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Return of live shows after COVID closures revived performing arts industry: StatCan

Return of live shows after COVID closures revived performing arts industry: StatCan

A new report from Statistics Canada says the return of live shows and events after pandemic restrictions revived the country's performing arts industry in 2022, with significant revenue and salary growth in specific sectors.
How British Columbians view the province’s top sports franchises

How British Columbians view the province’s top sports franchises

Post-pandemic, some of the province's biggest sports teams have fared better than others, Research Co. and Glacier Media polling show
Group calls for Facebook, Instagram boycott on Aug. 23 and 24

Group calls for Facebook, Instagram boycott on Aug. 23 and 24

TORONTO — An advocacy group is calling on Canadians to boycott Facebook and Instagram later this week. The Friends of Canadian Broadcasting group began asking people Monday to stop posting content on Meta's platforms on Aug. 23 and 24.
Canadian clubs talk 'Messi effect' as superstar grabs headlines

Canadian clubs talk 'Messi effect' as superstar grabs headlines

Lionel Messi joined Major League Soccer club Inter Miami in July, and the results have been near-instant.
Whitecaps, Lions winning on the field, but aiming for better gate results

Whitecaps, Lions winning on the field, but aiming for better gate results

High inflation, interest rates and gas prices may be dampening attendance
Documents shed light on why B.C. wouldn’t back 2030 Olympics bid

Documents shed light on why B.C. wouldn’t back 2030 Olympics bid

Records released under freedom of information law show the province was considering other near-term international sporting events already scheduled to come to B.C.
Developer Beedie's Stanley Park concert raises $2M for food bank

Developer Beedie's Stanley Park concert raises $2M for food bank

Bryan Adams and Blondie headlined the Aug. 12 event at Malkin Bowl
Seattle reveals its FIFA stadium contract for the 2026 World Cup

Seattle reveals its FIFA stadium contract for the 2026 World Cup

The agreement offers a behind-the-scenes look at the requirements and costs of co-hosting the world’s biggest sporting event
'Stranger Things' star to play concert in Vancouver next week

'Stranger Things' star to play concert in Vancouver next week

The Vancouver-born actor will be back in his hometown.
No joke: Satirical websites get caught up in Meta's quest to block news in Canada

No joke: Satirical websites get caught up in Meta's quest to block news in Canada

Luke Gordon Field never thought in a million years that the need to explain a joke would transcend humans. But it's a situation he believes he has found himself in as editor-in-chief of The Beaverton, a Canadian comedy website.
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