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Protesting education cuts

Lord Byng student Abdeslam Boubia  wants to send a message to the provincial government that cutting money for schools isn't acceptable.  "I don't want to go through a school system that's...

Streetcar not quite desired, fire service reduced, ain't nobody here but us chickens...NPA Councillor Suzanne Anton's view

NPA Councillor Suzanne Anton's mailing to constituents reflects her concerns for the city as the lone opposition member on Vancouver City Council.  Here's what she's talking about...

Small, Local Shops Saw Little Profit During Olympics

Beyond the area around Robson Square and Granville Street, it was business as unusual---unusually slow, except for the occasional exception like The Umbrella Shop on Granville Island.

"Share the Gold" Campaign Stands to End Homelessness

Ric Matthews of First United Church addresses the crowd. People waiting to begin the stand. The chain forms along both sides of Hastings. The human chain calling for a national housing...

Women's Ski Cross Competitor Ashleigh McIvor Scores Gold For Canada

At a party Sunday night at Canvas Club on Powell Street, Ashley McIvor posed for cameras, danced with members of the men's ski cross team and enjoyed the scene at an invitation-only party. The buzz i

Halifax rapper Classified fills Atlantic Canada House Olympic venue

Rapper Classified stands on guard for Canada.

A Battle for Hockey Dominance: Canada vs. USA

How will Team Canada fare against Team USA when they duke it out in Men's Hockey on Feb. 21? As these teams are closely matched in skill and talent, this game is surely to be very close.

Grounded TV Takes Viewers to Tent City Protest Via Video at the Vancouver 2010 Games

"No more empty talk and no more empty lots," Grounded TV writes. "The 2010 Winter Olympics has escalated the homelessness crisis in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the Greater Vancouver area. Since...

While in Vancouver Enjoy the Olympics with a Cup of Coffee

Trust me, the buzz you get from caffeine isn't half as great as the buzz you'll get from the people hanging out at Vancouver's awesome coffee shops. (photo by Danny Robinson of Bootup Labs)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Woody Harrelson Have New Movies Now Playing, Both With Elias Koteas

Crime and insanity is big in the movies this week, in two films. One Canadian, the other by Martin Scorsese. Also watch for Indians and the Olympics. (read more)