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Birdman, Whiplash and St. Vincent top a full slate of new films now playing

And watch a refugee from Downton Abbey land as The Guest in New Mexico.

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British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest is part of the largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest on Earth. The Vancouver Observer team journeyed there this fall, learned much about its promise, and also about what imperils it. We bring its epic story back home to you. Read more

Robertson and LaPointe duke it out at mayoral candidates' debate

Candidates met at Langara College for the first mayoral debate.

Burnaby loses its legal fight against Kinder Morgan for now

NEB orders City of Burnaby to no longer impede Kinder Morgan's pipeline test drilling; Mayor of Burnaby vows to take this battle to federal court.

New UBC developed test will rapidly diagnosis severe sepsis

The new discovery will quickly determine whether or not a patient will develop sepsis and increase odds they’ll respond to treatment.

New app will provide a look into city life more than 3,000 years ago

University of British Columbia archaeologists are working on a mobile app that will let users tour Bronze Age ruins and see reconstructed city buildings.

BC Premier acknowledges wrongful hangings of six Tsilhqot’in war chiefs

Premier Christy Clark acknowledged BC’s past wrongful acts this morning by apologizing for the wrongful hangings of six Tsilhqot’in war chiefs in 1864 and 1865.