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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.

BC Minister for jobs, tourism and innovation Pat Bell. (Government of BC)

Jobs in BC interior going boom, rest of province bust

People hard up for a job may want to consider moving to British Columbia's interior region to find employment.  "Prince George and much of the interior of British Columbia has bucked the trend...
Guru Nanak vigil Surrey, Beth Hong, The Vancouver Observer

Surrey's Guru Nanak Gurdwara mourns Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting victims (video and slideshow)

Sombre reflection filled the second floor of the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Surrey on Tuesday night, as over a thousand temple members and people from the Lower Mainland gathered for a peace prayer and...

Bizarre 'Gangnam Style' K-pop music video blows up worldwide

An absolutely bizzare Korean pop (K-pop) music video is blowing up on YouTube, becoming one of the most shared videos in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Australia, Singapore and Sweden last Thursday. '...

Peace prayer and vigil in Surrey for victims of Wisconsin Sikh temple massacre

The Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey will be holding a prayer and candlelight vigil on Tuesday evening from 6 pm onward for the victims of a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin....

Justin Bieber thinks he'll get free gas for being 'part Indian'

Justin Bieber hit a nerve with many Canadians with his comment about his (self proclaimed) "part Indian" status, which entitles him to free gas in Canada.
The National Energy Board, Patrick Daniel, Enbridge CEO, Beth Hong

We're watching you: National Energy Board to Enbridge Inc.

National Energy Board chairman Gaétan Caron wrote an open letter on Wednesday to Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. stating that the NEB will audit Enbridge's safety practices.

Former Conservative cabinet minister Bev Oda banks triple her contribution to pension fund

A sizeable pension package awaits former cabinet minister Bev Oda, which kicked in as of today. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), which calls itself a "citizen's advocacy group...

US regulator demands Enbridge meet safety demands before restarting Wisconsin pipeline

A US regulatory body ordered Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. to meet an extensive list of safety requirements before resuming oil transmission in a Wisconsin pipeline which leaked last Friday.

BC "not for sale" to Enbridge Northern Gateway, say aboriginal and former government leaders

The head of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs said that selling BC's coast and rivers is not the way Premier Clark should be fighting against Alberta's oil agenda. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the...

British Columbians can register births online starting Aug. 1

British Columbians can register their newborns online through a new birth registration system starting on August 1.  The registration creates a permanent legal record of a birth and every BC-...