Monthly Archives: May 2014

We need better criminal response to domestic violence: crisis centre

(Courtesy Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter)

(Courtesy Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter)

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Vancouver police have answered several domestic violence calls at the Nguyen house, but that didn’t stop the tragedy from happening.

The city’s sixth homicide was a suspected motive of a domestic dispute; the last one happened only one week earlier. This renews a local women’s centre call for change in addressing domestic abuse.

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Proposed project could bring fire pits to Vancouver beaches

(Courtesy Vancouver Campfire Project/Facebook)

(Courtesy Vancouver Campfire Project/Facebook)

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – How would you like to sit around a fire at the beach this summer?

A student collaboration out of SFU and UBC hopes for an exemption in the laws around open fires in Vancouver.

It’s called the Vancouver Campfire Project, and organizers are proposing to put fire pits on Vancouver beaches, with a pilot pit proposed for this summer on Jericho Beach. Continue reading

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Elephant advocates raise awareness for ivory poaching crisis

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VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Music, dancing, and bright elephant ear hats made this flashmob look like a party. But the group got together in front of Pacific Centre mall downtown to bring awareness to a serious issue – the elephant poaching crisis in Africa.

The animal advocates call themselves Elephanatics, and they believe educating consumers on the cruelty of ivory poaching is the first step. Organizer Andrea Duthie says a flashmob is a fun way to turn heads to this serious issue.

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New Olympic statue unveiled in downtown Vancouver

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VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The 2010 Olympics have long been over, but Nike the Greek goddess of victory has finally landed Vancouver.

Dozens of people gathered at the corner of Thurlow and Cordova for the official unveiling of the statue on Saturday afternoon.

The statue is a gift from the ancient city of Olympia, and was designed by a renowned Greek sculptor Pavlos Angelos Kougiomtzis.

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Spaces and Reservations

(Courtesy Brendan Prost)

(Courtesy Brendan Prost)

VANCOUVER (LINK MAGAZINE) – Vancouver has been fighting to keep its Hollywood North title, with tax credit cuts and special effects studio closures contributing to the anxieties in the local filmmaking community. Such droughts in the industry normally correspond to a drop in newcomers interested in learning the craft. However, for those who are making their debut in the Vancouver film arts, the situation may not look as bleak.

The Lower Mainland houses many established film schools, with Langara, Simon Fraser and Emily Carr offering competitive training programs. One student filmmaker has shared the experience of making a feature film without the budget or the manpower of Hollywood giants.

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