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.

 

Free ARKELLS concert today 5 pm at UBC

Feeling blue about being back at school? Come check out the Arkells at UBC in the Student Union Building at 5 pm today. This all ages event was organized by TD Canada Trust as part of their Secret...

Vancouver to have one last chance to weigh in on proposal for BC's largest casino

The new casino will more than triple the number of slot machines - from 493 to 1, 500 - and include an additional 150 table games. Two hotels, with a total of 620 rooms, are also expected to be includ

Newfoundland and Labrador will fund trials for controversial MS treatment

An announcement was made Monday by Newfoundland and Labrador Health Minister Jerome Kennedy that his province would begin clinical trials of a controversial new therapy for multiple sclerosis called...

Will your student loans be affected by increased interest rates?

Yesterday, I asked how the Bank of Canada's decision to raise interest rates would affect student loans. Terry Wong, Vice President, Treasury and FX, at Vancity Group was able to provide ...

Dejection in Vancouver over pastor's wish to burn Qur'an in Florida

“This act is just outrageous. It's direct provocation of all Muslims in the United States and across the globe," Sikandar Khan, President of BC Muslim Association, said. "The Qur’an is our most...

Interest rates go up. Will it affect students?

The Bank of Canada increased its interest rate by one-quarter of a percentage point to 1 per cent today, but indicated that the rate would not be raised again without clear signs of  economic...

Vancouver’s newest ballet company marries art and science

A group of dancers gathered in front of the ballet bar that runs the length of the airy rehearsal space above Davie Street. They chatted softly, laughing and unfurling long limbs as they took...

Don Quixote rides onto Granville Island this September

On September 23 the Arts Theatre Company will debut their version of Don Quixote. "This classic tale of a country gentleman with the immortal quest has captivated readers for over four centuries...

Human Target spotted at Terminus Station

Human Target, security expert extraordinaire, is in town. VO spied a scene for this FOX series being filmed in front of Terminus station earlier this afternoon. Like the many of our favourite action...

Media entrepreneurs brainstorm ways to create social change through technology

“All bets are off. The [old media] models have changed. The whole industry is in disarray,” photographer and social technology expert Kris Krug said at Remixology Vancouver!, a discussion panel last...