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Zoning Law Change Means New Vancouver Hangouts

Zoning Law Change Means New Vancouver Hangouts

There is absolutely no better place to catch a brew and chill with friends than the local micro-brewery, and now that experience can be enjoyed by Vancouver locals and visitors alike now that the city council has finally approved a zoning measure that would allow micro-brewers to operate on-site bars. Several brewers throughout the city are already diving on the opportunity, and a new scene will soon develop.

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Vancouver's Explosive Summer Lineup

Vancouver's Explosive Summer Lineup

Not every city can boast a back-to-back lineup of festivals stretching from here to the end of the summer, but Vancouver is one of the few and certainly one of the most exciting. With a festival for just about every type of music imaginable, from July 12th's Vancouver Island Music Fest to August 16th's Salmon Arm Blues & Roots Festival, Vancouver is serving up one beautiful summer lineup.

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Hard Rock Brand Expands to Vancouver

Hard Rock Brand Expands to Vancouver

Everybody knows the Hard Rock Casinowhether they've been to its legendary Las Vegas location or any of its assorted franchises scattered across the US, but it may come as a surprise to hear that Vancouver will host its very own now that the Boulevard Casino is being renovated and rebranded under the Hard Rock name.

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Beyoncé Gives Something For Vancouver Fans To Sing About

Beyoncé Gives Something For Vancouver Fans To Sing About

There doesn't seem to be a city in the world worth mentioning that hasn't fallen head-over-heels for the passionate and vibrant Beyoncé, and all that love and appreciation spilling out of Vancouver is getting rewarded with an additional stop on the Mrs. Carter World Tour. With tickets going on sale earlier this month, Beyoncé is due back in Vancouver come this November.

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Vancouver's Lonely Travelers Find Solace in Airport Chaplain

Vancouver's Lonely Travelers Find Solace in Airport Chaplain

Travelers in and out of Vancouver with a bit of extra time and no one to spend it with have quickly gotten familiar with the local chaplain. It's not as odd as it sounds, considering how much traffic must pass through an airport on the way to a funeral or a visit to hospitalized family, often times alone and distressed. Layne Daggett, the chaplain in question, is reaching out to those in need of solace at Vancouver's airport – a change that, hopefully, will catch on elsewhere.

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Vancouver's Fresh, Ivory Streets

Vancouver's Fresh, Ivory Streets

From here until August 24th, Vancouver's streets will be lined with ivory and the sound of fresh piano music now that the "Keys to the Street" program is in full swing. Bringing music to key locations in the city and letting Vancouver's musical students do what they love most, the program was inspired by similar programs all across Canada and Europe.

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Taylor Swift Dazzles Amidst Vancouver Sea of RED

Taylor Swift Dazzles Amidst Vancouver Sea of RED

Taylor Swift's RED Tour rolled into Vancouver and the beloved star was met with the undying adoration of her fans as they beamed back at the radiant star wearing all red. After an emotional outpouring of shared affection, Swift dove into her performance with a passion that's rarely seen by stage performers.

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Canada Day In Vancouver Brings Brilliant Fireworks Display

Canada Day In Vancouver Brings Brilliant Fireworks Display

As their American neighbors prepare to celebrate their independence day, Canadians across Vancouver are lining up to put on a fireworks demonstration for their own epic celebration of Canada Day with a show of patriotic pyrotechnics that even their southern counterparts will be hard pressed to beat.

Take that, Ottawa: Vancouver tops you when it comes to the best spots to celebrate Canada Day.

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Charlie Murphy Headlines Medical Marijuana Crowning In Vancouver

Charlie Murphy Headlines Medical Marijuana Crowning In Vancouver

Yes, there is an event dedicated to "medical" marijuana in Vancouver, and yes, you'd better believe Charlie Murphy is going to sing its praised. Helping "distressed" men and women the world over, it's about time somebody gave the miracle plant a bit of recognition, and knowing a bit about the "medical" crowd suggests this is one party you don't want to miss.

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Ms. Carter World Tour's Vancouver Visit Draws Near

Ms. Carter World Tour's Vancouver Visit Draws Near

Fans in Vancouver are getting excited as the date of the illustrious superstar's visit to Vancouver slowly but surely approaches. One a distant affair barely extant in the back of concert lovers and Beyoncé fans alike, excitement has brewed as the November arrival of the legendary concert set for Rogers Arena.

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Kiwanis Comes To Vancouver

Kiwanis Comes To Vancouver

For five days Vancouver will be blessed by the good vibes radiating from the Kiwanis International and Circle K International Conventions. The participants may not be blockbuster actors or the world's most exciting rock stars, but the convention boasts its own share of attractive features and certainly stands for enough to justify a visit.

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Vancouver's Jazz Fest Weekend Hosts Esperanza Spalding

Vancouver's Jazz Fest Weekend Hosts Esperanza Spalding

Pouring her heart and soul into her music alongside her 12-member Radio Music Society for a performance that easily topped the weekend event, Esperanza Spalding made waves in the Jazz community of Vancouver. Other singers put forward a wonderful performance, but few could compete with the passion and style she put forward in a performance worthy of remembrance.

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Vancouver Canucks Fans Not Receptive To New Coach

Vancouver Canucks Fans Not Receptive To New Coach

Sports play a role that dances dangerously close to the hearts and minds of Vancouver fans, and the arrival of John Tortorella, a man who very well may become the Canucks new coach, was not an event that inspired mirth. The controversy stems from Tortorella's philosophical differences with the team's general manager, a philosophical clash that might reverberate throughout Vancouver's sports scene.

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Pauline's World Premiere to be Headed by Norman Armor

Pauline's World Premiere to be Headed by Norman Armor

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival co-founder and stage director Norman Armour is set to head the world premiere of City Opera Vancouver's own Pauline. A veteran of Vancouver's performing scene and well respected member of the community, Armour was a natural choice for the $300,000 production.

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Vancouver Post Office To Become Art Space

Vancouver Post Office To Become Art Space

It worked before, when a disused power station was converted into the world's fifth most popular museum in the world, and city planners in Vancouver are hoping it will work again when the city's downtown post office branch is converted into a brand new art gallery. The location is viewed as perfect for attracting visitors – an easily accessed, central location at the heart of the city.

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Søren Løkke Juul Takes up Indians Moniker in Vancouver

Søren Løkke Juul Takes up Indians Moniker in Vancouver

Known well in Copenhagen as Søren Løkke Juul, Indians took his show on the international road with a performance at Vancouver's Electric Owl. Viewers suggest that his performance this time through, though admirable, didn't quite live up to his reputation and left audiences a little on the down side. Still, loyal fans love his work and not everyone was dissatisfied.

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Bollywood Musicians to Hit Vancouver, Live

Bollywood Musicians to Hit Vancouver, Live

With many of its brightest making a splash in Vancouver come April, Bollywood is well on its way to Hollywood status, and fans from around the world know it. Big names ranging from Hard Kaur and Sukhwinder Singh will appear onstage and perform live for their fans from the far west, a concert tickets are flying off the counters.

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35th Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival in Full Swing

35th Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival in Full Swing

Boasting 175 wineries from over a dozen countries and a wide spread of seminars, dinners, events and all things wine related, Vancouver is hosting its 35th annual International Wine Festival set to continue until March 3rd at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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Fruit and Nut Trees Taking Root in Vancouver

Fruit and Nut Trees Taking Root in Vancouver

This is an absolutely fantastic idea that should be implemented by more cities around the world; Vancouver has taken it upon itself to plant fruit and nut trees around the city. The best aspect of having fruits and nuts readily available is that grabbing a snack will be quick, easy and free.

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Vancouver Area Events for October 2012

Vancouver Area Events for October 2012

Vancouver's rich outdoor activities in October bring a splash of color and crispness to the air that is unmatched the rest of the year. For a huge list of things to do in Vancouver this month, follow the link below.

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