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Chip Wilson's War With Lululemon Averted As Founder Sells Half His Stake

(3) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 5:23 PM

Chip Wilson has averted war with Lululemon after agreeing to sell half of his 27 per cent stake in the company to a private equity firm.

The man who founded the yogawear giant is selling a 13.85 per cent stake in the company for $845...

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FoodShare Toronto's TTC Bus Brings Produce To People In Need (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 5:38 PM

Healthy produce can be difficult to obtain for many Torontonians.

In some neighbourhoods, going grocery shopping requires more than a one-kilometre walk to the store. In others, fruits and vegetables are simply too expensive for local residents.

It's a problem that FoodShare Toronto is working to remedy through the

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Canada, Get Rid Of Pit Bulls Once And For All

(198) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 2:02 PM

How many children will have to be maimed before all of Canada's provinces ban pit bulls?

The question has weighed on me since Boss, a five-year-old pit bull, nearly tore the nose off Cali Leclair, a 14-month-old Ottawa girl, possibly affecting her breathing for the rest...

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Measles In Alberta: Naturopaths, Chiropractors Promoting Anti-Vaccine Messages (VIDEO)

(30) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 10:48 AM

With a measles outbreak hitting as many as 22 victims across Alberta, some health professionals in the province continue to promote anti-vaccine messages, such as the scientifically discredited link between immunizations and autism.

Chiropractors, naturopaths and even a medical doctor have promoted these messages on their websites, in...

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Japan Isn't Offended By Avril. So Why Are We?

(31) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 12:32 PM

No sooner had Avril Lavigne released her atrocious "Hello Kitty" video last week than her legions of haters began accusing her of racism.

By and large, the train of outrage was conducted by white people in the west, by those with little connection to Japan.

Sourcefed...

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Drones Could Help Search And Rescue In B.C.

(3) Comments | Posted March 23, 2014 | 10:13 AM

We know that drones can take lives, but maybe they can save them, too.

Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR) in B.C. wants to run a pilot project to see how drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), might help volunteers find people lost in the wilderness.

"It’s...

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Vancouver Yoga Studios: Where To Find Your Inner Peace

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2013 | 1:07 PM

Vancouver offers so many paths to yogic peace, it's hard to know which one to choose.

But there's something for everyone in the city's abundance of yoga styles and studios, says Christine Price Clark, a teacher trainer at the Vancouver School of Yoga.

"Yoga is a practice that...

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Sensible BC SkyTrain Evictions Lead To Elections BC Complaint

(3) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 8:23 PM

Sensible BC leader Dana Larsen has filed a complaint with Elections BC alleging that TransLink staff and transit police are preventing campaigners from gathering signatures at SkyTrain stations.

The complaint follows a series of incidents in which volunteers with the campaign to decriminalize marijuana were told...

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Ann Makosinski, Google Science Fair Prize Winner, May Go To Stanford (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 1:55 PM

A few days ago Ann Makosinski wasn't even sure she could afford community college.

That all changed when the Victoria teen won the Age 15-16 category at the Google Science Fair and with it a $25,000 scholarship prize and the possibility of following her dream to...

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Ann Makosinski, Google Science Fair Finalist Heads To Calif., Hits TEDx Circuit (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 11:05 AM

Ann Makosinski has come a long way from when she played with transistors as a small child.

The Grade 11 student at St. Michaels University School in Victoria will fly with her father to Mountain View, Calif. Saturday, where she'll present the hand-powered flashlight that made her a...

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UBC Frosh Chant: Pro-Rape Cheer Has Been A Concern For Years

(88) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 6:29 PM

In the week following revelations that a pro-rape chant was sung at frosh events held by UBC's Sauder School of Business students, The Huffington Post B.C. has learned that concerns were raised about inappropriate chants as early as 2009.

Minutes from a March 16, 2009 meeting of the...

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Marijuana Decriminalization Petition: Sensible BC Campaign Flounders

(55) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 10:09 AM

You could hear a penny drop Wednesday night at the Renfrew Community Centre.

There sat Dana Larsen, leader of the Sensible BC petition to decriminalize marijuana, left high and dry in a meeting room with only empty chairs to hear his pro-pot pitch.

And it isn't...

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GranFondo Whistler Takes Cyclists From Sea To Sky

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 7:23 PM

Riders, start your pedalling: one of B.C.'s most challenging bike events beckons you this weekend.

The 2013 GranFondo Whistler is a grueling, 122-kilometre ride along the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler that's expected to draw as many as 5,000 participants on Saturday.

They set off...

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Tim Hortons Bans Sensible BC

(247) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 10:08 AM

The Sensible BC campaign is not welcome at Tim Hortons: not at its coffee shops, and until recently, not on its customers' laptops.

That's the message Dana Larsen is getting after he learned that the website for his campaign to decriminalize marijuana had been blocked on...

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Marijuana Legalization: Sensible BC Boosted By Politicians' Admissions

(17) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 4:39 PM

Gregor Robertson. Kathleen Wynne. Rob Ford. The list of politicians joining Justin Trudeau in admitting to smoking marijuana continues to grow. Which can't hurt the B.C. campaign working hard to force a referendum on pot laws.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson told The Globe and...

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James Bond Collection, Films To Display At Vancity Theatre

(1) Comments | Posted August 24, 2013 | 9:00 AM

James Bond's licence to kill isn't expiring any time soon, but at 50 years old, it's certainly ripe for a retrospective.

And that's just what's happening at Vancouver's Vancity Theatre, with movies, memorabilia and even a 007 quiz night.

"007 Reloaded: Bond vs. Bond" is screening 20 films...

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Marijuana Decriminalization: Sensible BC Battling Stoner Stigma

(71) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 5:59 PM

Dana Larsen isn't just fighting Canada's pot laws; he's also facing down a social stigma that makes it challenging for people to stand up for the Sensible B.C. campaign.

Larsen took his campaign to towns including Lillooet, Williams Lake and Quesnel this week in a search...

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'Fallen Princesses': Dina Goldstein's Work Explores The Dark Side (PHOTOS)

(13) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 3:22 PM

Happily Ever After? Not for Dina Goldstein, a Vancouver photographer whose work exploring the darker side of the Disney princess story is garnering international attention.

In her "Fallen Princesses" project, Snow White is an unhappy mother of four, Pocahontas is a reclusive cat lady, Belle has mangled her...

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The Black Lodge, 'Twin Peaks'-Themed Restaurant, Hits Vancouver

(2) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 12:30 PM

You can't ask for meat at The Black Lodge, but there's plenty of cherry pie.

That's just one of many items you'll find at this small Vancouver eatery on Kingsway near Fraser Street, where two young entrepreneurs have opened a "Twin Peaks"-themed vegetarian restaurant in a neighbourhood thriving...

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Marijuana Legalization: Sensible B.C. Raises Cash, Needs Volunteers

(10) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 4:37 PM

Sensible B.C. has at least $200,000 in the bank as organizer Dana Larsen sets out on a province-wide tour to sign up canvassers who will help him push for a referendum on marijuana.

The money comes from Bob Erb, a Terrace pot activist who...

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