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Vancouver Confidential unveils gritty, fascinating side of city's history

These bloggers, actors and tour guides “are creating a much larger conversation about Vancouver” than could be created by conventional historians.

Chinese Canadian war veterans honoured in new photo exhibit

Chinese Canadians who fought in Canada's armed forces -- despite being denied citizenship -- are recognized this week in a new photo display.

Ice Pilots NWT currently in production of third season

Hang onto your hats, boys -- season three of Ice Pilots NWT is currently in production.  The series is currently airing its second season after being ranked as the highest-rated Canadian...

On Remembrance Day, war stories from Vimy to Baghdad

Each Remembrance Day, I'm sure to put forth that there is significant importance in documenting the stories from those affected by war---from veterans and dodgers to widowers and pacifists. By...

Kafkaesque citizenship laws bestow rights, and take them away

Navigating the extensive family of Canadian citizenship laws leaves a paper cut that could shred a moose. There is the son, Bill C–37, (male personal pro-noun intentional); the father, 1977...

Denying the deserving a right to call Canada home

Paul Martin Sr., the father of former Canadian Prime Minster of the same name, minus the suffix, didn’t know he was on a quest for a symbol to represent "the character of Canada", but he found one,...