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City Opera Vancouver glosses over Iraqi suffering in Fallujah

As a financial supporter of City Opera Vancouver (‘COV’), I am writing you to express my horrible disappointment over COV’s decision to put so much creative effort towards producing the opera as...

A true newsroom horror, a wartime horror exposed and comic relief in music

Also Tatiana Maslany and her real-life boyfriend in a bi-polar romance

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is an insidious chronic condition that can affect soldiers, emergency responders, or just about anyone who encounters a traumatic experience.

Despite death and overdose, therapeutic Ecstasy shows promise

Recent overdoses from the illegal drug Ecstasy have led to warnings from police, but some worry that misconceptions about the drug will stall important research into trauma treatment.

Vancouver escorts lead leisurely, messed up lives

Coco Carlson, a high-class escort manager, usually enjoys a relaxed working day. After 10 am she goes online to update her business ads and chat in forums. As the sun sets over the sea outside her...