Emily Barca

Emily Barca is a former associate editor at VO. She has a degree in sociology, anthropology and French from McGill University. After living in Vancouver for fifteen years, Emily has returned to live and work in London, England. She loves tea but can't stand taking the tube.

 

Sex trade workers can challenge prostitution laws, B.C. court rules

A decision was made this morning by the BC Court of Appeal to allow a group of sex workers to challenge Canada's laws on prostitution. Sheryl Kiselbach, former sex worker and plaintiff, and Katrina...

Gossip queen Lainey Lui channels bitchiness into blogs

Which Vancouver-based blogger and self-proclaimed “opinionated bitch” has become a big-name in the world of celebrity gossip? To smuthounds around the city, the answer should be obvious. Elaine “...

City Hall celebrates 40 years of Canucks hockey in Vancouver

Today city council celebrated the beginning of the 40th anniversary season of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks 40th Anniversary is a season-long celebration honouring the most significant...

Opposing Enbridge pipeline outside cocktail reception hosted by Enbridge

In the shadow of Whistler Mountain, a small group of activists gathered to protest against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project Tuesday night. Members from the Council of Canadians,...

Life UneXpected filming on 10th Ave.

I unexpectedly ran into a crew filming the CW TV series Life UneXpected this morning between Ontario and Quebec Street while biking to work along 10th Avenue. The show, now in its second season,...

K'naan lets it rain

A little rain couldn't stop Vancouverites from sticking around to hear K'naan play at Stanley Park's open-air Malkin Bowl last night. "It is better to light a candle/than curse the dark." "I'm a...

Dancing in the rain with K'naan, Shad and CHIN

"I never promised you a rose garden/ Along with the sunshine there's gotta be some rain," rapper Shad sang to the crowd at last night's K'naan concert in Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl. And rain it did....

K'naan to play Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl tonight

Regardless of the recent charity controversy or the rain clouds hanging low in the sky, Somali-Canadian musician K'naan will bring his unforgettable mix of poetry, protest, and Somali-infused sounds...

Street food is haute-r than hot dogs

It’s 1 pm and you are certain that your stomach has started to digest itself. You know from experience that the bowl of Special K you hastily consumed on the way out the door is not going to last you...

Tim Oxford and Max Kerman of The Arkells talk to VO

Tim Oxford could not have known it at the time, but one day his job as a golf ball sorter would be inspiration for one of the most heart-pumping tracks off his band's 2008 album Jackson Square. "Oh,...