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Vancouver in 2011: a year in pictures

Take a look back at 2011 captured through the cameras of our talented VO Photo Pool members.

Vancouver sports reporter fantasy draft: Part two

Part two of The Sports Couple's Vancouver media fantasy draft.

NHL kick off - Eastern Conference preview

Sidney Crosby's concussion woes loom heavily over the future of the NHL.

50/50, Restless, Breakaway and VIFF picks for Days 3 and 4

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen find the lighter side of cancer in 50/50

Rick Rypien and the modern concussion epidemic

The tributes began pouring in yesterday morning from former teammates and opponents, confirming that recently deceased former Canuck Rick Rypien was respected throughout the NHL, in spite of his...

Burnaby's Joe Sakic scores hole-in-one, wins one million

Former NHL player Joe Sakic won a million dollars on the golf course this weekend at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The retired Burnaby-native Stanley Cup winner swung a hole-in-one at the American Century...

Reflections on the Vancouver riots and the fragility of civilization

The 2011 Hockey riots represent a breakdown of civilized behaviour. Rather than reacting smugly, we should consider that civilization is a fragile thing that we must nurture every day.

Stanley Cup riot unpreventable: Vancouver police

Vancouver Police Department has issued the statement: Following the events of June 15, 2011, media attention has focused on the number of police on the streets that night. Debate appears to be raging...

Vancouver riots: a new Canadian’s hockey initiation

Somehow I thought coming to terms with the monarchy was my final stumbling block to becoming a Canadian. I’d forgotten all about hockey.

Vancouver police blame anarchists and drunken youth for riots

Vancouver police chief told media today that the riots downtown after the Stanley Cup final game last night was started by anarchists and made worse by intoxicated youth.  "The rioters were...