New Langara College students get a taste of college life with Welcome Week

Summer is officially over and Langara College made a splash during Sept. 6 to 9 with Welcome Week, for those heading back to school. #WelcometoLangara week has started for .@langaracollege! What am I doing? My first assignment… pic.twitter.com/0G9eV3KrmE — Linda Nguyen (@lindanguyennews) September 7, 2016 A large line up was formed at the school bookstore,…

Online gambling shines light on youths in B.C.

A study released last month that surveyed more than 10, 000 students from three provinces found that 42 per cent had participated in online gambling. The study didn’t include students from British Columbia but the B.C. government says it “takes problem gambling seriously,” said Jamie Edwardson, spokesperson for the Ministry of Finance. In an emailed…

Experience a walking tour around Vancouver

As spring comes along and people start to go outside, more adventurous Vancouverites are walking into history through Vancouver’s downtown streets. Inspired by popular walking tours of London and Edinburgh, Forbidden Vancouver, which began in 2012, is a walking tour company that uses period costumes to engage with the city’s seedy past. “Our two main…

Why Vancouver should still keep historic character homes

A Vancouver character home is in danger of being demolished and more than 5,000 people have signed an online petition to stop it. The property is classed as an English Tudor-style home built in 1922. It’s located at 1550 West 29th Ave within the neighbourhood of Shaughnessy. It is listed on the market for approximately…

Opinion piece: Why all holidays should be celebrated

Whenever I hear there’s a holiday, I usually just welcome the news as sign to relax and take a breather. Statutory holidays like Christmas break and Easter long weekend are no exception. The only thing is both Christmas Day and Good Friday are known as major Christian holidays. Christmas Day happens to be the period…

Koyali Burman: A storyteller through dance and community work

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 provides cups of chai tea, samosas and cheesecakes. She apologizes for not cooking. Burman said this kind of hospitality is nothing and when you go to…

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…