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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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Michael Bublé, Luisana Lopilato Donate Dog Treats to BC SPCA

(2) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 7:03 PM

The BC SPCA got some help from some famous hands this week when Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato made a substantial donation of dog treats to one of its programs.

Bublé and Lopilato donated a large supply of DOG for DOG treats to the SPCA-run

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Canada's Most Expensive Rolls-Royce Lands In Vancouver (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 6:34 PM

The heat has turned up on Vancouver's luxury car selection with the unveiling of the most expensive Rolls-Royce ever to come to Canada.

The Phantom Pinnacle Travel Edition, unveiled at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver on Thursday, is priced at $829,000 — before tax. Vancouver's model, brought to the city by...

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'Super-Earth' Planet Discovery Confirmed By UBC Astronomer

(7) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 4:35 PM

A team of astronomers, including one from the University of British Columbia, has confirmed the existence of a new "Super-Earth" planet in a galaxy far, far away.

The planet, officially dubbed HIP 116454b, is 180 light years away from Earth, said a UBC news release on Thursday. It...

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Jordan MacWilliams Bracelets Support Delta Officer Charged With Murder

(16) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 3:15 PM

The police force in Delta, B.C. is showing support for a colleague charged with second-degree murder by wearing and selling bracelets with the officer's badge number on them.

Const. Jordan MacWilliams is accused in the 2012 shooting death of Mehrdad Bayrami, 48.

Bayrami took a woman...

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Vancouver Teacher Cited Before For 'Kissing Game' Suspended Again

(18) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 7:21 PM

A Vancouver elementary school teacher previously cited for inappropriate behaviour including conducting a "kissing game" and hitting students on the behind has had her qualification certificate suspended.

Chung Yuk (Joan) Ma was a teacher at Dr. George M. Weir Elementary School when she was seen at a school...

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Ai Weiwei Vancouver Biennale Installation Represents Resilience

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 2:56 PM

World renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has left his mark on Vancouver in a big way.

Weiwei's latest work, "F Grass," was unveiled Wednesday as part of the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale. Located in Coal Harbour's Harbour Green Park, "F Grass" is made up of industrial cast iron spikes...

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#VanKiss Mistletoe Fosters A Sense Of Belonging, Community: Creators

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 5:27 PM

Even though you're surrounded by people, it's easy to feel alone in a big, bustling city like Vancouver — especially around the holidays.

Determined to change that is a group of anonymous people who call themselves the #VanKiss elves. You've probably seen their work.

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Deer Saved From Frozen Lake By B.C. Conservation Officers (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 5:33 PM

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A white-tailed deer found itself in a precarious situation when it got stuck on a frozen B.C. lake.

Conservation officer Ken Owens suspects that coyotes or wolves chased the buck onto Duck Lake, northeast of Kelowna, on Friday morning.

"The lake was frozen with probably...

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Ronald McDonald House B.C.'s Magic Room Uses Holograms (VIDEO)

(9) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 8:17 PM

Ronald McDonald House British Columbia has partnered with a local technology company to create an interactive, holographic room for children staying at the facility — the first of its kind.

Vancouver-based H+Technology worked on Ronald McDonald House B.C.'s "Magic Room" to create a totally immersive and...

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This Helicopter Pilot Is Your Ticket To Skating Heaven (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 4:40 PM

It's good to have friends. Especially when they have helicopters and will fly you to the mountains to skate on frozen lakes.

Bradley Friesen is one such friend. He has been a helicopter pilot for almost 25 years, and often takes passengers to find remote — and spectacular...

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B.C. Photographer Of The Month: Cas Sowa (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 6:59 PM

December's HuffPost B.C. Photographer of the Month has a knack for capturing the intimate moments of wild animals. Whether it's baby foxes nursing with their mother, an owl catching a moment of peace, or a baby goat climbing over an adult, Cas Sowa can capture it — and...

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Vancouver 'Bedroom' Is $630/Month For Your Own Curtained-Off Space

(19) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 3:05 PM

How would you like to rent your very own corner of an apartment living room? Does that sound appealing, or what? Especially when you consider the price: a slick $630 per month.

We'll give you a moment to compose yourself.



Ready?

'I'm renting a private space in the living...

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Vancouver Special Reno Proves There's Hope For This Tired Design (PHOTOS)

(10) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 1:53 AM

These days, the Vancouver Special — that infamous, boxy, working class home design — is not exactly, well, special.

Take, for example, this one.

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When D'Arcy Jones of D'Arcy Jones Architecture was hired to renovate this humble abode, he knew some major things...

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B.C. Couple Spent 5 Years Building Their Dream Green Home (PHOTOS)

(16) Comments | Posted November 28, 2014 | 5:22 PM

When most people say they're building their own home, they mean they've hired an architect and a contractor and are overseeing the production.

But when Laura Parker and Thomas Teuwen say it, they mean they're literally designing the whole thing and building it from the ground up — with their...

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David Suzuki Blasts RCMP At Burnaby Mountain (VIDEO)

(57) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 6:40 PM

In the aftermath of his grandson's arrest at Burnaby Mountain, environmentalist David Suzuki delivered a scathing speech blasting the RCMP for their treatment of anti-pipeline protesters.

"To the RCMP, I come before you with great respect," Suzuki said in the clip, recorded on Sunday. "But now...

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Dina Goldstein's 'Gods Of Suburbia' Criticized By Hindu Group

(9) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 6:24 PM

The latest series by Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein has received backlash from at least one Hindu group for her depiction of the religion's gods.

In "Gods of Suburbia," Goldstein takes well-known religious figures and sets them in the 21st century. Included in the series are Hindu gods Ganesh...

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Vancouver Photographer Examines Religion In Modern Society (PHOTOS)

(97) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 5:42 PM

Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein is no stranger to stirring the pot.

You may not know her by name, but you've likely seen her photos. Goldstein is known for her controversial work, namely "Fallen Princesses" (a dark twist on female Disney heroines) and "In The Dollhouse" (the...

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What Is Coffee Leaf Tea? New Product Has Health, Socioeconomic Benefits

(2) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 2:48 PM

The running joke in Vancouver is that there is a Starbucks on every corner. Now, a local company is trying to revolutionize the industry with something you may not have heard of: coffee leaf tea.

Don't let the name fool you: it's not meant as a replacement for coffee, but...

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To Photograph The Sockeye, You Must Swim With The Sockeye (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 5:05 PM

Martin Gregus Jr. is only 18, but he's already an award-winning wildlife photographer. And for his latest project, the North Vancouver native literally swam with the fish.

Over three weeks in October, he photographed the celebrated sockeye salmon run in the Adams River near Kamloops,...

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Nardwuar's Questlove Interview Puts Musician In Hysterics (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 2:36 PM

When watching a Nardwuar interview, seeing the pure shock on his guests' faces when he pulls out one of his signature props is just as good — if not better — than actually hearing their answers to his questions.

And while the Vancouver-based interviewer has had his fair...

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