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Vanessa Yee

English graduate from UBC with a background in journalism and literature.  As the Food Editor for the Vancouver Observer, Vanessa combines her passion for baking and cooking with her love of writing.  Follow me on twitter for food updates at at vcyee1088 and check out my personal baking blog at: 

What Makes Canada? We Do.

Watch how each and every one of us creates the ephemeral mural that is Vancouver.

NORAD Flying Military Jets Fly Low Over Cortes Island, BC to Make Skies "Safe" For Olympics

A Cortes Island resident asks the military to consider the damaging effects on people, livestock and wildlife of low-flying military jets.

Vancouver 2010 Olympics: Are Olympians Pushing Themselves too Hard?

Are the Olympians pushing themselves too hard? There have been an increase in the number of injuries among the athletes as the Olympics draw near.

Hotties and Naughties for 2009

BC Civil Liberties' picks on which Canadians deserve a pat on the back this year, and which deserve to be sent to the corner. Candidates include BC's Police Chiefs, Leonard Cler Cunningham, the VPD an

Hello World, Meet Vancouver

As the world prepares to focus on Vancouver, we offer you the city from North to South from sunrise to sunrise. A love story in pictures...

Canada at Copenhagen Cheat Sheet

As Harper faces angry demonstrators at the Climate Change Conference in Denmark, we take you back a few steps. How did we get here? Copenhagen and Canada 101.