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Dec 1st, 2016
The Penny is Alive and Well (And So is Punk)
A party: exactly what punk fans like.
Feb 24th, 2013
Debut novel: a journey through mental illness.
Sep 26th, 2012
Gay teenagers and suicide: does it get better?
Gay youth are four times as likely as their straight counterparts to commit suicide. How can society reverse this horrible statistic?
Jan 16th, 2012
Eric James Borges, gay teen filmmaker, takes his life one month after making 'It Gets Better' video
"My name was not Eric, but 'Faggot...I was stalked, spit on, ostracized, and physically assaulted,'" said 19-year-old filmmaker Eric James Borges, speaking for an "It Gets Better" video to support...
Jan 15th, 2012
Gay teen filmmaker Eric James Borges commits suicide one month after making 'It Gets Better' video
Despite encouraging other youth not to give up, a young filmmaker succumbs to suicide after a lifetime of rejection and bullying.
Jan 15th, 2012
Former Canuck Rick Rypien found dead
Former Vancouver Canuck Rick Rypien, known as "Ripper" to fans, was found dead today in his Alberta home, according to the CBC. He was 27 years old. Rypien played for six seasons in the Vancouver...
Aug 15th, 2011
Cowboys & Aliens, The Trip, Project Nim, The Smurfs, Werner Herzog in a cave in 3D, and more
Daniel Craig turns up an old west we’ve never seen before in this week’s biggest film, Cowboys & Aliens. (read more)
Jul 29th, 2011
Hanna, Arthur, Soul Surfer, Winter in Wartime and two small Canadian films, The Bend and The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
Another week with many choices, including both real and fantastic problems of teenagers, a not so happy drunk and two films with strong B.C. connections. Here's the list: Hanna 4 stars Arthur...
Apr 8th, 2011
In 2004, Canada Safety Council asked government to stop building casinos
In 2004, the Canada Safety Council asked the government to stop building casinos, declaring addictive gambling a national health crisis.
Linda Solomon Wood
Dec 6th, 2010