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Robin Grant

Robin has interned at the Windsor Star, worked at a daily English-language newspaper in Istanbul, Turkey, and been host and producer of a weekly, current affairs radio show on CKCU in Ottawa. She’s currently completing a Masters of Journalism with a major research project in oil spill prevention. She's interested in print journalism. But her passion is photojournalism. Follow her on Twitter @: r28margrant .

New York City and Hurricane Sandy in pictures

The largest Atlantic tropical system in history, Hurricane Sandy, made landfall south of Atlantic City, New Jersey last week. The system came ashore at 8 p.m. New York time. By 9 p.m. the...

Scotiabank Caribbean festival kicks off in Toronto

The international Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival kicked off in Toronto this long weekend with a grand parade. Hundreds of costumed participants danced Lakeshore Blvd. West at Exhibition Place.

Writing about science a bureaucratic nightmare due to Harper media relations policies, journalist says

Renowned senior science journalist describes difficulty in communicating with federal scientists due to Harper media relations policy.

Clark remains neutral on Enbridge pipeline despite NDP call to oppose

Premier says the government will remain neutral on the Enbridge pipeline despite NDP calls to oppose it after a U.S. agency's report slammed the company's response to the 2010 Michigan spill.

Street performing brother band to hit TransLink Skytrain stations

Ben and Graham Dawson, from the local band Bees Make It, were chosen for TransLink's metro Vancouver busker license. The musicians will perform year-round starting this week.

Kinder Morgan gets frosty reception from Burnaby residents at town hall

Burnaby residents were skeptical about Kinder Morgan pipeline project at town hall meeting in Burnaby Wednesday. First Nations group said they unequivocally oppose pipeline expansion.

Hip, young Christians taking "God's mission" to where Vancouverites live

BC rivals the Yukon as Canada's most secular province. But young Christians are trying to grow their faith in Vancouver by embracing the city's openness and tolerance.

Everything you need to know about budget Bill C-38

As a Canadian, U.S. federal law enforcement agents will be able to arrest you on Canadian soil, and other important facts about the Harper government's budget bill C-38.

Vancouver water taxis and ferries: see the city from the water

Tiny ferries treading False Creek from Maritime Museum to Olympic Village in both directions provide guests with stress-free, scenic water transportation for thirty years.

Green Circle Salons helps Vancouver hair salons get their green on

Vancouver hair salons join the green economy with the launch of a Toronto-based company that collects 95 per cent of waste produced.