Barret Pearson

Barret Pearson is a wine enthusiast and proud Vancouverite. He likes books, travel, and once in a while dabbles in photography.

Okanagan Bordeaux grapes - Mychaylo Prystupa

British Columbian wines deserve our respect

We've got a real chance at becoming a benchmark for quality throughout the world. We've just got to support it.

Citizens outraged over lack of public consultation on coal export expansions

A large delegation of concerned citizens and activists rallied in front of the offices of the Vancouver Port Authority today to express dissent over plans to expand coal exports from the Fraser...

Living wage in BC could prevent disabilities: SFU prof

Bruce Lanphear, an SFU researcher, believes that removing social inequities and increasing the standard minimum wage are key factors in preventing disabilities.

#FreeKhazali: twitter activists celebrate Iranian dissident Mehdi Khazali's release after hunger strike

Iranian blogger and activist Mehdi Khazali is still weak from his 71-day hunger strike against state repression in Iran, but has been freed thanks to international pressure on social media.

The lynching of Ron Paul

Was the recent hacking job by Anonymous a targeted attempt to bring down Republican candidate Ron Paul?

Anonymous hacks neo-Nazi sites

Hacker group Anonymous targeted neo-Nazi groups suspected of being associated with Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Top 10 things to do on Valentine's Day

Need Valentine's Day date ideas? Whether it's a fancy dinner or a movie night, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Vancouver.

Douglas Coupland to be keynote speaker at Cities Summit in Vancouver

The renowned Canadian writer and artist will be keynote speaker at the upcoming Cities Summit.

FBI plots social media surveillance on Twitter, Facebook

The FBI plans to create a new application to monitor and map user content on popular social media websites.

Anonymous launches largest attack yet before SOPA victory

Hacker group Anonymous launches largest DDOS attack to date, claiming victory over the controversial SOPA bill.