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    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

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Seeking Silence

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  Starting the New Year with a mindfulness escape right here in Vancouver.   By Shannon Pidlubny   When most people think of a mid-winter break, they think of sunny beaches, margaritas or vacationing in an exotic location with palm trees and warm ocean breezes. They think of a place they can escape to—somewhere a passport and

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Vancouver Gems

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    Ellen Lee is a Vancouver designer currently living and working between Singapore and Bali. These photos are from a brief visit to Vancouver in October.    

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Touring BC’s ‘Hidden’ History Shared by Chinese and Indigenous People

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    What happens when a busload of Christians are shown a province ‘built on free land with half-priced labour’?By Meg Mittelstedt Reprinted with permission from TheTyee.ca.     Forty-eight of us are standing on the banks of the Fraser River at the Lytton Ferry under a hot September sun. We’ve just been told that

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Top Secret: Inside the Infiniti-Red Bull Racing factory

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    Writer Keith Morgan recently spent a weekend with the world champion Infiniti-Red Bull Formula One Racing team. He reports on his tour of the team’s top-secret factory in the UK, his drive to the Belgian Grand Prix and the rich hospitality offered at the F1 Paddock Club.     By Keith Morgan   Milton

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Low Tide in Bali

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  Snapshots from a months-long stay on the Indonesian island.   Photos by Ellen Lee     The most perfect orange.       This dog is adorable. I love how his ears just flop like that. He’s an old one, always kind of in the way when I need to get out, moving at

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A Thousand Paper Cranes

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        From Hiroshima to Tokyo with a suitcase heart.   Photos and words by Janis Severloh       In grade four, I learned about Japan and Sadako Sasaki and became a bit obsessed. Little bits of what I had learned kept coming back to me throughout our time in Japan.  

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Wet Hot Taiwan Summer

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    Story and photos by Ellen Lee   While I was in Chiang Mai back in February, I had finally read Eddie Huang’s Fresh Off The Boat. He made Taipei sound so awesome that I was like, gotta go to Taipei.   Yehliu.   Although this place was slammed with tourists, I still loved

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Seeking Sâo Paulo

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  A dispatch from the World Cup in Brazil.   We couldn’t resist. The draw of the FIFA World Cup was too great. Guidebook contributor Steven Sang Eun Lee traveled down to Brazil to get a taste of the action. We can confirm: it’s bananas down here. Body paint, firecrackers and raised voices are out

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Take Your Pick

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    From raspberries to plums, a guide to do-it-yourself fruit picking in Vancouver.   Story and photos by Abeer Yusuf   With the height of summer fast-approaching, the flowers that give Vancouver the springtime appearance of a child’s drawing book will finally give way to fruits. B.C. is known for its quality produce and

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We ask, you tell us: What is Vancouver’s best kept secret?

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  “On the Trans Canada trail in Second Narrows park, about 200 metres in there’s an amazing treehouse. It’s right along the path, they’ve built up this ladder. From there you can see the most beautiful view—the ocean, all the cars going over the bridge, and people are walking by below you on the path.

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Space Jam

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    New Surrey Night Market to launch on July 4 featuring a Star Trek simulation.   Who: Satbir Cheema, PICS What: Surrey Night Market When: July 4 to August 30 on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Where: Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds at 6050 176 Street How much: $2 admission, free parking.

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Discover Tofino, BC

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    Just in time for the Tofino Food and Wine Festival, Guidebook takes a look at coastal retreats on the western edge of Vancouver Island.   By Sarah Berman   The town of Tofino is full of quirky contradictions—on one hand it’s a laid-back surf town, on the other it’s an upscale foodie destination.

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Cycle the City

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  Guidebook takes a grand tour of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods on two wheels.   Story and photos by Alice Sejin Lim   Vancouver is a gigantic city with lots of things to see. I have lived in the Lower Mainland for almost eight months, and yet there’s many famous landmarks in Vancouver I don’t know about.

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See What’s Growing in Vancouver

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    Why locals love their farmers’ markets.   By Abeer Yusuf   They appear like mushrooms every spring and summer, forming an important fabric of the Vancouver identity—the weekly farmers’ market.   A way of bridging the gap between the farm producers and the end customer, farmers’ markets are the perfect weekend activity that

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Island Time

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    Photojournalist Katie Lin ventures to the northern edges of Vancouver Island. Photos by Katie Lin Nestled between ocean and rainforest in the northern Vancouver Island wilderness, the historic village of Telegraph Cove reveals life in another century. A lumber mill and salmon saltery served this tiny outpost more than 100 years ago. Today

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Sweet Dreams

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    The Richmond Night Market kicks off the summer with ‘Candyland’ theme   By Abeer Yusuf   What: Official Richmond Night Market When: May 16 to October 13, 2014, Friday to Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Sundays and holidays from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, close

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Nothing fishy about a day-trip to a historic Fraser River factory

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        Want to explore some less-known BC history on your day off? Check out the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston, BC, where immigrant fishing villages are woven into British Columbia’s social and economic fabric.   By David P. Ball   Perhaps you might dismiss this as a fishy idea, but a

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The Olympic Legacy Lives on

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      The south coast is peppered with reminders of British Columbia’s gold-medal performance at the 2010 Winter Games.   The Whistler Olympic Plaza was home to medal ceremonies and concerts during the 2010 Winter Games. Today, this gathering place still draws the masses with music, all-ages entertainment, and even skating in winter. Kids

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Live the Olympic Experience

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    With the 2014, Sochi Olympic Winter Games just days away, we on Canada’s west coast are reminded that just four short years ago, British Columbia welcomed the world to the 2010 Winter Games.   The spirit of 2010 lives on in Olympic venues that brought the games to life. The Whistler Sliding Centre’s

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Cuba, a fascinating glimpse of the past and the present

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        Colourful, vibrant and warm, it is a must-see destination.   Cuba ? with its vibrant rhythms, varied landscape, and rich heritage of literature and dance ? wins over many travellers, who return again and again. A Cuba trip provides an opportunity to explore this uniquely beautiful and captivating land and meet

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Discover Vancouver: Troubleshooting on the North Shore mountains

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    Are you ready for a steep climb? Be prepared for the unexpected when hiking Vancouver’s mountains.   Story by Sarah Berman Photos by Kristian Secher     News photographer Kristian Secher wasn’t prepared for the Grouse Grind?but not in the way you might guess. Secher has plenty of experience climbing mountains, but a

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Discover Vancouver: Troubleshooting on the North Shore mountains

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      Are you ready for a steep climb? Be prepared for the unexpected when hiking Vancouver’s mountains.   Story by Sarah Berman Photos by Kristian Secher   News photographer Kristian Secher wasn’t prepared for the Grouse Grind?but not in the way you might guess. Secher has plenty of experience climbing mountains, but a

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Prison Break

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      Guidebook contributor Tanvi Bhatia recommends a thrilling “exit strategy” game in Richmond.   By Tanvi Bhatia   Being locked in a room with four strangers and very little idea of how to get out doesn’t sound like the ideal way to spend your Friday night, but fans of Richmond’s very own escape-the-room

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Finding Zen

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  Exploring gardens at the University of British Columbia   By Euihyeon Nam   At the University of British Columbia, great scenery is never too far away. But now that spring has arrived and the flowers are budding, there’s a special opportunity to find peaceful green space on campus. To find a zen moment, all

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In Bloom: Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver

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  By Carina Thanabadeepathara, VCBF.ca   A cherry tree in bloom is a wondrous sight. It is the quintessential symbol of spring, of renewal and new beginnings.   This year, Vancouver’s 40,000 cherry trees are once again inspiring our visual artists, musicians, poets, musicians, filmmakers, designers, artisans, photographers, and chefs. Just in time for the

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Venue Spotlight : Roger’s Arena

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    By Seo Yeon Bae (UBC Intern)   Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Pink, Cher, One Direction, Imagine Dragons, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z. Can you guess what they have in common? They all have held or will have their concerts at Rogers Arena.   Rogers Arena is the

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