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Jan 19, 2015

Vancouver artists fight to save historic cabin in the woods

Artists Carole Itter and Al Neil are being evicted from their cabin in Cates Park in North Vancouver because the adjacent property has been sold to a developer. Now a number of prominent players on the local art scene are working to save the little cabin that tells a big story about Vancouver’s history. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/vancouver-artists-fight-to-save-historic-cabin-in-the-woods/article22530432/

Dec 05, 2014

In pictures: Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program a bastion for Mexican migrants seeking refuge from hardships at home

Seasonal jobs at a cherry-packing plant near Kelowna, B.C., are highly prized by Mexican mothers seeking to get ahead in their poverty-stricken hometowns. For sorting and packaging fruit over a couple of months, the women make as much as they would working at home over an entire year. ‘To save anything,’ one worker says, ‘I have to come to work in Canada.’ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/in-pictures-the-fruit-of-their-labour/article21980990/

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