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Lessons from Japan: In aftermath of earthquake, community means survival

A former Japanese firefighter who went to Japan's quake-struck areas last March, explains what will become most important if an earthquake hits Vancouver.

Rising homeless called a 'frustrating setback': Vancouver Mayor

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The 2014 homelessness numbers are out. It's a setback for Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson's "end homeless" goal, something he calls "a frustrating setback" in this Vision email to...

Saskatchewan restaurant at centre of temporary foreign worker controversy issues statement

Brother's Classic Grill and Pizza, the restaurant flooded with angry complaints over replacing veteran servers with temporary foreign workers, defends itself in a statement.

Cowboy and Indian Alliance protests Keystone XL pipeline in Washington

An alliance of First Nations, farmers and ranchers take Washington by horseback.

Four charts reveal gigantic climate impact from proposed Kinder Morgan mega-pipeline

Trying to sweep billions of tonnes of climate pollution under the rug requires ever more extreme measures.

Satellite studios for teens

Emily Carr University has entered into two new partnerships to deliver the first ever Satellite Studios for Teens that will run outside the Lower Mainland. Developed and taught by University...

UN/A brings 3 world premiers to Queen Elizabeth Theatre as climax of Ballet BC season

Three premiers by international choreographers Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Cayetano Soto and Montreal’s Gioconda Barbuto to close Ballet BC season, April 24-26.

Best Vancouver Restaurants: a strip club makes the cut

You probably don't associate strip clubs with high quality food, but the food program is light years ahead of the straight-off-the-Sysco-truck menus of similar establishments.

Johnny Depp’s mind turns arrogant in Transcendence, Jude Law gets nasty in Dom Hemingway and Bears charm for Earth Day

Transcendence offers a thin debate on the potential and the danger of artificial intelligence.

Laureen Harper dismisses missing Indigenous women issue while speaking at cat video festival (VIDEO)

"If you'd like to donate to animals, we'd love to take your money," Harper shot back at an audience member who interrupted her speech at an cat video festival in Toronto.

On Charter's 32nd anniversary, Lost Canadians continue to be denied citizenship rights

Some legitimate Canadians -- including some First Nations individuals -- continued to be denied citizenship based on arbitrary factors such as their parent's gender.

Vancouver cat cafe slinks closer to reality with Catfé crowdfunding push

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A cat café in Vancouver: this could actually happen, folks. It's to the benefit of both cat-lovers and felines in need of some love.

Gladstone Business students win Enactus UBC Business Competition with “Fair Wallet”

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A student-designed water resistant wallet composed of post-consumer materials (made from milk cartons and water bottles) takes the top prize.

Moving in a Livable Region: Tomorrow's Vancouver commute

Get involved in Vancouver's transportation future.

Elizabeth May slams Harper government's treatment of humpback whales

Is the move a retaliation against the federal court's decision in favour of environmental groups?

The case for partial upgrading of raw bitumen from Alberta's oil sands

Exporting raw bitumen as dilbit isn't in Canada's national interest, an oil and gas industry expert says. Upgrading would not only be safer, but also generate far more jobs.

Defiant northern Chief galvanizes BC First Nations against Premier's LNG plans

The actions of a young, tough-talking First Nations woman in northeast B.C. last week are united 28 First Nations bands and organizations against fast-track LNG development

Obama's Keystone XL delay forces Harper into the "choose first" hot seat

Sudden role reversal leaves Obama watching and Harper in the lose-lose hot seat. Maybe that was the plan all along…

Texada Island residents outraged over 20-fold coal export expansion without consultation

Independent lab tests reveal high levels of arsenic in coal found on the beach.

Straw poll shows divided support for $480 million Metro Van garbage incinerator

What some politicians are really saying (and not saying) behind the scenes at Metro Vancouver, as bureaucrats continue to push forward with plans for a new garbage incinerator.

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition unites loggers, farmers, miners against rampant LNG development

Loggers, miners, farmers, guide outfitters and commercial, sport and recreational fishermen band together to protect northern BC from rampant development.

Protect Great Bear Rainforest creatures from trophy hunters and pipelines

The economic and social case is there to protect the Great Bear Rainforest. All that's missing is a political will.

After Vancouverism: a conversation with Larry Beasley at the Gwerk Salon

Larry Beasley suggests an "intense, dense" future for Vancouver.

Obama delays Keystone XL decision, again

The announcement comes days after prominent Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, urged the Obama administration to reject the pipeline.

First Nations-led alternative to Enbridge Northern Gateway faces challenges

"I've never even heard of the Eagle Spirit project until Monday, and suddenly, it has First Nations' support?" A Burns Lake Band councillor questions consulting process around pipeline project.