Susan Lazaruk, The Vancouver Sun

Susan Lazaruk

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Susan:

PNE Fair display helps families track CN’s past, mark railway's 100th

The interactive CN display at the PNE Fair offers something for the whole family, including a Lego station, photo booth, mini train rides, entertainment and an interactive history booth → Read More

4-H clubs have remained a big part of the PNE for over 100 years

Agriculture auction at PNE on Monday was a chance for 4-H kids to sell the animals they showed on the weekend. → Read More

White Rock pier set to reopen over September long weekend

Iconic landmark has been closed to the public since December, when it was damaged by violent storm. Businesses, visitors and locals will be happy to have it back → Read More

Fall expansion plans for Sea to Sky Gondola uncertain after sabotage

The company had earlier this year announced plans to expand the Squamish attraction to include a covered walkway leading from the top of the gondola. Construction was to start in the fall for a spring completion, one of the owners said → Read More

First guilty plea entered in Vancouver child sex sting that resulted in 47 arrests

The 50-year-old man is to be sentenced next year in Vancouver provincial court for the charge of communicating for the sexual services of a child after being caught in an online sting. Six others have pleaded not guilty. Police say they're still working on charges against remaining 40. → Read More

Deliberately cut Sea to Sky Gondola cable caused 'damages reaching into the millions'

Company says it has to replace as many as 20 of the 30 cable cars that were damaged after crashing to the ground in the middle of the night on the weekend → Read More

Jewish group wants criminal charges against Sechelt senior for online death threats

Man threatened to kill Jews through online posts, using an antisemetic term to describe them. B’nai Brith Canada has reported him to the RCMP and says the police are investigating. → Read More

Bail hearing for murderer on appeal adjourned to Aug. 8

Crown concerned halfway house for Phillip Tallio, who’s spent 36 years in jail for rape and murder of toddler he says he didn’t commit, is unsupervised at night. Tallio’s lawyer says the oversight is adequate. → Read More

Vancouver councillor wants city to stop open sales of magic mushrooms

Also, Vancouver’s chief medical officer is concerned about the illegal shop making unfounded medical claims about psilocybin. → Read More

Pro-democracy group to unveil plaque honouring Chinese dissident

The Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement hopes the plaque will remind UBC students and others in Vancouver of the democratic protests in Tiananmen Square that killed thousands. The plaque will commemorate Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, a human rights activist who died two years ago in prison → Read More

Movie accountant sued by employer for missing money says he'll pay it back

Marc Borja said he had planned to sort out the books when he returned from vacation. But the company considered his contract ended and filed the lawsuit when they discovered over $900,000 missing and dozens of cheques forged by Borja → Read More

ICBC can't estimate premiums for drivers renewing after Sept. 1 when changes kick in

Accident-causing drivers will face higher premiums for basic and optional insurance. But whether good drivers pay less remains to be seen → Read More

Thirteen British Columbians, including owner of Boston Pizza, receive the Order of Canada

BP owner Jim Treliving, also a longtime member of the Dragons' Den TV show, Dr. Perry Kendall and Luigi Aquilini, who emigrated from Italy in the 1950s and built one of B.C.'s largest and most successful companies, are among the recipients of the Order of Canada → Read More

Woman jailed one day for Vancouver distraction theft

Another charge of possession of stolen property against Elena Ghiocel, 41, was stayed. And charges of theft and possession of stolen property against co-accused Constatin Miclescu, 31, were also stayed. → Read More

Reducing EV rebate means less but for more buyers in B.C.

U.S. studies have shown majority of EV buyers who claim rebates make $100,000-plus and they would have bought EVs anyway → Read More

Reducing EV rebate means less but for more buyers

U.S. studies have shown majority of EV buyers who claim rebates make $100,000-plus and they would have bought EVs anyway → Read More

Prince Rupert wants to remove Second World War oil tanks from city park

The city of Prince Rupert faces a huge bill to remove aging wartime relics from a city park — large fuel tanks that were built for the Second World War and still contain a half-million litres of fuel. The three steel aboveground storage tanks built by the Department of National Defence in the 1940s to […] → Read More

B.C. accountant stole almost $1 million, fled to Mexico, lawsuit alleges

Reunion MITHC 2 Productions alleges signatures were forged on 44 company cheques totalling $912,665.58. → Read More

Bills busted: Plenty of $1 and $2 still out there, but you won't be able to spend them

As of Jan. 1, 2021, you won't be able to use $1, $2, $1,000 or rare $25 or $500 bills in stores. At least the Bank of Canada will always buy them at face value → Read More

Passionate speech calls for end of seniors abuse on eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Speakers at an event on Friday to mark the day all emphasized the need for seniors’ friends and families to report suspected abuse. “ → Read More