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Canadian comedian Rick Mercer decides to end a Mercer Reporta after 15 seasons
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:27

In an interview with The Canadian Press, Mercer said there was no "seismic event or epiphany that this should be the end. It's still the best job ...

Vancouver's Marcus Youssef is up for nation's largest theatre award, the Siminovitch Prize
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:38

Playwright and actor is the creative force and collaborator behind such hits as Winners and Losers, Leftovers, and Ali & Ali. The Georgia Strai...

Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada for convictions similar to treason
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:24

The former U.S. soldier who leaked thousands of classified military documents says she’s been barred from entering Canada as a result of her crimina...

Database to offer answers for relatives of Inuit taken south for tuberculosis treatment
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:26

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair chats candidate Jack Anawak, left, during a trail ride at the Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park during a campaign stop in Iqalui...

Ready for a scare? Fright Nights returns to Playland with "goriest" haunted house yet and additional rides
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:32

The Halloween-themed event takes place at Playland on select dates from October 6 to 31. The Georgia Straight

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra opener finds fun amid precision and passion
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:29

What better way to adorn a gala than with something that glitters like maestro Bramwell Tovey's own Time Tracks? The Georgia Straight

Legal cannabis tops packed agenda at annual meeting of B.C.'s...
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:30

Municipalities in British Columbia are clamouring to have a say in the marijuana policies they believe will fall largely on their shoulders to enforce...

NDP? Is that still a thing?
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:26

The federal NDP party is still searching for an identity in Canada if the results of a new Forum poll are any indication. Canada stories

VIFF 2017: Winnie offers painful potrait of Mrs. Mandela
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:26

“Some people move in and out of history, but Winnie’s a constant.” The Georgia Straight

FEATURE-In Canada, climate change could open new farmland to the plow
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:27

As global warming intensifies droughts and floods, causing crop failures in many parts of the world, Canada may see something different: a farming exp...

C'est la vie: Canadian energy producer accepts French drilling ban with a shrug
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:32

The traditional 20th anniversary present is china but Canada's Vermilion Energy Inc. is getting quite a different gift for its second decade as a ...

Most people seeking euthanasia in Nova Scotia in early 2017 didn't get it:agency
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:35

Nearly two-thirds of Nova Scotians seeking assisted suicide in the first six months of 2017 did not receive a lethal injection, with doctors saying th...

VIFF 2017: Suck it Up an example of good grief
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:25

Amiable portrait of two friends survives some overdetermined comic sequences. The Georgia Straight

VIFF 2017: Strange things are happening to Thelma in this Norwegian thriller
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:37

Seizures suddenly disrupt her life. Crows flock to her. Power surges occur around her. Is it her? Something supernatural? The Georgia Straight

Tens of thousands join Vancouver Walk for Reconciliation across Georgia Viaduct
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:28

Vancouverites of all different cultures and religious beliefs came together to embrace Indigenous rights. The Georgia Straight

Conservatives would beat Libs: Poll [Video]
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:34

If a federal election was held today, the Conservatives would be narrowly voted in over the Liberals. Canada stories

NAFTA talks in Canada could result in energy agreement with Mexico
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:28

An agreement to have Mexico join a NAFTA clause governing oil exports may be one of the first significant products of the renegotiation talks this wee...

VIFF 2017: A Marriage Story survives thirty years in the making
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:26

Helena Třeštíková spent more than three decades following one Prague couple through some pretty serious ups and downs. The Georgia Straight

VIFF 2017: Aboriginal Sweden steps up with Sami Blood
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:25

Systemic prejudice against Indigenous people isn’t just a Western Hemisphere thing. The Georgia Straight

For Atlantic Canada it's decision time on carbon pricing
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:31

Carbon pricing is coming to the Atlantic provinces. They are part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change , which kicks in by...

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