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Ballet BC Returns to the Joyce After 18 Years

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Ballet BC company members Gilbert Small and Nicole Ward in 16 + a room by Emily Molnar. Photo by Chris Randle. "We are all being shot backwards and ...

10 Things I Love About Living In Vancouver

Alicia Haque | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Alicia Haque

Having lived here for over a year, I'm still as head over heels as I was when we first arrived. I won't pretend that Vancouver's the cheapest place to live -- the affordability aspect is something I often question. But this ocean-wrapped city offers a melange of urban living, outdoor activities, beautiful views, and glitz and glam that you won't find elsewhere.

Yes, You Can Afford the West Coast Road Trip of Your Dreams (Here's How)

David Landsel | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
David Landsel

Ever priced out that insane West Coast road trip you've been wanting to do forever? There's a good chance you gave up midway through your research -- oceanfront real estate, one quickly learns, is expensive -- if you can even find space. Low season? What's that -- even in the dead of winter, California in particular remains popular with travelers from around the world.

Syrian Refugees Sponsorship: The Costs And Procedure in Canada

Pauline Paquin | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

My awesome friend Daris has been raising funds for the past few months to sponsor a Syrian family to come live in her city of Chilliwack, British Colu...

9 Far out Hotels for Getting Away from It All

Joy Pecknold | Posted 03.09.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

I'm talking remote. Not TV remote (some of these hotels don't even have 'em), but way out there remote, because there's nothing quite like doing a 360...

Biker's Wild Routes Will Put Your SoulCycle Workouts To Shame

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.22.2016 | Good News

This biker has spun his workout into an incredible work of art. Avid cyclist Stephen Lund, from Canada's Victoria, British Columbia, attaches a GPS t...

'Very Large' Avalanche Kills 5 In British Columbia

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 01.30.2016 | Green

Five snowmobilers were killed by an avalanche in eastern British Columbia on Friday, authorities said. The "very large, significant avalanche event ne...

Ecovillages: Vacation Homes for the Wealthy or Hot Spots for Hope and Change?

Pro Journo | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Pro Journo

Gerry Chicalo was a software engineer with a "window office in a skyscraper in downtown Vancouver" and lived in an expensive apartment. Today he lives on Lasqueti Island, 144 kilometers west of Vancouver and home to white sand beaches and giant red cedars.

Fie on Fear & Season's Greetings

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.26.2015 | Good News
Paula Gordon

Fear of strangers has no place in Markus' vision of the world. Anything but reckless, he is in fact counting on human kindness. He also rejoices that his muscles alone will power him for ±1,800 days through every conceivable environment.

'Green News Report' - November 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House Republicans double-down in their ongoing war against climate scient...

I Want a Carbon Fee -- or 'Clean Reward' -- Because I'm Selfish, I Breathe, and I Want My State to Prosper

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Adam Sulkowski

Since 2008 British Columbia's economy has grown while carbon pollution dropped using a popular and business-friendly law championed by a centrist-conservative politician.

5 Inspiring Moments from We Day Vancouver

La Carmina | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
La Carmina

Last Wednesday, 20,000 primary and secondary school students from all over BC gathered in Rogers Arena. Run by the non-profit Free the Children, We Day is an annual empowerment-fest with presentations by dozens of celebrities. Tickets are free for youths who have made a difference.

Planning a Wine Country Road Trip

Joy Pecknold | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

All roads lead to wine. Isn't that how the saying goes? No? Well, it should. With the summer maelstrom winding down and autumn approaching, now is a c...

The Animas River Spill and the Myth of Mine Safety

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

This month the industry's biggest lie -- that it can be trusted with our water -- is once again on display as another mining disaster has spilled millions of gallons of toxic mining waste and chemicals into our streams, rivers and lakes.

Street Sweeper Saves Girl's Chalk Art (And Our Souls) With Kind Act

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.05.2015 | Good News

A kind street sweeper allowed a little girl's summer fun to last a little bit longer -- and reminded us truly good people still exist out there. Wende...

Dreams Can Sometimes Change the World

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Andreas Souvaliotis

It took several years for those two remarkable dream dots, from the two opposite corners of Canada, to be connected. Regan's journey of advocacy, persuasion and meticulous concept design inside her government world was long and tenuous.

Canadian Family: Please Stop Shaving Our Cat

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.14.2015 | Weird News

A Canadian family is getting fed up with whoever is shaving their pet cat. The Yarjau family of Campbell River, British Columbia, says this has be...

9-Year-Old Catches Giant Sturgeon On Canadian River

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.07.2015 | Weird News

A 9-year-old New Jersey boy fishing with his dad in Canada landed an amazing catch on June 29: a 10-foot-long white sturgeon that weighed an estimated...

Looking For A Good Buy In Outsider Art? Canada's John Swinton Might Just Fit The Bill

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.04.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

I've been buying Swinton's art for years. I recognized it immediately as something worthy of investment. But before I get into all that, I do want to ...

'Green News Report' - May 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The Paddle in Seattle" -- "kayaktivists" hit the water to stop Shell's A...

Environmental Disasters Are About Responsible Governance

Reut Amit | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Reut Amit

Good governance means embracing an environmental review process that includes the people and governments who are most affected by proposed projects, rather than one that robs stakeholders of their voices.

'Globalization and Its Discontents'

Carl Pope | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The current trade regime is not just a matter of the U.S. exporting manufacturing jobs to China and importing cheaper consumer goods. We are also dramatically increasing the volume of pollution associated with our consumption, so much that a significant part of U.S. pollution is now generated in China in the production of goods for U.S. consumers.

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

The Outbound Collective | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.

It's Time Canada Did Some Long-term Thinking About Oil

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The Bank of Canada would be wise to consider the future we're heading towards. For a petro-economy such as Canada's, where the energy industry and the country's economic well-being are closely linked, the financial risks associated with the pending battle against climate change are much greater than any cyclical downturn in oil prices.

Budget Ax Falls on a Bit of Alaskana, the Bars on Alaska State Ferries

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities says it can no longer afford to keep subsidizing money-losing ferry bars and will close them this year.