Why rabbits aren’t holiday pets

With Easter around the corner, pet activists say you might want to reconsider getting a bunny for the holiday. Olga Betts, President of Vancouver Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy said: “It is a problem and we do try to raise awareness about it. We do get the strange calls sometimes from people, who want to rent…

Koyali Burman: Bringing storytelling through dance and community work

Koyali Burman, a Kathak dancer performing an impromptu dance about the Vancouver weather   Koyali Burman’s living space is light and clean when you first enter the corridors. Her home hangs a few artworks on the walls such as colourful Indian dance portraits. Burman’s a kind hostess providing cups of chai tea, samosas and cheesecakes. She…

Preview of the Vancouver Pegan Pride fundraising event

  Vancouver Pagan Pride is holding a fundraiser for their main event in September. The funds will help buy new tents for future events and bring in profits for the vendors, who were affected. It will take place on March 19 at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on Oak Street and East 49th Ave. The…

South Vancouver Neighbourhood House opening doors to new Syrian members

For newcomers, joining an established community can be daunting. On Saturday, South Vancouver Neighbourhood House hosted the Newcomer Welcoming Event for Syrian refugees at their community centre by Victoria Drive and East 49 Avenue. The event consisted of a general info session in their main ballroom, along with information booths from the Vancouver Public Library’s…

The constant debate on electronic cigarettes with health

There’s a stigma against tobacco cigarettes. Turns out, there’s a stigma against electronic cigarettes too. A research released on August 2015 from Public Health England, an executive agency from the British Department of Health, made independent study claims that 95 per cent of e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes. As the study came to…

How Tech-Ed programs change in Vancouver high schools

John Oliver Secondary School provides the most diverse tech education program out of South Vancouver high schools. Ben King, a tech education teacher at John Oliver brings high praise for the school’s program variety. “I think the biggest thing is that we are seeing as kids are moving, as technology have shifted, as the demands…