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Here's why Canadians eat mandarin oranges during the holiday season

Here's why Canadians eat mandarin oranges during the holiday season

Imported by the Oppenheimer Group in 1891, these little orange morsels of sweetness gained popularity in Vancouver and were soon transported by truck and train to the rest of Canada during the holiday season.
Michael J Fox's Delta family ties

Michael J Fox's Delta family ties

The actor's parents met at a community dance in Ladner.
Once upon a time when dogs rode the chairlifts in the mountains above Vancouver (PHOTO)

Once upon a time when dogs rode the chairlifts in the mountains above Vancouver (PHOTO)

Whiskey, with a side of Brandy, to be precise.
Why is there a Spirit Bear in captivity in British Columbia?

Why is there a Spirit Bear in captivity in British Columbia?

The Spirit Bear is unique to B.C.
Here's how and why the East Van Cross sculpture got built

Here's how and why the East Van Cross sculpture got built

Ken Lum's artwork is "religious and sacrilegious at the same time"
Game changer: The first SkyTrain ran 34 years ago today (PHOTOS)

Game changer: The first SkyTrain ran 34 years ago today (PHOTOS)

A highlight of Expo '86, Vancouver's SkyTrain opened on Dec. 11, 1985, offering free service for the first eight days. As such, today marks the transportation system's 34th birthday.
Did you know that North Vancouver has a 90-year-old subway?

Did you know that North Vancouver has a 90-year-old subway?

See Bloedel Conservatory’s opening day in 1969 (VIDEO)

See Bloedel Conservatory’s opening day in 1969 (VIDEO)

The insane story of Prince George's Sandblast sand skiing event (WITH VIDEO)

The insane story of Prince George's Sandblast sand skiing event (WITH VIDEO)

We're kicking off the release of Season 3 of our history TV show BC Was Awesome with the story of Prince George's Sandblast! Started in 1971, it was a summertime ski race down a sketchy sand track.
Two Japanese landmarks in Vancouver receive historic national designation (PHOTOS)

Two Japanese landmarks in Vancouver receive historic national designation (PHOTOS)

The Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall were given a National Historic Site designation by Parks Canada - joining a select group of such places in Metro Vancouver.