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Jesse Ferreras is The Huffington Post B.C.'s Associate News Editor. He was previously an online editor at canada.com and the Pique Newsmagazine in Whistler.

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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

(90) 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

(248) 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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Let Landlords Keep Their Right To Refuse Pet Owners

(12) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 6:30 AM

Vancouver Coun. Tim Stevenson must think he's doing a great thing for the city's renters.

His motion at city council, supported by Mayor Gregor Robertson, proposes to remove the rights of landlords to deny tenancies to people who own pets. He argues that pet owners have...

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HSBC Bank Canada Outsourcing Finance Jobs To India: Documents

(259) Comments | Posted May 27, 2013 | 5:59 AM

Royal Bank of Canada isn't the only financial institution where employees are busy training their foreign replacements.

Sources close to HSBC Bank Canada told The Huffington Post Canada that the country's seventh-largest bank is preparing to send as many as 23 finance jobs to India as part of an...

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Decriminalize Drugs: Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Report

(314) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 11:28 AM

Canada must decriminalize all drugs for personal use, says a report by the Simon Fraser University-based Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC).

The coalition issued a report Thursday titled "Getting To Tomorrow: A Report On Canadian Drug Policy" and it calls for the federal government to replace its National...

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Marijuana Legalization In BC May Be Closer Than We Think

(62) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 9:07 AM

April 20, 2013. The air around the Vancouver Art Gallery is thick with pot smoke.

It's the annual 4/20 rally, once a fringe event whose attendance has grown 1,000-fold since its inception. On the gallery's north side, you can hardly move an inch amid a crush of patrons at an...

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Canada Housing Crash Could Take Economy Down With It, Analyst Says

(239) Comments | Posted April 20, 2013 | 2:15 PM

Canada's housing market is falling in the country's major cities and it could very well drag the economy down with it, a prominent housing analyst said on Thursday.

Ben Rabidoux, an analyst and strategist with U.S. research firm Hanson Advisors, told a packed house at The World MoneyShow in Vancouver...

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