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Twenty ways to have a very merry local Christmas in Vancouver this year

Twenty great things to do in Vancouver over the holiday season

We've made our list. Have a merry Christmas season with these twenty things to enjoy in Vancouver.

Ten holiday gift ideas from the Armoury District

Christmas shopping doesn't have to mean running through the malls like the hordes escaping bulls in Pamplona. At this busy time of year, plan your holiday shopping around a destination...

Healthy holiday eating tips from professional fitness model, Victoria Lindsay

Looking to stay trim this holiday season? Professional Fitness model Victoria Lindsay shares her healthy eating tips.

Buy a Christmas tree to help homeless moms and babies

Tammy Monroe is in the spirit of giving this Christmas. While many focus on material gifts for family and close friends, she focuses on giving back to an organization that supported her like a family.

Thanksgiving dinner with friends and strangers at The Irish Heather

Feeling lonely on holidays? Check out the "communal" Thanksgiving dinner at the Irish Heather and dine with old friends while meeting some new ones.

Lessons learned from my life's journey through 2011

Carina Clark reflects on a year of friendship and family with appreciation for the past and optimism for the future.

How to cut down on food waste this Christmas

Helpful tips for Vancouverites to reduce food waste this Christmas, so you can eat, drink and be merry (and be green).

A Grinch's survival guide for holiday haters

What if it just ISN'T the most wonderful time of the year?

5 tips for avoiding holiday stress and over indulgence

Number one. Lower your expectations - especially if you are a perfectionist. Lower the bar of perfection you may have set for yourself, and see if you can't enjoy the holidays as much – and perhaps...

This Christmas, give the gift of clean water

Looking for a Christmas gift idea? Give a truly meaningful Christmas gift this year.