IDS Vancouver: Brent Comber gets into The Mix

What do Vancouver designers and artists have in common with their counterparts in The Netherlands? If you were to ask Brent Comber, it’s something refreshingly simple. “Honesty,” he says. “I feel we both want to produce work that is fresh, and hits you in the chest.”And the differences? “Material choices, and articulation,” Combers explains. “My sense is we both appr [...]

26 September 2017

5 things to know about Vancouver Island’s most affordable community

Spectacular scenery, quality of life and affordability have created one of Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets for everyone from young families to empty-nesters eyeing active semi-retirement.“Port Alberni is, by a long a stretch, the most affordable city on Vancouver Island,” notes Pat Deakin, the City of Port Alberni’s Economic Development Manager.Founded as a resource-based communi [...]

18 September 2017

Chinese Communist officials to run Tibetan Buddhism center

China has appointed Communist Party and government officials to manage one of the world's largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning, raising concerns over strengthened ideological control over religion that critics say is draining such institutions of their vitality. The appointments at Larung Gar in southwest China are the latest sign of Beijing's distrust of members of the Tibeta [...]

25 August 2017

FAT CHANCEChinese kids are ‘too fat and masturbate too much to join the army’, government claims, adding they’re going BLIND from fiddling with their phones

YOUNG Chinese people are too fat and masturbate too much to be accepted into the army, according to state media. In one city, 56 per cent of people who apply for the armed forces in China were rejected because of their poor diet and lifestyle, according to the People's Liberation Army Daily. In some areas, one in five applicants were deemed to fat for a life in the military as army chiefs blame [...]

25 August 2017