Sara Harowitz
Sara Harowitz lives in East Vancouver. She studied journalism at Ryerson University and has written for publications including The Globe And Mail, Toronto Star,, This Magazine, The Grid (RIP), and She has a very large magazine collection and thinks about Mexican food way too often.

Entries by Sara Harowitz

TED Vancouver 2015: Where To Watch Free Streaming Talks

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 4:17 PM

The 2015 TED conference in Vancouver next month is already sold out, but the city will be hosting several venues where people can watch for free.

It's the second year that Vancouver is hosting the influential speakers' series, and also the second year that the city has designated...

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Squamish Music Festival 2015 Lineup Includes Sam Smith, Drake

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 1:24 PM

Hold onto your hats, B.C. — Drizzy is coming to town.

The 2015 lineup for this summer's Squamish Valley Music Festival was revealed on Thursday, and headlining the event are Canadian rapper Drake, British crooner Sam Smith, and British rockers Mumford & Sons.

Other notable names include Alabama...

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Danny Michel Buys B.C. Star Trek Boogie Van

(4) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 8:48 PM

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Sometimes an offer is just too sweet — or should we say Trekkie? — to pass up.

Such was the case for well-known Canadian musician Danny Michel when he found out that a custom 1978 GMC van, airbrushed with images from "Star...

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Vancouver Woman Recounts Complex Sexual Relationship With Her Father

(17) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 3:14 PM

A Vancouver writer has gone public about the sexual relationship she had with her father, describing the experience as "like a dark spell."

Natasha Rose Chenier met her biological dad for the first time when she was 19. In the years that followed, the two of them became...

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Andy Warhol Exhibit Coming To Vancouver

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 6:07 PM

UPDATE - April 2, 2015: The exhibition has been extended to April 28, with opening hours on Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 1-5 p.m. Private collectors can arrange weekday viewings by appointment, said organizers.

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Lower Mainland fans of famed artist Andy Warhol will get a...

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Grace Islet First Nations Burial Site To Cost B.C. Taxpayers $5.5 Million

(5) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 1:12 PM

The British Columbia government is paying $5.45 million to buy a controversial piece of land from a private owner.

The province revealed the finalized details for Grace Islet, a First Nations burial site, in a news release on Monday. The amount is broken down as $850,000 for the...

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Beaten, Stabbed Surrey Dog Forced To Swallow Objects

(17) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 4:18 PM

UPDATE - Feb. 17, 2015: RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said a neighbour called police to report a woman covered in blood, said CBC News. Officers who responded found the injured dog. The woman's four-year-old daughter is in the care of B.C. Children and Family Development, said CBC.


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3-Year-Old Surrey, B.C. Girl's Death Was An Accident, Says Mother

(7) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 1:08 PM

Police are calling the death of a three-year-old girl in Surrey, B.C. suspicious, but the pre-schooler's mother has said it was all just a terrible accident.

Charlee Johanson was rushed to hospital on Wednesday and later died of her injuries, said police. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)...

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Vernon, B.C. Mansion For Sale Has Helipad, Stables, Picture-Perfect Views (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 2:07 PM

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A gorgeous Vernon, B.C. home is on the market for $7.8 million — and don't worry, there's a place to park your helicopter.

This 11,500 sq.-ft. custom home boasts a raised piano platform, high ceilings and windows, a large circular bar,...

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Steve Fonyo Stabbed In Home Invasion In Surrey, B.C.: Reports

(3) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 2:01 PM

Steve Fonyo, the marathon runner who followed in the footsteps of Terry Fox, was stabbed in a Surrey, B.C. home invasion early Friday morning, according to reports.

Surrey RCMP issued a news release about the incident, but would only say that a 49-year-old man with "an apparent stabbing injury" was...

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B.C. Mom Uses Facebook To Share Story Of Domestic Abuse

(7) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 7:07 PM

Scared for her safety after becoming a victim of domestic abuse, a B.C. mother has taken her fight to social media.

Selina Morrison shared the story of her alleged attacker, an ex-boyfriend, in a Facebook video titled "Please Help Me" on Sunday.

"He pushed me against the wall...

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When Whistler Gets Tough, The Tough Wear Wetsuits (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 4:38 PM

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When Whistler gives you slush, wear a wetsuit.

Poking fun at (and having fun with) the poor snow conditions in Whistler, a group of skiers and snowboarders donned some unusual gear and hit the slushy slopes. In a video posted to

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Vancouver's Heart-Shaped Bike Racks Get Cyclists In The V-Day Spirit

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 1:45 PM

In true West Coast fashion, the City of Vancouver is getting in the Valentine's Day spirit with some new red heart-shaped bike racks.

Popping up around the city's core, the racks are a way for locals to spread some love for each other — and their bikes.


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Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim Named World's Best Business Hotel

(3) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 1:42 PM

Downtown Vancouver's swank Fairmont Pacific Rim has been named the world's best business hotel by readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

The hotel, which is the city's third and newest Fairmont, sits along the water in downtown's shiny Coal Harbour district. The Fairmont Pacific Rim boasts iPad2...

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Harlem Globetrotters' Mascot, Big G, Stolen In Vancouver

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 1:14 PM

UPDATE - Feb. 13, 2015: Vancouver police have recovered the Harlem Globetrotters' mascot as part of a haul of stolen goods, reported CBC News.

Have you seen this inflatable man?

Big G, the 10-ft. mascot of exhibition basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters, was stolen from the team's tour...

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Kitimat Snow Buries Region In White (VIDEOS)

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 6:10 PM

Snow my goodness, that's a lot of the white stuff.

The northern B.C. city of Kitimat was smacked with a serious snowfall last week, and one YouTube user caught the result in two drone videos.

Jeremy Dewalt's footage uploaded on Saturday shows just how much snow...

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'Lightsaber' Umbrellas Will Keep You Dry AND Safe, Young Jedi

(9) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 5:21 PM

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May The Force be with you — when it rains, at least.

H3 Group, a company in the Vancouver area, has produced an umbrella with an LED-lighted handle, making it visible in the dark.

The Be Seen Brella comes in four...

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Naloxone, Overdose-Reversal Drug, Gives Life Back To B.C. Addicts

(28) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 3:22 PM

Doug Nickerson carries the little vial around his neck at all times.

And when he hears someone yelling his name on the street, he knows he's going to need to use it.

The drug inside is called naloxone, and when injected, it reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, literally...

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Abbotsford House Party Hosted By 14-Year-Old Gets Out Of Control

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 3:19 PM

A 22-year-old man was arrested at a teen's house party in Abbotsford, B.C. that got out of hand, said police.

Officers received several 911 calls about the party just after midnight on Saturday, said Abbotsford police Const. Ian MacDonald.

"People were reporting everything from general mayhem up to and including...

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Vancouver Woman Creates Dating Incentive Website For People To Help Her Find Love

(8) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 6:51 PM

Fancy yourself a free vacation? All you have to do is find this Vancouver woman a fiance.

Fed up with Vancouver's oft-derided dating scene, as well as matchmaker websites and apps, a local woman set up a "dating incentive program" website to encourage others to find her a...

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