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Dance artist Daina Ashbee named one of 25 top talents to watch
  • Fri, 05 Jan 2018 04:28

Provocative, boundary-busting dancer-choreographer Daina Ashbee has been named one of "25 to Watch" in the influential American publication Dance Mag...

Montreal's port eyes another record year in 2018 for cargo and cruise passengers
  • Fri, 05 Jan 2018 02:26

MONTREAL _ The Port of Montreal started 2018 with hopes of another record year for cargo traffic as the Canadian free trade agreement with Europe begi...

Vancouver musician Daniel Whitmore, a.k.a. Dan Scum, charged with smuggling drugs into Japan
  • Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:27

Japan Today has reported that police became suspicious when Whitmore, a.k.a. Dan Scum, was seen "sweating profusely". The Georgia Straight

Indigenous urban business initiatives growing as demographics shift
  • Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:25

CALGARY _ Bulldozers and excavators are cutting a broad swath through the reserve land of the Tsuut'ina in southwest Calgary as part of a transfor...

Surrey RCMP seeks public help in locating missing 15-year-old female
  • Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:25

Megan Shields was last seen in a royal blue hoodie, grey leggings, no shoes, and no jacket. The Georgia Straight

Canadian theatre star Albert Schultz, Soulpepper accused of sex assault, harassment
  • Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:28

A prominent figure in the Canadian theatre world and the well-known company he co-founded are facing four separate lawsuits alleging sexual assault an...

In the news today, Jan. 3
  • Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:28

A Canadian man recently freed with his wife and young children after years of being held hostage in Afghanistan is scheduled to appear in an Ottawa co...

Michelle Obama will speak in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in February
  • Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:28

There's no word on whether the former first lady will be accompanied by Barack Obama when she visits B.C. The Georgia Straight

Gurpreet Singh: B.C. Punjabi educators back Indigenous language campaign in Nova Scotia
  • Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:29

Balwant Sanghera says that it is important to acknowledge that Canada was built on the traditional lands of the Indigenous peoples. The Georgia Str...

AI startup enlisted for project to predict suicide risk in Canada
  • Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:24

The Public Health Agency of Canada is turning to an Ottawa artificial-intelligence startup that studies social media to predict potential spikes in su...

B.C. latest province to pay for 'abortion pill' that currently costs $300
  • Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:26

British Columbia has announced it will pay for the so-called abortion pill starting Jan. 15, becoming the sixth province to provide free access to the...

Benchmark price for all residential properties in much of Metro Vancouver exceeds $1 million in 2017
  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:27

The downtown skyline is filled with expensive real estate. The Georgia Straight

Victoria mayor and cycling advocate Lisa Helps announces that she'll seek reelection in 2018
  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:24

She's had a tumultuous first term, marked by some major successes, including the regulation of cannabis shops, the expansion of separated bike lanes, ...

Vancouver firefighter hospitalized after allegedly impaired driver's vehicle rips hose off hydrant
  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:25

He was part of a crew battling a blaze near the corner of Main and Hastings streets. The Georgia Straight

Vancouver cannabis company Future Farm Technologies expands Maine hemp farm, buys Florida greenhouse
  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:26

Late last month, it also stated that it's secured a US$ 4-million investment from Yorkville Advisors Global. The Georgia Straight

Chip Wilson home on Point Grey Road assessed at $78.8 million
  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 06:24

The billionaire founder of lululemon athletica once again owns the residential property with the highest assessed value in B.C. The Georgia Straigh...

City of Vancouver announces where you can recycle Christmas trees for free
  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:31

If you're tired of vacuuming up needles in your living room, there's an an easy solution. The Georgia Straight

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shines a light on sky-high Canadian CEO pay
  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 02:26

In 2016, the 100 top-paid chief executives of TSX-listed companies collected, on average, 209 times more than the average Canadian worker. The Geor...

Black Top Cabs hammered by B.C. Human Rights Tribunal for treatment of injured taxi driver
  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:26

UBC grad Laeke Gebresadik argued the case on his own behalf, winning nearly $ 24,000. The Georgia Straight

Gurpreet Singh: Radical Desi declares Jake Taylor Person of the Year 2017
  • Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:27

At a time when the world is grappling with growing threats of bigotry and alt-right movements, a white man stepped forward to defend a Muslim woman wh...

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