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St. John’s Hospice can’t find its roots at UBC

Over 200 upset condo residents have signed a petition to stop construction of a two-level 15-bed hospice at UBC, The Province reports. Construction for St. John’s Hospice at the Northeast corner of…read more

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City and feds fight racism with funds

Calling on the city to "build a safer and more inclusive city where discrimination, where racism, and bullying no longer exist," Mayor Gregor Robertson announced that Citizenship and

VPD’s Jodyne Keller reaches out to city’s homeless

Officers like Jodyne Keller are working to reduce the number of homeless on the streets. But stories of police brutality have damaged the relationship between the VPD and

Fashion finds at Emily Carr University

Fashion scout went to Emily Carr University of Art + Design on Friday and got talking to a variety of people about why they wear what they wear...

Holiday baking fun with Uprising Breads

It's just after 9 AM and the espresso machine is in full swing at Uprising Breads on Vancouver's East Side. The familiar tunes of Christmas echo in the

Winter fashion on the Drive

On December 14th, VO hit Commercial Drive to find out what stylin' Vancouverites choose to wear in the 'hood on cool winter days.

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Denied entry to Surrey Christmas party for being East Indian, Herar speaks out

Two weeks ago, diversity columnist for the Abbotsford-Mission Times, Ken Herar, was denied invitation to a Surrey Christmas party because he was East Indian. Just prior to the

Johnny Depp feels emasculated after “Sexiest Man Alive” defeat by Vancouver hunk, Ryan Reynolds

It took a Vancouverite to dethrone Johnny Depp as 2010's Sexiest Man Alive. He hasn't recovered from the shove sexy Vangrila-er Ryan Reynolds gave

WikiLeaks whack-a-mole

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, said on Friday that the strong attack led by the US at WikiLeaks is an example of the “privatisation of state censorship” and that

UBC symposium on anti-Asian racism finds Maclean’s “Too Asian?” too insensitive

Two weeks ago, I wrote a commentary in response to Maclean’s “Too Asian?” Since then, many voices have chimed in from left, right, and centre to offer their

“Too Asian?” too racist for a magazine like Maclean’s?

Whatever intention Maclean's had in publishing "Too Asian?" by Stephanie Findlay and Nicholas Kohler, the story in the November 10 issue jeopardizes the magazine's reputation of producing "strong...

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