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Vancouver Alternative Fashion Weekend's dazzling first night

After a decadent launch of Vancouver Alternative Fashion Weekend (VALT) at The Waldorf, day one was set to delight and inspire with feathery runway action and good old times.

Watch Adbusters' Darren Fleet deconstruct "Black Friday" on Al Jazeera

Darren Fleet, of Adbusters Magazine, on Al Jazeera regarding "Black Friday."

Karen Moe opens her studio in Eastside Culture Crawl

"This is Thursday night before Culture Crawl," Karen Moe said, sipping from a glass of red wine as she balanced a police hat on the mannequin.

Win two free nights in Black Rock Oceanfront Resort on Canada's wild Pacific coast

Escape to Vancouver Island's magical coast. The Vancouver Observer is running a contest for Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet, British Columbia, winner of TripAdvisor 2012 Travelers'...

12th annual Media Democracy Days kicks off this weekend

The 12th annual Media Democracy Days Vancouver (MDD) weekend kicks off today beginning at noon with hands-on workshops at the Vancouver Public Library.

Transit and biking up in Metro Vancouver

After surveying 22,000 households on their transportation use, TransLink found some interesting facts about how people are getting around in Metro Vancouver.

Compost your jack-o'-lanterns after Halloween

“Enjoy your Halloween, but please don’t put Jack in the trash," advises Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore.

Vancouver Aquarium to track released seal pups with satellite tags

Where do rehabilitated seals go after they are released back into the wild? The Vancouver Aquarium is about to find out.

Pumpkin Patch to open at the Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train

Choo-choo-chugga-chugga-chugga on the creaky, haunted miniature railway inside the deep dark woods of Vancouver's Stanley Park this weekend for some hair-raising Halloween fun on the Ghost Train. But...

Halloween weekend at The Waldorf

What's The Waldorf unleashing for Halloween?
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