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The Hobbit rarely thrills; FDR gets playful in Hyde Park on Hudson and more classic animation from Japan’s Studio Ghibli

Before Lord of the Rings, there came The Hobbit. More adventure with some favorite characters.

Taking out the trash

 Last Saturday, the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up, a partnership between the Vancouver Aquarium, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the Vancouver Airport (YVR) launched the 19th annual fall...

Vancouver's The Travel Guys to air in Canada

They've gotten up close and personal with panda bears in Xian, China, snorkeled along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and dressed as samurai warriors in Osaka, Japan. All in a days work for...

UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson

Edgar vs Henderson could easily vie for 2012 fight of the year.

Canada can't afford to hunker down during global economic turmoil

OTTAWA – Canada can't afford to hunker down in the midst of global economic turmoil, Gov. Gen. David Johnston said in an interview just before the start of a 15-day trip to southeast Asia. He said...

Typhoon batters Tokyo, heads for crippled nuclear plant

A million told to evacuate as power lines down, rivers swell, winds rattle homes and reactor continues to leak.

UK opens door to gay blood donations. Is Canada next?

Quebec activist says he'd be happy to start with donations from those who haven't had sex in a year.

Skater brand RDS makes surprisingly wearable women's apparel

They affectionately called themselves the Red Dragons -- a parody of an Asian gang that terrorized Vancouver in the late 1980’s. Well-known among skateboarding aficionados as the Red Dragons, RDS...

Inspectors check West Coast fish for radiation from Japanese nuclear meltdown

No problems expected, although radiation has been found in trace, acceptable amounts in past tests, experts say.

Captain America, Friends with Benefits, Life Above All and portraits of an Eco-Pirate and a paranoid chess master

Captain America, the comic book hero from the 1940s is brought back in a big new film. To what effect? (read more)