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Vancouver cannabis company hires straight-edge Gene Simmons as celebrity spokesperson
  • Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:17

Yeah, we're confused too. The Georgia Straight

LNG Canada to choose prime contractor in April
  • Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:30

The head of Shell Canada Ltd. says a prime contractor will be named next month for Shell-led LNG Canada as the co-owners take steps toward deciding wh...

Father of British-Canadian accused of joining ISIS hopes to plead son's case in Canada next week
  • Sat, 17 Mar 2018 02:41

Sally Lane and John Letts, parents of Jack Letts, arrive at Old Bailey court in central London on Jan. 12, 2017. On Thursday, a British judge eased th...

Kathy Griffin's North American comeback to start with four Canadian dates
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:30

The insult comic and celebrity gossip hound - who became embroiled in controversy after posing in a photo holding a fake severed head that shared a li...

Arrest made in north Courtenay shooting incident
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:43

At approximately 5:50 a.m., the Comox Valley RCMP took one man into custody without incident, with the assistance of the Island District Emergency Res...

What’s left to see out of the Vancouver Canucks this year?
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:26

Seven reasons to keep watching the Canucks’ last 11 games The Georgia Straight

Nova Centre unveils 'luxury' hotel chain making Atlantic Canada debut
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:36

The Nova Centre, which includes the new Halifax Convention Centre, opened in December, but had not said who its hotel tenant would be. Tom Gaglardi, C...

Why Canada must move quickly on the new Asian trade pact
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:28

Now that International Trade Minister FranA ois-Philippe Champagne has put Canada's signature on the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific P...

B.C. couple honoured with Meritorious Service Medals
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:30

A Quesnel couple recently received a prestigious honour for the work they have done, and continue to do, to support veterans and serving members of th...

Big Data and AI are poised to transform Canada's natural-resources sector
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:29

Tyler Hamilton works with cleantech companies from across Canada as an adviser with the non-profit MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. There's som...

B.C. Francophone Day will be held before Festival du Bois in historic French-speaking area of Coquitlam
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:55

The fluently bilingual health minister, Adrian Dix, made the announcement today. The Georgia Straight

No charges yet for Justin Wiseman as police investigate Mount Pearl fire
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:30

Justin Wiseman yells out in distress as paramedics lift him into an ambulance outside 17 Jersey Avenue on Tuesday. Justin Wiseman, the man who holed u...

Kissel keeps Vernon on their feet
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:25

Vernon partied like it was a Friday night, on a Monday - thanks to country artist Brett Kissel coming to town. The Canadian Country Music Association ...

Wallonia region no longer a threat to Canada-EU trade deal, but the...
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:43

In an interview Tuesday, Didier Reynders said Belgians see Canada as a partner on promoting multilateralism while major powers seem to slide back towa...

DanceHouse season boasts new Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young work, plus MOMIX, Marie Chouinard, and more
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:39

The series has expanded into two shows at SFU Woodward's in the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, and has introduced two family-friendly shows and acts fr...

Popina Canteen: Four renowned Vancouver chefs to open shipping container restaurant on Granville Island
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:30

The gourmet counter-service eatery is slated to open this summer. The Georgia Straight

Oh Lucy! revels in culture-clash comedy
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:42

The good-looking 95-minute feature started as a short for young writer-director Atsuko Hirayanagi. The Georgia Straight

Prince Edward Island fisherman sails Arctic as modern-day explorer
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 04:28

Capt. David MacIsaac and his son Capt. Daniel MacIsaac have overseen the conversion of the family fishing boat into an arctic r esearch vessel. Canad...

Salmon Arm man turns himself in to Calgary police
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:30

Edmonton police said the Salmon Arm man who was wanted by police on a Canada-wide warrant for his alleged involvement in a violent assault, turned him...

B.C. receives federal funding to remove abandoned vessels
  • Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:25

At least 21 vessels are slated to be removed from a number of harbours including in Ladysmith, Vancouver and Victoria Transport Canada has announced f...

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