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Provinces and Territories of Canada

The theme park where you can be a world-beater

Hongkongers and tourists will soon have the chance to smash world records while enjoying a day out, as a US entertainment company looks to take advantage of a growing interest in record-breaking in Asia.

Thursday, 7 June, 2012, 12:00am

APPEALING alternative

The attractiveness of Canada has often been overshadowed by more glamorous countries, until now. With the United States and Europe facing uncertainties, a lot of global funds are turning to the Canadian dollar - as well as the Swiss franc and yen - as a safe haven.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmakers begin study tour to US, Canada

The subcommittee on harbourfront planning began a nine-day visit to the United States and Canada yesterday, to study waterfront development and regeneration strategies.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Harbourfront Commission must avoid piecemeal initiatives

Your editorial ('At last, real hope for a harbour for the people', July 24) suggesting a plan to develop buildings with alfresco dining on a small site by City Hall is premature.

11 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Give new commission chance to be harbourfront's champion

I would like to comment on three recent pieces regarding the new Harbourfront Commission and our pursuit of a world-class waterfront.

21 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Island life

The Victoria-bound Spirit of Vancouver Island lets out a droning blast of its horn and turns hard to port. The ferry's decks shudder as the engines churn to get her around a tight bend in the channel. Then comes the echoes of another sonorous horn and the Vancouver-bound Spirit of British Columbia steams into view.

30 May 2010 - 12:00am

Star-spangled soiree

American Chamber of Commerce's 40th anniversary Ruby Ball

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

When: March 14

3 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Landslide marks a rocky road to Winter Games


When thousands of tonnes of rock collapsed on Highway 99 - the road that connects Vancouver to the mountain resort town of Whistler - last week, it really couldn't have come at a better time.

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Tough penalties needed for rural vandals

Our community treasures the countryside. Those who despoil it for personal gain deserve a heavy fine and possibly a prison sentence. Yet, this was not the message that was sent by Tsuen Wan Court yesterday.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Heritage site or dead wood? Why an ancient tree is causing a storm


The famed 'Hollow Tree' has stumped generations of visitors to Stanley Park. To pragmatists, the 1,000-year-old cedar is the carcass of a once-grand organism. Preservationists see the tree as a heritage site. But for ecologists, the tree has long symbolised the denial of the natural course of life and death.

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am