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Sara Harowitz is associate editor of The Huffington Post B.C. She was born in Richmond, B.C., a Vancouver suburb known for its fishing village, and now lives in East Vancouver. She studied journalism at Ryerson University and has written for publications including The Globe And Mail, Toronto Star, NationalPost.com, This Magazine, The Grid (RIP), and Exclaim.ca. She has a very large magazine collection and thinks about Mexican food way too often.

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Most Loved Brands In B.C. Include A Chocolate Company And An Airport

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 6:15 PM

British Columbia's most cherished brand is Save-On-Foods, according to a list released by BC Business magazine this week.

The top 20 most loved brands list, created in conjunction with market research company Ipsos, looked at a range of different points, including trust and social responsibility.

Grocery...

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Douglas Coupland Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibit Can Be Toured On Google Street View

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 10:04 PM

Douglas Coupland's exhibit "everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything" may no longer be showing at the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG), but you can now tour it on your computer.

The exhibit, which was incredibly popular during its tenure at the VAG, can be seen virtually through Google Art Project....

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Vancouver Homeless Storage Facility Wins $40,000 National Grant

(3) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 8:54 PM

A facility that provides Vancouver's homeless people with a place to store their belongings received national recognition on Tuesday in the form of a $40,000 grant.

First United Church's Cart & Belongings Storage Facility was one of the grand prize winners in the Aviva Community Fund,...

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Vancouver Artist Pairs Objects With Food To Repulse And Delight You (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 3:59 PM

Matija Erceg wants to gross you out.

The Vancouver-based artist and graphic designer has garnered significant attention for his collages, which combine food with everyday objects.

Fancy yourself a troll doll with raw ground beef for hair? Or how about a raw chicken oven mitt? Maybe...

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Civilized B.C. Rat Won't Eat In Bed, Thank You Very Much (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 7:28 PM

Breakfast in bed is a romantic idea, but in reality it can get kind of messy.

No one knows this better, apparently, than Dexter the rat.

Dexter's (human) mother captured a video in which she tries to feed the rodent some broccoli, but every time she pushes it...

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Taconite Yacht, Built For William E. Boeing, For Sale (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 8:57 PM

A luxury yacht originally built for the founder of Boeing Aircraft is now being sold in Vancouver.

Named the Taconite, this 125-foot teak yacht was launched 85 years ago and is on the market for $2.5 million USD.

With the sale being handled by Emerald Pacific Yachts, the...

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Metro Vancouver Rain Storm Washes Out Lower Mainland

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 6:23 PM

Rain continues to come down hard on Metro Vancouver, and the storm has taken its toll on North Shore mountains.

The downhill area of Cypress Mountain is now closed for the day due to the rain, while Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour are on...

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Surrey, B.C. Named One Of World's Top 7 Intelligent Communities

(33) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 5:16 PM

A Metro Vancouver city that is constantly battling an image problem received an ego boost this week when it was named one of the world's most intelligent communities.

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a New York-based economic and social development think tank, released its "Top7 Intelligent...

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Helping Our Northern Neighbours Explodes With Offers To Pitch In

(18) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 7:34 PM

The B.C. woman behind a campaign that sends food care packages to Canada's remote north says she's been blown over by the flood of people wanting to help.

Outraged when she heard about the astronomical grocery prices in the north, Jennifer Gwilliam began the Facebook group

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Tiny Home In North Vancouver May Be Small, But It's Also Gorgeous (PHOTOS)

(10) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 2:16 PM

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The tiny home phenomenon is nothing new, especially in an ever-rising real estate market such as Vancouver. But just because these spaces are small doesn't mean they can't be beautiful.

John McFarlane specializes in such homes with his Lower Mainland company Camera...

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Grieving 7-Year-Old Writes Letter To B.C. Transportation Minister

(6) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 5:40 PM

A seven-year-old girl reeling from the loss of her aunt and cousin in a car crash has written an impassioned letter to B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone.

Earlier this month, an SUV carrying a family of five crossed the centre line of Highway 99 near Lillooet and sideswiped another car....

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B.C. Woman Organizes Care Packages To Fight The Northern Food Crisis

(191) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 2:01 PM

jennifer gwilliamNobody should have to pay $28 for a head of cabbage anywhere — let alone in Canada.

That's the belief that drives Jennifer Gwilliam, who spends her days organizing food care packages for people she's never met. But she's not even sending aid to...

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Grace Islet, B.C. First Nations Burial Site, To Be Purchased By Province

(11) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 7:09 PM

B.C. First Nations are celebrating a "big success" after news that the provincial government is purchasing a controversial piece of land from a private owner.

Grace Islet, located off Saltspring Island, is a First Nations burial site containing at least 16 cairns. First Nations have been raising the alarm about...

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Indian Brides Turn Into Disney Princesses In B.C. Store's Ad Campaign (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 7:40 PM

A South Asian couture shop in Surrey, B.C. has combined the traditional with the whimsical in a new photo series that imagines Disney princesses as Indian brides.

Well Groomed sells high-end Indian outfits and bridal wear. Creative director Jasmine Nijjar, who was the marketing manager, thought it would...

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Rainbow Chard Collective Creates Safer Space For Canada's Queer Farmers

(18) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 2:37 PM

"Gay not GMO."

"Gender modified not genetically modified."

"Fag fresh."

Displayed at pride parades in Victoria, B.C., these slogans represent an often under-represented or altogether ignored group: queer farmers.

Alone, they are agriculture workers who identify on the LGBQT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender/transsexual) spectrum. Together, they are the...

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Waterfront Tower, Proposed Vancouver Building, Would Have 26 Storeys (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 4:54 PM

Vancouver residents have a few weeks to voice their opinions on a 26-storey glass tower proposed for the city's downtown.

The Waterfront Tower would be located at 555 West Cordova St., which is currently a parking lot and sits next to the Waterfront Station transportation hub. Created...

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Vancouver Aquarium Rockfish Gets Fake Eye So It Won't Be Bullied (VIDEO)

(8) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 2:24 PM

To prevent a half-blind fish from being bullied by its tank mates, the Vancouver Aquarium gave it a fake eye.

The copper rockfish had developed cataracts with old age and needed one eye removed, according to a blog post by the aquarium. So head veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena...

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Snorting Chocolate Is Now Something You Can Do In Vancouver

(6) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 6:48 PM

Next time you're in the mood for a chocolate fix, consider ingesting it through your nose.

In an apparent first for Canada, Vancouver's Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour is now offering chocolate snorting.

Owner Mary Jean Dunsdon says a friend mentioned to her about a year ago that...

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UVic Parking Warning Is Oh So Vancouver Island

(15) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 2:33 PM

They say island life makes you more relaxed, more easygoing. Such is the case for one forgiving University of Victoria (UVic) parking officer, at least.

When a frazzled student was late for a midterm, he or she left a note on the car explaining why it was parked in a...

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Granted Clothing, B.C. Store, Says Forever 21 Stole Its Designs

(13) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 8:28 PM

A B.C. clothing company is outraged at style giant Forever 21 for what it says are "blatant copies" of its sweater designs.

Richmond-based Granted Clothing said in a message on its social media pages on Tuesday that Forever 21 stole two of its creations without permission...

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