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A new and splendid Beauty and the Beast plus two contrasting Canadian films, the Goon sequel and Weirdos
And so much more: a defense of trees, a city tour with cats, a plane hijacker’s own story, disaster experiences from Japan and a subtle English novel squeezed into a movie.
Mar 17th, 2017
Taking out the trash
Last Saturday, the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up, a partnership between the Vancouver Aquarium, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the Vancouver Airport (YVR) launched the 19th annual fall...
Marguerite du Plessis
Sep 24th, 2012
Lessons from Japan: In aftermath of earthquake, community means survival
A former Japanese firefighter who went to Japan's quake-struck areas last March, explains what will become most important if an earthquake hits Vancouver.
Mar 11th, 2012
"Gratitude is the force multiplier": video of 2011 through tweets
A look back at all the big (and not so big) events this year via tweets.
Jan 2nd, 2012
Typhoon batters Tokyo, heads for crippled nuclear plant
A million told to evacuate as power lines down, rivers swell, winds rattle homes and reactor continues to leak.
Sep 21st, 2011
Quake off West Coast rattles downtown Vancouver
Kelowna and Kamloops felt the tremor -- and so did upper floors of Vancouver city hall.
The Canadian Press
Sep 9th, 2011
The Big One? New study says major quake could shake Olympic Peninsula
Fault line deeper than believed, could hit south of Vancouver Island, says SFU expert.
Jul 27th, 2011
Finding hope in my home town after the tsunami
Masumi Kikuchi heads back to Kamaishi, Japan, to witness the devastation first hand, and to help supply survivors with food, materials -- and hope.
May 1st, 2011
Japanese government not giving "straight story" on dumping radioactive water into ocean, physician says
“We’re not getting the straight story from the government,” Jeff Patterson, past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said about Japan's dumping of radioactive water from a quake-...
Apr 5th, 2011
Japan Earthquake Benefit: an evening of readings and performances
The BC Japan Earthquake Fund and the Asian Canadian Studies Society invites you to an evening of poetry, fiction, performance, with some of Vancouver's finest writers: Daphne Marlatt, Joanne...
Mar 29th, 2011