Susan Lazaruk, The Vancouver Sun

Susan Lazaruk

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Susan:

Cost of three-year deal with bus and SeaBus workers won't affect TransLink expansion plans

TransLink says the new contract with bus and SeaBus workers has put to rest its fears that expansion plans could be endangered → Read More

After years of delay, construction begins in downtown parking lot on Vancouver's newest park

The cost of the elaborate park, that includes raised walkways, a public plaza and cafe, jumped to almost $14 million from its original cost of $8 million. → Read More

Single mom needs some help at Christmas from Empty Stocking Fund

Richmond mom of three received grocery vouchers and toys for her children, aged 7, 4 and 3, from the Richmond Christmas Fund that will help the family, whose journey dates back 12 years with a family member's sacrifice → Read More

'Hiring always a challenge': Metro's ski season, and the jobs hunt, lift off

Resorts offer incentives from housing to competitive wages, free skiing to cheap meals to attract and retain workers in a shrinking labour pool → Read More

Candlelight vigil planned for international student found murdered in Surrey

Prabhleen Kaur Matharu, 21, was found dead Friday, in what police are suggesting was a murder-suicide. → Read More

With help from UBC student hygienists, Union Gospel Mission expands clinics to New West clients

The pop-up clinics provide cleanings to 100 patients a year, from Vancouver, Surrey and now New Westminster. → Read More

The Province Empty Stocking Fund gets its annual boost from Absolute Spa fundraiser

The gift this year is a trio of body butters in three different scents that retails for $20. → Read More

Vancouver Catholic archdiocese set to release details of clergy sex abuse report

A survivors advocate is calling on the archdiocese to release the names of offending priests → Read More

As much a part of Remembrance Day as the ceremonies are the after-parties at the Legion

But with vets from the first world wars gone or too aged to attend the new face of the vets are more likely to be young and female. → Read More

100 baby animals among ‘hundreds and hundreds’ rescued by SPCA’s rehab centre

Staff of the Wildlife Animal Rescue Centre near Victoria are called out to rescue wild animals that have been left orphaned or injured in the wild → Read More

YVR to become first Canadian airport to use facial recognition at Nexus kiosks

The technology troubles privacy advocates. They say border agencies have no oversight mechanism and if there would be little redress if a breach occurred → Read More

TransLink asks public to weigh in on proposed Surrey to Langley SkyTrain extension

TransLink says it's looking for input on how to minimize impacts on environmentally sensitive areas, property, and traffic. → Read More

Domingos run 'as a family' in Vancouver Sun Run to honour memory of young man

'This is really the story of this young man who did not survive cancer but he was able to get us all together for something we could all do' → Read More

Farmers plan to rally at legislature to fight for changes to laws preserving B.C. farmland

A Facebook group called Changes to Bill 52, which limits residential buildings on Agricultural Land Reserve farmland, said it's punishing retiring farmers who want to age in place while passing on their farms to younger generations → Read More

Motion to allow liquor stores into non-commercial areas of Surrey defeated by council Monday

City councillors opposed to the motion said they received letters and emails opposing the change. → Read More

Voters in Fleetwood-Port Kells send Liberal Ken Hardie back to Ottawa

Liberal MP Ken Hardie retains his seat, crediting a late effort to secure the votes of his known supporters and ensuring they got out to vote → Read More

Washington state considers importing B.C. grizzlies to re-establish bears in North Cascades

The translocation of bears is likely years away as Washington state and B.C. officials are in the early stage of talks about how that would work, and the province said First Nations have to be consulted first. → Read More

Delta goes after developer to replace sidewalk

City officials say the missing sidewalk is a safety issue and they’ve waited months for the owners to respond to letters. → Read More

Climate change protesters shut down Burrard Bridge, but cause little disruption

Members in some of the chapters of the U.K.-based international ecoactivist group called Extinction Rebellion were arrested but police in Vancouver diverted traffic and kept an eye on the 200 protesters, who chanted, sang and gave speeches → Read More

Province urged to prevent plastic pellets from being washed into rivers, ocean

Surfrider Canada says there’s an easy fix. B.C.’s Environment Ministry said it was unaware of the problem and is assessing its next steps → Read More