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Vision Vancouver announces commitment to expanded transit service along Broadway Corridor

Vision Vancouver announced today that it would commit to expand public transit service in Vancouver, with a focus on the route along the 99-B-line on Broadway street. “The Vision Vancouver team...

NDP candidate David Eby: advocating social justice and help for small business

BYELECTION 2011: Homelessness is an issue even in toney Point Grey, activist insists.

First United Church, Union Gospel Mission, Citywide Housing Coalition, and Kerry Jang on state of homeless during cold wave

Since the cold snap hit,  First United Church and Union Gospel Mission have each seen an increase in numbers. The number of guests at First United Church increased from around 250 to 300...

Stabbing in Kitsilano

 A thirty-six-year-old Burnaby man is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after he was stabbed overnight in the 2800 block of W. 4th Avenue. The man called 9-1-1 himself after an...

The Velvet Voice of Basia Bulat

I am always happy to discover new Canadian musicians as there is so much great talent out here. One singer that I have been keeping my eye on since last year is London, Ontario born Basia Bulat.

Dumpster Diving in Kitsilano

Suddenly, there he was. A wiry man with dark curly hair wearing a dirty white tank top, he popped up out of the garbage bin, and just as quickly as he had appeared, he vanished, diving back down into...