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A Pair Of Beavers Just Snagged Some Prime Vancouver Real Estate

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia

We're not mad, though.

Vancouver High Line Stunt Will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Thrill-seekers walked a slackline 60 feet above the famous seawall.

Vancouver Aquarium Whales, Dolphins Just Can't Catch A Break

Jeff Matthews | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

The whales and dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium just can't seem to catch a break. Even the city's new bylaw that bans breeding and introduces new, independent public oversight of the Stanley Park attraction won't offer much relief for the captive cetaceans. Because, as it turns out, there never was a bylaw after all.

Vancouver Aquarium Breeding Ban To Be Lifted: NPA Commissioners

CBC | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver NPA park commissioners John Coupar and Sarah Kirby-Yung say they were elected Saturday in part on their party's promise to reverse the aquar...

Vancouver Aquarium's Political Gaming Is Legal, But Is It Ethical?

Jeff Matthews | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

It is an odd Vancouver tradition that each municipal election brings with it a debate over the fate of the whales and dolphins in Stanley Park. Recent history suggests this is because the Vancouver Aquarium is gaming the system.

Iconic Vancouver Tree Set On Fire Twice In Same Night

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Police are investigating after an iconic landmark in Vancouver's Stanley Park was set on fire twice in one night.The so-called hollow tree...

Vancouver Aquarium Challenges Whale, Dolphin Breeding Ban In Court

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Aquarium has launched a legal challenge over the city park board's attempt to prohibit the breeding of whales, dolphins and ...

Vancouver Aquarium's SeaWorld Connection

Sandy Garossino | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Just what is Vancouver Aquarium's relationship to SeaWorld's beluga program? Funny you should ask. It turns out that Vancouver Aquarium owns nine belugas, but only two actually live here. Seven others either live or were born at SeaWorld, a self-described theme park and entertainment corporation.

What My Eclipsed Run For Office Says About Vancouver Politics

Trish Kelly | Posted 09.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Trish Kelly

A couple weeks after I won my nomination, some bloggers started posting a monologue from my Fringe play. The monologue is a frank and funny take on the sex life of a single person and the ways single people can feel isolated in our culture. It also talks about masturbation. The monologue is certainly not the most frank or explicit piece of sex-positive work I have published or performed, but some bloggers had a heyday, and I was told this was just the beginning.

Unsightly Vancouver Needs To Tidy Up

Michael Geller | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Geller

In the past, I was generally proud of how Vancouver was maintained. However, in recent years, I have noticed a general decline. Boulevards and parks appear overgrown, and more cigarette butts, chewing gum and garbage are strewn about. There's also an increase in the number of unkempt properties, presumably slated for redevelopment or unoccupied, which become scars on otherwise beautiful, well-maintained streetscapes.

Soon To Be No More At Vancouver Rec Centres

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A list of recommendations that includes implementing gender neutral signs at rec centre washrooms and change rooms has been approved by the Vancouver ...

Should Vancouver Aquarium Keep Whales, Dolphins?

CBC | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

More than 11,000 people have joined an online petition to get the issue of whales and dolphins in captivity on Vancouver's municipal election ballot...

Rec Centres Should Get Rid Of These Symbols: Vancouver Report

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Gender symbols for men and women's facilities should be removed from Vancouver recreation centres, and replaced with neutral signage that's more welco...

Senior Mocked By City Staff In Voice Mail

CBC | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver senior says city staff need a lesson in etiquette this Christmas season, after she received a rude, mocking voice mail response to a query...

Vancouver Park Board Drama Intensifies

CBC | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Park Board says it will cut ties with volunteer associations at six community centres at the end of the year after they filed a B.C. Sup...

Vancouver Community Centre Funding Change Triggers Special Meeting

CBC | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The feud between the Vancouver Park Board and some community centre associations over who controls revenues continued at a packed special meeting Mond...