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Gov't Workers Were Embedded in NBC During Olympicsnew

The British Columbia government had employees who were "embedded" within the CTV and NBC television networks during the Olympics, according to Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Kevin Krueger.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  04-05-2010  |  Media

Vancouver Winter Olympics Bring On the Partynew

A pile of hockey sticks was thrown on the ground and the massive sea of people began to part. Nets were moved into the middle of the street, and two men in goalie equipment took their places. This game was not about to break for any car.
The Georgia Straight  |  Travis Lupick  |  03-01-2010  |  Sports

Anti-Olympic Paintings Appear at Site of Removed Beatty Street Muralsnew

Stenciled paintings criticizing the 2010 Winter Olympics have appeared on a concrete wall on Beatty Street where a series of murals once existed. The new paintings consist of the Olympic rings surrounded by text reading, “With glowing hearts we kill the arts”.
The Georgia Straight  |  Travis Lupick  |  01-11-2010  |  Sports

Snowboarder Steve Fisher Hits a Double Cork in the Road on his Way to the Olympicsnew

The U.S. Snowboarding team pays for Steve Fisher's travel, training and health care — an important factor, given the two reconstructive surgeries he's had on his right wrist since he joined the team as a rookie in 2003.
Westword  |  Colin Bane  |  12-14-2009  |  Sports

City of Vancouver Could Open its Data for Allnew

In Vancouver, city staff is expected to submit a report early this fall regarding the implementation of the city's support for open data, open standards, and open-source software.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  09-11-2009  |  Tech

Left-Wing Activists Plan Vancouver Coalitionnew

A group of Vancouver-based activists are taking steps to form a new membership-based coalition that organizers say will offer a progressive voice as an alternative to positions being taken by elected civic officials who have left-wing credentials.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  02-09-2009  |  Politics

Olympic Critic Says Vancouver Charter Changes Threaten Civil Libertiesnew

Neuroscientist Chris Shaw, along with other speakers who attended Thursday's meeting of the Vancouver City Council, is very concerned about the impact on civil liberties of 16 new amendments to the Vancouver Charter.
The Georgia Straight  |  Matthew Burrows  |  01-26-2009  |  Civil Liberties

Make a Splash in Vancouver's Prime Paddling Locationsnew

There's no doubt that when it comes to choosing the best place to dip your oar or paddle, Vancouver offers an embarrassment of watery riches, and of both the salty and sweet kinds. But at this point on the calendar, several launch spots stand out from the rest.
The Georgia Straight  |  Jack Christie  |  09-19-2008  |  Travel

Vancouver's New Breed of Musical Mavericksnew

From circuit-frying techno-punk to creaky-floorboards alt-folk, and from heartfelt indie rock to neck-snapping metal, these are the sounds that make a night out in Vancouver a sonic adventure.
The Georgia Straight  |  Staff  |  09-19-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Unlocking Levelsnew

"This book is kind of a gamble -- it's flat-out irony; there's no respite."
The Georgia Straight  |  John Burns  |  05-15-2006  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Two Muchnew

Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin have enough delicious guitar hooks and soul-baring, anthemic choruses in their latest album to lead a full-on power pop revival.
Phoenix New Times  |  Michele Laudig  |  03-22-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

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