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G-20 summit disrupts a Toronto couple's wedding plans with larger than Olympic-sized security

Heather and Martin had no idea when they planned their wedding, they'd be getting married in the middle of the largest security event in Canadian history. But when I decided to attend their wedding, I

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper trade one Sarah Palin for all of Canada's radioactive waste?

Today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke with Barack Obama, President of the United States, at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., and I bet they weren't trading baseball cards...

Black Eyed Peas E.N.D. concert at GM Place photo essay

Sunday night at GM Place the Black Eyed Peas rose from the darkness coming up out of the stage to emerge from green circles ...then exploded into song with "Let's Get it Started."  It was a...

Black Eyed Peas E.N.D. Tour backstage Vancouver snack selection

At Save on Foods, this morning, a shopper was buying snacks and drinks for the GM Place set up for a hip hop group that has sold over 35 million albums and 41 million singles. Here's a fun peek at a

What Malcolm Gladwell said

"The notion that technology is always at the core of social transformations is hopelessly and completely naive," Malcolm Gladwell told an audience at the F5 Expo last week at Canada Place. And then he

Bad day for the internet in America, but Canada still has the chance to be a digital public policy leader

Not a good day for the internet in the United States, but in Canada, there may be hope for a better outcome; if someone files the appropriate complaint, that is. Would that someone be a Vancouver net

What to expect from Malcolm Gladwell’s talk on social media at the F-5 Expo in Vancouver, BC

Last January, Malcolm Gladwell told CBS talk show host Katie Couric that he doesn’t use social media.   “My goal is to do less things online not more, because I have a limited amount of...

Canada Makes Ann Coulter Mad

And Ann Coulter makes me mad.

Interview with Courier, VO at Junos

Being on the other side of the interview is an illuminating experience for a journalist.

What I Saw at the Paralympics

On a warm, sunny day, I rode the ski lift up the slope at Whistler Creekside. Looking down, I saw a skier race by with only one leg. It's one thing to see this on television and another on an ordinar
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