Elecia Chrunik

Bliss on Victoria

It’s hard not to have certain expectations when meeting a woman named Bliss. But after an hour-long conversation that touched on love, astral travel, celibacy and service to the Universe, and a...

How I Started NowPublic: Michael Tippett Tells Some

www.nowpublic.org [NowPublic.com]’s “crowd powered media” format takes the bold step of asking consumers of news to also be responsible for its content. An eBay-style ranking system and a “fairly...

Vancouver's Media Backlash

The fact that two or three corporations own the majority of traditional media outlets is sadly nothing new to Canada. This is stifling, but, thankfully, there has been an opposing reaction from...

Worm Compost So You Don't Have to Throw it "Away" to Delta

Vancouver’s recycling program effectively ignores dealing with organic waste. And because the majority of the city’s inhabitants lack the commodity of a yard in which they can compost their food...

Kerrisdale Without the Canada Line

Children once jumped on the train and rode for a nickel, leaving the clean streets of Kerrisdale behind for the bustle of downtown. Bill, a retired businessman and former army artillery Bill, a...

Seattle Official Calls RAV "The Berlin Wall" of Vancouver

Jaime Garcia, (above left), Executive Director of the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund, which provides assistance to small businesses in South Seattle impacted by construction of the...

How Online TV, Networking and Gossip...

...was highly entertaining, when she couldn't get off the couch. As soon as she could walk again, the love affair was over. In the interim, she found some interesting sites. by Elecia Chrunik When I...

Royalty Increase Set to Render Internet Radio Extinct

Internet radio has revolutionized the way that shoestring-budget musicians are able to create and disseminate their music. But if new royalty rates proposed by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB...

Robertson Rallies Support for the RAVaged

Oz Havusha is a 20-year-old wheelchair user who lives just off the construction corridor. It has been about nine months since he has been able to use the buses along Cambie St. because the bus stops...

On Cambie: "No Compassion, No Response"

Small business owners gathered together on Tuesday to say good-bye to Don Don Noodle shop, the twenty-fifth business on Cambie Street to close its doors since construction of the RAV line began....