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  • 05 Aug 2014

    Festival Season hits the Valley

    At one point in the day, while the hoards of anxious spectators stared in awe at high-flying motocross, gnarly grinds, and the aerial prowess of seasoned BMX talent, the temperature hit its peak at +40 degrees. They don’t capitalize on being Canada’s hottest beach festival based on the bikini competition alone. This is the 7th year that the Center of Gravity festival has been hosted in Kelowna, B.C. and with it creating a hotspot of extreme sports and big music names such as Calvin Harris, Chromeo, Tegan & Sara, and Matt & Kim in the heart of the Okanagan.

  • 10 Jun 2014

    There’s nothing Shambolic about The Good In Everyone

    Band Name: The Good In Everyone

    Genre: Indie Rock

    Band Members: Nick Russell - Guitar/vocals, Benjamin Mott – Guitar, Laura Genschorek - Keys/synths/vocals, Jamison Gladysz – Drums, Olivia Sharpe – Guitar/vocals, Matt Gostelow - Bass 

  • 27 Apr 2014

    Vancouver hosts exclusive Youth Can Do Conference

    With literally weeks until the events debut in Vancouver, tickets to the Youth Can Do Conference seem to be selling like no other. The premiere event is to be held on  May 1st and lasts the entire weekend. Open to students and the public alike, the conference will offer attendees exclusive workshops and panels in order to develop and fine tune skills that are necessary in creating and maintaining a successful business or NGO that encompasses issues within social justice.

  • 31 Mar 2014

    Perspectives on the Pipeline: The Northern Gateway Project

    Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed like other Canadians, that the media has been pervaded with prolific images, articles, and broadcasts concerning the Northern Gateway Project. The proposed 1,180km long pipeline project is headed by the Alberta based energy transport company Enbridge Inc. and needless to say has been drenched with controversy since its official launch in 2004.

  • 18 Feb 2014

    All Things Canadiana with Joyce Island

    Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa Joyce, a local alt-country artist who performs under the name Joyce Island. It was a typical Vancouver morning in a coffee shop off Main & Broadway, but what ensued was an illuminating conversation about tapping into the Canadiana music scene in a city known for its indie folk, as well as the exciting future for Lisa who is quickly becoming a noteworthy name out of her hometown.