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Photos: Art deco-style lounge inspired by Howard Hughes gears up for its opening in Coal Harbour
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:35

HJU:Z Lounge (pronounced Hughes) evokes old Hollywood glamour and more. The Georgia Straight

Up in smoke: Calgary judge dismisses charges against Vancouver pot activist
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:28

A Calgary judge has dismissed all charges against a well-known Vancouver marijuana activist who had been accused of trafficking and drug possession. F...

Vancouver summit to set sights on combating use of child soldiers
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:43

Senator Romeo Dallaire speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The international community has been quiet...

Six stories in the news for today, Nov. 17
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:11

The Ontario legislature is normally quiet on Fridays, but will reconvene today as the Liberal government tries to introduce back-to-work legislation t...

New Vancouver-based comedy web series tackles online dating
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:21

New comedy web series created by Vancouver filmmaker Brianne Nord-Stewart set to debut. The Georgia Straight

N.S. at risk of becoming an island if action isn't taken, municipal leaders warn
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:23

Nova Scotia is at risk of becoming an island within decades if action is not taken to fix the 275-year-old dikes that prevent flooding of the isthmus ...

Arts Umbrella to move into Emily Carr University of Art and Design's former South Building on Granville Island
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:09

The move means expansion for the long space-crunched organization, and is part of massive planned changes on Granville Island as a whole. The Georg...

Tories express shock, sadness at sudden death of first Filipino-Canadian senator
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:30

Then Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces further Canadian support for the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan alongside Father Ben Ebcas of ...

Keystone pipeline leaks over 200K gallons of oil in South Dakota
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:12

TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline has been shut down after it leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in northeastern South Dakota, the com...

Vancouver police officers among 42 honoured with award of valour at Government House
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:37

Officer Peter Colenutt not only saved a man from drowning, he also jumped into frozen water to prevent a dog from dying. The Georgia Straight

Baloney Meter: How much is the government going to collect from tax cheats?
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:53

"Our investments have already yielded results. We are on track to recuperate $ 25 billion from our efforts against tax avoidance and tax evasion." C...

Anna Paquin, Viola Desmond among those added to Canadaa s Walk of Fame
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44

Sprinter Donovan Bailey says he knows that his induction into Canada's Walk of Fame will affect the way he's seen by future generations. "This...

Trial date still not set for man accused in Daniel Pellerin's stabbing death
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:39

Blair Rhodes has been a journalist for more than 34 years, the last 25 with CBC. His primary focus is on stories of crime and public safety. Canada N...

Leonid meteor shower's new moon helps with low cycle
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:17

Things like cloudy skies, last summer's wildfire smoke, and full moons all have the potential to put a damper on an early morning meteor-viewing sessi...

Federal government to boost treatment options for opioid drug users: minister
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:27

Ottawa is planning to boost treatment options for opioid drug users as it tries to deal with what Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is calling a...

13 Vancouver concerts on sale Friday (and one on Saturday)
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:20

All shows go on sale Friday morning. The Georgia Straight

4 textile artists weaving a spell at the Eastside Culture Crawl
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:16

From knit scarved and tuques to beady-eyed leather creatures, here are the textile items to scope at this year's art-fueled fete. The Georgia Strai...

Six stories in the news for today, Nov. 15
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:48

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will reveal in Vancouver today what Canada has offered to provide the United Nations in terms of troops and military equ...

Canada offers helicopters, planes, trainers to UN efforts
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:31

Protesters opposed to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion interrupt Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's news conference during the 201...

Your horoscope for November 16 to 22, 2017
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:37

Intense days continue, but look to Thursday’s Venus/Neptune and Friday’s Mercury/Neptune to finish the workweek with ease and profit. Aim for mone...

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