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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
Feb 14th, 2019
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
Jul 8th, 2016
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.
Mar 11th, 2013
Anonymous launches largest attack yet before SOPA victory
Hacker group Anonymous launches largest DDOS attack to date, claiming victory over the controversial SOPA bill.
Jan 20th, 2012
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...
Sep 13th, 2011
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.
Sep 8th, 2011
"Rock snot" from B.C. congesting rivers world-wide in growing environmental threat
Algae from Nanaimo area threatening ecosystems, experts say.
Aug 14th, 2011
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...
Mar 24th, 2011
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
Jun 26th, 2010
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...
Jun 20th, 2010