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Owner behind iconic Burnaby sign remembered as strong businesswoman

Owner behind iconic Burnaby sign remembered as strong businesswoman

“She was really well known in the neighbourhood, both as a salesperson – because people shopped there from all over the region, not just Burnaby – but also for just being a really kind and caring woman and member of the community.”
Old-time hockey: As society mobilized for war, shipyards workers battled on ice

Old-time hockey: As society mobilized for war, shipyards workers battled on ice

Tommy Horne couldn’t have seen it coming. The goaltender for the 1941 Vancouver Norvan Shipyards and his team were up 3-1 against the Nanaimo Clippers in the final period, but tensions and penalties were mounting.
This North Vancouver general store has been greeting people for 110 years

This North Vancouver general store has been greeting people for 110 years

For 110 years there’s been a store in Upper Lynn Valley at the end of the line.
Vancouver’s Olympic Village thrives after shaky start

Vancouver’s Olympic Village thrives after shaky start

Go back a decade and the site was anything but the bustling, successful neighbourhood that it is today...
These photos show rare glimpse of Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron being built for the 2010 games

These photos show rare glimpse of Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron being built for the 2010 games

Few symbols of the Olympics are as awe-inspiring as the cauldron that holds the Olympic flame.
In 2010 the Olympics came to Vancouver, and this is what it looked like (PHOTOS)

In 2010 the Olympics came to Vancouver, and this is what it looked like (PHOTOS)

For many in Vancouver, they weren't just spectators, they were part of the event
How Richmond's Lulu Island got its name

How Richmond's Lulu Island got its name

Lulu is one of 17 islands that make up Richmond, aka 'The Island City'
Remembering when a cougar terrorized a B.C. neighbourhood back in 1989

Remembering when a cougar terrorized a B.C. neighbourhood back in 1989

The cougar crashed into a basement suite in the same area where just last weekend a cougar was roaming the streets
Here's the crazy story of how they made snow in Whistler for the first time over 40 years ago

Here's the crazy story of how they made snow in Whistler for the first time over 40 years ago

From the time that Whistler Mountain opened for skiing in 1966 there had always been plenty of snow. Until 1976.
These home movies offer insight into Japanese Canadian history

These home movies offer insight into Japanese Canadian history

The museum has digitized more than 40 historical home movies from its collection.