Books Editor, Vancouver Sun
Personal finance reporter and Books editor at Vancouver Sun.
vancouversun.com — The guitar Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield played on board the International Space Station was made in Vancouver. The three-quarter-size travel guitar, created and manufactured in the Vancouver office of Larrivee Guitars, spins around in front of the Canadian spaceman as he sings David Bowie's Space Oddity in a YouTube video that is believed to be the first music video made in space.
vancouversunpodcasts.com — Podcast: Play in new window | Download (30.7MB) | Embed Host Randy Shore welcomes Vancouver Craft Beer Week organizer Chris Bjerrisgaard in the studio and craft beer writer Joe Wiebe joins the discussion via Skype from Victoria, B.C. Joe Wiebe is the author of Craft Beer Revolution, The Insider's Guide to B.C.
vancouversun.com — Canada's inflation story is fast becoming one about disinflation. Statistics Canada reported Friday that the annual rate fell an astonishing six-tenths of a point to 0.4 per cent last month, the lowest it's been since October 2009, as gas prices plunged by six per cent - also the biggest drop since October 2009 - and many other consumer goods registered outright declines.
blogs.vancouversun.com — First-time author Kathy Para's novel Lucky has won Mother Tongue Publishing's second Search for the Great BC Novel Contest. Lucky is described as an unflinching novel set in the Middle East and Canada.
vancouversun.com — NEW YORK - Dan Brown sees the world a little differently from the average person. "I wish I could travel for pleasure," says the author of such scenic blockbusters as The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, in which secrets and suspense are combined with a guided tour of Italy and other stops in Western Europe.
blogs.vancouversun.com — The City of Vancouver is the pretty, tall blonde with a bad attitude who thinks she can get away with being pouty, demanding and carry on with her expensive habits. That's why City Hall helps to push-up the price British Columbians pay for a home by imposing much higher fees on developers than other cities in the Lower Mainland.
vancouversun.com — BC Liberal John Yap has won his third election in Richmond-Steveston. Yap has been the MLA for the riding since 2005, most recently as Minister of State for Multiculturalism. He resigned from this position earlier this year when a multicultural outreach plan aimed at bolstering Liberal support was leaked.
vancouversun.com — NDP Leader Adrian Dix won his seat in British Columbia's provincial election Tuesday, while the leader of the fledgling Conservatives lost his two results that are important for those parties but foretold little about which party would form government when the night was through.
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