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World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

With the world moving at an ever-quickening pace, it is very important to document the change process as it is happening. Static Photography has had the opportunity to be at some of...

Drake, K'naan and Michael Bublé big winners at the Junos

Images from the 2010 Junos of the big winners. K'naan tells crowd that "Canada has its heart in the right place" while Emily Haines advised young artists to "set your own course." Michael Bublé leaves

ION Magazine and Pink Mafia launch St. John’s Hip Guide for the JUNO awards week

Vancouver’s ION Magazine has teamed up with Toronto’s Pink Mafia to create the ultimate handbook for anyone visiting St. John’s for the JUNOS this week. The St. John's Hip Guide answers important...

Eat like an Egyptian

Two new discoveries as this food junkie globe trots...

Trash and Trauma on the Beaches of Goa, India Highlight Disruptions by Global Tourism

Recently, newspapers in Goa have been debating whether a Russian “mafia” is bringing vices to a new, more violent level. Crimes both against and by tourists are increasing in frequency, including rap

Living Canadian with Miho Suzuki

Life in Vancouver from a new perspective. The Vancouver Observer sits down with Miho Suzuki to talk about her time in Canada over the past three years.

Discovering New Horizons on Amtrak

I jumped into the front seat of a yellow cab soon around 4:30 am in the damp pitch black of the Vancouver fall, in such a hurry that I’d reached the Pacific Central station before realizing with a...

Tales out of School

Sailing a 40-foot yacht in Mexico, cooking shellfish on a beach in Scotland, and navigating the labyrinthine streets of Seville are not part of the school curriculum for most children. But these...