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Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack residents align around common goal: defeating the HST

On two small tables located close to the intersection of McMillan and Old Yale Road, you’ll find the anti-HST petition sheets for Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack. A group meets there each...

Bif Naked at Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser tells audience of 500 that surviving cancer was brutally difficult

Bif Naked won't lie to you about breast cancer. The 38-year-old Vancouver pop-punk musician and poet was the keynote speaker at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's Awareness Day banquet on...

If I Were Gordon Brown’s Numerologist

If British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had had a numerologist on his staff, he would probably have avoided the recent disastrous headline-making gaffe he made

A golden man at Vancouver Art Gallery comes out for Team Canada

Ross Maxwell loves hockey.  He always has.  And ever since the Paralympics, he's gotten up on Saturday morning and painted himself gold, from skates to helmet.  "I come here to ...

Alexandra Samuel in More than 140 Characters

After launching more than 30 online communities through the Social Signal Company with her partner, stand-up comic and cartoonist Rob Cottingham, Alexandra Samuel recently became the director of...

Corbett George: the Man, the Life, the Eldest Son

”Assimilation” is not a good word for me, but it will take time for us to understand each other. Ethnicity is everywhere...we've taken in a lot of cultures...we see it everywhere, through computers an

Small, Real Risk of Pill Subject to Lawsuit

In October 2007, 22-year-old Lisa collapsed on her apartment floor. The young girl remained unconscious until her father found her and rushed her to a nearby hospital. Lisa didn't remember the...

Canada's Reaction to Sarah Palin's Childhood Health Care Anecdote

Palin's under scrutiny yet again after sharing what she thought to be an enamouring childhood anecdote

Let's Go to the Yukon!

Smiles, sunshine, and sour toes greet the world in Whitehorse.

A Tour of Tent Village on the Downtown Eastside, Guided By Ivo (age 17)

Ivo takes Christabel Shaler on a tour of the tent village as he discusses his personal perspective on a demonstration to highlight homelessness on the Downtown Eastside.