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Emergency preparedness song hits YouTube from Port Coquitlam

Cool emergency preparedness video by Sami Ghawi, of FUSIONpresents.

Canadians are world's biggest web junkies

If you sometimes feel like you're spending more time with your computer than interacting with the real world, you're not alone. Canadians log more hours online than any other country in the world.

Reel Youth Films at VIFF: protest, poetry and sneakers

The diverse voices of young people require as many mediums as possible. On October 13th and 14th, you have the opportunity to have a glimpse into the lives of today's young citizens. These films...

Brainy, brilliant Emcee SHAD talks with Vancouver youth

Shad is more than just another intelligent emcee. He uses simple language to convey complex ideas. You can watch YouTube videos where he freestyles endlessly with solid narrative that is free...

The Winnebago Man is coming to Vancouver

It was so funny it just had to be scripted, I thought. But it wasn't.

iPad in-depth: portable productivity

Contrary to rumour, you can use the iPad for creativity and productivity.

Justin Bieber bested by Greyson Chance

Let the boy battles begin.

Social Media and "The Great Turning"

Twitter processes more than one billion tweets a month. It has over 50 million tweets per day and 600 tweets a second. Twitter does not report its user numbers but Twitter has grown by 1500% in the...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Makes His Case to Canada on YouTube

The questions are pouring into Prime Minister Stephen Harper on YouTube, his press secretary said. Ask the PM a question and win an iPod Shuffle. Tweet your question with the hashtag #VOW.