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David Bowie and Goh Poh Seng: the rock star and the poet

Vancouver-based poet, artist and filmmaker Kagan Goh wrote a message on Facebook remembering how late rock legend David Bowie showed humility during a rock concert in Singapore, where Goh's father,...

B.C. extends public consultation on grizzly and wolf hunt until January 31

The B.C. government has extended its public feedback period from December 31st, 2015 to January 31st, 2016, for two proposals to increase wolf and grizzly bear killing in the Peace Region, Kootenays...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits near Victoria, felt across Metro Vancouver

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story reported the earthquake as 5.1 magnitude, according to initial information from the federal Earthquakes Canada agency. The number has been changed to 4.9...

Vancouver-based social enterprise Plastic Bank wins big at COP21

Vancouver-based social enterprise Plastic Bank won the Sustania award at the COP21 Paris climate talks in Paris.  The award is based on 10 top  sustainability solutions and...

Zool Suleman hosts "Let's Talk: Syrian Refugees, Islamophobia and Canadian Identity" at Centre A

On December 5th at 2pm at Centre A, Refugee Advocate and Writer Zool Suleman hosts a discussion in response to “Abounaddara. The Right to the Image.”
Syrian refugees, Syria, refugee crisis, migrants, Vancouver, Surrey

Access Gallery accepting donations for Syrian refugees in Surrey

Roughly 3,000 asylum-seekers will pour into B.C. over the next few weeks — desperately in need of household items, clothing, and toiletries.

First Nations release open letter decrying proposed Site C Dam

Dear Climate Leadership Team Members, We are writing because you have been called upon to provide recommendations on climate action to the provincial government by the end of this month, when Premier...

David Suzuki wins Vancouver's highest honour

Dr. David Suzuki received Vancouver's highest honour on Oct. 30 when Council voted unanimously to award him the Freedom of the City. Suzuki was granted the award for his long-standing environmental...

Celebrate #BCTech during National Technology Week

News release: Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services VICTORIA - British Columbia is proud to recognize Nov. 1-7, 2015, as National Technology Week. Government is encouraging...