Opening Day at VIFF – The 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival

Today is the opening of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and we’re here talking to Associate Director of Programming, Curtis Woloschuk. Opening night will look a little different than previous years, and while there’s no big party, the celebration of films continues with on-demand, virtual screenings, live chats and limited in-person viewings of select […]

Living Life with Parkinsons – Carlota Lee’s Story

An athlete, mother, event organizer and community supporter, Carlota Lee doesn’t let much get in her way. But last year, something started to go wrong. Then the news came – it was Parkinson’s. Now, after learning to deal with the disease and reaching out for help, Carlota is back bigger than ever in her fight […]

Splash Arts Umbrella Gala 2020 – Special Edition

It’s one of Vancouver’s most glamorous galas and fundraisers – and it always makes a big ‘Splash’. But the aptly named charity event, which raises money for the Arts Umbrella organization and its programs, is doing things differently this year. Hear how gala co-chair Christie Garofalo and Bruce Munro Wright are planning on keeping the […]

Stranded in Peru – The Tale of a Trip as Covid Hit

Imagine heading out on a dream vacation – when suddenly Covid-19 strikes and you end up stranded in Peru with no way out. This is the tale of Janet and Bart McRoberts whose trip of a lifetime turned into a lifetime of stories as they fought the threat of Covid-19, altitude sickness and a three […]

The Leo Awards Legacy with Walter Daroshin

CAT: Hello. We’re speaking with Walter Daroshin today. A very famous face in Vancouver who deals with many famous faces in his role as president of the Leo Awards. The Leo Awards are one of Vancouver’s most spectacular, or dare I say, Canada’s most spectacular events. Walter, tell us what started the Leo Awards?  WD: […]

Snap! Crackle! Pop! Could fall election fever unmask Horgan?

Instead of a bowl of Rice Krispies, Premier John Horgan might be served his just desserts if he succeeds in convincing Lt. Gov. Janet Austin to dissolve the Legislature for a snap election this fall. As I reported in theBreaker.news, NDP back roomers are scheming to go to the polls the Saturday after Thanksgiving or […]

Whistler 2020 Opens for Safe Summer Fun

With British Columbia officially in Phase 3 of the province’s Restart Plan, Whistler is ready to roll out the welcome mat and is inviting visitors back to the resort. With new guidelines and safety protocols in place, visitors are invited to keep their passion for the mountains alive this summer, while still respecting the current […]

Blue Hat Bakery-Cafe opens on Granville Island

Vancouver’s Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICAchef) welcomes visitors back this summer with the reopening of its on-site, marina-view Blue Hat Bakery-Café – a French-inspired bakery-café with a contemporary West Coast influence. The café, a long-time favourite at the entrance to Granville Island, now offers an exciting new aesthetic and an updated menu of sweet […]