Japan earthquake

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.

Japan earthquake victim children uplifted by Canadian gifts

In earthquake and tsunami-hit Japan, Canadian toys and pins helped boost the mood of many children who had lost homes and family to the disaster.

Japan earthquake continues to shake up Vancouverites

After the Japan earthquake and tsunami, locals continue to feel the impact of the disaster in their lives.

After Japan's earthquake and tsunami, a shift in values

How to help the tsunami and earthquake victims? Before we can support each other, or at the same time, we need to heal ourselves, says one Japanese consultant.

Twenty million tons of Japanese tsunami debris expected to hit B.C. coast by 2014, scientists say

According to scientists at the University of Hawaii, upwards of 20 million tons tsunami debris from Japan could be heading towards British Columbia's coastlines by 2014. Large fields of debris from...

After the nuclear meltdown: inside post-Fukushima Daiichi Japan

"If I had a choice between vegetables from around Fukushima or from down south in Kyushu, I'd honestly buy from Kyushu." After Fukushima, the view from Japan.

Earthquake preparedness in a backpack

Krasicki and Ward has taken leaps to provide Vancouver with all that is needed for earthquake preparedness. Business boomed after the earthquake in Japan and products sold out.  The store...

This week is all about working less, bridging the gap and paying respect to W2 Storyeum

Spring is upon us! It's time to celebrate the sun and warmth. Lots happening around town including a Spring Carnival, a large-scale international development conference Bridging the Gap and a party...

Why the site crashed yesterday and other VO news

Yesterday, the site shut down for five hours. This happened under the pressure of a huge surge in traffic.  Finally, we upgraded to a larger server and acquired new speed and capacity.  We...

Grieving with Japan

Four days since the earthquake and tsunami completely overtook northern Japan, and the news is becoming more and more horrific. On a global level this is such a monstrous tragedy  and I am but...