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Brendan Munro

Brendan Munro started writing for the Vancouver Observer in 2011. He has contributed to a number of other publications including Vue Weekly, Hockey Now Magazine and the Wisden Cricketer. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Alberta.

Finance's newest dirty word

Many of us learning the language of finance now know a new dirty word: re-hypothecation.

Special-effects studio scouts local film schools for talent

Hollywood's come calling. Are we ready?

People everywhere fed up with banks, except in Canada

New survey shows we aren't as upset about our financial institutions as Americans are.

Vancouver's Board of Trade Co. brings high-end fashion to Chinatown

Meters away from the site of a restaurant where a young Jimi Hendrix developed his love for the guitar, you can find Eunice Quan and David Lim expressing their love of fashion at The Board of...

Top 10 reasons why businesses love Vancouver

Most Vancouverites will tell you they love living here. Now find out why businesses love being here just as much.

Cheeky Umbrella founder Jen Zurowski loves rainy days

Rain always brings a smile to Cheeky Umbrella founder Jen Zurowski's face, because unlike so many Vancouverites, she sees something else pouring down all around her: opportunity.

Bike doctor gives tips for healthy cycling

Paul Bogaert of The Bike Doctor on West Broadway has been keeping cyclists on the road for the last 20 years and offers some great advice for getting ready to ride this season. Getting back to biking...

Zulu Records still the home of great music

For the first few days the shop was open, it didn’t even have a name -- and that’s about as punk rock as you can get.

Canadian Pacific Rail predicting strong demand growth this year

Surge in commodity prices, export flow through B.C. ports likely to have positive local effect.