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Tech toys for the holidays

A solar-powered crank-operated radio? It's just one of the nifty gadgets you can get your loved ones this holiday season.

The Winter Solstice Lantern Festival lights up the night

On the longest night of the year, Vancouverites gathered to celebrate darkness and light at the 17th annual lantern festival.

Must have holiday gifts for foodies

Does gift shopping for food-lovers make you want to climb into a pressure-cooker? Relax, grab a mug of hot chocolate, and click here.

Holiday baking fun with Uprising Breads

It's just after 9 AM and the espresso machine is in full swing at Uprising Breads on Vancouver's East Side. The familiar tunes of Christmas echo in the backround while a steady stream of patrons flow...

Five holiday gifts for the student in your life

The stores are all decorated, the commercials on television are blaring jingles at every possible opportunity and us students are finally beginning to see, through the piles of textbooks and essays...

Five short-cuts to looking sassy on Christmas

We all love a good seasonal shindig but when you’re juggling the inevitable December duties of Christmas, kids and general, all-round chaos, any personal primping and preening routine we might have fe

Last minute gift ideas for the artsy people in your life

Did you leave your shopping to the last minute? Are you in need of gift ideas for the artsy people in your life? Here is a list of some great last minute gift ideas.

Cyclists to celebrate big bike lane wins at Gastown Christmas bash

With new bike routes and dedicated bike lanes in the city, the big bike party moves from VAG to Gastown this Wednesday. Expect carrolling and bike-centric Christmas songs... with a cycling twist.

Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Jack Johnson and the Barenaked Ladies sing holiday tunes

IndieVan's Top 5 picks of real holiday music.

How to stay sane this Christmas

Did this holiday season sneak up on you? For me, it was just September, and as I talked with someone about how fast time seemed to be flying, I remember saying, “Christmas will be here in about 15...