Denise Ryan, The Vancouver Sun

Denise Ryan

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, WA, United States

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Recent articles by Denise:

Unhappy? Sleep it off, says new UBC study

Finding moments of joy during the pandemic might be as simple as getting a little more sleep, expert says. → Read More

Self harming behaviours among B.C. youth alarming to B.C.'s Children and Youth Representative

Self-harm among children in and out of Ministry care an indicator of underlying mental health issues that need to be addressed, says representative. → Read More

Sourdough start up a rising star thanks to pandemic

COVID-19 crushed his catering business, but Vancouver chef Zayne Heyes is rising thanks to a sourdough starter and a knack for baking bread → Read More

Indigenous researcher to study effect of COVID-19 policies on Aboriginal Peoples

Indigenous researcher who marries the scientific method with traditional ways will help bridge gaps in the covid-19 response at Vancouver Coastal Health → Read More

Fundraiser for sick boy surpasses $3-million goal after Postmedia story

A treatment — Zolgensma — not yet approved in Canada, could save his life in a single dose, but is priced at almost $3 million. → Read More

Donors save animal rescue society from pandemic oblivion

Even the spiders struggled during the pandemic, but Surrey's Urban Safari Rescue Society is ready to receive visitors again. → Read More

Safety is a matter of inches — the width of road markings, UBC professor says

Better road design is the solution to driver safety, says University of B.C. Prof. Tarek Sayed. → Read More

200 sign letter calling for strategy to repair long-term pandemic damage to children's mental health

Now is the time to address the long-term social, emotional and developmental effects of the pandemic on children. → Read More

COVID-19: Nurses and first responders face housing discrimination due to pandemic

Nurses are exceptionally well trained in infection control protocols, but that hasn't stopped landlords from discriminating against them → Read More

Indigenous rights and recognition of title still not achieved in Canada

"We need to be working toward Indigenous laws, titles and rights and respecting our human rights. We want to go toward a better framework for all Canadians, accepting of one another and not under old colonial notions." — Chief Judy Wilson → Read More

COVID-19: Free masks for Vancouver businesses

One small business that stayed alive during Covid-19 wants to help others stay on-brand with their face masks, and is giving away 1,000 free branded masks to small businesses as they reopen. → Read More

COVID-19: Parks and beaches busy as Vancouverites soaked up the sun this weekend

As Vancouverites embraced their new opportunity to get outdoors, they also debated the risks — and mostly kept a decent distance between them → Read More

COVID-19: Mental health matters for kids and teens during pandemic

When the whole family is on lockdown, strategies to reduce children's anxiety are an important tool in navigating change. → Read More

North Van residents create booklet for Lynn Valley Care Centre residents, staff

Lynn Valley residents band together to raise spirits at COVID-19 stricken care centre. → Read More

COVID-19: Paramedics say calls for flu-like symptoms on rise in B.C.

COVID-19: Paramedics say calls for flu-like symptoms on rise in B.C. → Read More

Vancouver maxed out on food trucks, no new application being accepted

The city has no plans to expand its mobile food offerings: the program is robust, it's working and that's a good thing say vendors. But if you're not part of the scene already, good luck getting in. → Read More

Families still in limbo nine months after tragic boating accident

Jill Madigan is still waiting for answers from the RCMP on the boating accident that killed her son, Nicholas Trask → Read More

Petition demands Lindsay Buziak murder case be turned over to new investigators

Twelve years after the murder of Saanich realtor Lindsay Buziak, friends and family want the case turned over to more experienced authorities. → Read More

Telus tower closes big gap in cellphone service on Highway of Tears

Safety is still an issue for residents that rely on Highway 16 to get around, but Telus improvements are beginning to make a difference, and the company plans to do more. → Read More

Overdose deaths decrease in B.C. but officials say safer drug supply needed

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer said more needs to be done to help → Read More