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NEWS: Winter homeless shelters set to close

The 160 people housed in temporary shelters over the winter will be out on the street at the end of this month unless the province steps up to keep the facilities open.
URBAN LEGEND: A crusader for the convicted

URBAN LEGEND: A crusader for the convicted

No skin showing, a prison guard tells a young woman dressed in designer ripped jeans.
NEWS: Bike-share program parked for at least a year

NEWS: Bike-share program parked for at least a year

Would-be commuter cyclists in Vancouver will have to wait at least another year for a public bike-share program to hit city streets and separated bike lanes.
NEWS: Main Street fixture up for sale

NEWS: Main Street fixture up for sale

By Anna Killen Its not uncommon to see a handwritten sign reading No Change on the front door of a small business.

RANT/RAVE (Mar.31)

Quitters prosper Hey, all you smokers who are still whining about your rights. You have the right to quit. You have the right to empower yourselves and break your addiction.
NEWS: Lights out at the Lotus

NEWS: Lights out at the Lotus

Revelers turned out in spades Saturday night to bid farewell to a Vancouver nightlife institution, the Lotus Hotel, and its suite of popular bars Lotus Sound Lounge, Honey Lounge and Lick Club.

RANT/RAVE (Mar. 24)

Squirt gun revenge Smokers, get ready. Instead of buying a pack of cigarettes, Im buying a pack of squirt guns.
COVER STORY: Free Speech

COVER STORY: Free Speech

Irwin Oostindie is nothing if not a man of vision. We are both sporting hard hats standing in a dust-filled rectangular room separated from the Woodwards atrium by a thin layer of glass covered in brown paper.
NEWS: Closing scene for indie movie stores?

NEWS: Closing scene for indie movie stores?

Q: What happened to Alpha Video? A: The Internet. Commercial Drive residents who expressed dismay on Facebook about the recent demise of a popular independent video store may soon have company in other areas of the city.
Little Mountain project years behind schedule

Little Mountain project years behind schedule

Nearly four years after residents of the citys oldest social housing complex learned theyd be ousted to make way for redevelopment, progress at the Little Mountain Housing site appears to have stalled.
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