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Year in Review 2014
Best of Vancouver
Stephen Thomson is a former Online Staff Writer for the Georgia Straight.
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Vancouver composer Rodney Sharman wins 2013 Dora Award
Vancouver composer Rodney Sharman is among the winners of the 2013 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in the performing arts. Sharman is the recipient of the...
New study shows federal war on drugs failing in Vancouver
A new report on Vancouver’s drug problem highlights the success of harm-reduction strategies and related approaches while suggesting tougher policing has not been effective. The...
Geek Speak: Richard Smith, SFU communication professor
Richard Smith has been a professor in the school of communication at SFU for more than 17 years. During his career, he has focused his research on the complex relationship between...
Twitter hiring software engineers for Vancouver unit
Twitter is looking to recruit a group of top computer-science graduates for a new “global centre of excellence” in Vancouver. The social-media company has posted an advertisement...
Musician Salvador Ferreras appointed VP at Kwantlen University
Renowned B.C. percussionist Salvador Ferreras is also making his mark in the academic world. Ferreras has been appointed provost and vice president, academic of Metro Vancouver’s...
SkyTrain service disrupted on Millennium Line
SkyTrain service has been halted on much of the Millennium Line because of a computer problem, TransLink says. Trains are not running between VCC-Clark and Braid stations,...
Vancouver artists compete for $25,000 RBC painting prize
Three Vancouver artists are vying to win the 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Jessica Bell, Colleen Heslin, and Brian Kokoska are among the 15 finalists announced by...
Portrait of an Artist: Ben Skinner
Ben Skinner is often on the lookout for new materials and techniques to employ in his visual art practice. Among other formats, he has created work using plexiglass, gold leaf,...
Vancouver web comic writer takes on violence against women
Rodrigo Caballero sees web comics as more than just a platform for escapism or humour. The East Vancouver writer is planning to self-publish an online series to raise awareness...
Sierra Club B.C. warns of pipeline risk after spill near Merritt
The Sierra Club B.C. says a recent oil spill is further evidence that Kinder Morgan’s plan to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline should be opposed. “The accident near Merritt...
Evan Goldberg wonders if the Sony hack was an inside job
Demand for meat destroys Brazil's "underground forest"
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John Thomas: Leftist zombies steal Powell River municipal election
Top nine things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, December 20
Victoria police officer and drug legalization advocate to get B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing
Assaults in B.C. Corrections institutions on the rise: report
20 years ago: Steve Dawson and Jesse Zubot blast on to the Vancouver music scene with the Spirit Merchants
Celebrate New Year's Eve at these Vancouver restaurants and hotels
The Georgia Straight’s 2014 Year in Review: it wasn’t all Ebola and ISIS
Jeff O’Neil Show criticized for “misogynist BS” over Justin Trudeau questions
COPE failed to disclose real-estate firm’s donation before election
Gwynne Dyer: Climate change's impossible deal
Jeff O’Neil Show and CFOX sorry for “F, kill, or marry” segment that was in “tremendously poor taste”
Justin Trudeau targets Conservative voters in B.C. while still advancing marijuana legalization
Shawn Vulliez: Don’t let The Pirate Bay die
Here's our review of The Interview anyway
The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies completes the Tolkien trilogy, finally
Province says transit plebiscite will be on “Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax”
Trinity Western University takes B.C. law society to court over Christian law school
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