Jake Costello

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Does listening to Christmas music too early spoil the eggnog?

'Tis the season when people gather around to argue whether the middle of November is too early to listen to Christmas Music.
Growing Vegan

Meet the non-vegan chef behind Vancouver's most sought-after vegan creations

Chef Tomoko Tahara has worked at meatless restaurants Acorn and Harken, but enjoys all types of food herself.
Still Standing

So-ya like tofu? Rise in alternative diets good business for Vancouver company

From the back room of a market on the Downtown Eastside, to employing over 200 people, Sunrise Soya Foods is doing big business after six decades of selling tofu.
Night Shift

Reporter's notebook: an overnight stint on the graveyard shift

It was almost 11 p.m., and I was starting my day.
Night Shift

'Everybody has a story': Shelter workers say their clients deserve to be treated humanely

It's a battle to survive when the sun goes down for homeless people in Vancouver.
Night Shift

'It's one of the most rewarding jobs': A ride-along with an overnight paramedic

As a paramedic specialist, Brian Twaites is part of a medical network that doesn’t have the privilege of shutting down for the night.
Night Shift

This is life on the night shift: armed robberies, pure exhaustion and beating time zone differences

From responding to emergency calls to running 24-hour shops, there are plenty of jobs that start as the rest of the world settles into bed for the night.

15 Metres Below Hamilton Street: Retiring CBC employee shares secrets of the building

After more than three decades working in the operations department at CBC Vancouver, David Croal reflects on the changes he has seen at the broadcaster since the late 1970s.

Can't fall asleep? Try wearing sunglasses at night, say researchers

UBC researchers say wearing sunglasses at night is good for more than keeping track of visions in your eye, as Corey Hart suggests. They say it can help offset the light sources around us at times our bodies aren't used to.

Vancouver asks for input on 10th Avenue bike lane

For over a decade, cyclists have shared the road with cars and parked vehicles along the 10th Avenue Corridor, now the city is asking for public input as it designs a separated bike path for the area.