Topic: citizen shane

Citizen Shane

What do you think of transit in Metro Vancouver?

While you can expect the debate over whether or not to expand public transit to continue, Citizen Shane says maybe we should be talking about how we're using the TransLink system we have now.
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Why you're putting this kid at risk by not vaccinating your own child

A 14-year-old's mom says he risks his life whenever he goes to his North Vancouver school, because not every kid there has been immunized.
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Catholic, Jewish, Muslim students volunteer together in DTES

Some 90 students from three Vancouver faith-based schools handed out food, hope and donations in the Downtown Eastside community.
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Music therapy gives hope to burn victim James Harder

James Harder suffered severe burns when his motor home exploded due to a propane leak. Now, he says music therapy has helped him heal both physically and emotionally.
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Healing through music

Musical therapy helps burn victim to heal

$50M Lotto Max winner found days before deadline

Almost a year after someone won $50 million with a ticket sold in Langley, B.C., a ticketholder has come forward to claim the prize.
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Canada Israel Hockey School hits the ice in Vancouver

About 20 kids from the Canada Israel Hockey School in Israel are in Vancouver for a week.
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Would you go on a working vacation with your colleagues?

A Vancouver software company took 200 staff to Nicaragua to make a difference.
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Alexandra Lezo​ fights to keep her pet pygmy goats

Shane Foxman introduces us to Burnaby's Alexandra Lezo​ and her pet pygmy goats.
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Celebrating Lunar Year 2015

From the little red envelopes to the food tossing ceremony and even fortune telling, Shane Foxman explores what makes the Lunar New Year special.
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Happy New Lunar Year, from Citizen Shane

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Mark Reid, music teacher, nominated for $1 million Varkey Foundation award

Shane Foxman reports on Mark Reid, a music teacher in Vancouver, who has been nominated for an international teaching award worth $1 million.
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Vancouver parking meter fines driver $75 for taking too long to pay

Shane Foxman reports on the parking meter that's confused some Vancouverites - and cost one man $75 when he didn't plug the meter quick enough.
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B.C. Family Day: Science World teaches the science of giving

As B.C. celebrates Family Day, Shane Foxman reports on an unusually scientific way children are spending the day in Vancouver.
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Parked and confused in Vancouver

Andrew Tuplin fined $75 for not getting to meter quick enough
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The science of Family Day in B.C.

Science World is teaching children about the science of giving

E-book cost hits Richmond Public Library hard

The Richmond Library had to go to the city for a $200,000 temporary boost to its collections budget, in part because of the high cost of e-books.
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B.C. teacher tipped for $1M award

Vancouver music teacher Mark Reid nominated for Varkey award
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To sit or not to sit?

Some offices are even adding treadmills to the workspace
Citizen Shane

To sit or not sit? What's better in the workplace?

You can sit, you can stand — maybe even use the treadmill while typing on a keyboard. Shane Foxman reports on this latest trend that promises health benefits.
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Is Cambie Village the heart of Vancouver?

Local BIA trademarked the slogan for the Vancouver neighbourhood
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Is Cambie Village the 'Heart of Vancouver'?

The Cambie Village Business Improvement Area has trademarked the phrase, "Cambie Village, the Heart of Vancouver." But how do Vancouverites feel about that?
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Gastown business employees turn detectives when police don't show

After a week of not hearing from the police, one local business decided to take a hand at detective work and get to the bottom of a theft.
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Better late than never

What would you do if the cops didn't show up when you report a theft?
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Generocksity participants party hard for a good cause

Generocksity is about more than just raising money, reports Shane Foxman. The organization wants to show young people that giving back can be both easy and fun.
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Awesome Sh*t Club organizes first event in Vancouver

Free cash for awesome ideas — that's the concept behind the Awesome Sh*t Club, which is organizing its first event in Vancouver.
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Free cash for awesome ideas

Awesome Sh*t Club launches first event in Vancouver
Citizen Shane

North Vancouver neighbourhood opposes sidewalk

A neighbourhood in North Vancouver, B.C. is angry that the city wants to build a wide sidewalk outside their homes.
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Sidewalk skirmish

Neighbourhood upset over North Vancouver's plan to install sidewalk
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Festivus parking miracle

Citizen Shane checks out how to beat the parking madness
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How to find that coveted parking spot during holiday shopping madness

Is it all about good luck or is there a strategy to finding a parking spot during the Christmas shopping rush? Shane Foxman heads to the malls to get the best tips to finding that coveted parking spot.
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Closure of Vancouver's Champlain Video marks end of an era

After three decades serving the local community, Vancouver's Champlain video is closing. So who is still renting DVDs? Shane Foxman reports.
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Video stores: The end of an era

Citizen Shane on the closure of Champain's video store
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Christmas is busiest time for postal deliveries

It can be expensive to send gifts during the holiday season, and yet it remains one of busiest times of the year for delivery services.
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Burnaby, B.C: Where the streets have 4 names

If you're not schooled in the intricacies of street names in Burnaby, B.C., then be careful trying to find an address along one stretch of road linking Kingsway to Canada Way.
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One street, four names

A five-kilometre stretch of road in Burnaby, B.C., changes names four times, Citizen Shane finds
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Martin Short meets 'doppelganger' Shane Foxman

Actor Martin Short met his so-called doppelganger, the CBC's Shane Foxman, at the broadcaster's Vancouver studio Wednesday.
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Barber Michel Ibrahim gets a kick out of soccer gear donations

A West Vancouver haircutter has collected and sent 150 shipments, reaching an estimated 15,000 children in 24 countries, over the past two decades.
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West Van barber shop Samaritan

In 1994, Michel Ibrahim began collecting and shipping soccer gear to kids across the world.
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Granville Island market's The Salmon Shop mysteriously closes

A posted handwritten note doesn't explain what happened, but does offer up heartfelt appreciation for years of loyalty and support.
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Granville Island's salmon stall mystery

Citizen Shane looks into the case of the disappearing fishmonger
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Random Acts of Kindness week inspires Vancouver school

Citizen Shane shares the story of King David High School, where the annual week of paying it forward is much more than a way to just connect with their community.
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Inspirational Random Acts of Kindness

Citizen Shane on B.C. students overcoming tragedy with compassion
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School playgrounds - who pays and how expensive are they?

Playground equipment is more expensive than you might think—and you may be surprised to learn that it doesn't get funded by schools and school districts.
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Who pays for kids to play? CITIZEN SHANE

Citizen Shane finds out how expensive school playgrounds can be, and who is expected to fund them
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Gastown businesses reach out, as good neighbours should

Individuals can step up and make a difference, and so can businesses—as Citizen Shane finds out in Gastown.
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Gastown businesses give back

One of Vancouver's hippest neighbourhoods is on the doorstep of the city's most troubled communities
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North Shore Winter Club curlers could lose rink to hockey

The sport of curling is on thin ice at the North Shore Winter Club. Citizen Shane explains why.
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Public toilets impossible to find on Metro Vancouver transit routes

Should transit systems be required to provide public washrooms? Some outspoken commuters think so.
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Nowhere to go while on the go

Citizen Shane gets an earful from the Raging Grannies about TransLink's lack of public washrooms
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How Grace Kemp's ringette wish came true

When CBC's Citizen Shane heard about 11-year-old ringette player Grace Kemp's dream, he was intrigued, but it was what she wrote next that really got his attention.
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Confusing 'cyclists use sidewalk only' sign gets ignored

Citizen Shane takes a closer look at a quirky section of N.W. Marine Drive near the University of British Columbia, where cyclists are being instructed to get off the road.
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'Cyclists use sidewalk only' at Spanish Banks

Citizen Shane takes a closer look at a quirky section of NW Marine Drive, where cyclists are instructed to get off the road
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Paul MacDonald's quest to donate half his company's profits

When Paul MacDonald tried to find a charity to donate half of the profits from his company to, he ran into an unexpected problem.
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Entrepreneur donates half his profits

CBC's Shane Foxman shares a story of generosity he found in Coquitlam, B.C.
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Barbershop parrot's perch prompts calls to SPCA

A Vancouver barbershop parrot that loves to perch outside the business' open door keeps getting the wrong kind of attention.
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SPCA called over barber's parrot

CBC's Shane Foxman looks into cases of concerned citizens causing complications
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Who pays when cyclists hit pedestrians?

CBC's Shane Foxman looks at a growing segment of our roadway collisions in this latest installment of Citizen Shane
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Who should pay when cyclists and pedestrians collide?

Vancouver resident Kathleen Murphy was unable to work for six months and couldn't get any compensation after being knocked unconscious by a cyclist.
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Glen Lancaster's safe contents stolen, dumped, found, returned

Ever lose something priceless or irreplaceable and fantasize about a helpful, generous person finding it and bringing it back to you?
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Stolen safe contents returned

CBC's Shane Foxman hears Glen Lancaster's unlikely tale, and now the search is on for the Good Samaritan at the centre of it
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Backpack Buddies looks forward to post-strike reboot

News that the B.C. teachers' strike could be coming to an end is great news for kids who take part in Backpack Buddies.
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4-way stop baffles Burnaby drivers

CBC's Shane Foxman finds a four-way fiasco at one intersection in Burnaby, B.C.
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Burnaby's worst intersection, or worst drivers?

What will the city do since drivers can't seem to properly use this four-way stop intersection? CBC's Citizen Shane reports
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Rhys Higgins, 12, fights to sell popsicles in Whistler, B.C.

CBC's Shane Foxman tries to find out why city hall wouldn't let a kid sell frozen treats along the Valley Trail over summer vacation.
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12-year-old fights Whistler's popsicle police

CBC's Shane Foxman asks Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden why Rhys Higgins couldn't get a business licence