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Vancouver's Japadog rolls into New York City

The famous Vancouver-based Japanese hotdog stand Japadog is opening in the East Village  in Manhattan. From a lone hot dog cart to several locations, including store front, this will be Japadog'...

Conjoined twins from Vernon hit the Big Apple

Five-year-old Vernon girls are guests on Anderson Cooper's new daytime TV talk show.

Jennifer Lopez and Bradley Cooper together?

Jennifer Lopez and Bradley Cooper together? Apparently, the two went out on a date on Saturday at the pricy Per Se restaurant in New York. A two-hour dinner date. Now the whole world seems to be...

Exotic food trucks making inroads -- despite all the rules

Vancouver made the street-food rules straightforward. Montreal and Toronto? Not so much.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex assault charges to be dropped

Prosecuters formally asked a New York judge to dismiss a sexual assault case against former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, saying they were "no longer convinced of the defendant's guilt...

Fashion designer Michael Kors to marry longtime partner

“Lance and I are very excited to finally be able to have the opportunity to marry in our home state after many years together.”  - Michael Kors, tells US Weekly Famed designer Michael Kors is...

Princess Diana's evening gowns fetch millions in Toronto

The late Princess Diana's dresses were sold for millions at Waddington's auction house in Toronto Thursday night. Diana's Edwardian-inspired Victor Edelstein evening gown was auctioned for a...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn "a sexual maniac": UBC prof

"He's a sexual maniac," Farid Laroussi, a French studies professor at UBC, said of the disgraced IMF chief. "This has nothing to do with cheating and mistresses. He has a real problem."

Bin Laden death won't keep America safe, warns Middle East expert

Terrorism will remain as long as Western foreign policy toward the Middle East is unchanged, says UBC's Hani Faris.

212 Productions pleads for less fashion groupthink

When former model Scott Walhovd and business partner Anthony Castro decided to launch their own clothing label, 212 Productions, and a boutique store (located at 454 West Cordova Street), some...