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Hand-poke tattoo collage

Dot-by-Dot

In Vancouver, two hand-poke tattoo artists provide an alternative to machine tattooing: creating safe and inclusive spaces for clients.

Gaia Tree Mural

A Mutual Benefit

Murals not only benefit artists and businesses; they can also liven up neighbourhoods and create a sense of community.

Matcha Latte

Scien-tea-fic!

Paragon Tea Room encourages conversation and connection through innovative technology and a cup of tea.

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The Road Home

As the homelessness crisis worsens, cities in the Pacific Northwest look for ways to move forward.

Classroom

Untold Histories

Including Indigenous content and history in BC’s curriculum is a small but necessary step toward healing.

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Room For Everyone

Community-run Spartacus Books is a nonprofit resource centre with a long history of perseverance in the face of change.

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A Community Prepared

The tight-knit community of Anacla prepares for a predicted earthquake; can neighbouring communities learn from them?

Asia Youngman

Forging Her Own Path

Award-winning filmmaker Asia Youngman hopes to inspire women and Indigenous youth through dynamic storytelling.

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Taking the Heat

BC’s worst wildfire season on record brought out the best efforts of firefighters despite the challenges.

Scientist Faces Fallout

Death threats have not deterred a scientist from reporting data about negligible Fukushima radiation on the BC coast.

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The Fifteenth Element

Scientists are developing technologies to recover phosphorus, but they face barriers, including a lack of awareness of the problem.

Bloedel Conservatory roof

A Sanctuary Called Home

Sanctuaries such as the Bloedel Conservatory and Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary give abandoned exotic birds a home.

Sarah Anderson

On Location

A young woman packs up and moves across Canada for a drastic career change.

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What’s in a Name

British Columbia takes steps towards reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations peoples by restoring Indigenous place names.

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Grow Your Own

Taproot, Kauai, is a farming community that supplies herbs, spices, and exotic fruits and vegetables to adventurous chefs.

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Urban Homesteader

With a few inexpensive, eco-friendly lifestyle changes, helping Mother Nature has never been so easy. Here are a few options to consider adopting in your everyday life.

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Kimchi Kitchen

Spicy or sour, vinegary or salty – Kimchi is a Korean vegetable dish that tastes different every time. Try this recipe!

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Future Harvests

Innovative UBC program provides a new generation of farmers with agricultural education and hands-on experience.

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Not Your Grandmother’s Choir

A look at the rise of community pop choirs and the health benefits of group singing.

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Sustainable Fashion

Fashion Designer Nicole Bridger talks about the importance of sustainable fashion in this one-on-one interview.

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Healing Behind Bars

Inmates are given the opportunity to heal with yoga and art-based therapy programs being offered in prisons.

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Asian Cinema on the Rise

Asian films are gaining critical and audience acclaim, overcoming political and commercial challenges.

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Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s Unceded Territories

What to expect from the current exhibit, Unceded Territories, by artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology.

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