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Zoë Gulliver

Zoë is a Vancouver-based writer. Her interests include film, graphic forms, literature, biology, astronomy, mysteries, breakthroughs, and asking questions.

Vancouver's most haunted places to visit this Halloween

Looking for a thrill this Halloween? Check out these haunted spaces around Vancouver.

You are not a butterfly

Forget butterflies. No one really transitions like that, from wiggly crawly thing to lovely fluttering thing in a one-and-done ritual so tidy and happily-ever-after. And it’s never a concise process...

Island Timberlands plan logging of old-growth forests in Port Alberni watershed

More logging by Island Timberlands in the McLaughlin Ridge old growth forest in Port Alberni’s watershed indicates logging this land may happen this year, environmental activists say. In July, 23...

The Bechdel test exposes sexism in movies

Ever wonder why even movies with strong female leads feel unrealistic? The Bechdel test, a bulls*it detector for sexism in film, explains why.

Construction worker electrocuted on West Broadway construction site

A construction worker was electrocuted Friday morning when a cable hit a power line on a West Broadway construction site.  The worker was shocked but was said to be in stable condition,...

Sun Media to close 11 publications and cut 360 jobs

Sun Media announced the halting of 8 pay-to-read publications and 3 free dailies on Tuesday. The company, which owns such papers as The Toronto Sun, The London Free Press, and ...

Cory Montieth's death caused by heroin and alcohol: toxicology report

 Glee actor Cory Monteith, 31, died of a  mixed-drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol, the The BC Coroners Service has confirmed on Tuesday.  The post-mortem...