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Mudslide hits train in Chilliwack

A mudslide has covered a section of the Trans-Canada Highway between Hope and Chilliwack and there is a report the slide has struck a C.N. freight train. Twenty cars of the train may have been hit...

The Woman With A Broken Nose

"I wanted to make a film about overcoming scars and wounds, and offering some kind of hope and positive energy without closing ones eyes to reality as it is." Srdan Koljevic

Heart of a Dragon

"Rick Hansen doesn't own the story of disability: we're all disabled in some way."

Good Morning Africa!

There's a moment in the film where Margaret, the journalist from Uganda, goes to the countryside and talks to the women and tries to explain to them that they can protect themselves through the use of

Beautiful Gay Pride Parade photo essay

The Vancouver Pride Parade showcased Vancouver's immense diversity last Sunday, as many gathered in the downtown core. Families, individuals, friends, and businesses cheered on, watched, supported, an

Relay For Life participants pull overnighter at Eric Hamber because cancer never sleeps

The Relay For Life, an overnight fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society, took place at Eric Hamber Secondary School in Vancouver on June 4th and 5th. The idea behind making the Relay a 12...

What should Vancouver do about its garbage?

Burn, bury, or reduce our waste to zero? Over the next six months, Vancouver has some hard decisions to make about garbage. Introducing Earth Matter's series on how and where we'll be throwing it "awa

The Stein Valley

When we  left Vancouver that morning, it was rainy and cold, the first day of July. But in Lytton, it was acting exactly like summer. Everything should have been perfect.  The woman’s face...