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2014 Pacific Rim Cover, "Sharks in Crisis" Cover story.

A Fin Appeal
Masthead 2014

List of contributors to the 2014 issue.

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On the Line

As tensions surrounding B.C.’s pipelines and resource extraction sites rise, opponents unite to take a stand.

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The Fin Appeal

Researchers, activists and shark experts weigh in to broaden the dialogue surrounding shark conservation.

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Or Not to Wheat?

Exploring the differences between celiac disease and choosing the gluten-free lifestyle.

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The Returns of Labour

Agricultural migrant workers from Mexico face challenging employment and social conditions in Canada.

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Chasing the Sunset

The Vic-Maui Yacht Race takes sailors on an epic journey across the Pacific Ocean.

In Numbers

Interesting numbers connecting Pacific Rim countries and Canada.

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Debunking Jaws

The great white shark is not the villainous, vengeful killer Hollywood would have you believe.

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Life on the Waterline

Adventurous live-aboard boaters spend their lives traversing the world’s waterways.

Soldier On

The struggles and strangeness of dating in Vancouver.

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Limited Prospects

Newly qualified Canadian teachers seek employment with international schools.

Yayoi Hirano

Carving New Traditions

Vancouver audiences welcome experimental plays by local Japanese theatre companies.

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Fast Flying Footy

Australian football strengthens sport club culture in Canada.

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The Daiichi Dilemma

Fears of radioactive contamination remain as Fukushima attempts to rebuild.

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Reincarnating Bottles

Plastic waste provides humanitarian relief when upcycled into new textiles.

The interior of Cuchillo


A review of Vancouver’s South American cuisine restaurant Cuchillo.

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Around the Pacific

The night markets, hikes, festivals, and eco-tourism options of four Pacific Rim Countries.

3G Restaurant's vegetarian sharkfin soup


A review of Vancouver’s Chinese vegetarian restaurant 3G.

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The Dunlevy Snackbar

A review of Vancouver’s fusion food restaurant The Dunlevy Snackbar.

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The Acorn

A review of Vancouver’s high-end vegetarian restaurant The Acorn.

The interior of La Mezcaleria

La Mezcaleria

A review of Vancouver’s Mexican restaurant La Mezcaleria.

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Falling Behind

Canada’s rankings in environmental regulation and protection take a steep dive.

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A Growing Economy

A review of Canada’s and China’s forestry industries.