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B.C. government cleared of violating privacy laws with ethnic outreach plan
An investigation by B.C.’s privacy watchdog has found no evidence the Liberal government shared information in violation of provincial laws as part of its ethnic outreach plan....
Vancouver Fringe Festival hopes to build audience for independent theatre
The organizers of the annual Vancouver Fringe Festival are musing about a potential marketing strategy that could give a boost to independent theatre groups in the city. Executive...
Geek Speak: Dave Warfield, head of game design at Vancouver Film School
Dave Warfield is head of game design at Vancouver Film School and a former senior producer at local videogame giant Electronic Arts. After developing an interest in games as a...
Vancouver’s Radix Theatre invites people to type letters to Stephen Harper
In an age of high-speed electronic communication, a Vancouver theatre company is giving people an opportunity to slow down and share their thoughts the old-fashioned way. Radix...
Public Dreams to stop hosting Illuminares festival, faces uncertain future
Faced with financial problems, the nonprofit group behind Vancouver’s Illuminares and Parade of Lost Souls festivals is planning to curtail its operations. Public Dreams has...
Four cases of measles reported in Whistler and Pemberton
Vancouver Coastal Health is advising people to ensure they have been vaccinated after a reported measles outbreak in Whistler and Pemberton. The regional health authority said...
Museum of Vancouver to transform streets with giant building blocks
Don’t be surprised to see people assembling imaginative structures using hundreds of giant, Lego-like blocks in downtown Vancouver. Upcycled Urbanism, a Museum of Vancouver-led...
Metro Vancouver parks committee rejects Langley Speedway proposal
Metro Vancouver has hit the brakes on a bid to reintroduce auto racing at the Langley Speedway in Campbell Valley Regional Park. The regional district’s environment and parks...
Special prosecutor to review RCMP report on Bountiful investigation
An independent special prosecutor will consider whether criminal charges should be pursued following an RCMP investigation into the polygamous community of Bountiful, B.C. The...
Vancouver police search for suspect after teen attacked at bus stop
Vancouver police are searching for a male suspect after a 15-year-old girl was allegedly groped while waiting at a bus stop. The incident happened at around noon on Monday (July 8...
Sex workers in Canada: 17 interesting facts from a new report
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Gregor Robertson skips debate sponsored by ex-NPA vice president Rob Macdonald's company
Vancouver candidates band together to siphon votes from Vision and NPA
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Gwynne Dyer: Scotland stays
More questions than answers in strike deal
Beyond Vij’s: Meet the folks behind Vancouver’s other Indian restaurants
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 review guide
As parents rally for their kids' education, Christy Clark plans on spending billions on a new bridge
Brenda McNeill: Why are school administrators silent on B.C. teachers’ strike?
Teachers' strike, Christy Clark's popularity falls, and Election Act charges against two B.C. Liberals
Elton John and his killer band conquer Vancouver, with the help of a giant jellyfish
Elton John not thrilled by the Newt's review of his Vancouver show
Tentative agreement reached in B.C. teachers strike
Why do so many Vancouver firefighters make six figures? And other questions raised by city salaries
B.C. premier Christy Clark calls tentative six-year teachers’ deal a "game changer"
Gwynne Dyer: ISIS and the coalition of the unwilling
Cultural chauvinism poses economic risk for Canada
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