If you think arranging a wedding is challenging enough, imagine what it's like to factor in cross-cultural elements into the whole kit and caboodle.
That's what a new Canadian reality TV series by Anaïd Productions hopes to explore.
The series will take a look at how couples handle different cultural, ethnic, or socio-economic backgrounds in their plans to get married.
In Canada, such unions are on the increase.
The group behind the ShitHarperDid videos from the last federal election will be taking a new ad to national television this evening.
Through a crowdfunded campaign, the political comedians raised enough money to run their latest video 100 times, including spots during NHL playoff games. The ad will air for the first time during the Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins game on CBC tonight, sometime during first period around 5:00 p.m.
Among the stats highlighted in the ad are figures about the average household debt, and the number of Canadians relying on food banks.
After previous efforts to hold a Pride parade in Abbotsford were deterred by opposition, the first-ever Fraser Valley Pride will take place in the heart of B.C.'s Bible Belt this Saturday (May 25).
The event will begin at 3 p.m. with a walk from the Matsqui Recreation Centre (3106 Clearbrook Road) to the Civic Plaza, where speeches will be made and a free barbecue will be held.
The event will continue on into the evening with a screening of Vancouver filmmaker Gwen Haworth's documentary She's a Boy I Knew, about her gender transition, and a panel discussion about the Fraser Valley Youth Society.
The family-friendly event will include face painting, music, and door prizes.
As Ear of Newt's fave movie expert, Adrian "Mad" Mack, reported last summer, Charlie Sheen will play the president of the United States in the upcoming sequel to the 2010 action-gore epic Machete, which our other fave movie expert described as "the coolest Mexploitation flick ever".
But what's even awesomer is that, as seen in the above poster, the Sheener will pay homage to his Latino roots by being billed as "Carlos Estevez". It’s the first time in his professional career he won’t be billed as Charlie Sheen.
Planning on heading to Seattle this Memorial Day long weekend?
Perhaps you’re one of the thousands of Lower Mainland residents moving to-and-from Washington State for the Sasquatch! Music Festival (May 24 to 27).
If so, the photograph above was taken on the road you’re travelling.
Last night (May 23), a bridge collapsed over the Skagit River near Mount Vernon, severing the I-5, the main artery linking Vancouver and Seattle. (Traffic is being diverted. Directions around the road closure appear below.)
Skagit River bridge collapses Traffic is being diverted off the I-5 highway connecting Vancouver and Seattle after a bridge collapsed over the Skagit River near Mount Vernon.
New cycling corridor proposed The City of Vancouver held the first of three open houses about enhancing cycling and pedestrian safety between the Burrard Bridge and Jericho Beach. One option calls for a grade-separated bike lane and one-way traffic on Point Grey Road.
Yesterday, Mike Gillis took a bold step into his rapidly shortening future as GM of the Vancouver Canucks by firing head coach Alain Vigneault. Of course, Vigneault had already been fired a couple of hours beforehand by hockey media on the other side of the country, and the whole thing went as suavely as a Grade 8 breakup, complete with phone rumours. But Gillis eventually finished the job, and the next glorious chapter in Canucks history opened with the removal of the winningest coach the organization has ever known.
If you're headed to tomorrow's sold out Mumford & Sons show, here are some pointers you should take into consideration.
Holland Park is Surrey's newest urban park, located at 13428 Old Yale Road. At over 10 acres, it is a welcome green space in the city's emerging City Centre neighbourhood.
Part of the Concerts in the Park series, this event will feature a bike valet, two onsite beer tents, and two first-aid tents. As always, the rush level on the SkyTrain will be quite high, so plan accordingly.
For more information and directions, check out Holland Park's website.