B.C. Indigenous Music Initiative is giving out $310,500 in grants

Every morning we deliver you One Awesome Thing – an article that makes you want to get out of bed and rule your day. Emerging Indigenous music industry professionals are in luck. The First People’s Cultural (FPCC) and Creative BC announced $310,500 aimed at increasing opportunities for Indigenous music industry pro’s to participate in and further influence […]

Meet the pet sitter who paid $50 rent in Vancouver for over a year

If you’re tired of expensive Vancouver rent, you should consider pet sitting. Emily Bach is the violinist for local Vancouver band, Dirty Spells, and has an ambitious side hustle as a pet sitter. Her pet sitting business, Sit and Stay, came to fruition two years ago when her best friend moved out of their Vancouver apartment, leaving […]

Indigenous VR project makes its last stop in Vancouver

What will Canada look like 150 years into the future from the perspective of Indigenous communities? Born out of a love for science fiction and alternate realities, 2167 An Indigenous VR Project, presents the work of four Indigenous filmmakers at Grunt Gallery on 350 E 2nd Ave. imagineNATIVE, the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content, selected Danis Goulet, Kent Monkman, Scott […]

Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden was inspired by replica in MET Museum

Every morning we deliver you One Awesome Thing – an article that makes you want to get out of bed and rule your day. Did you know? The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen classical garden was inspired by the Astor Chinese Garden Court at the MET Museum in New York. Astor Court opened in 1980 and members of the Sun Yat-Sen Society […]

Beach cleanup yields syringes, cigarette butts and other hazardous materials

More than 200 people volunteered at English Bay on Saturday morning to make sure their beach doesn’t become a dump Cigarette butts, syringes, styrofoam takeout containers and Starbucks cups are constantly being left behind at beaches, creating safety hazards and destroying the Vancouver beaches. Led by Surfrider Foundation, a global environmental non-profit organization dedicated to the protection […]

This guy invested his entire student loan into Bitcoin, and it’s paying off

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 […]

What all Vancouver homeowners should know about the Empty Homes Tax

Anybody home? To address Vancouver’s housing crisis, the City of Vancouver has implemented an annual tax on empty or under-utilized residential properties called the Empty Homes Tax. No later than February 2, 2018, every homeowner in Vancouver is required to submit a property status declaration to determine if their property is subject to the tax. […]

Win prizes for helping prevent English Bay from becoming a dump

As Vancouverites escape the winter for warmer places, those who stayed have a chance to hang out at the beach too! This Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, you can help protect where Vancouverites play by participating in a beach cleanup at English Bay. There will be prizes for the ugliest sweater, the weirdest object […]