• Celebrate Earth Day in Metro Vancouver with these nature-immersive family activities
    “Let me tell ya ‘bout the bird and the bees and the flowers and the trees…” Sure, the famed 1960s tune by Jewel Akens may be about love, but the lyrics can also act as inspiration for outdoor exploration–a checklist of sorts for curious kids who want to learn more about nature and how it
  • Here’s how Canada’s new budget could impact affordable housing in Vancouver
    A federal budget announcement, both in its size and scope, has a lot in common with Oprah Winfrey’s infamous proclamation that everyone in her studio audience gets a car. It’s a big promise with a nice touch, but still a singular, massive announcement just the same. But does everyone get a car? What kind of
  • Sri Lankan students in Canada struggle with homeland cash crisis
    Sri Lankan international student Dehan Kumburugala came to Canada three years ago to fulfill his ambition of becoming a doctor. Now the third-year Biology student at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan is packing his bags to return to his homeland because he is unable to pay his tuition fees due to the worsening economic
  • Here is what Vancouver residents would do if they won a million bucks
    What would you do if you won a million dollars?  It’s a question we posed to readers and it drummed up a wide array of responses. We also asked what they would do if they won even more than a million.  Mary-Ann Williams wrote she would buy tiny houses and give them away to all that need them.
  • Pandemic hasn’t deterred immigration to Canada
    Interest in immigrating to Canada remained strong throughout 2020 and 2021 despite COVID-19, with the country’s handling of the pandemic being a major appeal for respondents, according to a recent survey.  The survey, conducted by World Education Services (WES) in August 2020 and 2021, had more than 36,000 respondents from various countries, with the top three countries