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WATCH: Drop Everything And Explore B.C.

Sure, it's a bit rainy in B.C. these days, and we grumble about the cost of living here. But take a few minutes to sit back and take in this majestic new video from Destination B.C., the province's to...
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Breaking Down TOIFA Vancouver: Was It Worth It?

Everybody had a good time at the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), but that wasn't the real reason the Clark government cut an $11 million cheque to bring TOIFA to Vancouver. She argued it was an investment for a future economic payday. Critics argued it was to give her a platform to woo South Asian voters before B.C.'s May election. The B.C. Liberals viewed TOIFA as a box of ladoos (Indian sweets) they could deliver to hungry ethnic voters. Instead, it turned into a political grenade in their hands.
Malina Saval

B.C. Tourism Gets Sucker-Punched

Visits to B.C. by U.S. tourists are down by more than a third over the past several years, according to a report from a Vancouver research group. Nearly 2.5 million American tourists came to B.C. in...