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Extensive Vancouver School education cuts proposed: parents gather to protest

Parents Protest Education Cuts: Parents are demanding Liberals increase school funding across the province. Several hundred people packed a rally Sunday, April 18 at John Oliver Secondary School to...

The world needs more Canada Critical Mass bike ride

  So you’ve visited us. You know all sorts of stuff now about Canada and Vancouver and hockey and the joys of “la-la land”. You also know we love to come together as a community and engage....

Mittens, Schwarzenneger, Protests, and People: A Look at Vancouver During the First Week of the 2010 Olympic Games

The visuals in and around the Olympics have been great. Here's a selection of images.

Protests, Black Bloc, and the Future of Anti-Olympic and Other Activist Organizing in Vancouver: View from the Street

An interview with Olympic Street medics Chris Shaw and Danika Surm about the first week of the 2010 Olympic Games.

Suck on it, Latvia!

Every day there seems to be a new needle in our eye. The latest is the Cypress Moutain closure.  The slopes of Cypress were not meant to be in  Olympic' hands until February 1st.  If...

Threat of Pirate Invasions in Vancouver Quelled Just in Time for Winter Games!

The Vancouver Police Department now has a new toy originally developed as a way to disperse pirates, a problem most Vancouverites were probably not aware they were suffering from. My regular...