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Wednesday, Nov 28

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Four cruises to choose for your 2019-20 journeys

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Cunard, Sea Cloud, Windstar and Disney lines each have something new to offer

Shadow looms large in Tokyo-Hong Kong journey

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Warmth aboard Silversea’s ultra-luxury liner complements exotic Asian experience

Tuesday, Nov 27

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Global Voices: Even social activists deserve need to self-care

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There was no time to sleep in the early days of March for Our Lives. “You can see clearly in those early interviews that all of us had deep, dark circles under our eyes,” Emma González writes in a new

Monday, Nov 26

Pop Forecast for Nov. 26: The Possession of Hannah Grace and more

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Chris Lackner “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” Bob Dylan sang. But these days, a guide through the seemingly endless flurry of pop culture offerings is just what we need. With that in mind,

Friday, Nov 23

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Best books to give kids for the holidays

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Bernie Goedhart Wondering what to give kids this coming holiday season? Take it from one who knows: “Books,” said Father Christmas, in a novel I received for review recently, “are the greatest gifts of all. Nothing comes close.” I’d add

Thursday, Nov 22

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Political thriller The Kingfisher Secret reflects a possible reality

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The Kingfisher Secret Anonymous Penguin Random House Canada Eric Volmers Not long after introducing himself as “the author of The Kingfisher Secret,” the man on the other end of the line offers an apology. No apology is necessary. It’s

Tuesday, Nov 20

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Global Voices: How to travel like you care

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Our best memories involve travel. For Craig, it’s climbing through the ruins of Machu Picchu, watching the rising sun illuminate walls that have remained standing for 600 years — without mortar to hold the stones together. Craig’s guide…

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Asia, Down Under about to get a refreshing Jewel

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Renovated Norwegian luxury ship to set sail Dec. 1 for winter itinerary

Monday, Nov 19

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Pop Forecast for Nov. 9: Creed II, Robin Hood and more

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“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” Bob Dylan sang. But these days, a guide through the seemingly endless flurry of pop culture offerings is just what we need. With that in mind, here is

Friday, Nov 16

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Instant Family director Sean Anders draws on adoption experience

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Eric Volmers There’s a scene in Sean Anders’ film Instant Family where a foster child is accidentally hit in the face with a basket ball thrown by Mark Wahlberg’s befuddled dad-in-training Pete. It’s played as slapstick comedy, an example…

Wednesday, Nov 14

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Turning a Victory into a glowing Radiance

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Rebranded Carnival ship due in 2020 will be part of company’s modernization plan

Tuesday, Nov 13

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Global Voices: What adults can learn from kids, seniors about optimism

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Sometimes it seems that life is bookended with optimism. Young people are known idealists and seniors develop a newfound appreciation for community. But what happens in between? Growing up, people are quick to get involved in a cause.…

Monday, Nov 12

Pop Forecast for Nov. 12: Fantastic Beasts, Instant Family and more

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Chris Lackner “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” Bob Dylan sang. But these days, a guide through the seemingly endless flurry of pop culture offerings is just what we need. With that in mind,

Tuesday, Nov 6

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Robert Macfarlane’s The Lost Words fights dictionary exclusions

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The Lost Words Robert Macfarlane, illustrations by Jackie Morris House of Anansi Jamie Portman LONDON — The uproar began in 2007 when the editors of the renowned Oxford Junior Dictionary decided that kingfishers and dandelions no longer…

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Global Voices: Can mental health apps change your life?

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The world can look grim through the window of a smartphone screen. At its worst, the internet is a stream of depressing headlines, cyberbullies, trolls and political rants — and our data plans keep us constantly connected. One mental health

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Ship-within-a-ship foursome coming to MSC

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Line readying set of new ultra-luxury small vessels starting in 2023

Monday, Nov 5

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Pop Forecast for Nov. 6: The Grinch, Overlord and more

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“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” Bob Dylan sang. But these days, a guide through the seemingly endless flurry of pop culture offerings is just what we need. With that in mind, here is

Friday, Nov 2

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Artist Amanda Boulos wins RBC Canadian Painting Competition

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Does painting still matter as a means of visual expression? Good, old-fashioned brush stroke-to-surface art? Consider: Instagram launched just eight years ago, and now the image-based platform has around one billion users. Yet painting can…

Thursday, Nov 1

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Vancouver urologists shine new light on bladder cancers to improve detection

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Vancouver urologists are shining new light — literally — on cancerous bladder lesions, with a new tool that makes malignant cells appear pink when fluorescent blue light is shone on them. The conventional tool used to see malignant cells…

Wednesday, Oct 31

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See how a UBC doctor roots out bladder cancer

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Dr. Peter Black explains how he conducts a cystview on patients at the University of B.C. hospital. Read the full story here.

Tuesday, Oct 30

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Global Voices: Make trick-or-treating inclusive

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Like any eight-year-old, Jack Couper loves Halloween. Unfortunately, Jack also suffers from serious anxiety. The flashing lights and creepy noises from festively decorated homes, or scary costumes springing suddenly from the darkness —…

Monday, Oct 29

Pop Forecast for Oct. 29: The Nutcracker, Bohemian Rhapsody and more

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Chris Lackner “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” Bob Dylan sang. But these days, a guide through the seemingly endless flurry of pop culture offerings is just what we need. With that in mind,

Friday, Oct 26

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Books for Kids: Three new offerings focus on notable women

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Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein Linda Bailey, illustrated by Jùlia Sardá Tundra Books Ages 5-8 Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk Henry Holt & Co. Ages 5-9 Walking in the…

Thursday, Oct 25

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Town Talk: Raising funds to identify deeply hidden cancers

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PET PEOPLE: An embroidered cushion in Hanna Hoyos-Molnar’s Shaughnessy living room reads: “Money isn’t everything but it sure keeps the kids in touch.” Two million dollars’ worth of it would also help keep kids alive. Adults, too. That sum…

Wednesday, Oct 24

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Game of Thrones stars tackle theatre just to sell tickets

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Jamie Portman LONDON — The Game of Thrones “curse” had struck again. That was the glum verdict of London Daily Telegraph theatre critic Dominic Cavendish a few weeks ago when he emerged from a performance of Foxfinder, a dystopian thriller

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Despite challenges, Merilyn Simonds’s novel Refuge comes to life

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Refuge Merilyn Simonds ECW Press Jamie Portman Her name was Cassandra MacCallum. She was a feisty 96 and she would not be going gently into the night. She had arrived urgently in the mind of bestselling Canadian writer Merilyn

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Bon Jovi livin’ on a pair of international voyages

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Rocker’s Runaway to Paradise appearances highlight cruise news for 2019 and beyond

Tuesday, Oct 23

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Global Voices: Are youth the solution to nasty partisan politics?

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Politics today can be poisonous. Just look at the Ontario election this past summer, where party leaders called each other names like “bully,” and even made comparisons to Adolf Hitler. While party leaders traded insults, candidates in the…

Monday, Oct 22

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Pop Forecast for Oct. 22: Hunter Killer, Adventures of Sabrina and more

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Chris Lackner “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” Bob Dylan sang. But these days, a guide through the seemingly endless flurry of pop culture offerings is just what we need. With that in mind,

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Town Talk: Canucks Autism Network gala nets $1,123,695

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QUIET KNIGHT: As he did at the Face The World gala’s 1990 founding, Sir Tom Jones co-hosted the recent running at Jacqui Cohen’s Point Grey waterfront home. Before $2,500-a-ticket attendees tucked into Gotham-restaurant-furnished beef…