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Pro-Chinese democracy advocate Henry Chau of Vancouver passes away
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:33

Henry Chau was chair of the Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement for 22 years. The Georgia Straight

Parks Canada sites see spike in visitation
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:50

If visitation at Parks Canada sites in Cape Breton is any indication, it's shaping up to be a banner year for tourism on the island. With the help...

B.C. government offers help to small businesses as wildfires set record this year for hectares burned
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:30

The Red Cross will administer $ 1,500 grants that are being made available for those that qualify. The Georgia Straight

B.C.-based Tilray invests $25 million in new Ontario facility to meet growing demand
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:27

Tilray has projected that its two facilities will generate a combined amount of 51 metric tons of cannabis per year. The Georgia Straight

Your horoscope for August 17 to 23, 2017
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:25

Here comes the big one! Monday’s total solar eclipse marks the here, now, and next as a pivotal, history-shaping portal. Holding shake, rattle, and ...

Drug racket funneled profits into Canada
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:27

India is asking Canada to help it track down the assets of key members of a multi-million-dollar international drug syndicate that was operating from ...

Danish band Mew makes the most of life as a trio
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:27

The art-rock gods giveth, and the art-rock gods taketh away. The Georgia Straight

Street-dancing Ladies take a giant Step
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:27

Amanda Lipitz’s new doc isn’t just a light look at their street-dance team The Georgia Straight

Canadians heading to U.S. for best views of total solar eclipse on Monday
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:34

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada set up to observe an eclipse at a camp south of Jalu, Libya in this March 29, 2006 handout photo. Joe Carr...

Does Canada take the threat of far-right extremism seriously?
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:51

Some experts believe the threat posed by right-wing extremists in Canada has increased in recent years. CSIS disagrees. Canada News

CFIB weighs on NAFTA talks
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:27

When it comes to renegotiating NAFTA, it pays to think small business. Canada stories

Confederate plaque dedicated to Jefferson Davis removed from Montreal Hudson's Bay wall
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:25

A Confederate plaque on a wall outside the Hudson’s Bay department store in downtown Montreal was removed Tuesday evening, Hudson’s Bay Canada spo...

Fire atop CN Tower out: Crews called for blaze in antenna mast, Toronto Fire says
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:25

TORONTO — Emergency crews are at Toronto’s landmark CN Tower, working to extinguish a fire at the structure’s main antenna mast. Canada stor...

Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survivalPORTLAND, ...
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:39

PORTLAND, Maine - A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, a...

Canadians killed in Burkina Faso remembered
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:36

Two Canadians killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso are being remembered for their efforts to bring about change in the West African country. Can...

David Suzuki: Wildfires are a climate-change wake-up call
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:27

Wildfires are sweeping B.C. Close to 900 have burned through 600,000 hectares so far this year, blanketing western North America with smoke. Fighting ...

B.C. to raise minimum wage by 50 cents an hour
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:31

The new B.C. NDP government will raise the minimum wage by $ 0.50 an hour in September, and move to a $ 15 an hour rate by 2021. Canada stories

Greater Vancouver Food Bank’s Citywide Food Drive returns on September 16
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:24

The public is asked to leave nutritious and non-perishable food items on their doorsteps by 9 a.m. The Georgia Straight

Animal rights protesters confront accused dog dragger at Strathmore court
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:26

STRATHMORE — A woman charged after a critically injured dog was found tied to a car was confronted by animal-rights protesters when she made her ...

U.S. trade vets say Canada's NAFTA demands a 'long shot'
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:25

WASHINGTON — Some of Canada’s key demands in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation will be a tough sell in the United States, according to former Ameri...

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