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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?

Op-Ed: Vancouver's Venue not a good venue for Wishbone Ash Special

Vancouver - After several years of absence from Vancouver, Andy Powell and his band Wishbone Ash brought back on Wednesday night the music of their timeless album “Argus” to Venue nightclub.

The beginning of 9th Annual CelticFest in Vancouver Special

Vancouver - A significant share of 12% people of Irish descent in the entire population of Vancouver started their 9th explosion of festivals and cultural events under common name of the Annual CelticFest Vancouver.

North Vancouver Startup ePACT to present at GrowLab Demo Day

What do you get when you combine social networking and emergency preparedness? ePACT Network Limited, or at least that is the hope of two entrepreneurs from North Vancouver.

Video: 'Romancing the Wind' shows Ray Bethell's kite-flying skill

Vancouver - 88-year-old Ray Bethell lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada and is without a doubt the world's premier kite flyer. The video shows his extreme skill in synchronized kite flying.

Vancouver Startup Weeve Acquired by LX Ventures

What do you get when you cross a surge in crowdsourced investment funding with a software package focused on raising funds for non-profits? A prime investment opportunity, apparently.

Chinese Canadians, Sam Kee and the Shallowest Commercial Building Special

Vancouver - There are 43 heritage buildings in Vancouver’s Chinatown known as Historic Sites of Canada which are witness of the Chinese community's defiance to discrimination and its impact in the growth of British Columbia; the Sam Kee Building is one of them.

Sardis Secondary Drumline performance Special

Vancouver - Vancouver Art Gallery area facing Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, weekend early afternoon, rhythmic drumbeating heard from many directions, lots of people passing by, but also many of them stop and enjoy both music and the show itself.

Op-Ed: Photo Essay — Old push bars renovation Special

Vancouver - This photo essay is in no way about travel shots and visited places rich in history and traditions, neither lovely pets nor colours of nature. It's about some rust and unattractive look converted into something nicer, more practical, and protective.
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Face painting  a fun for kids during Celts on the Creek event  Vancouver  Canada.
Face painting, a fun for kids during Celts on the Creek event, Vancouver, Canada.
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Hazem Matar jamming with Orchestra Shlivovica at the finale of the concert West is East in Vancouver...
Hazem Matar jamming with Orchestra Shlivovica at the finale of the concert West is East in Vancouver.
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Aeriosa performance on the walls in the alley between two buildings at Water Street in Gastown durin...
Aeriosa performance on the walls in the alley between two buildings at Water Street in Gastown during Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
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St. Patrick s Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
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Brilliant Roma violinist  Lache Cercel and his Roma Swing Ensamble  West is East event in Vancouver.
Brilliant Roma violinist, Lache Cercel and his Roma Swing Ensamble, West is East event in Vancouver.
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Aromatic tansy with its mysterious healing properties  was yellow a month earlier  now showing the s...
Aromatic tansy with its mysterious healing properties, was yellow a month earlier, now showing the signs of decay in last summer time sun rays, Hope area of BC, Canada.
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The youngest dancer of pow-wow.
The youngest dancer of pow-wow.
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Vancouver Bach Choir  125th anniversary of Vancouver s birthday.
Vancouver Bach Choir, 125th anniversary of Vancouver's birthday.
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Halloween City store display at Robson Street  Vancouver  Canada.
Halloween City store display at Robson Street, Vancouver, Canada.
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Cherry blossom trees in VanDusen Botanical Garden  Vancouver Sakura Days Fair Japan.
Cherry blossom trees in VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver Sakura Days Fair Japan.
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Male group of gypsies dancing Romeo and Juliet part  7th Annual Jundo Flamenco Festival  Vancouver.
Male group of gypsies dancing Romeo and Juliet part, 7th Annual Jundo Flamenco Festival, Vancouver.
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Rusty welds and unattractive look of white push bars were main reason for the renovation project.
Rusty welds and unattractive look of white push bars were main reason for the renovation project.
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SkyTrain ride on Millenium Line from Vancouver to Coquitlam.
SkyTrain ride on Millenium Line from Vancouver to Coquitlam.
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The men s podium at the 2009 World Championships. From left: Patrick Chan (2nd)  Evan Lysacek (1st) ...
The men's podium at the 2009 World Championships. From left: Patrick Chan (2nd), Evan Lysacek (1st), Brian Joubert (3rd).
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St. Patrick s Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
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