Demonstrators march against gender violence: ‘If you are in a relationship and in love, it’s difficult to see that something is wrong’

Demonstrators gathered this weekend to raise awareness about cases of violence against women in Costa Rica. Approximately 100 people marched from the National University of Costa Rica to Nicolas Ulloa Central Park Saturday morning. Many were there in support of Andrea Fernandez, who was strangled to death by her husband in early 2018. According to […]

Arrests to Continue as Kinder Morgan Protests Heat Up

‘There will be a lot more people who are willing to occupy that injunction zone.’ Organizers of the recent wave of protests at the Kinder Morgan site on Burnaby Mountain say we can expect more large protests and arrests as the battle shifts up and down the intended pipeline expansion route this year. Police have arrested 176 […]

Interior Communities Waiting for Money to Help with Wildfire Recovery

First Nations, small businesses, mental health among priorities as review expected next month to guide government approach. Interior communities affected by the record-breaking B.C. wildfires last year have provincial funding at their disposal but no strategy yet for how the money should be distributed. The provincial government is allocating $72 million over three years “to […]

Indigenous Advocates Excited by Funding to Preserve BC’s Oldest Languages

Money will aid documentation and mentorship already underway as interest in Indigenous languages rises. Money from the provincial government to revitalize B.C.’s dozens of Indigenous languages could not come too soon, say language advocates. Frances Brown, an Indigenous language co-ordinator at Bella Bella Community School, said without the government funding for endangered languages, Indigenous communities […]

Podcast: Paying off student loan with Bitcoin

Imagine paying your student loan off with virtual currency. It’s possible, but what you have to ask yourself now is how risk averse you are. Bitcoin, by definition, is a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central repository or single administrator. Released […]

Google Chrome extensions can protect you from computer algorithms

Computer algorithms shape our world in ways we can’t always comprehend. Algorithms are a guide to solving a problem based on sets of rules for calculations, taking historical data and predicting future successful outcomes. Ever think about how Facebook uses data with the content it predicts you will “like”, making you come back for more? […]

Inclusivity is improv-ing for this Vancouver comedy group

A Vancouver comedy group just got a whole lot more inclusive. Blind Tiger Comedy (BTC), Vancouver’s home for alternative comedy classes and shows, launched a scholarship programme aimed at welcoming more people of colour, members of the LGBTQ2+ community, and differently-abled people into their classes. With the support of $8000 in scholarships available throughout the […]

Here are the 10 best/worst public art pieces in Vancouver

In the last ten years, Vancouver has seen its public art expand and grow to an unprecedented scale. This is largely because of the City’s Public Art Program. “In a lot of North American cities, there is a percent for art,” says Eric Frederickson, the head of public art cultural services for the City of Vancouver. “Cities […]