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Banjo-Playing Suspect Serenades Cops In Bizarre Standoff

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.29.2015 | Weird News

Cops: they're a tough crowd. A 26-year-old software engineer is behind bars following a bizarre standoff in Vancouver, Washington, on Sunday afternoo...

All Aboard for Alaska: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

We're off to a roaring start. My wife Rivka is coming along on an 8-day/7-night cruise up the Alaska coast. Roaring in this case means we start the great royal hunt for her passport three months before departure.

Road Trip Tip: Cross the Border for Double the Fun!

trivago | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
trivago

Before you celebrate the red, white, and blue on July 4th, why not take a quick trip across the border to celebrate Canada Day on July 1 with our neighbors to the north?

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We have searched high and low for some out-of-the-box, unique honeymoon ideas for those of you who are looking to mix it up on their post-wedding romp. After all, the excitement and sense of adventure you'll feel after your dream wedding is the perfect time to try something new.

What Ever Happened To The Riot Kiss Couple In This Famous Photo?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

Four years ago this month, the Vancouver Canucks lost in the seventh game of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup finals. The city erupted in riot...

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

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.04.2015 | 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 t...

Can Your City Commit to 100-Percent Renewable Energy?

XPRIZE | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

Cities around the world are rushing to commit to running on 100-percent renewable energy as soon as possible. It may be a great idea, but can a major metropolis actually achieve the goal? We'll find out by watching Vancouver in British Columbia, where the city council voted in March to go 100-percent renewable by about 2030.

The 5 Most Popular International Destinations Among American Travelers in 2015

Oyster | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Due to hectic work schedules and tight budgets, Americans are traveling less this year than they have in the past forty. But they're certainly still traveling, and this summer, many are jetting off to international locales.

12 Reasons Why Vancouver Is the Place to Be

Quora | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Quora

I lived in Vancouver for a decade, visit it at least yearly and expect to retire there. But I've lived in or visited many of the most acclaimed and biggest cities in the world, as well as tons of the smaller ones: Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, San Francisco, San Diego, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Los Angeles, Miami, Singapore, Ottawa, Calgary, Copenhagen, etc.

Renewables Driving the Energy Transformation

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

Facing growing global crises, such as the devastating impacts of climate change, the degradation of our natural environment and failing financial systems, it is hard to deny that our old human story has failed us.

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the changing problems of urban life. Plans to combat climate change,...

5 Reasons to Visit Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Fodor's | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

Tofino holds obvious appeal for outdoor enthusiasts but also, surprisingly, for art lovers, history buffs, and those accustomed to luxuries like farm-to-table tasting menus, organic wine flights, and full-body seaweed wraps. Here are five great reasons to visit Tofino and Ucluelet now.

Actress Candice Patton of The Flash Dishes About On Set - Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Candice is a talker! Her meaty answers forced me to break this up into a two-parter. I must say, if I'm going to be forced into something, I'm glad it was by Candice! How do you like that pic she took just for this interview?!

How Greensburg, Kansas, Turned Disaster into Opportunity

Andrea Reimer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Andrea Reimer

We need to change the narrative around climate change. Instead of a call-to-arms, we need a doctrine of "mutually assured survival" -- a doctrine in which all commit to the goal of 100% renewable energy.

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.

24 Hours in Vancouver

Lindsay Tucker | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel
Lindsay Tucker

When winter super-storm Juno hit the East Coast, I was in British Columbia with my soon-to-be husband, at Whistler/Blackcomb, where we were experiencing record-high temps and some of the shittiest ski conditions the mountain has ever seen.

ShoeMe's Roger Hardy: A Man Leading Online Commerce From Eyes to Feet

Sharad Khare | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Sharad Khare

Roger Hardy never imagined that a website made for less than 3 thousand dollars would take him on a journey that would allow him to sell Coastal Contacts for 370 Million USD.

Review: Bittersweet

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Zoukis

Luckily for Anne-Simone, no one cares about the fluff dispensed by the suits. What listeners care about is the music. Fortunately, Anne-Simone delivers the goods.

Insite Loves People Right Where They Are

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

One of the most common phrases homeless services nonprofits or faith based ministries say is: "we build relationships", and many do just that, but often there is a catch or an agenda at the relationship's foundation.

Caves, Icebergs, and Humanoid Landscapes: A Collaboration With Rebecca Chaperon

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

In my writing practice, I often write poems that have been sparked by an image. Last summer, I came across Rebecca Chaperon's work, and was stunned by its weird beauty.

What's YOUR Bucket List? (à la Nicholson & Freeman)

Bill_Robinson | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Bill_Robinson

Two Canadians have built an online community around the Bucket List concept that is part Facebook, part SaaS software product, part smartphone app and part CRM database service.

Body Found At Recycling Center

AP | Posted 09.05.2014 | Crime

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver police say they are not investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a Vancouver recycling center as a...

The World's Top 5 Cities For Celebrity Sightings

Hopper.com | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

"Where are the best places to see celebrities tonight?" That's the question nobody wants to be caught asking the hotel concierge, because that question is predicated on another question that nobody wants to be asking themselves: Why do I want to see celebrities tonight?

9 Family-friendly Labor Day Getaways You Can Afford

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you should go on any vacation, it should be during the upcoming Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. The holiday is, after all, dedicated to American workers and their contributions to the country.

Actress/Singer MacKenzie Porter Is on AMC's Hell on Wheels

Ilana Rapp | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Ahhh, the gorgeous MacKenzie Porter. MacKenzie is a self-starter who has entertainment in her genes. Music, acting and I'm sure there will be something else she takes on during her career!