CKNW In-Depth: Aging alone in Vancouver Vancouver, BC, Canada / News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver's News. Vancouver's Talk Simon Little Posted: December 23, 2015 02:21 pm 89-year-old "Mary" has been living alone for 27 years. She's managed to stay independent, despite being completely blind. Aging alone. Many Vancouver seniors are doing it. Some by choice, others by circumstance. Join CKNW’s Charmaine de Silva Monday for the first in a three-part series looking at seniors who live, struggle, and thrive alone in Vancouver’s West End.