VIDEO: Rising of the survivor totem pole in Vancouver, B.C.

On November 5, a symbol of hope and survival was placed in Pigeon Park in Vancouver: a 27-foot totem pole carved by Haida carver Bernie Williams. The totem pole was dedicated to all survivors of injustice and racism. The location, being in the Downtown Eastside, symbols a dedication to those struggling in the area. I … More VIDEO: Rising of the survivor totem pole in Vancouver, B.C.

The pit bull: a canine villain, or the perfect companion?

Twelve years ago, Jodi Dunlop was fresh into her career with the BCSPCA. She loves animals. She is made to work with animals. However, Dunlop holds panicked memories from her beginnings that she still can’t quite reason with today. Rolling up the pant of her left leg, there is a visible scar just below her … More The pit bull: a canine villain, or the perfect companion?

Welcome Week greets new and old students at Langara College

Photo: Students already eager on the second day back on Sept 7 to get information on Langara and discover all the games and opportunities during Welcome Week. With a new school year, comes colder weather and busier schedules, but it also comes with the opportunity filled Welcome Week at Langara College. Welcome Week ran Sept. … More Welcome Week greets new and old students at Langara College

Peter Fricker: a voice within Vancouver Humane Society against animal cruelty

Photo: Peter Fricker in the office of the Vancouver Humane Society where he works as projects and communications director, getting the messages out on animal suffering to the online world. Peter Fricker always had a fondness for animals, but he never quite learnt the range of animal welfare issues until he stepped into his career … More Peter Fricker: a voice within Vancouver Humane Society against animal cruelty

South Vancouver expansion for bike share program uncertain

Photo: submitted from the City of Vancouver  The City of Vancouver’s recently announced bike share program will likely not be reaching South Vancouver anytime soon. The program, a first of its kind for the city, was formed through a partnership with bike share operator CycleHop. It will launch 1,000 bikes and 150 stations this summer … More South Vancouver expansion for bike share program uncertain

Burlesque, sexuality and disability getting set for the stage

Photo: Andrew Gurza presenting on sexuality and disability to attendees of SexyVoices workshop on  Saturday, Feb. 27. Realwheels, a theatre in Marpole is producing a burlesque cabaret for people with disabilites. The SexyVoices training workshop, held on Feb. 27 by Realwheels, was the first of a series that explore sexuality and disability in theatre. The … More Burlesque, sexuality and disability getting set for the stage