Friday, November 24, 2017

Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre turns 90

The view of the Orpheum through the dome

Through much of Vancouver's colourful past, the Orpheum Theatre has been a constant.



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Canada Post is scaling back its letters-from-Santa program for kids who write from school

Santa letters

Canada Post says Santa won't be sending as many personalized letters to kids this year, though he still wants to make sure he responds to every note he receives.



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Here's how the all-woman chief and council of the Saik'uz First Nation is changing the way leadership works

Saik'uz

In January 2017, five women were elected to lead the Saik'uz First Nation, and just a few months into their term, the all-female team is transforming the way things get done in their community, 100 kilometres west of Prince George.



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Pooches pay bedside visit to dog walker after wilderness ordeal

Annette Poitras

Annette Poitras had a happy hospital bed reunion Friday afternoon with two of the dogs that were at her side while she was lost in the wilderness this weekend.



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UVic research sheds light on Swiss 'Schindler' who defied Nazis

Carl Lutz, Magda, and Agnes in Bern (1949)

A University of Victoria researcher wants more recognition for a Swiss bureaucrat who helped save the lives of more than 60,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.



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Bus drivers hand out reflective gear to people walking around in dark clothes in Fort St. John

Suspenders

Bus drivers in Fort St. John, B.C., are giving out free reflective suspenders to people walking around in dark clothes in an effort to reduce accidents.



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Students build giant blanket fort, music stage beneath Cambie Street Bridge

Piano

The Cambie Bridge Warming aims to showcase what can be done with underutilized public space.



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