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A young Iranian helps Syrian refugees adjust to Canada
A young Iranian, himself, new to Canada reaches out to help Syrian refugees settle here. But with the war in Syria, tensions between Iranians and Syrians are rising. How will he succeed?
Oct 12th, 2016
Your numerology cycles May 16-31
"Spring rain Leaking through the roof Dripping from the wasps nest." ~Matsu Basho Every spring the wasps awake outside my window. More than once we have had nests removed, but every year they...
May 15th, 2015
Your numerology cycles May 1-15
"The world's favorite season is spring. And, all things seem possible in May." —Edwin Teasdale. Calculate Your Key Number To find out what this month has in store for you, calculate your key...
Apr 30th, 2015
Ondaatje among writers withdrawing from PEN gala, cites honour for Charlie Hebdo
Author Ondaatje among a group of writers who have withdrawn from PEN American Center gala, citing objections to the organization’s honouring the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The Canadian Press
Apr 27th, 2015
Lawyers seek ruling on whether judges can dictate religious attire in court
Judge told El−Alloul that her case involving the province’s automobile insurance board and her impounded vehicle would not proceed as long as she was wearing the hijab.
The Canadian Press
Mar 27th, 2015
Laugh, cry, groove at Chutzpah! Festival's 15th Anniversary
Over the course of almost one month, the city will overflow with a wide range of performances, spread over six Vancouver venues, including the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Red Room Ultra...
Feb 4th, 2015
Hockey players, political cartoonists, and Spanish road trippers featured at Powell River Film Festival
Hockey, political cartoonists, and a Spanish road movie – these and much more will be featured at Powell River's 14th annual film festival, February 18-22. The Powell River Film Festival, an...
Jan 21st, 2015
Fortune Sound Club's five-year anniversary celebrates a career of cultural impetus
90's R&B star Sisqó lit up the dancefloor as Fortune's surprise guest for their 5-year party.
Jan 25th, 2015
First Nations help Canada find the way forward
We often think that the world's First Peoples were defeated. I think they were just waiting for us to listen.
Dec 28th, 2014
Miniature horse trots along sidewalk in East Vancouver [VIDEO]
Drivers and pedestrians along Kingsway may have done a double-take today when they spotted a horse trotting along the sidewalk through Cedar Cottage today - a true 'neigh'-bourhood event.
Dec 6th, 2014