Christabel Shaler

 

Christabel began writing for the Vancouver Observer after she took a writing workshop with Linda Solomon in February 2009. The @EthicalHustle is a series of stories about creative solutions to personal, social and economic struggle. For more information, please visit: www.christabelshaler.com

Over The Influence

As I sat in the audience watching Over The Influence perform at 604 DELITE, I felt like I was witnessing the dancer's equivalent to a Master's thesis. I caught up with this dance crew after...

Vancouver's Top Dance Crews Take Over the Vogue Theatre with 604 DELITE

604 Delite contained theatrical elements and entertaining narratives that pushed the boundaries of traditional dance performances. On Sunday at the Vogue Theatre Vancouver’s top dance crews received...

Melena Rounis

What do you do when the holidays have hit, the economy keeps diving, hunger counts are up, and the food bank is depleted?  Melena Rounis of Cirque du Soleil is offering a shiny new option: she...

The Death of Journalism: David Eaves and Vancouver's Open Source Era (part two)

Christabel Shaler continues her conversation with David Eaves about open source government.... VO: Tell me about the “Death of Journalism.” Eaves: This subject is usually approached in terms of...

City Hall Gets Naked: David Eaves and Vancouver's Open Source Era (part one)

David Eaves is one of the main reasons Vancouver City Council passed a motion for Open Data, Open Standards and Open Source. When he wrote about this motion in his blog he said, "I certainly see this

Fire Destroys Buildings and Dreams at Broadway and Main

After twelve hours, the flames that annihilated Zocalo Restaruant have been extinguished. All that remains is a pink metal gate, decorated with plastic flowers. On November 12th, at 4am, a fire...

Fire Engulfs Corner of Main and Broadway Early This Morning

A large fire engulfed the corner of Main and Broadway early this morning. The story in three photos.

Green Economies Thrive in Industrial Wastelands: An Interview With Majora Carter

Majora Carter grew-up in the South Bronx, which was burdened with  sewage treatment plants, power plants and 40% of New York City's solid waste. When the city tried to introduce another waste...

Chasing Mood: A Reality Show About Vancouver's Acting Industry

Vancouver’s Chasing Mood is a new on-line reality show created and directed by Les Birch. The cameras follow Curtis Lum and Brendon Bertolini, who are “trying to make it in a business that refuses to...

SOLEfood Inner City Farm: A Source of Food and Jobs for Vancouver's Dowtown Eastside

On Saturday, October 31st, a vacant lot beside the Astoria Hotel became a half-acre inner-city farm that will generate jobs and food for the Downtown Eastside. Around fifty volunteers came out...