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Calgary gorilla becomes online hip-hop sensation

Zola, the nine-year-old gorilla living at the Calgary zoo, is puting b-boys to shame with his acrobatic dance moves.  Zookeepers spotted the gorilla "breakdancing" late last week, and shared...

Tourism Vancouver launches campaign to rebuild city's image

An independent review will look at the planning that led up to the Stanley Cup riot last week, including whether recommendations that emerged after a similar riot in 1994 were ever enacted. The B.C....

Seventeen year old Vancouver rioter's family flees Maple Ridge

The most vilified young man from last week's riots apologizes. Says he got caught up in "mob mentality." Hate mail gets worse. Family leaves town.

Jack Layton kicks off NDP convention saying party will form next government

Jack Layton kicked off the NDP convention Friday with a bold prediction that the one-time protest party is on its way to becoming the next government of Canada. The NDP leader said Canadians are...

Real hockey fans didn’t riot, say Canucks

After the storm had settled, the Canucks spoke publicly about the Stanley Cup riots that occurred after losing game seven to the Boston Bruins.

Vancouver Police lay charges in Vancouver riots criminal acts

Vancouver police have recommended their first charges to emerge from the Stanley Cup riot, asking the Crown to lay charges of arson, mischief, unlawful assembly and participation in a riot. Chief...

Vancouver riot started by drunken fans and thugs: video

Video footage of alcohol fueled frenzy that led to the riots last night, following the Canucks-Bruins Stanley Cup playoff. 

Breakdown in authority: photos of Vancouver Stanley Cup riots

More dramatic photos of the Vancouver Canucks riot by Matthew Zylstra Sawatzky.

The clean up begins as Facebook Vancouver crew rallies and police give instructions on how to help

A Facebook page set up last night in response to the overwhelming sense of disgust by the vast majority of Vancouver to the riots has volunteers signing on to the clean up efforts.  Meanwhile,...

Fire on Georgia Street as Canucks lose to Bruins and "yobs" burn car

Wendy Stueck, of the Globe and Mail, writes on Yfrog: At a time when people dying for democracy, yobs burn a car on georgia post #canucks game Fire on Georgia, as Bruins...