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Stephen Thomson is a former Online Staff Writer for the Georgia Straight.
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Kiteboarders push for designated zone at Spanish Banks
Simon Kent wants his fellow kiteboarders to feel welcome when they visit the beach in Vancouver. The president of the Squamish Windsports Society is pushing for the creation of a...
In Tune Conference puts Canadian musicals in spotlight
Granville Island will be the stage for a conference that focuses on the development of original Canadian works of musical theatre. The 2013 In Tune Conference, organized by...
B.C. government provides support for arts grant program
The B.C. government says it will provide $300,000 to support artsVest, a program designed to help smaller-sized arts groups with fundraising. Coralee Oakes, the newly sworn in...
Goh Ballet reaches deal to use Centre in Vancouver for Nutcracker
Goh Ballet has been given the green light to use the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts as the venue for its annual Nutcracker production in December. The dance company’s...
Geek Speak: Duncan McHugh, Northern Voice conference organizer
Duncan McHugh is an organizer of Northern Voice, an annual blogging and social-media conference which returns to Vancouver June 14 and 15. The conference, open to everyone from...
Green Thumb Theatre moves into historic Vancouver schoolhouse
Vancouver’s Green Thumb Theatre has officially opened its new rehearsal space in the city’s oldest school building. The theatre troupe, which performs for young audiences across...
Christy Clark to run for MLA seat in Kelowna byelection
Premier Christy Clark has announced plans to seek a seat in the legislature by running in a byelection in the riding of Westside-Kelowna. Ben Stewart, who was reelected as the...
Ensemble Theatre Company unveils summer play lineup
Ensemble Theatre Company will be offering three plays in repertory this summer at the Jericho Arts Centre. The lineup, announced in a release on June 1, includes Aaron Sorkin’s...
UBC researchers study success of opera students with learning disabilities
A new UBC study is delving into what drives students with learning disabilities to succeed during intensive training in opera. The study, focused on a group of students in the...
José Verstappen retires as Early Music Vancouver’s artistic director
José Verstappen is stepping down as artistic director of Early Music Vancouver, a nonprofit group known for its annual summer concert festival. Verstappen is resigning effective...
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Author Donald Gutstein reveals extent of Stephen Harper revolution in new book Harperism
North Vancouver council candidate Iani Makris under fire over Facebook posts
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UBC professor Tsur Somerville suggests Vancouver landowners split lots
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I wanted to go for a walk; instead I got sexually harassed
Commodore legend Drew Burns dies in Vancouver
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The real contest in this Vancouver election is over control of council, not who's elected mayor
Yet another bland street name is coming to Vancouver
Empty homes not the issue in Vancouver, Urban Futures think-tank says
Here's some Vision Vancouver spam that came into my in-box since Friday
Surrey crime linked to Vancouver and Burnaby social-service and police policies
Gurpreet Singh: Arrival of unwanted guest Narendra Modi reveals America's real priorities
The long road that will inevitably lead Stephen Harper to commiting Canada to the war against ISIS
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