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Rites of Spring: Ukrainian New Year in Strathcona
Kazotsky kicks keep revelers in splits. Photo: Scott Alpen
Jan 20th, 2016
Eastside food hub project evolves into Harvest Community Foods
Whether in a single-serving bowl or a week's worth in a box, Chef Andrea Carlson connects communities through garden-fresh food.
Jun 30th, 2015
Jacobs and Florida and Gehl oh my! Who really influences our local politicians?
Still undecided about who to vote for? Second guessing yourself? Who really influences and inspires those candidates who are running for a seat in Vancouver's City Hall?
Nov 13th, 2014
Vancouver School Board Collaborates with Rain City Chronicles on an Evening of Public School Story Telling
The Vancouver School Board is hosting two special evenings of storytelling and song about public education titled Tales From Public School. The events are in partnership with Vancouver storytelling...
Nov 13th, 2013
Mary Lee Chan's heroic fight helped make Vancouver what it is
A community group in 1968 defending their neighbourhood was a sustainability win for us all in Vancouver.
Oct 3rd, 2013
The local's guide to Strathcona: Discover your new favourite neighbourhood
Come along on a Strathcona Safari.
Jun 6th, 2013
TJ Dawe reaches new heights with "Medicine"
Anybody who is a regular Fringe Festival-goer has probably seen a show by festival legend TJ Dawe. He’s been touring the country’s summer festival circuit for the last 10 years or so. All his shows...
Jan 25th, 2013
Cottonwood Community Gardens: oasis in peril
Sometimes a bad idea just won’t go away. Though Vancouver’s future has been looking a lot greener lately, with the expansion of bike lanes and improved municipal composting, I was dismayed to learn...
Sep 19th, 2012
The Eastside Culture Crawl: Don't miss it!
Masks. City lights inside trees, Airstream trailers, a whirling dervish. That’s what I step into when I enter Georgia Jackson Studios, my first stop on this year’s Culture Crawl.
Nov 27th, 2010
Canada Pride Strong on Commercial Drive, Strathcona, and East Hastings
In search of Canada pride, I took a walk around Commercial Drive, Strathcona, and East Hastings. Canada pride was everywhere. Story in pictures.
Feb 27th, 2010