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Vancouver craft distilling and brewing

Vancouver is home to many local breweries and distilleries, and are supported by the growing market for craft industries as more locally made beverages show up on the liquor store shelves.

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Langara proposes higher tuition

Students line up at Langara's financial aid desk

Students line up at Langara’s financial aid desk

Langara wants to temporarily increase tuition by 14 per cent to establish a career centre and provide additional scholarships and bursaries.

The combination of Langara’s low tuition and the restricted yearly tuition increase has diminished Langara’s ability to provide education successfully, according to Langara president Lane Trotter.

In a February interim review of programs, Langara made preliminary requests to the province, including an increase of $390 for every 30 credits. Continue reading

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Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt quits NDP

Former B.C. premier Michael Harcourt announced he has given up his membership to the NDP, early morning April 1.

In an interview with CBC’s Early Edition that morning, Harcourt said his decision had “been brewing for a while,” and explained some of the reasons for letting his membership lapse, including the NDP’s stance against carbon tax in 2009. Continue reading

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Overqualified young workers in Canada

Career counseling office at Langara College

Career counseling office at Langara College

A recent report revealed 18 per cent of university graduates aged 25 to 34 were overqualified at their jobs in 2011, according to Statistics Canada.

The report released April 2nd compared occupational profiles and over qualification of young workers in Canada from 1991 to 2011. While the number of young Canadians with a university degree has increased, the number of overqualified young workers has generally stayed the same.

Jo-Anne Dillabough, associate professor at UBC’s department of educational studies, said young workers are taking jobs they are overqualified for out of financial necessity. Continue reading

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Parallel 49’s Head brewer Graham With

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Beer drinkers and local product enthusiasts unite, because Parallel 49 Brewing Company is making fresh flavoured beer just down the street.

Graham With is the head brewer at Parallel 49 Brewing Company, located in East Vancouver. He has been with the brewery since building began around December of 2012. With’s passion of home brewing and history of chemical engineering lead him towards his position as a head brewer that pushes the boundaries of non-traditional beer.

 

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Beer league hockey photoshoot

What better way to spend  a Saturday evening, than watching or playing beer league hockey games.

Rolling Rock played Budweiser on Saturday March 8th, at Twin Rinks in Maple Ridge.
Despite Rolling Rock having the early lead in the first period with a goal by David Gallant, Budweiser battled back to eventually win with a 3-1 victory.

 

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March 28, 2014 · 2:33 pm

Just for Cats film festival comes to Vancouver

Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, has gained popularity online for her iconic expression (grumpycats.com)

Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, has gained popularity online for her iconic expression (grumpycats.com)

The Just for Cats film festival, featuring famous cats from the Internet, will be pouncing into Vancouver this August.

The festival will be playing at the PNE this summer and will be included in the admission price. The reel will feature about 70 minutes of short films, six-second Vine clips, and well-known cats from the Internet including Grumpy Cat and Henri le Chat Noir.

The Canadian Federation for Humane Societies is presenting the film, which will tour across Canada after its premier at the Toronto International Film Festival April 17.
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