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Win a pass to the 34th annual Vancouver International Film Fest

Hit Instagram with a cool pic of Vancouver and get a chance to see all movies.

Award-winning author Chris Hedges to speak in Vancouver on September 25

Award-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges will speak in Vancouver about his new book, Wages of Rebellion: the Moral Imperative for Revolt.   Hedges' speech is hosted by two local...

First Nations blockade Clayoquot Sound salmon farm

This is a media release from UBCIC.

Mayor to join partners at new refugee housing construction project

This is adapated from a news alert by the City of Vancouver. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is joining with community partners to inspect construction progress of the new Immigrant Services Society...
Still from 'Building a Dream' documentary. Photo courtesy Wooden Boat Festival

Doctor captures dream of sailing built from found cedar log

He builds a boat by hand from an old salvaged log. She pursues a passion for painting. Filmmaker Francois Laliberte captures a moment in the life of this inspiring and energetic Denman Island...
Frank and the Wondercat. Image courtesy VIFF

VIFF announces 2015 Canadian Images film lineup

Canadian Images Series features 17 films including six world premieres for the Sept. 24-Oct. 9 fest.
Smoke in Osoyoos. Photo by Jessica Lebowitz

Vacationers retreat as smoke from deadly U.S. wildfires blankets Okanagan

Washington wildfire smoke brings southern B.C. air quality advisories.
Dr. Lynn Quarmby, at Burnaby Mountain pipeline rally. (YouTube)

Green Party rolls out plans to fight 'risky pipelines and tanker schemes'

Banking on a minority government, the leader of the federal Green Party has announced specific plans for working with all other parties to defend coastal communities from "risky pipeline and tanker...
Jennifer Berdahl, Arvind Gupta, UBC

UBC professor takes on gender issues in president's departure

A UBC gender and diversity professor Jennifer Berdahl has shot back after she says the university tried to silence her. On Sunday, amid a media storm of attention following the surprise resignation...
Erin O'Melinn, executive director, Hub Cycling. (Video still from DVBIA)

What will Vancouver look like when it grows up? [VIDEO]

'Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver' is a chance for the public to take in a lunchtime panel and speak up about where it's headed.