A year of turmoil, ecological anguish and a return of the artworld

Another year has come and gone, and, as we always do, The Source Newspaper reached out to the myriad individuals living, visiting and working in Metro Vancouver to learn about their plans, ambitions, hopes and dreams. Throughout the year, the reporters of The Source Newspaper asked members of the community what they have been working…

Buy local – making spending meaningful

Christmas is just around the corner, the season for gifts and good wishes. If one is wondering how to contribute to the community while spending, buying local might just be the answer. As Jill Mcknight, executive director of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, aptly explains, buying local might mean different things to different people. It…

World Philosophy Day 2022 – The forthcoming human

A runaway trolley is on course to collide with and kill five people down the track. A bystander can intervene and divert the vehicle to kill just one person on a different track. What should the bystander do? This classic thought experiment in philosophy and its many variations perfectly illustrates the moral dilemmas in human…

Storytelling from around the world at the Vancouver Writers Festival

Writers, poets and literary enthusiasts will get together on Granville Island again between Oct 17 to 23 for the annual Vancouver Writers Festival. This year’s festival has a lineup of over 115 authors across 80 events ranging from performances, panel discussions to master classes. “Vancouver has a really unique thing – there’s an amazing intimacy…

VIFF 2022 – back to normal and better

With 135 feature films and 102 shorts on offer across seven Vancouver venues, the 41st edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will kick off on Sept. 29 this year and run till Oct. 9. The festival will open with Bones of Crows by Métis filmmaker Marie Clements, an epic tale of Aline Spears, a Cree…

Decoda is set to improve literacy skills one person at a time

The United Nations (UN) has declared September 8 International Literacy Day and in British Columbia, the entire month is dedicated to literacy. Literacy is crucial for people to operate in society at the most basic level for everyone every day, in almost every aspect of life. Everyone who enters a shop to buy a carton…

B.C. schools poised to offer new languages to their students

In recent years, more and more languages have begun to be added to the BC language curriculum. The newest of these is Farsi, and part of its successful introduction can be attributed to the Farsi Dar campaign. Up to now, the Education Ministry had nine additional languages curricula for French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin,…

Cooling off the Persian way

Cool off this summer and celebrate Persian culture with traditional and tasty drinks and desserts. Vancouverites Soroush Amiri and Mahdiyar Biazi, Iranian-born Canadians, share their personal expertise and experiences on their favourite Persian drinks and desserts. Amiri and Biazi both immigrated from Iran in the early to mid 2000s and fondly remember the desserts and…

Exploring global identity through a Canadian lens

With many summer music festivals making their in-person return this year, audiences will discover a host of artists pulling from various styles, and making them all their own. Expect a whole new sound from Canadian artists, with international roots, such as: Yvonne Kushe, Pantayo, and Lache Cercel. Kushe adds her own flair to a mix…

The Greek Film Festival makes its debut

As part of the Greek Heritage Month, which runs from June 3 to June 26, the Hellenic Canadian Congress of B.C. and The Cinematheque will launch the city’s inaugural Greek Film Festival (VGFF) slated to run from June 16 to 19. The festival was co-founded by film director Harry Killas and artist Christos Dikeakos, who…

Death by a thousand cuts – saving the ocean and its species

As June 8 marks the annual World Ocean Day, one is called to pay more attention to the sorry state of our blue planet, which is facing a cocktail of assaults from human pollution to climate change. “The ocean is getting tired – it is not going to solve our problems, it cannot assimilate all…

An eventful Asian Heritage Month

Celebrating North America’s Asian Heritage, a plethora of Asia-related events are on offer this month ranging from art, music, literature, to talks and workshops. ExplorASIAN Festival, being the main festival in town, alone is presenting a program of more than 60 virtual and in-person events for the public. “We are really happy to see so…