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BC Indigenous women put fear aside and become powerful leaders in fight for equality
As Idle No More's first year anniversary approaches on Dec.10, Indigenous women in BC are making dents towards equality for Aboriginal people, youth, and women.
Nov 25th, 2013
CNN's misinformed report on Chinese drinkers sparks 350,000 Weibo responses: The SinoFile
Hey CNN, China's actually not the world's second most drink-loving nation.
Mar 18th, 2013
How to stay fit, happy, and healthy this holiday
Make your holiday a healthy one with a little planning, creativity and the following tips.
Dec 16th, 2010
All about addictions
The first step is knowledge and knowledge gives you the power to take control of your addicition
Nov 27th, 2011
VPD wants more power to search citizens for booze
Vancouver police want to make amendments to laws that will grant them more authority to search citizens for on-person liquor. The proposal is an attempt to control crowd violence and property...
Oct 6th, 2011
Canada needs a realistic approach to cannabis, study finds
Present approach out of step with social values, treats marijuana more rigidly than tobacco, alcohol or even injection drugs, authors argue.
Sep 22nd, 2011
Amy Winehouse's dad thinks alcohol detox killed her
Final medical results aren't in, but he thinks a withdrawal-related seizure claimed her.
Sep 9th, 2011
A new black stout beer offers rich organic pleasures
The newest offering from BC-based NatureLand is made with organic malt that has been roasted until it is either black (heavily roasted) or "chocolate" (somewhat less roasted). The combination...
Feb 22nd, 2011
Public Drunkeness Posing Problem for Police at 2010 Vancouver Games
Vancouver Police are reporting unprecedented numbers of people in the downtown core Friday night and "significant" numbers of intoxicated people on the streets, many openly consuming liquor. ...
Linda Solomon Wood
Feb 20th, 2010