Fountain, a post-punk band from Victoria, B.C. were the talk of the Sled Island music festival in Calgary last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Candace)

The next wave of post-punk is breaking in Western Canada

Post-punk bands from smaller Western Canadian burgs few Americans could even pinpoint on a map stole the show at last weekend's Sled Island Festival.
Jun 29, 2016
Singer Sting performs during the 14th Mawazine World Rhythms International Music Festival in Rabat June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Canadians demand Drake instead of Sting at All-Star Game

Canadians were not impressed after the NBA skipped over local rap star Drake in favor of the British singer Sting to perform at All-Star Game in Toronto.
Jan 28, 2016
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Seattle’s Clipper acquired by German group; plans Cuba route

The company that runs the Victoria Clipper has been acquired by a Germany-based ferry group and announced plans to open a Florida-Cuba route.
Jan 20, 2016
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne as they hand out parts of a welcome package to newly arrived Syrian refugees. (Photo courtesy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau via Flickr.)

How to be more like Canada: upcoming events on bringing refugees to Seattle

So, wanna be like Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? Two upcoming Seattle events will discuss how to welcome refugees to the state.
Dec 16, 2015
While we Americans are busy playing football against a giant turkey, tons of other countries are celebrating Thanksgiving in their own unique ways. (Photo from Flickr)

5 global Thanksgiving traditions to shake up your holiday

Want to celebrate the most American of holidays with a bit of a twist. Try these global Thanksgiving traditions.
Nov 25, 2015
Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau waves while accompanied by his wife Sophie Gregoire as he arrives to give his victory speech after Canada's federal election in Montreal, Quebec, October 19, 2015.  (Photo by Jim Young for Reuters.)

Trudeau leads Liberals to majority in Canada election

Justin Trudeau, the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, led the Liberal party to a victory after nine years of a Conservative-led government.
Oct 20, 2015
Activists protest against Fidelity Investments, fourth largest Chevron investor outside the office building in Downtown Seattle(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Seattle activists blast Canada, Chevron investor for violating sovereign land

Seattle activists called the Unist’ot’en Nation violation “The Keystone XL In Seattle’s Backyard.”
Jul 30, 2015
Triathelete Chelsea Burns is headed to the Pan-American Games.

Cheer on Northwest athletes in the Pan Am Games

The Pan Am Games kickoff today in Toronto with dozens of Northwest athletes competing for team USA and Canada.
Jul 10, 2015
At the NAFTA Initialing Ceremony, in October 1992 , Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, US President George H. W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney along with trade officials from all three countries. Bill Clinton finalized the negotiations after taking office the next year. (Photo from the George Bush Presidential Library)

Not Another Fu**ing Thing Again: NAFTA turns 20, Seattle celebrates?

Inside the Canadian consulate's bizarre 20th birthday party for NAFTA.
Oct 28, 2014
A salmon carcass on the banks of the Fraser River in British Columbia. Salmon spawn in Canadian rivers, but pass through American waters and are caught by Washington fishermen. (Photo by Todd Gordon Brown)

Warm waters strain shared BC-Washington salmon fishery

Unseasonably warm water and a toxic mining spill in BC have meant a tough season for Puget Sound salmon fishermen.
Sep 22, 2014
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New novel fuses immigrant experience and transgender identity

Canadian transplant Kim Fu’s “For Today I am a Boy” is hot off the press with a fresh perspective on Asian American transgender identity.
Jan 9, 2014
Lunch Lady (Photo by Steve Louie)

Vancouver Calling: Voices from Canada’s indie music scene

The first few times my Seattle-based band went to Vancouver, Canada to play D.I.Y. gigs, the city felt perfect. Apparently, our B.C. buds enjoyed non-stop kick-ass shows with cross-genre bills and supportive crowds free of haters and assholes. That’s all true, but it’s a bit more complicated. While Vancouver is beautiful, its rents are high, its […]
Jan 15, 2013
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A drunken news roundup, cinema ninjas fight cellphones and music you can swing to…literally

This week in drunk news: Man kills 70,000 chickens in Maryland and a North Korean man floats south Drunk men all over the world are making headlines this week in bizarre events that rival the “Hangover” films. For starters, 21-year-old Joshua D. Shelton accidentally killed 70,000 chickens after flicking a switch and shutting down power […]
Sep 13, 2012
Brandi Finn, a student at Seattle Central Community College, hands out signs for the Student Debt Noise Brigade protest on Wednesday, August 8. (Photo by Hallie Golden)

All quiet on UW campus as tuition rises

When students in Quebec heard earlier this summer that the government planned to raise college tuition by 75%, hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Montreal in massive protests. If the increases go through, their tuition will be almost $4,000 per year. University of Washington students, on the other hand, may soon be paying more […]
Aug 10, 2012
Olympics Rings displayed in Great Britain (Photo by Andrew Evans)

Northwest women hope to make an Olympic impact in London

Olympic fever begins today! Our partners at the Seattle Times have unleashed an awesome info-graphic to help you track how our local athletes are performing at the games. As you might expect, one big Northwest impact at the games will be in Soccer – with four Seattle Sounders Women, including Tri-Cities native Hope Solo, joining […]
Jul 27, 2012
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Is Washington the next Arizona? Report cites Canadian border abuses

Blaine, just south of Washington’s US-Canada border, evokes images of pastoral farmland back-dropped by mountains, Boundary Bay views and the idyllically named Peace Arch Park. The worst case scenario for most Seattleites headed to the area is a traffic jam on the way to Canada. But a newly released report, published by the immigrant advocacy […]
Apr 18, 2012
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Grab your passport and head to Victoria for an international getaway

I woke up on last Friday, December 30th with one thought in my mind: “I’ve got to get the hell out of town.” I was feeling the weeks of festive eating, drinking and socializing and realized I couldn’t bear another hangover. It meant skipping out on New Year’s with friends, but December 31st is the […]
Jan 5, 2012