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Donald Trump's strange response to Miss Universe transgender controversy
As a result of Jenna Talackova's public battle to be re-entered into the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant, organizers will be changing rules to allow transgender contestants, according to GLAAD.
Apr 10th, 2012
Transgender Jenna Talackova tells Donald Trump to clear up beauty pageant rules
In a press conference this morning, Talackova and her lawyer called Miss Universe out for discrimination against trans people and for being unclear if Talackova will be allowed to compete after all.
Apr 3rd, 2012
Transsexual Jenna Talackova to speak today about Miss Universe decision
Transsexual beauty contestant Jenna Talackova is set to talk today about Miss Universe Canada, which just announced that she may re-qualify to compete.
Apr 2nd, 2012
Festival Cinemas' screenings for SEVA threatened by Consumer Protection "bullying"
Festival Cinemas president Leonard Schein says Consumer Protection BC is obstructing charity screenings and bullying independent cinemas in the name of regulation.
Mar 23rd, 2012
Miss Universe Canada pulls contestant Jenna Talackova off website... for being transgendered?
A few days ago, Jenna Talackova was going to be Miss Universe Canada's first transgendered contestant. Since then, her profile has been pulled from the beauty pageant's official site. What gives?
Mar 22nd, 2012
Keep the "laughing statues", urges petition
Fourteen tall, bronze men glimmer in the Vancouver sun, overlooking the sea at English Bay. The statues, called "A-maze-ing Laughter", are one of the iconic sights in the city. You might have even...
Mar 12th, 2012
Photographer Kris Krüg comes home from world travels to The Waldorf Hotel
Catching up with Vancouver's famed photographer at his local residence, The Waldorf Hotel.
Feb 15th, 2012
Babylon dance party at the Waldorf Hotel: photos
Vancouver's party-goers danced the night away at the coolest place in Vancouver: The Waldorf.
Feb 4th, 2012
Snow in Vancouver: photos
It was a cold but beautiful snow day in Vancouver, when winter decided to finally pay the city a visit. Even a thin layer of snow can cause disarray here, so main streets and busy sidewalks were...
Jan 17th, 2012
Adam Beach top attraction at CBC's Arctic Air premiere: slideshow
The highly anticipated CBC show has liftoff.
Jan 11th, 2012