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Track foreign buying of real estate, says Chinese Canadian group
The Friends of Hong Kong call on government to stop dismissing complaints about off-shore buying as 'anecdotal'.
Jun 19th, 2015
Gung Haggis Fat Choy: photos
At the annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy, Floata Restaurant in Chinatown became a sea of Scottish kilts and shimmering Cheongsam dresses. The event, now a famed tradition (celebrated also in...
Jan 28th, 2013
Paul Yee's Chinatown Christmas
As a child in Vancouver during the 1960s, I wasn’t deprived of Christmas. Mine was just different. It wasn’t until I was 30 that I discovered Christmas shortbread, and 40 when I learned that “tree...
Dec 10th, 2011
"Don't count on Bill Gates for innovation," and more from Douglas Coupland: live blog
Acclaimed international writer and thinker Douglas Coupland talks about Vancouver's livability, multiculturalism, and the new Oscar-nominated animated film by Emily Carr.
Linda Solomon Wood
Feb 1st, 2012
Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown: photos
The annual Chinese New Year parade drew a large crowd, despite the drizzling rain in Vancouver.
Jan 29th, 2012
Red envelopes, firecrackers and astrology: Chinese New Year traditions
This year, Chinese New Year will open up the Year of the Dragon. Well-known Chinese New Year’s traditions include firecrackers, cash-filled red envelopes, and wearing the colour red. Why do...
Jan 23rd, 2012
Life lessons from Milton Wong
Alden Habacon's life was changed by Milton Wong. Here's what he learned from him.
Jan 2nd, 2012
Beauty Plus Pity: excerpt of a new novel by Kevin Chong
Who’d pick a funeral to meet your long-lost sister? A funeral or the sudden arrival of a family member—either would be shitty enough, but that morning, my head felt encased in bubble wrap, my...
Oct 14th, 2011
TaiwanFest spices up downtown Vancouver
The Telus TaiwanFest returned yet again for Labour Day weekend from September 3-5. During the three days of the festival, the streets of Granville and the Vancouver Art Gallery erupted with...
Sep 7th, 2011