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Vancouver's Top Dance Crews Take Over the Vogue Theatre with 604 DELITE

604 Delite contained theatrical elements and entertaining narratives that pushed the boundaries of traditional dance performances. On Sunday at the Vogue Theatre Vancouver’s top dance crews received...

Melena Rounis

What do you do when the holidays have hit, the economy keeps diving, hunger counts are up, and the food bank is depleted?  Melena Rounis of Cirque du Soleil is offering a shiny new option: she...

The Death of Journalism: David Eaves and Vancouver's Open Source Era (part two)

Christabel Shaler continues her conversation with David Eaves about open source government.... VO: Tell me about the “Death of Journalism.” Eaves: This subject is usually approached in terms of...

City Hall Gets Naked: David Eaves and Vancouver's Open Source Era (part one)

David Eaves is one of the main reasons Vancouver City Council passed a motion for Open Data, Open Standards and Open Source. When he wrote about this motion in his blog he said, "I certainly see this

Green Economies Thrive in Industrial Wastelands: An Interview With Majora Carter

Majora Carter grew-up in the South Bronx, which was burdened with  sewage treatment plants, power plants and 40% of New York City's solid waste. When the city tried to introduce another waste...

SOLEfood Inner City Farm: A Source of Food and Jobs for Vancouver's Dowtown Eastside

On Saturday, October 31st, a vacant lot beside the Astoria Hotel became a half-acre inner-city farm that will generate jobs and food for the Downtown Eastside. Around fifty volunteers came out...

Anita Burke "It is too easy to blame the corporations and the media."

The Resilient Cities Conference brought together big names from all sectors to discuss sustainability imperatives. Anita M. Burke, former advisor to Shell International and founder of the Catalyst...

Mayor Gregor Robertson's Vancouver Will Be "Greener Than Portland"

When Mayor Gregor Robertson spoke at the Resilient Cities Conference on Tuesday, he presented plans for making Vancouver the “greenest city in the world.” Apparently Portland is our only rival....

Resilient Youth Build Resilient Cities

The Power of Hope presents POSITIVITY. an annual event that builds community and raises funds for one of the most effective youth engagement organizations of our time.

Councillor Andrea Reimer and the Shifting Paradigm of Homelessness

Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer is an outspoken activist working within the walls of City Hall. The VO's Christable Schaler sat down with her to discuss homelessness and paradigm shifts.
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