2010 Olympics

Building careers in the Downtown Eastside, one block of wood at a time

If you walk into a RONA store in the Lower Mainland, you can purchase planters, patio furniture, and wooden Christmas ornaments from an unexpected source: the Downtown Eastside.

Musqueam Indian Band to host historic citizenship awards

On Saturday, June 25, the Musqueam Indian Band, with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, will be holding a historic citizenship awards ceremony at the Musqueam Cultural Pavilion, located in the...

Canucks’ Cup quest runs through arch-nemesis Chicago

Vancouverites are hoping this year’s dominant Canucks will prove that the third time is, indeed, lucky.

On anniversary of 2010 Winter Olympics, mixed feelings in Whistler

As Whistler holds a one-year anniversary party for the success of the Olympics, some residents take a sober look at the legacies of the Games.

Paralympic silver medalist Josh Dueck high fives for WorkSafe BC Raise Your Hand

This past weekend, Paralympic silver medalist Josh Dueck spent 24 hours with no sleep and his right hand in the air to represent the WorkSafe BC Raise Your Hand. This movement empowers the province's...

Social Media and "The Great Turning"

Twitter processes more than one billion tweets a month. It has over 50 million tweets per day and 600 tweets a second. Twitter does not report its user numbers but Twitter has grown by 1500% in the...

The Second Class Games? Apathy and Nonchalance Haunt Vancouver's Paralympics

The Paralympic Games deserve an equal amount of public attention. Why so much apathy?

Olympics Mascots Quatchi and Sumi Go Green

Miga's cousins Quatchi & Sumi caught training before the games began. But what exactly are they training for?

When worlds cooperate

On the last day of the Olympics, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, an honouring ceremony was held for Native elder and activist Harriet Nahanee, who died after serving jail time for her role in the...

Haida Totem Pole Dedication at First United Church in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

First United Church is called “home” by a diverse community of over 250 people from the downtown eastside. A new symbol of faith has appeared there. It is a traditional Haida totem pole unveiled as...