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Vancouver Women

Annalea Krebs leads "The Change"

25-year-old Annalea Krebs has created a social media platform where British Columbians can connect with socially and environmentally responsible businesses and organizations.

Vancouver women's groups up for Lilith Fair Money

I was 13 years old when I first went to Lilith Fair at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. I was a huge fan of its founder, Vancouverite Sarah McLachlan, and I remember feeling so cool to be coming...

Alexandra Samuel in More than 140 Characters

After launching more than 30 online communities through the Social Signal Company with her partner, stand-up comic and cartoonist Rob Cottingham, Alexandra Samuel recently became the director of...

Resistance Training Improves Cognitive Function in Senior Women, Researchers Find

Resistance training in senior women may improve their higher brain functions. A 12-month, Vancouver-based experiment on women ages 65 to 75 shows that resistance training, or anaerobic exercise, doesn

A Dirty Book is Rarely Dusty

With the first article of many, here’s my promise: I’ll tell you some tales from the crypt, and I’ll leave the dated sex tips to Cosmo.

Allison Wonderland's Vancouver Love Story for Spring 2010

One of my all time favourite tales is that of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Built on dreams and fantasy, Alice finds herself dealing with obscure and sometimes delirious protagonists in a...

The Politics of Sex Toys

Does Canada have a problem with chemicals in our sex toys? According to Toronto Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett, the answer is yes. In December, Bennett wrote an open letter to Federal Health Minister Leon

My Big Day as a Promotional Model

From this to that... what happens when I finally get thrown in front of the camera and spend 3 hours as a promotional model, gulp!

Support a Local Hero and Look Great at Hazel and Co. Holiday Party

Susan Heyes has gotten back to doing what she loves best, designing fashion for women and pregnant women.  After nearly being driven out of business by the Canada Line construction project,...

Little Mountain's Gentrification: An Interview With Vancouver City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth

I remember seeing Ellen Woodsworth at Main and 33rd supporting residents as they protested against the demolition of their homes. As time progressed, developers became more aggressive with their "...