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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.

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

Michelle Furbacher & friend
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”

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

Nanaimo says, "No," to Metro Vancouver's incinerator proposal

Just days after the city of Kitimat soundly rejected the Northern Gateway pipeline project, the citizens of Nanaimo have sent a clear message to Metro Vancouver over a proposal for a garbage...

10 overlooked reasons to celebrate cannabis culture

'Four-twenty', one of the most popular nicknames for cannabis, got its name from the time of day a group of high school students in San Rafael, California, would gather for a toke. From that...

Top 5 Restaurants in Vancouver: Fiona Grieve's Guide

In a city where multi-million dollar start-up budgets aren't uncommon, it's reassuring to know that a former server can open a new restaurant with nothing more than community support, hard work and...

Victory over Enbridge celebrated in Kitimat (NEW VIDEO)

Haisla girl - Kitimat plebiscite vote result gathering - Mychaylo Prystupa
"It doesn't get much more grassroots than this," MP Nathan Cullen said, as people sang and beat drums in the background.

Update: Third homicide of 2014

Small child crying, a man yelling, and blood on the walls in the hall of an apartment building at 3319 Kingsway. This is the heart-wrenching scene of the third homicide in Vancouver of 2014.

Remember the deleted Enbridge islands? They have sea lions (PHOTOS)

Sea lion in the Douglas Channel - Mychaylo Prystupa
Vancouver Observer spent the day boating the Douglas Channel -- and found sea lions on one of the infamous "deleted" Enbridge islands.

Federal Government must withdraw Bill C-33

On April 4, the Chiefs Council of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) unanimously endorsed Resolution 2014-12, that rejected Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act (FNCFNEA...

Cultural odyssey on offer at SFU this summer

Cultural odyssey on offer at SFU this summer Islam and Muslims featured often in the news from the displaced communities in Burma and the Central African Republic, to the political convulsions of the...

Stephen Harper wittily skewered in "Proud" at Firehall Arts Centre

Andrew Wheeler and Emmelia Gordon in PROUD at the Firehall Arts Centre
Michael Healy’s "Proud" is a brilliant, no-punches-pulled, SNL skit that takes Canadian theatre to a whole new level.

Former BC Hydro CEO highlights potential bias by NEB member on Kinder Morgan panel

Marc Eliesen says it's "appropriate" for Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain NEB panel member David Hamilton to be disqualified.

Draft Day shows the business side of pro sports, and That Burning Feeling is a funny Vancouver comedy

What does a sports team General Manager do anyway? Kevin Costner shows us in Draft Day.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Adriane Carr wants public to vote on Vancouver's captive dolphins and whales

Cetacean conversation: Adriane Carr wants the people to weigh in on whales.

Cayoose Creek band refuses to cede salmon-spawning territory

Sekw'el'was Chief Michelle Edwards says the community won't leave the creek until their demand for meaningful consultation is met

New music concerts in Vancouver cultivate the sacred, the creative, and the weird

Some people find contemporary music hard to understand, but like the gardens of Vancouver, true beauty resides in making the extra effort.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates call on Obama to reject Keystone XL

“You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced -- climate change,” the Laureates wrote to Obama.

Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan: Housing amendments pass

DTES LAP housing amendments pass despite lack of confidence from the area's poor.

Climate fail. Surging fossil fuels are leaving renewable energy far, far behind.

The climate implications are growing so dire that even major fossil fuel companies are starting to call for a price on carbon.

Harper government pressured to reject Northern Gateway after Kitimat defeat

Canada's new Natural Resources Minister must decide before mid-June if the Northern Gateway project goes forward.