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Lisa Thomson

Lisa Thomson graduated from Simon Fraser University with a double major in English and Communication. She currently lives and works in Oxford, UK.


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At Sundance London, Prince Charles' new documentary sparks ForestEthics discussion

Prince Charles shows off his green side in a new documentary on climate change. "Our children and grandchildren will ask not what this generation said, but what it did," he says.

Robert Redford launches Sundance in London

Actor, filmmaker and activist Robert Redford launched the inaugural Sundance London Film and Music Festival at a press conference in London today. Redford was joined by John Cooper, Director of...

Sundance London review: LUV

Set in Baltimore, LUV follows 11 year-old Woody (Michael Rainey jr.) as he spends the day with his Uncle Vincent (Common), recently released from prison. Written and directed by Sheldon Candis, the...

Sundance London Review: Finding North

Finding North is a politically motivated documentary featured at Sundance London. Making its debut at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Finding North was selected as one of the 14 films to...

Insite coordinator expects public to be slower to warm to crack-pipe distribution program

Insite coordinator Russell Maynard said he expects some controversy over the recent decision by Vancouver Coastal Health to launch a pilot project that will distribute crack pipes to users....

Penticton assault: online vigilantes take to the web to catch suspect David Wesley Bobbitt

Users of online information aggregator site, Reddit, have come together to spread the word about David Wesley Bobbitt, a man accused of assaulting and detaining a 22-year-old Penticton woman...

Review of Page One: Inside the New York Times

Page One: Inside the New York Times is a new documentary that paints a portrait of the changing news-cape through the eyes of the New York Times  media-desk. The film chronicles the day to day...

Jodie Emery on running Prince of Pot's Cannabis Culture empire

"The Princess of Pot", Jodie Emery, talks with VO about high times at Cannabis Culture Magazine and hard times without Marc.

Get away to Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay is a charming village in West Vancouver with a nearby marine park and a variety of shops and restaurants.

Launched: Vancouver food security

Food Policy Centre's Food Secure Vancouver Study and Foodtree Media's new Foodtree mobile application had their launch last night at Creekside Community Centre.