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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.

Stephanie Taylor

A Better Measure of Success

How three Vancouver women are changing business for the better through environmental and social sustainability.

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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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CơM Vietnamese

Cơm Vietnamese is a welcome addition to Richmond, BC, with its family-style sharing menu and innovative cocktail menu.

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Wrestling the Ramen Dragon

Pacific Rim Magazine staff takes on the Giga Dragon eating challenge at Ramen Takanotsume in Vancouver’s West End.

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Sing Sing Beer Bar

Main Street’s new and trendy Sing Sing Beer Bar boasts 20 rotating taps and specializes in pizza and pho.

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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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Toward the Light

Local health advocates provide accessible care to residents facing end of life in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood.

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Children on the Outside

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver improves the lives of children who have parents in prison.

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Creating Space

Expensive studio rent in large cities makes artists come up with creative solutions in both design and concept.

Kokomo

Healthy vegan soft serve and organic, plant-based noodle and smoothie bowls with tempt anyone’s appetite

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A Modern Escape

Yoga retreats offer people a chance to escape from the city and reconnect with mind, body, and community.

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The Art of Mending

Yoko Ono’s Mend Piece uses shattered ceramics to bring people together in unexpected ways and with unexpected results.

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Dreams and Donuts

For Cartems, selling donuts is not all about making a profit; it’s the people who come first.

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Room for Rent

International students face difficulty finding affordable and safe rental accommodations while going to school in Vancouver.

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A Window Through Time

A glance back to an image that made the cover of the first issue of Pacific Rim Magazine.

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Salmon n’ Bannock

Vancouver’s only First Nations owned and operated restaurant offers traditional dishes made from organic and ethically sourced ingredients.

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MYST

Popular dishes, drinks, and desserts from China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, and more, all in one restaurant.

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Collaborate, Connect, Cowork

Freelancers now have more professional spaces to meet clients at than just the local café.

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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.

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A Sanctuary Called Home

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

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