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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

Chinatown's dirty little war

New York

New York's Chinatown may be the largest in the United States, but it has also often borne an unflattering title: the dirtiest and the most chaotic.

From San Francisco to Washington, smaller Chinatowns have traditional pagoda gates leading to shops clustered along tidy streets. A sense of tradition and order prevails.

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

On the mean streets of Downtown Eastside


The question of whether it's safer to walk down the streets of Haiti or Vancouver's Downtown Eastside was answered last week during a visit by Canada's governor general.

Michaelle Jean - who was warmly welcomed in Haiti during a visit there and had an uneventful tour despite concerns about her safety - received a much rockier reception in Vancouver.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Favourite out of mayoral run


The woman everyone expected to be Vancouver's next mayor has declined

the job. True, provincial Finance Minister Carole Taylor had never even announced that she was running for the position - not officially, anyway. But her decision last week that she would not run for City Hall nevertheless came as a blow to her legion of supporters.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Killer's red-light hunting ground still a picture of despair

At the corner of Vancouver's Main and Hastings streets, a bustling wedge of desperate activity where crack addicts shoot up in plain view and tired-looking women linger, life came to a rare standstill.

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Vancouver hotel gets a facelift

How long does it take for a building to be reborn? Ask Vancouver developer Bruce Langereis, who is renovating one of the beloved heritage hotels of the Pacific Northwest city.

Mr Langereis will tell you that the rebirth of the 80-year-old Hotel Georgia, which started this summer, will be finished in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am