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Must-see films for children (Frozen) and mature folks (Nebraska and Philomena)

Disney, Dern and Dench lead the pack this week in three wonderful films.

Canadian Siblings Tell Story of Holocaust Hero

There are not many books about cyclists and there are even fewer about cyclists who participated during the Second World War.
Ryder Hesjedal

BC's Ryder Hesjedal wins Giro d'Italia, makes Canadian cycling history

Ryder Hesjedal, hailing from Victoria, BC, has become the first Canadian to win the Giro d'Italia, one of the most prestigious races in the world.

Lactate Burn

Happy Valentine's Day. Happy Olympics. The current 2010 Winter Olympics frenzy in Vancouver leads me to reflect on high-level athletic performance, particularly in terms of the physiology of the "la