Kolby Solinsky

Photographer Natalia Anja will join Global Degree's around-the-world

Meet Natalia Anja, a woman on a mission around the world (Photos/Video)

The Vancouver photographer, 27, will join Global Degree's quest to visit all 193 countries in the United Nations, starting ASAP in Asia.

Photographer Natalia Anja will join Global Degree's around-the-world
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (top) and Big Hero 6 are both nominated for Animated Feature Film of the year

Oscars: Canadian directors nominated for Big Hero 6, How To Train Your Dragon 2 (VIDEO)

Other nominees for this weekend's Animated Feature Film include The Boxtrolls, Song of the Sea, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (top) and Big Hero 6 are both nominated for Animated Feature Film of the year
Squamish's Valley Music Festival – August 7-9

Squamish lineup announced for 2015, includes Sam Smith, Drake, Mumford & Sons

This year's 3-day concert – August 7-9 – performers were introduced on Instagram Thursday. Squamish 2014 had over 105,000 in the audience.

Squamish's Valley Music Festival – August 7-9
Vancouver-based photographer Natalia Anja has been chosen as the winner of 2015's Global Degree contest – she will now vie to become the youngest women to ever visit all 193 countries in the United Nations

Vancouver photographer chosen for Global Degree travel-the-world program

Natalia Anja will join Michael Graziano and Alex Hennessy in a four-year quest to visit all 193 countries in the United Nations.

Vancouver-based photographer Natalia Anja has been chosen as the winner of 2015's Global Degree contest – she will now vie to become the youngest women to ever visit all 193 countries in the United Nations
Canada's flag celebrates its 50th birthday in 2015.

Canada’s maple leaf flag turns 50 this weekend (VIDEO/TIMELINE)

Once a controversial new design, the maple leaf withstood a battle between Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and Lester B. Pearson

Canada's flag celebrates its 50th birthday in 2015.
The Healing Tree medical cannabis dispensary

The Healing Tree: Vancouver now has 61 medical marijuana dispensaries (VIDEO)

B.C.'s biggest city now boasts over half of the country's 115 cannabis vendors, according to estimates.

The Healing Tree medical cannabis dispensary
Lee Carter

VIDEO: Carter beats Canada, Supreme Court votes down assisted death ban

'If we were allowed to have a dignified death in Canada, all of her children and even extended family would have been there to share.'

Lee Carter
Shoppers flood a Toronto Target store

Lack of liquidation deals disappoint Target Canada shoppers (VIDEO)

Although sales were advertised as EVERYTHING UP TO 30% OFF, shoppers in Toronto were disappointed to find most deals between 10-20% off.

Shoppers flood a Toronto Target store
Eugenie Bouchard (left) and Milos Raonic are Canada's top two ranked singles players

With Bouchard out, Raonic carries Canada’s Aussie Open torch (VIDEO)

Genie Bouchard lost to world No. 2 Maria Sharapova on Monday; Milos Raonic faces top-ranked Novak Djokovic tonight in Melbourne.

Eugenie Bouchard (left) and Milos Raonic are Canada's top two ranked singles players
Kelowna Rockets centre Nick Merkley will be the top-ranked WHL forward at tonight's CHL Prospects Game

NHL Draft: The top WHL players in tonight’s CHL Prospects Game

A closer look at the top-ranked WHL players in this year's NHL Entry Draft, including Kelowna's Nick Merkley and Coquitlam's Mathew Barzal

Kelowna Rockets centre Nick Merkley will be the top-ranked WHL forward at tonight's CHL Prospects Game
Stephen Poloz

Bank of Canada cuts rate; Effect on cross-border shopping, homebuyers (VIDEO)

The Bank of Canada announced a cut to 0.75 per cent on overnight loans Wednesday, in response to a global drop in oil prices

Stephen Poloz
A cafe latte

Vancouver named world’s 3rd-best coffee city: Matador

Matador, the popular travel website and growing media empire, has named the B.C. city the world's third-best for coffee.

A cafe latte
A view of Squamish Valley from the Chief

Squamish, B.C. named to New York Times’ best travel for 2015 (with VIDEO)

Squamish and Quebec City were the only Canadian cities on the Times' 'To Do' list for 2015, which totalled 52 cities and destinations.

A view of Squamish Valley from the Chief
Roberto Luongo won gold with Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Roberto Luongo: A Look-Back on the Goalie’s Greatest – Sometimes Worst – Moments in Vancouver

An interactive timeline of Luongo's career-to-date, and his career with the Vancouver Canucks, from 2006 to 2014.

Roberto Luongo won gold with Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Golden

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Canada beats Russia 5-4, wins World Junior gold

Canada jumped out to a 5-1 lead with goals from Duclair, Paul, Domi, Reinhart, and McDavid, then held on above a furious Russian rally

Golden
Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings for several areas of B.C.

Winter storm warnings issued for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, other B.C. areas

Environment Canada says 'snowfalls will be heavy' inland and freezing rain will create 'treacherous travel conditions'

Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings for several areas of B.C.
Curtis Lazar will captain Canada's national under-20 team at this year's World Junior Hockey Championship in Toronto and Montreal.

Top 10: Meet This Year’s Canadian World Junior Team (with VIDEO)

Joe Hicketts. Fred Gauthier. Shea Theodore. Zach Fucale. Eric Comrie. Nic Petan. Jake Virtanen. Sam Reinhart. Josh Morrissey. Madison Bowey.

Curtis Lazar will captain Canada's national under-20 team at this year's World Junior Hockey Championship in Toronto and Montreal.
Apple's Watch is expected to be released in 2015

2015: The Year of Wearable Technology

Predictions for the next 12 months? You're going to see a lot of smart stuff you can strap around your wrist, or your head.

Apple's Watch is expected to be released in 2015
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo (left) and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent were killed two days apart in October

VIDEO: Nathan Cirillo, Patrice Vincent named Canada’s Newsmaker of the Year

The two slain soldiers – both killed in October – finished ahead of Kevin Vickers and disgraced radio host Jian Ghomeshi in the survey.

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo (left) and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent were killed two days apart in October
The marker shows the location of Unnecessary Mountain near Lions Bay

7-year-old girl buried, killed in Lions Bay rockslide

Lions Bay search and rescue confirmed the death on Monday. It occurred in a popular hiking spot on Unnecessary Mountain.

The marker shows the location of Unnecessary Mountain near Lions Bay