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14th annual Media Democracy Days announces line up

Check out the Petrocultures and Media Activism panel on Nov. 8 at the Vancouver Public Library.
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Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Hires Tracey Friesen as Director of Programming

“The vision for Roundhouse Radio was simply irresistible and the team behind it impressive,” says Friesen.

A Good Book Drive Launches Annual Book Drive in Vancouver, Expands to Brooklyn

The program is celebrating its 25th year, and annually provide about 24,000 hours of reading support to over 800 children in 59 schools throughout the Vancouver and North Vancouver School Districts.

Aritzia, ASOS, Levi Strauss & Co. join companies in effort to safeguard the world’s forests

Vancouver-based Canopy let big clothes companies know rayon, viscose, modal, lyocell and other trademarked cellulosic fabrics start their journey as trees.

Court challenges launched to provincial and federal approvals for $8 Billion Site C Dam

The petition asks the BC Supreme Court to quash the provincial Environmental Assessment Certificate granted Oct. 14 to BC Hydro for the Site C Dam Project.

Protect yourself and your loved ones from influenza - Get vaccinated!

Each year, influenza kills more Canadians than all other vaccine-preventable illnesses combined. Today, Health Minister Terry Lake and provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall urge all British...

Record attendance and revenues wrap up Vancouver Writers Fest

Breaking all previous attendance and revenue records, the Vancouver Writers Fest wrapped up Sunday with a ticket count of more than 16,350, a record-setting 84 events and revenues up more than 14%. “...

Canada’s first land raised Atlantic salmon achieves top eco-ranking

Canada's first land-raised Atlantic salmon has achieved the top sustainability ranking issued by the world's leading independent eco-ranking program. KUTERRA Land Raised Atlantic salmon has received...