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This week's good news roundup

It’s not all doom and gloom out there in the local media.

It’s not all doom and gloom out there in the local media. People are getting stabbed in Whistler and Prince George has a huge forest fire on their hands early in the season but even we can’t accuse the mainstream media outlets in Vancouver of only focusing on the negative. Here’s a roundup of 7 of the more awesome stories that were published by the big dogs this week.

andy-swardPhoto: Andy Sward. He's walking from St John's to Vancouver picking up bottles and donating the proceeds to charities

Million Bottle Pledge has man on mission walking across Canada, to wind up in Vancouver - CBC

Vancouver teen wins US$50,000 for simple, inexpensive #HIV test - Huffington Post BC

Vancouver’s first international art fair in 16 years follows a global trend - Vancouver Sun

B.C. uses Oculus Rift to offer virtual rides, hikes - Global BC

B.C. doctor says perfect vision possible with Bionic Lens - CTV Vancouver

Vancouver Foundation to make its research available for free - Globe and Mail BC

Do you want to own a racehorse? Hastings Racecourse offers punters the chance - The Province