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Old General Gordon School

Christy Clark made promises to seismically upgrade schools in her last campaign — she didn’t keep those promises and she’s taking credit for others

The old General Gordon School was demolished and replaced with a new, seismically safe school. Photo: Wikipedia
Fracking is behind earthquakes in Western Canada: researchers

Fracking, not water disposal, behind earthquakes: study

EDMONTON — New research suggests that hydraulic fracking of oil and gas wells is behind earthquakes caused by humans in Western Canada. A study, published Tuesday by a group of top Canadian...

Whitecaps focused on earning three points in tight Western Conference

Coming off of a crucial 1-1 draw in their Cascadia Cup battle in Portland last weekend, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (9W-7L-6D) next host San Jose Earthquakes (8W-9L-6D) in yet another important Western...

Whitecaps weekly update

Forward Eric Hassli is expected to return to the Whitecaps lineup as they travel to San Jose to face the Earthquakes.

Earthquakes and hurricanes: nature's fury unleashed in 2011

Today, Alaska was hit by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake and Argentina by a  6.4 earthquake.  This year, Mother Nature has been relentless in punishing every corner of the world. Apocalypse,...

Earthquake preparedness 101

If an earthquake rocks Vancouver, will you be ready? Following the devasating earthquake in Japan, emergency kits at Krasicki and Ward Emergency Preparedness at City Square were in high demand and by...

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 8 & 9: Thurs and Fri

My picks for the next two days at VIFF include two ugly duckling tales, one for children, the other showing off Gemma Arterton. (read more)