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You Are Not Alone Photo Art

Lifelines

Art has the ability to open doors and build bridges. In the first responder community, art has helped heal, connect, and raise awareness about mental health.

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On the Rise

Green roofs are on the rise for their environmental benefits and their ability to bring communities together.

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We Wish We Had It Yesterday

Transgender patients have limited options for trans-competent health care in BC, but advocates are working toward positive change.

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Backyard Superfoods

For anyone interested in foraging, your next healthy meal might just have ingredients from your own back yard.

Cooper the dog

A Fetching Solution

GoFetch is an app that connects dog owners with people who wish they were dog owners.

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Goat Yoga

At Lainey Morse’s animal-assisted therapy sessions, people have come from all over to do yoga. With goats.

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Rethink Re-Use

Despite challenges, Vancouver residents and businesses are finding ways to successfully curb their plastic consumption.

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Death in Bloom

Environmentally friendly burial options are offering people the chance to carry their environmental ethics beyond the grave.

plastic bag in ocean

Plastic Oceans

The continued growth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is motivating advocates to find innovative ways to clean it up.

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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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Turning the Tides

Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program educates and empowers consumers to make sustainable seafood purchasing decisions, easily.

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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.

Rescuing Chester

False killer whale, Chester, arrived at the Vancouver Aquarium near death. But he not only survived – he thrived!

Potluck Dinner table

In the Raw

Raw vegan diets are growing in popularity, and the options are anything but boring. Vancouver blogger Emily von Euw (of This Rawsome Vegan Life) hosts potluck dinners to bring her community of readers together.

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Stress for Success

With short recruitment periods and a strict etiquette to follow for young Japanese people looking for work, the job hunt can be a stressful period in their life and can even lead to thoughts of suicide.

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Or Not to Wheat?

Exploring the differences between celiac disease and choosing the gluten-free lifestyle.

Green Coffee: Rethinking the Bean

Green coffee: a different taste to try.

Mirror Medicine

Stephen Sumner shares a simple treatment for phantom limb pain.

Mixed Medicines

One centre’s treatment program offers healing and hope to BC’s cancer patients.

Style vs. Substance

Western yoga: path to nirvana or highway to tight abs?

Here’s to Your Skin

A new fad for the perfect complexion.

Mixed Martial Arts

An effective workout with punch.

Puncture Me Pretty

Smoothing out wrinkles with pinpoint precision.

What’s in Your Toys?

Many children’s toys are unsafe for a variety of reasons.

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