New Zealand

Films about Alita, a troubled cyborg, Mads, lost in the Arctic and Rebel lost in a dream

Also films attached to the big comedy festival in town right now

A gem of animation, a dog’s wacky life and finding the truth in a notorious crime

Also a couple of poignant films from down under plus Werner Herzog’s view of the internet and remembering Frank Zappa’s thoughts on everything

VanWineFest: getting a taste of New Zealand

The only things that were wet were their mouths salivating from the delicious New Zealand-inspired dishes prepared by the chefs at Boathouse Restaurant in Kitsilano.

Anonymous launches largest attack yet before SOPA victory

Hacker group Anonymous launches largest DDOS attack to date, claiming victory over the controversial SOPA bill.

2011 Rugby World Cup: how will Canada do?

Canada kicks off its 2011 Rugby World Cup match tonight against Tonga and if you haven’t been watching the tournament thus far, there’s nothing like a little bit of national pride to increase...

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.

"Rock snot" from B.C. congesting rivers world-wide in growing environmental threat

Algae from Nanaimo area threatening ecosystems, experts say.

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...

World Cup: Tribute to those going home. Qualifiers must show their mettle.

Landon Donovan scores in the 91st minute against Algeria. A deserved result for the US but the sad result was the elimination of tiny Slovenia whose mere qualification for the World Cup was almost a m

Paraguay tops Slovakia, New Zealand draws with Italy, Brazil dominates Cote d'Ivoire, and the French team walks out on practice

More turmoil in the French camp Before the day started there was more controversy in the French camp. This time it came from captain Patrice Evra who insisted there was a traitor inside the French...