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The importance of groovifying: Vancouver Groove Movement Special

Vancouver - In an effort to infuse the rainy city's homegrown events with a bit more soul and swagger, the Vancouver Groove Movement is quickly carving a niche for itself in the DIY party scene and satisfying a demand for eclectic uplifting world music.

Vancouver startup creates interactive holographic room for RMH BC

Holograms in your living room. Interactive imaginary play pals in your child’s bedroom. Those are just some of the futuristic concepts that will soon become a reality if Vancouver, BC startup H+Technology has their way.

Poet Shane Koyczan releases new video 'Heaven, or Whatever'

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan treated his fans to a new video-poem today with his latest YouTube upload. 'Heaven, or Whatever' also stars Vancouver poet R.C. Weslowski.

Speeding Lamborghini driver shamed on Twitter by Vancouver Police

Vancouver - A man driving a brand-new Lamborghini Huracan learned what you don't do when driving the $262,000 car if you wish to avoid police. You don't drive at a speed of 102 km/h per hour in a 50km/h (30 mph) zone. For the metrically challenged,102 km/h =63 mph.

Hockey coach fired for posting pro-Nazi propaganda on Facebook

Vancouver - A hockey coach has been fired after his employer discovered his Facebook page was a tribute to the Nazis and contained extreme views. Christopher Maximilian Saundau maintains that the Nazis were doing their best to save the Jews.

Op-Ed: FIPA undermines sovereignty of Canada, First Nations – Don Davies Special

Vancouver - Don Davies, Canadian Member of Parliament for the NDP representing the riding of Vancouver Kingsway, discusses the approval of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) and its future impact on Canada and First Nations.

Video: Belly dance stars come to Vancouver in Safar Conference Special

Vancouver - Belly dance and Middle Eastern music in Vancouver's inaugural Safar Middle Eastern Dance and Music Conference and Gala Show.

Video: UBC President Arvind Gupta talks about opportunities Special

Vancouver - Dr. Arvind Gupta, the new President of the University of British Columbia, hopes to usher in much-needed change for the university. Unlike previous generations, investing in a university degree may not guarantee a high-paying job when students graduate.

Safar Conference of Middle Eastern Dance and Music Special

Vancouver - The Safar Conference of Middle Eastern Dance and Music is coming to Vancouver from September 26-28. An exciting weekend of Middle Eastern Dance and Music for dancers to hone their craft and participate in competitions.

Airline pet ban leaves dog stranded in Indiana

Vancouver - A Canadian woman was forced to leave her dog stranded in Indianapolis because Delta airlines wouldn't allow her pet on the return flight.

Vancouver, among other cities, could be sanctuary to migrants

Vancouver - Advocates are pushing for Vancouver to become a "sanctuary city" for undocumented immigrants in North America. It would prevent the Vancouver Police Department from reporting a person's legal status to the authorities unless a crime was committed.

Killer whale as old as the Titanic still going strong

Vancouver - Killer whales, more properly known as orcas, usually live between 60-80 years. However, one killer whale who was probably a youngster when the Titanic sank recently completed an 800 mile journey.

GrowLab announces spring 2014 cohort

What do ebooks, 3D printing, green living, and real estate have in common? As of this morning, they all have Vancouver's GrowLab as a connecting factor.

Vancouver debuts new crack pipe vending machines

Vancouver has banned cigarette machines, but in an attempt at political correctness, and to curb the spread of disease among crack addicts, has decided to allow crack pipes to be sold in vending machines.

Norovirus outbreak limits visiting at Vancouver hospital

Vancouver - Called the "winter vomiting disease," the virus spreads quickly through hospitals, and other places where people are in close contact for prolonged periods of time. Now Vancouver, Canada is being hit hard by the sickness.

Review: Vancouver startup Locasity launches in open beta Special

Vancouver - Now available in beta phase, Vancouver based startup Locasity hopes to connect local shoppers with the undiscovered shopping treasures sprinkled around the city in areas like Gastown, West 4th, and Main Street.

Review: Vancouver startup Wantering updates fashion search engine Special

Just in time for last minute holiday shopping, Vancouver startup Wantering has added updated browse functionality to their fashion search engine.

Vancouver says, 'No ifs, ands or butts'

Many smokers on our city streets usually get rid of their smelly cigarette butt the easiest way they know how, by dropping it on the sidewalk. But Vancouver, in its effort to become squeaky-clean by the year 2020 has come up with an innovative solution.

Op-Ed: Vancouver applies a little leverage in opening door to new trend

Vancouver - You can't put a square peg in a round hole, and if you build it, they might come. But Vancouver has found a way of opening the door to a new trend in construction, by simply changing the building code.

From plastic to oil: Making waves with a machine and a vision Special

Vancouver - Upgyres, a Vancouver organization, is looking to use the famous Blest machine that converts plastic into oil as a tool to clean up the North Pacifc plastic garbage patch. My interview with its director sheds light on this enterprise.

Lovestruck Syrian refugees reunited in Vancouver and married

Burnaby - A young lovestruck Palestinian couple from Syria, who had been kept apart by the war in the country, have been reunited and married in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Economist magazine releases list of world's 'Most Livable Cities'

The business and political weekly magazine 'The Economist' has released its 2013 list of the world's 'Most Livable Cities.' Compiled by the mag's 'Intelligence Unit' the list is striking in that there are no U.S. cities and most are Canadian and Aussie.

Girl sees her stolen bike on Craigslist, girl gets it back

Vancouver - It's always good to hear a story with a happy ending these days. A girl had her bicycle stolen. Then she saw it for sale on Craigslist, and what happened next is absolutely priceless.

Photo Essay: Travel, adventure and discovery in British Columbia Special

Vancouver - The city of Vancouver and Vancouver Island in British Columbia with its many historical and natural attractions including mountains, waterways and wildlife invite travellers to discover the sights and wonders of one of Canada’s most scenic provinces.

Photo Essay: Aboriginal Day in Vancouver Special

Vancouver - Aboriginal Community of Greater Vancouver celebrated its annual Aboriginal Day on Coast Salish Territory. This year the celebration was held at Trout Lake Park in Vancouver.

Naked intruder found cooking eggs in Vancouver home

Vancouver - A Vancouver man arrived home Wednesday evening to find an unknown man naked in his kitchen, fixing himself some eggs. The man had just taken a shower and wanted a bite to eat. According to police, he was discovered at 7PM PT.

Op-Ed: Summer in Vancouver — Crowd sourcing apps offer unique itinerary

Navigating a new city can be tricky but thankfully there are more than enough travel apps out there to help you out. Recently, crowd-sourced travel apps have made a debut with some of the most popular being TravelShark and Schemer.

Prescription drugs stolen from pharmacies in Vancouver

Vancouver - Two pharmacies in Vancouver have been robbed for stored prescription drugs. According to local police, large amounts of pharmaceuticals were stolen. It is presumed these drugs will be sold on the street.

Vancouver Canucks sign Swedish goalie Joacim Eriksson

It's not the goalie deal Vancouver Canuck fans are expecting but down the road it may prove significant. Canucks GM Mike Gillis signed arguably the best available Swedish goalie on Monday, Joacim Eriksson.

Op-Ed: The faces of the Green Man Special

Vancouver - The Green Man showed up at the beginning of the CelticFest Vancouver event and right away sparked my imagination. He was present and interacting with almost everyone during the opening show. Who is he?
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Group singing during the pow-wow at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society.
Group singing during the pow-wow at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society.
How cigarette butts are recycled at Terra Cycle
How cigarette butts are recycled at Terra Cycle
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The parade of snowy owls  Lantern Festival  Vancouver.
The parade of snowy owls, Lantern Festival, Vancouver.
(TV screen shot) Weather forecast for Canada Day 6 days ahead.
(TV screen shot) Weather forecast for Canada Day 6 days ahead.
Great blue heron taking off  Stave Lake  BC.
Great blue heron taking off, Stave Lake, BC.
The Vancouver Canucks hockey team
The Vancouver Canucks hockey team
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Family trailer with quads and motorbikes  Stave Lake  BC.
Family trailer with quads and motorbikes, Stave Lake, BC.
Celtic team during AfroCeltic Dance Party at the Stadium Club  Edgewater Casino  Vancouver - Boris F...
Celtic team during AfroCeltic Dance Party at the Stadium Club, Edgewater Casino, Vancouver - Boris Favre (bass), Boris Sichon (multi-instrumentalist), Amy Stephen (accordion, flute) and Stephanie Cadman (violin, dance).
Delhi 2 Dublin are (L-R) Andrew Kim  Tarun Nayar  Sanjay Seran  Sara Fitzpatrick  Ravi Binning. The ...
Delhi 2 Dublin are (L-R) Andrew Kim, Tarun Nayar, Sanjay Seran, Sara Fitzpatrick, Ravi Binning. The band maintain a lively online presence. "We don't fall into any real genre, so we tend to slip through the cracks of the traditional music business," Nayar explains, "but online stuff helps us reach people directly... we don't have to rely on the more "normal" infrastructure of labels and distribution and media to get the word out about what's up."
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BC Regiment Irish Pipes and Drums opens AfroCeltic Dance Party at the Stadium Club  Edgewater Casino...
BC Regiment Irish Pipes and Drums opens AfroCeltic Dance Party at the Stadium Club, Edgewater Casino, Vancouver.
Pirouz  de Caspio  Ebadypour (vocal) and Gareth Owen (guitar) in duo performance in Café de Chinita...
Pirouz "de Caspio" Ebadypour (vocal) and Gareth Owen (guitar) in duo performance in Café de Chinitas, 7th Annual Jondo Flamenco Festival in Vancouver.
Fairy walking on stilts and collecting people s ideas who were answering questions by writing them o...
Fairy walking on stilts and collecting people's ideas who were answering questions by writing them on small pieces of paper. One of her questions was, "what makes you shine?", Lantern Festival, Vancouver.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park is a replica of a Ming Dynasty garden.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park is a replica of a Ming Dynasty garden.
A group show of Aeriosa performance on the walls of Water Street building in Gastown  Vancouver Inte...
A group show of Aeriosa performance on the walls of Water Street building in Gastown, Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
Hoola-hop night light effects by a solo performer  Lantern Festival  Vancouver.
Hoola-hop night light effects by a solo performer, Lantern Festival, Vancouver.
The Green Man during CelticFest event in Vancouver.
The Green Man during CelticFest event in Vancouver.
St. Patrick s Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
Romeo and Juliet part of Las Perlas de Pacifico  7th Annual Jondo Flamenco Festival in Vancouver.
Romeo and Juliet part of Las Perlas de Pacifico, 7th Annual Jondo Flamenco Festival in Vancouver.