Obviously, the surgery wasn't happening live. The regional health authority invited people into the "virtual operating room" to follow a left frontal craniotomy to remove a tumour. The procedure was conducted by Dr. Mark Matishak, a neurosurgeon at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.
If you saw an interracial couple being subjected to racist remarks, what would you do?
That's what the program, handily entitled What Would You Do?, asks. The ABC News program, hosted by John Quiñones, takes a look a number of social issues, ranging from parenting to various forms of discrimination, such as homophobia and racism.
The program secretly stages scenarios in public spaces, and captures the reactions of bystanders (who don't realize they're watching actors) to see how they will respond.
In one episode, the program staged a black female hairdresser at a Harlem barbershop in New York City to berate a black male-white female couple (also actors) with racist remarks for their interracial relationship.
From the snows of Hollyburn Mountain to the meadows of Rainbow Lake, there's plenty of gorgeous scenery to be found while hiking near Vancouver.
Although I didn't get out on the trails as much as I would have liked this year, I did revisit hikes such as Norvan Falls and Upper Shannon Falls, and experience new ones including Tunnel Bluff Lookout, the Evans Creek Trail, and Mount St. Benedict.
Look above for an artist’s approximation of what the Donnelly Group is expecting to see by the end of tonight (December 9).
It’s the 12th Annual Donnelly Fund Toy Drive, and you’re invited to bring your unwrapped toys or non-perishable food items to the Queen’s Republic (958 Granville Street).
In return, you’ll get a night of carousing, canapés, and Kyprios, not to mention sets from DJs Flipout, Zak Santiago, Jay Swing, Marvel, Seko, Rico Uno, J-Fresh, and Sailor Gerry.
The gifting commences at 8 p.m.
Selfie is the word of 2013 but for the life of me I can't figure out why; obsessing over self-image isn't anything particularly new. As a teenager, I'd grab my film camera and spend obscene amounts of time taking pictures of myself with the self-timer button; that impulse only increased with the advent of webcams and digital cameras.
But why are selfies a big deal now? I've been struggling to understand why this has become such a phenomenon now in 2013. TThis year, the use of the word selfie has increased by 17,000 percent.
Nothing dampens the holiday spirit like losing all of your prized possessions—and maybe even a loved one—in a fire.
Luckily, you can take steps to prevent a tragedy from happening in your home.
Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services sent out these nine tips for a safe holiday season:
Every December, many people turn their attention to helping the homeless and hungry people they ignore the rest of the year.
However, it’s not just our fellow humans who could use our support. Many animals—of the nonhuman variety—are vulnerable and suffering, and could benefit from our assistance at this time of year.
Here’s 10 ways that you can help the animals this holiday season.
What's the biggest tip you've ever received?
Okay, multiply that by at least a hundred and you've got the mysterious benefactor who's been leaving thousands of dollars in tips in the U.S.
Going by the handle @tipsforjesus on Instagram—his (her? them?) bio simply reads "Doing the Lord's work, one tip at a time."—this mad tipper has given away over US$55,000 since the beginning of September.
So far, all that's known about the tipper is that they wield an AMEX card, have a predilection for college football, and travel frequently; huge tips have popped up in Michigan, Indiana, Chicago, Washington state, Utah, and Los Angeles.
Do you snap selfies? If so, you're not alone.
Fifty-three percent of Canadians have taken a selfie, according to surveys conducted by Vision Critical for Virgin Mobile Canada.
Why do selfie-shooting Canadians do what they do?
- Capturing memorable moments (44 percent);
- No one else to take the photo (33 percent);
- Sharing good photos of themselves (31 percent).
The survey results also show that men and women who are familiar with the phenomenon are just as likely to take selfies. However, men are less likely to share those selfies with others.