Julia and her Piano added to Night of Joyful Voices

  Oh yes, it can get better. Julia and her Piano have been added to the bill of Megaphone's Night of Joyful Voices. Friday, December 10th at Cafe Deux Soleils. Buy your tickets here.
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Morning Meganews

SIX BUCKS SUCKS BC's minimum wage, the lowest in Canada, will be reviewed by some of the highest paid civil servants in Canada HEART WARMING Temporary warm shelters for homeless people has its funding, the first has opened in Mount Pleasant ROCK (MUSIC) AND HARD (OF HEARING) PLACE City is...
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Morning Meganews

FIRST HAND The Dependent writes about some people who are making drug deals TRANSPARENCY BC Government has performed audit over quality of Mountie services but won't release it before signing a new contract with the RCMP HOT COPS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR CALL Vancouver Police propose installing 911 phones throughout the Downtown...
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A Bug's Life: Dealing with bedbugs

There’s a new war going on in homes all over North America. After decades of peace, bedbugs are back and infesting buildings both fancy and plain. The battle against these nasty little critters goes on amid shame and embarrassment in penthouses and flophouses everywhere. There are few things more upsetting...
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Obituary: Joe Fook: 1947-2010

When Joe Fook first started selling Megaphone last year, he would often come rushing into the office, flushed yet focused, to explain how his sales were going and whatever else was on his mind. He might leave before you got a word in edgewise. It was as if you had...
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Bearing Witness: Amnesty Film Festival spotlights human rights abuses around the world

  Human rights abuses are rampant in the world. They happen in times of peace and prosperity and in times of war; in developing countries and developed ones.   Alongside oppression and repression are strong networks of resistance, resilience and hope, testament to the strength of the human spirit. From...
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Street paper circulation increases 10%

  A global network of papers and magazines aimed at lifting homeless people out of poverty is bucking the overall slump in worldwide print sales, with a collective 10 per cent rise in circulation over the past year.   Titles within the International Network of Street Papers (INSP), in September...
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Vancouver Is Awesome

    Our pals at Vancouver Is Awesome have started their annual donor drive. Managing edito Bob Kronbauer did Megaphone a solid by writing an op-ed in the magazine and VIA has been a big supporter, helping promote many Megaphone-related activities. So show them some love and help make Vancouver a more...
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Morning Meganews

KWIK-E RATIONALISATION Convenience Store Association says people are buying less cigarettes because they are getting them from the black market UT‘ SAM Only 10 people out of 4,000 are still fluent in the Squamish Language STAYING PUT? Mayor Robertson will seek a second term as mayor, rather than run for the...
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Live Debate on the Ethics of Oil TONIGHT @ The Rio

  This looks like it's going to be really entertaining. Kudos to the Rio for hosting a free, live debate on such pressing sociopolitical/environmental issues; here's hoping we see more of this kind of thing in the future. If my chest weren't imploding into my windpipe, I'd definitely be going to...
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