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Jimmy Choo for Men!

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Settle in to real life: your numerology cycles for January 16–31

By now the full impact of real life, not holiday life, is setting in. Gather all your courage and face not only the scale, but Vancouver in January.

Downtown cultural hub, possible Vancouver Art Gallery relocation, and public plaza

It's all up in front of City Council next week. Show up, if you want to weigh in on these important public issues.

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Starting the conversation

Members of the diaspora engage their communities, here in Vancouver and around the world, to facilitate change in their places of origin in a variety of ways.

Close encounter with bear at Tofino, B.C.

In beautiful Clayoquot Sound, known for its diverse wildlife and natural beauty, a black bear comes into view. Metres away, a man watches as the bear

Eleven effective habits for a greener 2011

Everyone's doing it: green is the new bottom line. Can being green become just another effective habit for you this year?

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Reel Youth helps incarcerated kids create life-changing music videos

“I knew we were doing something right when one of the girls who was being released before the program finished, requested to stay an extra day,” explained Mark

Faces and places from an unforgettable year

Aw! This fuzzy friend keeps spirits up at the New Fountain Shelter. Get the scoop on all the photos inside this story.

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Happy New Cycle Year: Your Numerology Cycles for January 1–15

Welcome to the next chapter of your life! And welcome to New Year’s resolution time. Last year my most urgent resolution was to finish writing, and make available

A landmark and a BMX track: 2010 Park Board highlights

As a new year begins, I look back on the most memorable Park Board moments in 2010.

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2011 began with a splash at the Polar Bear Swim

Vancouverites braved the chilly waters at Stanley Park Saturday to participate in the 91st annual Polar Bear

Suzanne Anton was my midnight kiss

Perhaps it was my silk dress or the new perfume I've been wearing lately. When I asked Suzanne Anton what her New Year's resolution was, she replied, "To

Canadians are world’s biggest web junkies

If you sometimes feel like you're spending more time with your computer than interacting with the real world, you're not alone. Canadians log more hours online than any

Christmas in Gran Canaria

On this island off the cost of northwest Africa, the big celebration happens on January 6th.

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Christmas in Finland

In the land of reindeer, families eat lute fish on Christmas Eve and celebrate Little Christmas on the Saturday before the first of advent.

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Christmas in Sweden

All of Sweden seems to light up for the holidays...

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Hunks flaunt brawn and beauty in best calendars of 2011

Even in their fluffy, pink robes, the French rugby boys are looking fine.

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Dear Larry Gold, all I want for Christmas is my daughter to be pain free

Dear BC Children’s Hospital President Larry Gold, This time of year most children are writing their lists to Santa, asking for bikes, iPads, a new doll.  This

The Darkest and Brightest Time of the Year: Your Numerology Cycles for December 16–31

’Tis the season. Whether you are feeling jolly or not, it is here: the darkest time of the year, and the brightest at the same time. The holiday

How to stay fit, happy, and healthy this holiday

Make your holiday a healthy one with a little planning, creativity and the following tips.

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UBC Robson Square to host Burnaby Youth Custody Center Artwork

We’ve finally found a temporary home for the Burnaby Youth Custody Center Passion Project art project.

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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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To Build a Fire

Sculptor Lee Gass reflects on Jack London's short story To Build a Fire and some childhood mistakes in the mountains in relation to his daily ritual of building

How to survive a holiday recession

Many of us are finding our wallets a little thinner this holiday season. To avoid debt and get the most out of the holiday season, here are my

George Stroumboulopoulos believes in “we”

"We've got to start getting way angrier at the way this country has been developing," George Stroumboulopoulos told VO. "The lack of compassion, the core values of what

Ideas on the move at TEDx Vancouver

TEDx Vancouver is positioned to become networking central for up and coming creatives. 2010 was the second year for the volunteer-driven TEDx Vancouver where 500 interesting, passionate and

Theatre and dance illuminate the holiday season in Vancouver. Here are our top picks.

Three Nutcrackers, two Christmas Carols, two musicals, two straight plays, one radio play, one youth theatre cabaret, one children's entertainment show, one adult theatre improvisation and a partridge

Ask for what you want in the New Year: Your numerology cycles for December 1–15

How did it get so late so soon? It’s December. The cycle year you have been inhabiting is almost over. The beginning of January marks the beginning

On American Thanksgiving

Happy [American] Thanksgiving, VO-ers. On the occasion of my birth country's holiday, I'd like to take a moment to name a few things I'm grateful for. I am

Cori Maedel at Jouta Performance makes big dreams real

Cori Maedel always knew that one day she would start her own business. The question, in her mind, wasn't if, but when. As the daughter of

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