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COPE introducing earthquake preparedness plan for Vancouver

“The Japanese earthquake has deeply affected me personally,” COPE City councillor Ellen Woodsworth told the Vancouver Observer. “My father is from Japan and I am very deeply connected with friends...

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...

Japanese radiation impact hits local importers and specialty food stores

Bob Matsuyama, owner of Angel Seafoods, a major Vancouver-based distributor of Japanese seafood and food supplies, says the radiation scare in Northeastern Japan could affect the foods that Canadians...

Canadian Medical Assistance Team flees Japan

Concerns over high radiation levels proved too much for The Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) stationed in Japan. CMAT was evacuating the area this morning, fearing nuclear disaster at the...

Japan nuclear crisis worsens and effects depend on wind

Japan's Emperor Akihito delivered a rare televised address, saying he was "deeply worried" about the deteriorating situation at the plant and a new aftershock has hit Japan, several journalists...

Japanese Canadian community unites to help earthquake and tsunami victims

Over 50 members of the Japanese Canadian arts, business, culture, community and student groups, representing more than 20 different organizations, met together at the office of the Japanese Community...

Experts say BC at low risk of Japanese radiation

Harmful radiation leaked into the atmosphere after a fire broke out at a damaged nuclear power plant in Northeastern Japan. Canadian nuclear experts and public health authorities say, however, that...

Tsunami leaves scant trace of Vancouver woman's friends and family

In the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, many of us are anxiously waiting by the phone in hopes of hearing from our family and friends.   One of the cities effected by the tsunami was my...

Japanese earthquake sends shock waves through Vancouver

“There aren't many casualties (damages) here, but the aftershocks continue. The first quake, the buildings were all wobbling violently, and the sky was suddenly an extremely bright colour, it was...

Eat Pray Love, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Animal Kingdom and Still Walking

Julia Roberts cycles off to find food, spirituality and romance in Eat Pray Love. Does she match the beloved book? (Read more)