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Dec 6, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in December and January
Felicity Stone

It’s the darkest time of the year, but North Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is aglow until January 26. The Canyon Lights festival claims to have the tallest Christmas trees in the world: eight Douglas firs up to 110 feet high, lit from top to bottom and connected by seven...

Nov 29, 2019
Pot Shots: Cannabis edibles are now legal. But how do they taste?
Guy Saddy

They’re chewy! They’re cute as your sister’s kid and as colourful as Christmas! Plus, they pack a THC-infused punch. What’s not to love? A lot. Sold in California, where cannabis edibles are legally available, Stoney Patch gummies are likely in breach of state laws stipulating that cannabis products cannot be...

Nov 22, 2019
Inventory: B.C. First Nations creations from clothing to decor
Felicity Stone

ROOM SERVICE Each of the 18 boutique hotel suites in Vancouver’s Skwachàys Lodge and Residence is unique, but all were conceived by Indigenous artists in collaboration with local interior designers. A fair trade gallery at street level showcases Indigenous artistic and cultural work. The proceeds from the hotel and gallery go to...

Nov 22, 2019
Go Figure: We carve out some numbers on B.C.'s alpine economy
Melissa Edwards

B.C. has 13 ski resorts20 local ski hills50+ Nordic skiing areas Whistler Blackcomb is North America’s largest ski resort by both visitation: 2.4-2.6 million skiers and snowboarders annuallyand area: 8,171 acres of skiable terrain $299.2 million Annual economic impact of snowmobiling in B.C.18,000 km of snowmobiling trails$257 Average daily spending per snowmobiler Membership of Mountain Equipment Co-op when founded in...

Nov 19, 2019
About Town: Evalina Beauty Launch
Paul Duchart

Evalina Beauty, designed and developed in Vancouver, launched at the Vancouver Club November 13. Guests were treated to makeup applications, champagne and a gift box with every product made by Evalina Beauty. Founded by Canada Wide Media president Samantha Legge, Evalina Beauty...

Nov 19, 2019
Schooling Beyond Books

Independent schools in B.C. offer some of the world’s finest in academic programming, but the globally influenced and personally empowering lessons these schools offer help young people move forward with the confidence and vision to change the world

Nov 15, 2019
The Bug Picture: Are we ready to eat crickets?
Melissa Edwards

When returning Spanish ships first brought the potato to Europe from South America in the 1600s, the reception was chilly, to say the least. People regarded the vegetable as alien, dangerous and, well, kind of gross, largely spurning it over the next few decades. Then Antoine-Augustin Parmentier—the 18th-century version of...

Nov 14, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About...Culinary Capers CEO Debra Lykkemark
By the Editors

Culinary Capers Catering CEO Debra Lykkemark has worked in the hospitality industry since she was 13, when she got a job as a busser at Dunaway’s Double D Steak and Pancake House in her native Calgary. After a few more restaurant gigs, she decided not to pursue an education in...

Nov 7, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Vancouver arts maven Bruce Munro Wright
By the Editors

Bruce Munro Wright isn’t your run-of-the-mill lawyer. Though he’s been a partner at Vancouver-based MLT Aikins since 2015, Wright has a colourful past, having served as both chair of the Vancouver Opera Foundation and the Vancouver Art Gallery. (He took home the first National Opera Directors Emeritus Award for his efforts...

Nov 7, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia goes to the dogs
Felicity Stone

When Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia isn’t managing her Vancouver businesses, she devotes herself to charity activities. Since 1987, her Women’s Media Golf Classic has raised millions of dollars for child-related organizations, including Variety Children’s Charity and the Children’s Foundation, although it recently...

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