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'Disordered eating' rates troubling among young lesbians, bisexuals, gays: study

"Our study has found that it’s only getting worse for lesbian and bisexual girls," Ryan Watson, from UBC's school of nursing, said.

Japan gives kudos to king of Vancouver sushi kitchen, chef Hidekazu Tojo

When Hidekazu Tojo began preparing sushi at a modest Japanese restaurant in Vancouver 45 years ago, customers were squeamish about eating raw fish wrapped in seaweed. So the 21−year−old...
Get your soil ready for spring

Get your soil ready for spring

Late winter and early spring is the perfect time to do some yearly soil maintenance. By regularly amending your soil, you’ll ensure that this year’s garden is as good as last year’s.
Seeds you can start in February

Seeds you can start in February

It’s still early days, but Vancouver’s warm climate means that there are a few seeds that eager gardeners can get a jump start on.
Seven tips to save money amid rising food prices in Canada

Food prices on the rise: seven tips to save money

Food prices are on the rise in Canada. Here are seven tips to help reduce your grocery bill.
Rob Greenfield

An interview with Rob Greenfield, Dude Making a Difference

Rob Greenfield has gone to extremes to reduce his environmental impact, from eating wasted food to going a year without showering.

More Canadians in need of food banks: report

The HungerCount is out and its numbers show that more and more people are in need of food banks. According to the 2015 report released by Food Banks Canada [FBC], over 850,000 Canadians, or 2.3 per...

A quirky approach to classic pizza and beer

Beer and pizza can summon reminiscences of summer evenings, sitting on a Vancouver patio. But now the leaves are turning red, pumpkins are orange, and the autumn breezes are putting a chill on...

Eastside food hub project evolves into Harvest Community Foods

Whether in a single-serving bowl or a week's worth in a box, Chef Andrea Carlson connects communities through garden-fresh food.