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Reverend Billy at Occupy Wall Street

Reverend Billy brings his eco-performance art to Banyen Books

For the better part of the 21st century, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir have spread their message, from Occupy Wall Street to the St. Louis offices of Monsanto (and the police...
Briony Penn, author of BC Book Prize winner, "The Real Thing."

BC Book Prizes 2016 Winners Announced

The West Coast Book Prize Society is pleased to announce the names of the winners of the 32nd Annual BC Book Prizes. Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize awarded to the author of the best work of fiction:...

City and Science World kick off emergency preparedness week with a two day event

The City of Vancouver is partnering with Science World to kick off Emergency Preparedness Week with an event open to the public at the TELUS World of Science. The event will feature ...

Year-long charging station program almost fully committed in one month

Electric cars are becoming an increasingly normal part of Vancouver car culture. It's common to see them quietly gliding down city streets, masked by the engine sounds of other, louder cars....

Increasing private surgeries won’t solve B.C.’s waitlist problems: study

Contracting-out more treatment to private clinics is not the answer to British Columbian hospitals' wait-time problem, according a new study. The study, from the Canadian Centre for Policy...

Vancouver installs disaster support hub signs

The City of Vancouver has installed disaster support hub signs at 25 locations across the city. The signs are meant to indicate sites where people can gather following an earthquake. The signs are...

More than 200 musicians to gather in Robson Square for Music Monday

Music Monday, a nationwide event supporting music education, will see more than 200 students led by Dr. Robert Taylor and Dr. Jonathan Girard from the UBC School of Music, perform a mass concert...

City of Vancouver submits Letter of Comment on Kinder Morgan proposal

Vancouver, BC (April 18, 2016) – ‘Downstream’ greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from processing, refining, transporting and consuming oil from an expanded Kinder Morgan pipeline will be ten times...

Second annual Rights and Freedoms March to take place in Vancouver on April 16

The second annual Rights and Freedoms March is taking place in Vancouver on April 2016. The march, sponsored in part by the Vancouver Observer, celebrates the anniversary of Canada's...

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