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Young and old fans garbed in Canucks jerseys hit Vancouver street to watch game

VANCOUVER -- One of Vancouver's main streets is awash in Canuck blues and greens as an eclectic mix of fans gather to watch the team face off against the Boston Bruins in the first game of the...

Vancouver's tortured past with the Stanley Cup may be ending, say experts

VANCOUVER -- Both Vancouver's city and its hockey team have had a tortured relationship with the Stanley Cup, but experts say the Olympics healed the wounds of the 1994 hockey riot. After the Canucks...

Olympics and '94 riots in mind as police prepare for Vancouver's Stanley Cup run

The last time the Vancouver Canucks made it to the Stanley Cup final, it didn't end well. First, they lost the 1994 series to the New York Rangers. Then, rioters in Vancouver caused $1 million in...

Canucks’ Cup quest runs through arch-nemesis Chicago

Vancouverites are hoping this year’s dominant Canucks will prove that the third time is, indeed, lucky.

Olympic anniversary on Granville

On the Olympic anniversary, photographer Willem Betts captured unusually beautiful street shots.

Report shows Olympic business program created $306 million economic impact

A new report released today shows that the Metro Vancouver Commerce 2010 Olympic Business Program was a huge success in strengthening the region’s local economy, bringing a total of $306 million in...

After sled dogs slaughter, looking back on a journey with the dogs

In January 2009, I went sledding with my son in the back country near Whistler. It was all about the dogs.

Vancouver's 5 best and 5 worst moments of 2010

This was the year that the eyes of the world were on Vancouver. When did we shine and when did we fall short?

Canada: a great power?

Could Canada become a great power? Ask this question to most Canadians and you will probably be rebuked with an emphatic no, or polite chuckles. It is a question, however, that Canadians and...

Social worker describes motivations for protesting Vancouver G8 university summit, clash with police, and a few hours in jail

A lone bus lumbered forward and attempted to gain access into the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver last Friday afternoon. In it were several dozen dignitaries attending the Group of 8...