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Gisela Gómez

Gisela landed in Canada from Barcelona to finish her journalism studies. She is passionate about photojournalism, international politics and social issues. 

Bill C-38 opponents protest in front of Conservative MP offices in Vancouver

Protesters rallied in front of Conservative MP offices urging them to reject Bill C-38, the omnibus budget bill.

Catch 122 offers Parisian-style food and coffee in Gastown

Aching for French-style coffee and food in the heart of downtown? Look no further than Catch 122.

"No tankers" photo shoot calls on Premier to refuse oil tankers

VTACC members and Vancouver citizens took a group picture at Kitsilano beach for an ad calling on the BC premier to ‘say no’ to tankers in BC coast

Enbridge oilsands pipeline protested outside Canadian Oil and Gas Export Summit

While oil and gas industry experts were speaking at the Canadian Oil and Gas Export Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel, around 40 people outside the building were loudly protesting the proposed...

Spice up Monday night with rhythms from Spain

Catch the Latin rhythms and Spanish folk music at Kino Cafe.
Leah Callahan, a freestyle wrestler with a dream to compete in the 2012 Olympic

BC wrestler Leah Callahan's journey to the London Olympics

The Sticking Place, an interactive documentary, explores the journey of elite athlete, Leah Callahan, a freestyle wrestler with a dream to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games.

Spain's Princess Letizia: royal, but not immune to sexism in media

A divorced journalist will be the future Queen of Spain. Letizia Ortiz, an educated woman, is judged harshly by the media for her appearance and marital status.

Spartan Race in Vancouver: survival of the fittest

Participants slogged through mud and obstacles in North Vancouver for the glory of winning the Spartan Race.

Does religion have a place in schools? Revisiting the Jesus T-shirt school controversy

A Nova Scotia student suspended for wearing a T-shirt with pro-Jesus message sparked controversy on religious signs in public schools. Where should be the boundaries drawn?