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Beth Hong

Beth is a former Associate Editor at The Vancouver Observer. She is currently a writer and freelance journalist. Follow her @beth_hong.

Fear followed by relief during earthquake and aftershocks

"Our house shook so hard things were flying off the shelves, our cat went and hid under the couch, and I was scared to death..."

Update: No tsunami risk for BC after 7.7 magnitude earthquake off Haida Gwaii

After a strong earthquake struck near Haida Gwaii in Northern BC, Emergency Info BC has cancelled a tsunami advisory that included almost all of the western BC coast, including parts of...

Radio station asks whether young women and girls are "doing enough" to prevent date rape

A radio station in Newfoundland wanted to know whether women and young girls were "doing enough" to ensure that they don't get raped.

Canada needs more democratic debate about future of China relations, experts say

Canada is entering a brave new front in its relations with China, starting with a Canada-China foreign investment agreement pending domestic approval. Experts call for more democratic debate.

David T. Fung's tips for aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs in China

Ready or not, China will be Canada's next major trading partner and the primary destination for many brave new entrepreneurs. The Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act...

No comment from premier as thousands protest pipelines, tankers at MLA offices across BC

BC Premier Christy Clark's Press Secretary said Clark had no comments for the protests planned across BC in front of MLA offices as part of the Defend Our Coast campaign.

What FIPPA means for small and medium Canadian businesses in China

Was the Canada-China FIPPA agreement a good deal for future Canadian small and medium enterprises in China?

Ethical Oil founder Ezra Levant slams Defend Our Coast protests in BC

Wilderness Committee's Ben West strikes back.

Highlights: Defend Our Coast protest in Victoria

Highlights of a massive protest in Victoria on Monday. An estimated 4,700 people came to protest in front of the BC legislature against oil sands and tankers in the BC coast.

Enormous crowd at Defend Our Coast demonstration undeterred by "a little rain"

"It's time for citizens from all walks of life to take a stance," Berman told the Vancouver Observer by phone from the Defend Our Coast demonstration.