2107 BC수산물 페스티벌/EXPO

    글/ 사진: 이덕일 기자/ 코리안 뉴스   지난해에 이어 6월 9일부터 6월 19일까지 밴쿠버 아일랜드Comox Valley에서 열리는 수산물 페스티벌/EXPO를 다녀왔다. 벌써 10년째 치러지는 연례 행사이어서 내년에도 개최할 예정이다. 지난해 모습과 다른 점은 우선 규모이다. 작년에 비해 규모가 훨씬 커졌다는 것이다. 참여 기업은 물론 축제에 참여하기 위해 방문한 방문객이 많아졌다는 점이다. 올해는 국제적으로 더


Vancouver Audio Show Tickets now on-sale, grab your discount online!

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  Chester Group Exhibitions are pleased to announce that the 2015 Vancouver Audio Show details are now live along with online discounted tickets. The show will take place between Friday May 8th and Sunday May 10th. CG will be updating the latest Exhibitor list in the coming days and special event announcements will follow over


Meet Your Mayor

Photo: kris krüg/ Flickr

    Who are the people running my city? A Guidebook election recap.   As a newcomer in the Lower Mainland, it can be tough to keep up with the local political scene. Even if you’ve read all the news, depending on your citizenship status, British Columbia may not allow you to vote for the


Canada’s 147th Birthday Party

Photo by SandraSteier.com/ Steveston Salmon Festival

    Where to find all the salmon, fireworks and free concerts in Metro Vancouver.   There’s a birthday coming up on Tuesday, July 1. No, it’s not your roommate’s or your sister’s. Canada is turning 147 years old, which means that hundreds of cities across the country will be sending exploding projectiles into the


BC Liquor Stores collect $217,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief


    BC Liquor Stores collect $217,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief   BC Liquor Store customers donated more than $217,000 to support Red Cross relief efforts in the Philippines. One hundred per cent of these funds have been forwarded to the Canadian Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund.   On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon


A cafe for cat-lovers


    Vancouver’s ‘Catfe’ asks for money to get started   By Valentina Ruiz Leotaud   “Are you a dog or a cat person?”   When I was an exchange student in Japan, people asked this question over and over.   At the time, most of the people I met had at least one pet.


6.7 magnitude earthquake rumbles through part of British Columbia’s coast

  An earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8:10 p.m. Mild tremors were felt in high rises in downtown Vancouver and some Metro Vancouver areas. No injuries or damage were reported.   The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake’s epicentre was about 94 kilometres south of


Greater Vancouver Zoo loses Eurasian lynx ‘Papa’ to cancer

Photo via Greater Vancouver Zoo

    A 19-year-old Eurasian lynx named Papa was humanely euthanized by Greater Vancouver Zoo veterinary staff on April 3, 2014, following a battle with nasal cavity cancer. Papa had lost the ability to breathe or swallow due to an adenocarcinoma tumor. The median life expectancy for Eurasian lynx is 15 years.   Papa was


Students from across the lower mainland will meet astronaut Chris Hadfield at BCIT

Photograph official portrait of Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield in EMU suit.  Photo Date: July 19, 2011.  Location: Building 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio.  Photographer: Robert Markowitz

    When: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Where: BCIT School of Transportation   Back from his five-month mission aboard the International Space Station, the BCIT School of Transportation will present a discussion with astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield on April 17, 2014.   Declared by the BBC as the most influential


Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to run for re-election in the fall

Mayor Gregor Robertson poses in downtown Vancouver. Robertson announced his intent to run for a third term as mayor.

  Since 2008, Gregor Robertson has been the bike-riding, transit-taking mayor of Vancouver. He has been criticized for his close ties with high-end condominium developers, and for failing to meet affordable housing targets, but has remained an accessible mayor throughout his time leading the centrist political party Vision Vancouver.   Robertson’s major election promises have


Report says BC is not ready for an earthquake

Broken asphalt road by Chuetsu Earthquake, 2004. Ojiya, Niigata, Japan. Soil liquefaction took place on this road. / Photo via wikipedia

  According to the Auditor-General of British Columbia, Russ Jones, the government agency tasked with preparing for natural disasters is not prepared for a catastrophic earthquake.   A similar report found the same findings 17 years ago. While the latest report released Tuesday, March 25, noted some progress, Jones said in his opening remarks the