Videos by Becky
For three years now, Miss Bliss (aka Sarah Kim) has played dubstep, dancehall, reggae, grime, jump up gypsy, world fusion and more at the Diversity Fesitival. The Festival brings in a wide variety of people every year. The vibrant music and vibe allow for a unique camping / festival experience.
Pete Mitchell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Vancouver Film Studio explains how their company has achieved Carbon Neutral status.\r\n
Premier, Gordon Campbell along with more than 10 000 people attended the Walk with the Dragon. This walk is a fundraiser for S.U.C.C.E.S.S, an organization created to help with immigrant settlement and public education.
Sarah Blyth a Vision Vancouver Parks Board Candidate, has a rich history of advocating for the skateboarding community. In 1997, Blyth co-founded the Vancouver Indoor Skateboard Coalition, now known as the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition. This organization has seen 5 new skateparks built as well a relaxing on the skateboard ban.\r\nSarah's grassroots efforts have not gone unnoticed. If elected one of her biggest goal is to work with the community that surrounds the parks to help create with them the ideal park utopia.
70% of processed foods contain GE (Genetically Engineered) ingredients. Without GMO labeling, health conscious Canadians find themselves stranded when trying to make educated decisions on what foods to purchase.
This year Retailers are facing a decline in sales and people are less willing to spend. Sales before boxing day are already taking place. What does this mean to the retail industry and what are their strategies for survival?
This busker - turned rock star opens up for Sheryl Crow on her Western Canada Tour. Matt has been heralded as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's 10 Artists to Watch, praising his album "Best Days" as a "hard to resist romantic debut." An up-and-coming performer you won't want to miss.
As the cost of fuel rises and global warming continues people are now demanding Electric Vehicles (Zero Emissions). Vancouver is one of the first major Canadian cities to allow for Neighborhood Electric Vehicles to take the road. We also just passed a Bylaw stating that all new buildings and parking garages require plugs. Imagine a city with silent cars, zero emissions and low maintenance, the more municipalities that vote yes the more this electric dream will become a reality. With this news Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd, Canada's oldest electric car producer (18 years) and BC's only NEV manufacturer, is relieved with the progress of the bylaw baing passed.
By itself, rock 'n' roll is never going to save the world, but that doesn't mean musicians can't help make life better for the planet's poorest dwellers. Music 4 Change is a fund raiser for Oxfam, an organization that works to eliminate poverty, injustice, and inequality around the world, with a particular focus on empowering women to effect change in their own communities.
Colourful torch-lit processions made their way through the Commercial Drive neighbourhood streets and alleys. This years Festival of Lost Souls brought more then 25 000 creative goblins, gouls, witches and every other imaginable character.
It's that time of year again when the annual sex show rolls into town and Vancouverites welcome it with open arms. Held at the convention center, the show exhibits the latest trends and toys in the sex industry and challenges the line of what our culture finds taboo. Let's explore all that is Taboo.
Canadian born singer Suzie has inspired Canadians and Olympians alike with her song "Believe". Her career as a singer really took flight after she was the last one standing in Rockstar INXS in 2005. Since then she has created two albums and and performed with stars like Pink. Nominated for a "best new artist" JUNO award his year, Suzie McNell is not an artist to be overlooked. Suzie releases her newest album "Rock-n-Roller" November 4th.
A recent study by the BC centre for Social Responsibility showed that 1/3 of Post Secondary students are misusing prescription drugs to either relax or cram at exam time. Drugs such as Ritalin, Dexedrine and Tylenol 3 are often shared among friends or purchased online. Many students do not realize the implications or dangers of misusing these pharmeceudicals.
In the early 1970s, British Columbia designated good quality farmland in the province as an “Agricultural Lands Reserve” (ALR). In recent years, decisions in the province have led to significant losses in productive agricultural land where it matters most--near the major population centres, which is where most of the productive farmland is located. The agrologists standing up for the public interest with the preservation of the Agricultural Land Reserve and finding themselves having to be quiet on matters.
Should Prostitution be legalized or rather decriminalized. By legalizing prostitution in Canada it is argued that we would have a better chance of helping the women come forward when they have been assaulted or want to exit the services. But legalizing opens the doors to a free running industry, brothels etc. Some say Decriminalize Prostitution, criminalize the men. But somewhere between all of this we all want to offer prostitutes more rights better access to help with addiction, better welfare rates, affordable housing and exit services.
Nia, which was first introduced in 1983, combines principles from Martial arts, Dance arts and Healing arts with music, vocal sounding and self-expression into dynamic, hour-long routines that are practiced by nearly 100,000 students in 37 countries. With its “More-Gain, No-Pain” philosophy, Nia bursts boundaries of age, gender and fitness levels, delivering an enjoyable and effective practice for everyone. Thanks to Kathie Wallace (the first interviewed, her name is not Anne Gartshore) and Siobhán O'Meara for participating in the Spirit of Nia Video :)
Provincial cuts to legal aid and high poverty rates are shown to dramatically affect low-income women and studies suggest that B.C. is cutting access to justice and poverty reduction. The closing of the publicly-funded Family Law Clinic at the end of this month will represent an incredible hardship for some of B.C.’s most marginalized in accessing legal services. This video explores the effects of budget cuts to legal aid.
An issue on the minds of many Canadians is whether telecom companies can favor some Internet sites over others by charging different rates to different customers and making some sites much easier to access than others. Critics say the practice threatens the Internet's level playing field and would stifle smaller independent voices on the web. Without Net neutrality the internet could become controlled by private enterprises, limiting access to users and therefore infringing on their freedom to information. To learn more go to SaveOurNet.ca
Neuromarketing is a controversial new field of marketing which uses functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) a medical technology -- not to heal, but to sell products. Marketing companies use this information to more accurately measure consumer preference, and then apply this knowledge to help marketers better create products and services and to design more effective marketing campaigns. Let's explore the neuroethics of Neuromarketing and some of the latest trends in marketing today.
Vancouver Council recently decided that MMA should be regulated by the province rather than the municiple athletic Commission, putting them back in a situation of touch and go as they try to have an event held in Vancouver.
Am Johal started the 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike relay following a Christmas Eve visit to the United Church. Every week a public figure takes over the fasting torch to show their support for the cause of calling for a federal commitment of $2 billion and the reestablishment of a National Housing Program.
Dr. Tariq Ramadan is the author of Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation. Time magazine named him one of the 21st century's top 100 innovators for his work on constructing a modern and independent European Islam.
Canada's Wheelchair Curling team wins gold at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in the fast-growing Paralympic discipline. This gold comes after dual fourth-place finishes in 2008 and 2007, and a sixth-place finish in 2005. The World Wheelchair Championship was the first curling competition hosted at the new Vancouver Olympic Centre, which will play host to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games curling competition and the 2010 Paralympic Wheelchair Curling competition.
There's a rapid global move toward “greentech,” the development of technologies and enterprises that create positive environmental impact. The Vancouver Greentech Forum was launched, with Mayor Gregor Robertson as one of the guest speakers. Greentech has tremendous investment potential and this movement is being led by a growing contingent of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders. This platform will allow for strong networking opportunities, development of innovative ideas as well allow entrepreneurs to get in touch with investors to make their ideas a reality.
Tensions are mounting on campuses across North America as Israel Apartheid week kicks off. First launched in Toronto in 2005, IAW has grown to become one of the largest global events in the Palestine solidarity movement. But, as with every controversial topic, there are two sides to this debate and many Jewish students are feeling discriminated against.
Tibetans rallied in front of the Chinese Consulate commemorating 50 years of survival and determination in the face of continuous oppression. They continue to preserve and nurture their culture. After they marched the streets of Vancouver chanting slogans such as "China Out" "Tibet belongs to Tibetans" and "Made in China - We Won't Buy it!" followed by a candle-light visual to remember those who have died in the struggle and have gone missing.
The Vancouver Art Gallery is the only North American museum to present Andreas Gursky's photographic works.
Marketcargo supports farmers by transporting their produce and market gear by bicycle, from the farm at 57th Avenue and Cambie Street to the markets.