still on track, says mayor in wake of staff changes

Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart said starting construction on a new Vancouver Art Gallery is “closer than ever” despite recent changes in senior administration. → Read More

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra president leaving for San Francisco Ballet

Kelly Tweeddale has seen attendance increase to a record 280,000 for the orchestra’s 100th anniversary season. → Read More