As part of Citizenship Week 2014, the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Multiculturalism), and new Canadian citizens sing the national anthem at Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks — Vancouver, British Columbia

How to Sponsor a Relative

    Canada’s family sponsorship program was on hold from 2011 to 2014. But in 2015 Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Canada opens new ways to reunite families.   By Victor Ing, Asian Read More »

Nassim Elbardouh, a teacher at Britannia Secondary School, sits on the BC Teachers’ Federation’s Committee for Action on Social Justice which developed a draft ‘sanctuary schools’ policy this year. Photo: David P. Ball.

Vancouver’s Hidden Children

    Many undocumented families, fearing deportation, don’t enrol kids in school.   By David P. Ball, TheTyee.ca   Written on a wall in Pedro’s soon-to-be-demolished, cramped Vancouver apartment are words:   Read More »

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Urban Visions Collide in ‘Char Bagh’

    As part of this year’s PuSh Festival, experience four methods of storytelling on January 31.   Char Bagh is the Persian term for a quadrilateral garden divided by water and Read More »

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Meet Your Mayor

    Who are the people running my city? A Guidebook election recap.   As a newcomer in the Lower Mainland, it can be tough to keep up with the local political Read More »

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Pizza for Breakfast?

    It’s true, it seems this Kitsilano gem will put a soft boiled egg on just about any Italian staple.   By Sarah Berman     Nook Restaurant 1525 Yew Street Read More »

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Seeking Silence

  Starting the New Year with a mindfulness escape right here in Vancouver.   By Shannon Pidlubny   When most people think of a mid-winter break, they think of sunny beaches, margaritas Read More »

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Vancouver Gems

    Ellen Lee is a Vancouver designer currently living and working between Singapore and Bali. These photos are from a brief visit to Vancouver in October.     Read More »

Vancouver comedian Graham Clark gets by with a little help from his friends. Photo via Graham Clark’s Facebook

Vancouver on the Verge of a Comedy Coup

    With a ‘nobody’s going to get famous’ attitude, BC comics get noticed.   By Sarah Berman, TheTyee.ca   In Little Mountain Gallery on a Tuesday night, the line between comedy Read More »

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I Am Not Malala

    Mistaken for ‘The Bravest Girl in the World,’ one writer shares her doubts that Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel win can bring about positive change in the Swat Valley.   By Abeer Read More »

The Fresh Voices team celebrates a recent win at city hall.

Another Win for BC’s #MakeItCount Youth Group

    A campaign to honour the hard work of international students and new immigrants is now endorsed by the City of Vancouver.   By Tanvi Bhatia   You may remember reading Read More »

Tokyo has an international reputation for its wild street styles, including Lolita fashion.

Global Fashion That Changed the World

By Jennifer Croll   [Editor’s note: With permission from Prestel Publishing, the following passage is excerpted from Fashion That Changed the World, a new book about just that.]   Fashion Week Internationale, Read More »

Braised Beef / Photo: Sherman Chan / www.shermansfoodadventures.com

Tour de Feast

  Tour de Feast 319 Mountain Hwy North Vancouver, BC (604) 980-1811   I can’t deny my love for little hidden gems, especially out in the ‘burbs. Hey, I’ll say it again Read More »

Looking out from abandoned CPR tunnel blasted by Chinese railway workers. / Photo: Ray Liu, raycatcher.ca

Touring BC’s ‘Hidden’ History Shared by Chinese and Indigenous People

    What happens when a busload of Christians are shown a province ‘built on free land with half-priced labour’?By Meg Mittelstedt Reprinted with permission from TheTyee.ca.     Forty-eight of us Read More »

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Portraits from Nairobi

    A new photo exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology reveals a century-long transformation of Kenya’s urban culture.   What: art exhibition When: November 25, 2014 through April 4, 2015 Where: Read More »

New pendants based on the iconic Vancouver sculpture sell for $175 to $325, raising money for legal advocacy in the Downtown Eastside.

Rise of the East Van Cross

    Jewelry project pays tribute to East Van graffiti, raises money for legal advocates.   By Sarah Berman   The East Van Cross is an iconic symbol of Vancouver’s blue collar Read More »

HIGH END AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT; SEE IT AND HEAR IT TO BELIEVE IT!

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  Vancouver, BC, June 3rd, 2016 – The Vancouver Audio Show 2016 returns to the Hilton Metrotown Hotel, from 24th – 26th June 2016 Listen to a superb selection of the world’s best HiFi & AV systems all in one location, and each one within an individual listening Suite. Sit down, relax and enjoy the

Yogibo: Making Relaxation Fun for Canadian Families

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Yogibo is a luxury boutique retailer of “shockingly comfortable” bean bag chairs, toys, and accessories that help families, employees, and event attendees relax and improve their posture. With 26 stores across the USA and 8 stores in Japan, Yogibo opened its first Canadian store at Coquitlam Centre in November 2015.   Popular products include the

Vancouver Audio Show Tickets now on-sale, grab your discount online!

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  Chester Group Exhibitions are pleased to announce that the 2015 Vancouver Audio Show details are now live along with online discounted tickets. The show will take place between Friday May 8th and Sunday May 10th. CG will be updating the latest Exhibitor list in the coming days and special event announcements will follow over

How to Sponsor a Relative

As part of Citizenship Week 2014, the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Multiculturalism), and new Canadian citizens sing the national anthem at Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks — Vancouver, British Columbia

    Canada’s family sponsorship program was on hold from 2011 to 2014. But in 2015 Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Canada opens new ways to reunite families.   By Victor Ing, Asian Pacific Post   Canada has a long tradition of promoting family reunification in Canada.   In fact, it is an express objective of

Vancouver’s Hidden Children

Nassim Elbardouh, a teacher at Britannia Secondary School, sits on the BC Teachers’ Federation’s Committee for Action on Social Justice which developed a draft ‘sanctuary schools’ policy this year. Photo: David P. Ball.

    Many undocumented families, fearing deportation, don’t enrol kids in school.   By David P. Ball, TheTyee.ca   Written on a wall in Pedro’s soon-to-be-demolished, cramped Vancouver apartment are words:   “I want water.” “Can I go to the washroom?”   This, for Pedro’s two oldest children, is the closest they will get to