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Home invasion blunders, a singer battling cancer and a Latin American film festival

Also a football player’s ALS fight and a chilly but amusing Scandinavian revenge plot

Laughter Yoga helps restore psychological and physical health around the world

The first time Amy Kiara Ruth took a Laughter Yoga class she found it, "awkward and bizarre to be laughing with total strangers." Then she gave in, laughing harder than ever...

BC Cancer Agency launches digital mammography vehicles to serve women in rural and remote areas

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among Canadian women. In fact, according to the BC Cancer Agency, in 2015 an estimated 3,400 women were diagnosed with the disease in the...

A Hollywood black mark in Trumbo, a new Rocky in Creed and an infamous psych experiment at Stanford

Also new European films, a slacker’s turnaround and dinosaurs for the kids

Bond shoots again, Suffragettes fight the power and a boy named Theeb tops them all

Also Drew and Toni as friends, the man who felled the Golden Spruce and three film festivals
processed meat at Vancouver deli - Mychaylo Prystupa

Freaked by meat-cancer study? A butcher, doctor and 100-mile dieter offer tips

A meat story got international attention this week when the World Health Organization announced that regularly eating processed meats —such as hot dogs, salami and bacon —as well as red meats in...

'Inside Out', 'Me and Earl' and 'Testament of Youth': all four-star films

A stellar trio of new releases plus the Taiwan Film Festival and a Nepal earthquake fundraiser screening of 'Monk with a Camera.'

VIFF picks for Wednesday and Thursday

Ralph Fiennes plays Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones his out-of-wedlock lover in The Invisible Woman

Antibodies as drugs: Vancouver hosts conference on therapeutic use of antibodies

The human body has often been compared to war ridden landscape and our immunological system to an army that fights against the attacks of bacterial infections.