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Vancouver firm will build developing-world home for each sold here

February 18, 2014

Buy a condo in Vancouver’s notorious real estate market and you’ll likely walk away with a lighter wallet and a sinking feeling you might have overspent. But what if you knew you were also providing a home for a family living beside a garbage dump in Cambodia, one of the world’s poorest countries? With its [...]

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Outside magazine calls Grouse Grind one of world’s most dangerous hikes

August 16, 2013

Outside Magazine has named North Vancouver’s Grouse Grind as one of the 10 Most Dangerous Hikes in the world. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Team Canada blows fireworks competition out of the water

August 1, 2013

Canada had its chance to blast away the competition at the second night of the Honda Celebration of Light. An estimated 300,000 spectators crowded Vancouver’s shoreline Wednesday to get a glimpse of the light show over English Bay, the biggest offshore fireworks competition in the world. The Province – News / Vancouver

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Coast Guard taking on clean up of forgotten Second World War U.S. shipwreck off B.C. coast

July 26, 2013

The Canadian Coast Guard plans to clean up a leaking U.S. transport vessel that went down off the British Columbia coast during the Second World War. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Metro Vancouver stands strong on environmental issues

July 3, 2013

Thirty years ago Vancouver took the highly unusual and provocative step of declaring itself a “nuclear weapons-free zone,” following a few years later with the declaration its port, a regular stop for U.S. warships, is also nuke free. It helped fix in peoples’ minds the eccentricity of Vancouver as a city willing to sometimes overstep [...]

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