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Olympics

Olympic Art Freeze Silences Creative Critics

The hand of the Olympic brand is long, but is it long enough to change what artists make on the streets?

Dear Stephen Colbert

Dear Stephen Colbert: We are concerned about your plans to attempt to enter Canada after calling us "syrup-suckers" and "ice-holes" on your show. Are you aware of what befell your friend, Amy Goodman,

Vancouver Police Chief Makes Bold Statement on Policy

  I think that it is a huge development for Vancouver Police Department Chief Jim Chu to in essence state that he will not be enforcing BC Minister of Housing and Social Development Rich...

Vancouver's Olympic Paranoia Explained

Now that Canada's border services agency has put Vancouver's Olympic Paranoia on the radar across Canada and to our neighbors to the south, thanks to their treatment of journalist Amy Goodman, it's...

Vancouver's Olympic Paranoia Explained

Now that Canada's border services agency has put Vancouver's Olympic Paranoia on the radar across Canada and to our neighbors to the south, thanks to their treatment of journalist Amy Goodman, it's...

Ski Jumpers Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada and Olympic Bus Tickets on Sale Soon: Today's Olympic Roundup

Ski Jumpers Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada: Since the International Olympic Committee voted against including women's ski jumping in the games, a group of 13 female ski jumpers has appealed to...

"It goes into your city as a cold dense killing cloud," hazardous materials consultant says of chlorine disasters

The Olympics offers Vancouver a "teachable moment," a hazardous materials expert says. But does Vancouver want to learn?

Geoff Meggs Assures Vancouver Residents Fridge Magnets Will be Safe During Olympics

Vancouver city council has bowed to public pressure and is reconsidering parts of the controversial 2010 Olympics “sign” bylaw. Critics have charged that the bylaw would have significantly infringed o

Just in Time for Christmas Souvenir Transit Passes on Sale November 27

They’re lasting – and useful – souvenirs of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – and make great stocking stuffers for Christmas.  TransLink’s six-week Games Transit Passes go on sale...

Temporary Hostel to Open December 4 for Visitors and Workers in Vancouver during 2010 Winter Games

The temporary hostel for the 2010 Winter Games will open its doors next week at the Eldorado Hotel in east Vancouver to provide low-cost accommodations for people seeking Games-related employment or...