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You Can Afford This Vancouver Art And Have Fun With It Too (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 5:44 PM

Art isn't scary, and it isn't just for the rich: that's what a small but determined group of Vancouver artists, curators, and gallery owners are out to prove.

Leading the pack are two unique art shows happening this month: The Postcard Show and CARDED!

Saturday marks the fourth volume of...

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Robbie Cooke Will Pay You To Help Him Find A Vancouver Job

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 6:01 PM

It hasn't been the best year for the Canadian job market (unless you live in Alberta), with growth rates hitting the lowest in a decade.

That means young professionals are forced to find innovative, and sometimes bizarre, ways to get noticed.

Robbie Cooke,...

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9-Year-Old Stands Up To Bullying, Shows The True Meaning Of Bravery

(16) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 9:34 PM

Alvena Little-Wolf Ear may just be the bravest 9-year-old in B.C. After months being bullied at her school about her weight and appearance, the Nanaimo girl decided to stand up for herself — in a major way.

"Kids were saying awful things like, 'How do you fit in those jeans?'...

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Vancouver Real Estate: Vacant Jail Turned Into Affordable Housing (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 4:06 PM

Vancouver's latest stab at innovative and affordable housing (after laneway homes and shipping container homes) comes in a more unexpected form: a jail.

The former Remand Centre (250 Powell St.) in downtown Vancouver is being turned into a seven-floor unit of affordable housing for...

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Raw Beauty Talks Celebrates Natural Beauty Of Women (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 8:43 PM

It's easy — some would say too easy — for women to think they don't look good enough. One glance at a fashion spread or makeup ad can have many wanting to crawl into a cave and hide.

Enter Raw Beauty Talks, a website that wants women to...

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Samantha Ravndahl, Vancouver Makeup Artist, Sues Rapper Lil' Kim

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 4:03 PM

A Vancouver-based makeup artist is suing famous rapper Lil' Kim for up to $150,000 in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed this week.

Samantha Ravndahl posted a photo of herself in makeup that she called "Glam Zombie" to Instagram in October 2013. According to The Globe and...

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Ice Castles In Creston, B.C. Show True Craftsmanship (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 4:16 PM

Winter is the slowest time of year for B-Boys Construction, so what did the Creston, B.C. company do to keep workers busy and spirits high?

Make castles. Out of ice.

"We had some time and just thought we'd be creative," co-owner James Blackmore told The Huffington Post B.C....

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Vancouver's Breakfast Courier Delivers To Your Door

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 3:48 PM

Despite it being the most important meal of the day, breakfast is often neglected. So two Vancouverites decided to create a way to make it hard to skip.

Cue Breakfast Courier: a bike delivery service that brings hot, fresh breakfast right to your door.

"You always have lunch...

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Vancouver's Tangoo App Helps You Discover The City's Nightlife

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2014 | 11:23 AM

No-Fun City?

A group of young Vancouver entrepreneurs aren't convinced.

In fact, they think that Vancouver is actually an incredibly fun city. And they're out to prove it with a new app.

From the creators of Tangoo, a nightlife planning service, comes a mobile guide that takes your...

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Water For People: Jason Manning Bike Riding From Japan To Vancouver To Raise Money

(6) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 2:00 PM

Jason Manning is going on a bike ride.

A really, really long one.

In February 2014, the 23-year-old Langley resident is riding his bike from Japan all the way back to Vancouver, raising money for Water For People along the way.

"I'm going on this trip because I...

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Change Heroes, Vancouver Organization, Makes Giving Back Easy And Quick

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 12:09 AM

Everybody wants to give back, to make a difference, to leave an impression on the world. But it's hard. So many aspects of life can get in the way.

But what if donating $3.33 a day for three months was all it took? What if doing that, along with 32...

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Men In Kilts Window Cleaning Is A Brilliant Vancouver Company

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2013 | 5:06 PM

What a Scot wears under his kilt may be a mystery for the ages, but surely a man wearing a skirt while up a ladder cleaning your windows would aim for discretion. And warmth.

Vancouver company Men In Kilts Window Cleaning knows all about that. They are men...

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Black Friday B.C.: Local Shops, Malls Offer Deals This Side Of The Border

(2) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 4:53 PM

Black Friday is almost upon us. And while the unofficial launch of holiday shopping usually has British Columbians flocking south of the border, this year the Lower Mainland is fighting hard to keep shoppers local on Nov. 29.

"This year the Lower Mainland has really got on board,"...

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Emily Morris, UBC Student, Wins Mitacs Award For Outstanding Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2013 | 11:47 AM

A UBC masters student has beat out hundreds of other academics to win a major national research award for her work around genetics and mental health.

Emily Morris won the masters Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation. Connecting forward-thinking researchers with partner organizations, Mitacs recognizes five students at different...

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Vancouver Hospice Society Bereavement Walking Program Offers Support, Hope

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 8:03 PM

It started with a simple walk, but it became so much more.

As part of the many services offered, the Vancouver Hospice Society runs a weekly Bereavement Walking Program for those who have recently lost a loved one and are craving mutual support. Started in 2005...

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Salam Kahil Is A Sandwich Man With A Heart, And A Sexy Past (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted November 9, 2013 | 11:11 AM

In the opening scene of the short documentary "The Sandwich Nazi," deli owner Salam Kahil tells "the candle story."

The tale involves Kahil (then a male escort), a female client, and a long candle.

"She had a candle in her hand," he says, "And I was wondering:...

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Vancouver Tea Festival Celebrates The City's Tea Culture

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 6:53 PM

Whether you're a full-blown tea connoisseur or an apprehensive but curious leaf newbie, you won't want to miss the Vancouver Tea Festival, taking place this Saturday, Nov. 2 at Creekside Community Centre in the Olympic Village.

The first-ever Festival features over 30 exhibitors that represent a...

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Vancouver's Next Bombshell Competition Seeks City's Sexiest Dancer (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 5:57 PM

There's no question that Vancouver is filled with beautiful women. But what do you get when you gather a bunch of the city's sexiest in the same room, and ask them to dance?

You get Vancouver's Next Bombshell. Oh, and one heck of an entertaining evening.

Next month,...

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Raif Adelberg Deadboys Clubhouse Punk Rock Art Pop-Up Comes To Vancouver (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 1:09 PM

Raif Adelberg lives a life of juxtapositions.

On the one hand, he's a globetrotting fashion designer whose high-end clothing is sold at luxury fashion retailers Barneys. On the other, he's a father who spends his down time in his quiet home on B.C.'s Bowen Island.

"It takes balance,"...

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April Yau Catfished: Vancouver Woman's Photos Used For Fake Facebook

(7) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 10:31 AM

April Yau came across her fake Facebook profile by total chance. She was going about her regular work day when she received a message from a friend with a link to a profile of someone named Jennifer Chen. While the woman's name was different, her photos looked eerily familiar.

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