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Bill Nye will receive SFU honorary award. Photo by  Ed Schipul via Flickr

Bill Nye to receive SFU honorary degree

Scientist, educator and television performer “Bill Nye, the Science Guy,” is one of the individuals set to receive an honorary degree from SFU.
Canadian security, anti-terrorism bill,

Everything you need to know about Bill C-51

New roles for CSIS, expanded surveillance and troubling new definitions of national security.
Transit Contest: tell us a story about your favourite bus driver

Great stories of Vancouver bus drivers

Contest: Writer of best story gets a one month transit pass, compliments of Vancouver Observer.
Just Film Fest: the province’s largest social film festival

Just Film Fest: the province’s largest social film festival

B.C.’s largest social film festival is coming to Vancouver from March 20-22 Amnesty International, CoDevelopment Canada and Village Vancouver in partnership with Langara College Continuing Stud­ies...
The Big Swim Book Tour by Bus

"The Big Swim" Book Tour by Bus

Carrie Saxifrage, author of The Big Swim, Coming Ashore in a World Adrift is hitting the road on a cross country tour. Carrie Saxifrage is a journalist and author whose work on First Nations...

Vancouver Aquarium beluga dies at SeaWorld Theme Park

Nanuq, the whale who sired 6 theme park beluga calves, including 2 born through artificial insemination, is dead. Nanuq got sick, following an interaction with another male beluga, at SeaWorld...
SFU scientists among Stanford’s Leopold Leadership fellows

SFU scientists among Stanford’s Leopold Leadership fellows

Training will focus on effectively communicating scientific research on hot environmental topics
BC to regulate the term “organic”

BC to regulate the term “organic”

All products marketed as “organic” will have to be certified under a provincial or national certification program.
Premier announces additional funding for B.C. mining

Premier announces additional funding for B.C. mine safety and permit process

"we have a significant opportunity to create thousands of jobs by opening new mines and expanding existing ones," says Clark.
Alberta Felon Found Hiding Inside Sofa

Alberta felon found hiding inside sofa

An Alberta felon is now behind bars after he was found hiding inside a sofa in an East Vancouver home, according to a Vancouver Police Department media release. the Vancouver Police Fugitive Unit...