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Odd Squad Productions celebrates 15th anniversary in style

The Vancouver Convention Centre was overflowing with black ties and evening gowns at the OSP 15th Anniversary Gala, with everyone looking chic as they mingled and sipped on a glass of wine.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week: Women shine in Sisters of the Tap

Sisters of the Tap drew out both men and women for an evening of craft beer, delicious food and great company; an empowering event for women and a satiating event for everyone.

Top 8 Day Trips from Vancouver: Art Gallery Tour in Vancouver, BC

Art galleries in Vancouver BC showcase cutting edge modern art, aboriginal art, and classic and contemporary art from rising stars and internationally-known artists like Ken Lum.

Lessons from Japan: In aftermath of earthquake, community means survival

A former Japanese firefighter who went to Japan's quake-struck areas last March, explains what will become most important if an earthquake hits Vancouver.

Vancouver's sushi pioneer leaves giant legacy

Vancouver's famed sushi scene was sparked by Aki Takeuchi, the humble sushi chef who left a giant mark on the city's culinary history.

Sex and Vancouver city

The Naughty but nice Taboo show provided sexy entertainment and practical advice for participants.

Vertality2 celebrates eco-minded people, businesses and entertainment

Locals will be able to connect with Vancouver's vast community of business innovaters and sustainability entrepreneurs at Vertality2, the second annual celebration of eco-chic and renewed...

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...

IGA locks workers out

The workers are members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union, Local 1518,. Attempts to land an agreement with the assistance of a mediator failed on July 27.

Independent Flixx joins the list of Vancouver video stores closing doors

Independent Flixx on Denman Street will close at the end of the month after 12 years in business. With its colourful storefront and interior, the West End store is something of neighbourhood icon....