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Hundreds enjoy tai chi on Vancouver's sunny waterfront

More than 300 practitioners of Taoist Tai Chi® arts gathered on Vancouver's busy waterfront on Saturday to show hundreds of residents and tourists how they stay healthy and flexible. On a...

Vancouver artist explores the impact of cellphones on our lives

Do you check your cellphone before you get out of bed in the morning?

YVR 2037 project shows colourful visions of the future for Vancouver's airport

Vancouver's YVR airport is mapping out what it wants to look like in the year 2037, and is seeking public input. Already, in collaboration with futurist Nikolas Badminton, the airport has been...
Wayde Compton, one of the finalists for the 2016 Vancouver Book Awards

2016 City of Vancouver Book Award finalists announced

Three books that reflect Vancouver's unique character, culture, and history have been selected as finalists for the 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award. The 28th annual City of Vancouver Book Award...

Ex-conservation officer who refused to kill bear cubs is running for office

Bryce Casavant, the 33-year-old former conservation officer who made national headlines after refusing an order to kill two black bear cubs, is running as an NDP nominee in Courtney — Comox. ...
New street recycling pilot program launched in the West End

Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End

Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier.  Multi-Material BC (MMBC), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and with support from the West End Business Improvement Association and...
Kinder Morgan, Trans Mountain expansion, pipeline protest, Vancouver, Break Free

PHOTOS: Vancouver's Kinder Morgan expansion protest

More than 300 people piped up against the pipelines at a Trans Mountain expansion rally in Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday afternoon.
Sammy Kaspar during his internship at Globalme

Vancouver startup to provide work opportunities for Syrian refugees

Since November 2015, approximately 30,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada determined to leave the chaos of the war behind. More than 2,000 refugees now call British Columbia home (...

Vancouver designer presents eco-friendly collection in Paris

Fashion with progressive, sustainable values.

City kicks off Pride week with proclamation at new plaza

The Jim Deva Plaza is dedicated to the co-founder of Little Sister's Books and free speech and gay rights activist.