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An Afghan story from a Greek refugee camp
While visiting an Afghan refugee family in their tent in Greece, my wife and I came to understand the particular plight of families fleeing the chaos and violence in Afghanistan. Canada...
Oct 22nd, 2016
Police Encourage Vigilance Following Attacks in Brussels
Vancouver – Police are encouraging the public and business owners and operators to remain vigilant following this morning’s attacks in Brussels, Belgium. The threat level in Canada remains...
Mar 22nd, 2016
Canadians gather in B.C. to demand safe passage to Europe for Syrian refugees
VANCOUVER — A choir sings hymns of peace on a downtown Vancouver beach while a small dinghy gently coasts ashore and a dozen people in life jackets, including a young boy, alight onto the sand. The...
The Canadian Press
Feb 27th, 2016
Oscar Wilde Awards celebrate Irish culture on the West Coast
In the past year, more Irish natives than ever before have moved to Vancouver, a city of culture, scenic beauty and a mild climate. In fact, the Irish are so welcome that B.C. will now...
Feb 22nd, 2016
After the Paris attacks, connecting with each other and ourselves
Speaking with those in Paris during the attacks and a friend from the Middle East — give human context to a terrible event.
Nov 23rd, 2015
Squamish Nation wants more input on proposed B.C. LNG plant given initial OK
Squamish Nation has voiced concern over Woodfibre's impact on fish in Howe Sound.
The Canadian Press
Oct 28th, 2015
Game of Thrones Season 5 preview: Everything you need to know about Dorne
Oberyn Martell's spectacularly violent death will have a huge impact on Game of Thrones Season 5.
Dec 15th, 2014
Cambodian journalist shot dead while investigating illegal logging
Taing Try was with five other journalists looking into illegal logging research when he was shot in his car.
Oct 14th, 2014
Imperial Metals wanted to detoxify Mount Polley tailings, but overlooked underlying problems
The mine was actively trying to find methods to make its tailings safer for the environment. Why didn't it deal with the issue of finding a place to safely discharge its water?
Aug 9th, 2014
Guatemalans speak out about heavy cost of Canada's silver mining
Anti-mining activists in Nueva Santa Rosa speak out against mining activities in southeastern Guatemala.
Jun 25th, 2014