The Province Newspaper Archives
The Province newspaper is a Vancouver daily with a circulation of 138,000. Here is a list of Catherine’s articles featured by the newspaper since 2011.
Posted: February 10, 2013 - As published in: The Province Newspaper, West Vancouver Magazine
It's true. CBS actually sent out an email to Grammy attendees warning them to cover up, and in some cases, shut up.
The letter, which outlines exactly what is and isn't acceptable at this year's 2013 awards show, warns against everything from bare bums and boobs to swear words, foreign swear words and political causes.
The reasons behind it all is no doubt due to numerous "wardrobe malfunctions" and slippery nipple effects that seem to have drawn the ire of network executives ...more
Posted: February 6, 2013 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper, West Vancouver Magazine
Vancouver's real housewives are back - for season two! This night, the glam girls gathered at the Loden Hotel in downtown Vancouver to watch the premiere episode of Real Housewives of Vancouver - Season Two with friends, family and invite only guests.
The champagne was flowing and the ladies all sparkled in fabulous bejewelled gowns and designer name accessories. New wives Ioulia Reynolds, Amanda Hansen and Robin Reichman joined returning stars Jody Claman, Mary Zilba and Ronnie Negus for a night ...more
Posted: December 10, 2012 - As published in: The Province Newspaper, Vancouver Events Online
Dean Paul Gibson - I love you. And let me tell you why.
As director of the Arts Club Theatre Company’s It’s a Wonderful Life
, you have taken on a classic and won. You have, quite simply, shown us the magic of a movie we all know and love and, as The Beatles said, . . . let it be.
As a director you are fearless. This I know from watching you for many years at Bard on the Beach and other ...more
Posted: December 4, 2012 - As published in: The Province Newspaper, Vancouver Events Online
Don Harquail has always been the famous friend with the designer desserts. But now, thanks to reality television, this Burnaby hobby chef's life has just gotten a lot sweeter.
That's part of the premise behind Food Network Canada's latest reality show Recipe to Riches
. Returning for its second season, the series pits home based cooks against each other in separate categories - all for a chance to win the grand prize of $250,000. The Canada-wide competition is fierce, but Harquail is headed ...more
Posted: November 28, 2012 - As published in: The Province Newspaper
Look closer. Did you see it?
Probably not. Because despite everything that’s going on during a Cirque du Soleil performance, it’s the subtle, almost unnoticeable details that truly make it one of the greatest shows on earth.
I always come away impressed, but not for the reasons you may think.
Doesn’t matter if I like the performances (I do). All of them are both weird and wonderful in a fascinating hypnotic way. In fact, I often shake my head in wonderment at how ...more
Posted: November 25, 2012 - As published in: The Province Newspaper
The police have tried to shut it down. A fire almost burned it down. And harder economic times have certainly brought the pressure down. But like a prize fighter who refuses to stay down, The Penthouse nightclub has rolled with the punches and survived to tell the tale of what really happens after dark in Vancouver, over the last 65 years.
That tale is called "Liquor, Lust and The Law" (Arsenal Pulp Press), and it is quickly becoming one of Vancouver's ...more
Posted: November 13, 2012 - As published in: The Province Newspaper
For the last 10+ years now I've had the privilege of attending Whistler's annual Cornucopia festival of food and wine. Not for the faint of heart, those who venture beyond Cornucopia's serious side will find a high energy, full throttle weekend affair full of alcohol and after hours activities that go well into the wee hours of the night. So, as expected, this year's organizers stopped at nothing to put on the glitz with a whirlwind schedule of seminars, winemaker's ...more
Posted: October 29, 2012 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
You might remember him best from his role in St. Elsewhere
or from his comedy roles in Christopher Guest movies like This is Spinal Tap
, but actor Ed Begley Jr is also a lean, green, environmental machine who says that his biggest responsibility is helping out Mother Nature. Speaking at the Real Estate Foundation of BC's 2012 Land Awards last week, the Hollywood star was the toast of the night. Award winners, guests and VIPs enjoyed a gala dinner night ...more
Posted: October 8, 2012 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
The 31st Annual Vancouver International Film Festival wraps up this week after 16 days of memorable films, fun and faces. Known for being a festival of substance, the event featured over 380 films from all over the world organized into series like Canadian Images, Dragons & Tigers, International Shorts and Cinema of our Time. Still, no festival is complete without a few red carpet parties and premiere galas. Check out a few of the familiar faces below as Vancouver's more ...more
Posted: June 24, 2012 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
It was a night of full throttle glitz and glamour last weekend as the 7th Annual Brian Jessel BMW Charity Gala "Cabriolet" was held. Featuring a live performance by "The Voice" star and musician CeeLo Green, the evening helped raise funds for Arts Umbrella, Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation and the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Lots of North Shore folks were in attendance to lend their support as they enjoyed a night of food, cocktails, auction items and socializing.
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Posted: May 27, 2012 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
It was a British invasion of sorts last week as Sir Richard Branson was back in Vancouver for the launch of Virgin Atlantic. Branson became one of the city's most overexposed as he arrived in style on the jet early morning to greet Premier Christy Clark. Then it was lunch with the Board of Trade followed by a charity photo op with Glee star Cory Monteith. A private VIP evening reception was then followed by the party of all parties ...more
Posted: April 29, 2012 - As published in: The Province Newspaper
You know her as the former beauty queen and singer on The Real Housewives of Vancouver, but Mary Zilba is out to prove that she's more than just a pretty face as she fights for her son Chase in the battle against epilepsy.
Speaking in Yaletown at The Amethyst Soiree for Epilepsy and Seizure Education, Zilba debuted her newest single "Hero" in front of a packed house. Son Chase accompanied her on the guitar. Invited guests and VIPs came out in ...more
Posted: March 26, 2012 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
Terry David Mulligan is much more than a media music man. North Shore folks everywhere know him from the 70s and 80s thanks to his many radio and television appearances. Today, he spends most of his time in the Okanagan sipping and sampling BC wines on his Tasting Room Radio show and he also co-hosts a wine show called Hollywood and Vines with fellow actor Jason Priestly. Last week, as part of a charity fundraiser for the Vancouver Food Bank, ...more
Posted: March 19, 2012 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
Eating healthy can be fun, just ask the BC Produce Marketing Association and the BC Lions. Last week, the 13th annual Healthy Chef Competition took place at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Vancouver. Grey Cup winning members of the BC Lions, including Travis Lulay and Geroy Simon, were among the several celebrities in the room as chefs battled it out for top spot. Guests at the event came away with the biggest winnings however as everyone was given secret envelopes ...more
Posted: March 5, 2012 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
It was a double celebration last week as some of the city's most generous folks got together to raise money for a great cause. First up, it was the United Way's Women United in Philanthropy annual spring fashion show and fundraiser at Leone's boutique in Sinclair Centre. The night was also special however because guests got a chance to toast West Vancouver's Leone family for celebrating the 25th anniversary of their exclusive fashion business. With names like Versace, Dior, Prada ...more
Posted: January 16, 2012 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
It's no secret that reality TV has taken prime time television by storm. But whether it's American Idol, Dancing with the Stars or Survivor, few of us know what really goes on behind the scenes. Enter Shannon Nering. This beautiful and talented West Vancouver woman knows all the gossip having got her start in the industry a few years ago as a docu-reality producer and director. With an amazing list of credits to her name, including the much anticipated Real ...more
Posted: January 9, 2012 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
Jody Claman and her daughter Mia are two of West Vancouver's most notable socialites who are well-known for their culinary catering and chic fashion businesses. Now, it's 25 year-old daughter Mia’s turn to take centre stage as she debuted her MIA “Missing In Action” Claman Couture line at their Glass House boutique store in Ambleside late last year. A reality camera crew was on hand to capture all the action as the mother / daughter team welcomed VIP friends and ...more
Posted: November 28, 2011 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
It was time to show your spirit and your team colours this past weekend as the 99th Grey Cup came to town. Orange and black were the popular choice as hometown fans cheered their own BC Lions all the way to victory in the finals against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. But the big game was just a part of the weekend-long Grey Cup celebration that took place primarily at the Vancouver Convention Centre. With each CFL Team setting up their ...more
Posted: November 22, 2011 - As published in: The Province Newspaper
Canadian columnist and journalism icon Allan Fotheringham came home to Vancouver last week for a private book launch party with friends and family. In a rare one-on-one interview with reporter Catherine Barr, Fotheringham doesn't miss a beat when asked about such topics as new media, President Obama, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the decimation of the Federal Liberal Party under leader Michael Ignatieff. With some tell-all secrets from the past, and a warning for the future, this is Fotheringham ...more
Posted: November 18, 2011 - As published in: The Province Newspaper, Vancouver Events Online
It's official, Vancouver's International Airport (YVR) is about to open British Columbia's first ever Victoria's Secret Boutique. It's one of many new items being introduced to Vancouver's award-winning airport in an attempt to attract high flyers and members of the jet set crowd. A rare Omega Ladymatic watch ($25,000) and an even rarer 70 Year Old Glenlivet scotch ($27,888), one of only 100 in the world, are also both featured here in this behind the scenes walk-thru at Canada's second ...more
Posted: November 15, 2011 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper, Vancouver Events Online
Whistler's annual 2011 Cornucopia Food and Wine Festival returns with the best year yet. Regular features, like the Crush Grand Gala Tasting Room and Casino Royale at Ric's Grill are back. This year also marks the return of the Bearfoot Bistro's famous Masquerave featuring Cirque du Soleil type performers, live music, free flowing libations and a feast for the senses unlike any other. Proprietor Andre Saint-Jacques moved the $350 per ticket soiree to the Listel Hotel's parking garage and, with ...more
Posted: November 9, 2011 - As published in: The Province Newspaper
Jody Claman and her daughter Mia are two of West Vancouver most notable socialites who are well-known for their culinary catering and chic fashion businesses. This week, it was 25 year-old daughter Mia's turn to take centre stage as she debuted her MIA "Missing In Action" Claman Couture line at their Glass House boutique store in Ambleside. A reality camera crew was on hand to capture all the action as the mother / daughter team welcomed VIP friends and family ...more
Posted: October 30, 2011 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
She's one of West Vancouver's most famous residents, and now, thanks to the donations and support of another prominent West Vancouver family, the Sarah McLachlan School of Music has a stunning new home. Last week, a special formal reception marked the official opening of the new school. Providing full scholarship music programs to less privileged students in Grade 4 - 12, this latest step helps bring to fruition a dream that started some nine years ago. "I want to give ...more
Posted: September 19, 2011 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
Roberto Luongo, Trevor Linden, Tom Larscheid and Maelle Ricker are just a few of the big names you might recognize as sporting heroes in our town. However, give or take a few Olympic gold medals, they all have something else in common. Last week, these athletes were among an elite group inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame - Class of 2011. The Banquet of Champions gala dinner, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, was a star-studded affair ...more
Posted: March 21, 2011 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
The B.C. Produce Marketing Association and the BC Chefs Association held their 12th Annual Healthy Chef Competition Gala last week at the Hyatt hotel in Vancouver. Hosted by North Vancouver's own weatherman/comedian Marke Driesschen (of CTV BC fame) the evening is always one of the best foodie highlights of the year. The night included a three course meal, with each person at the table enjoying one of the 10 competing chef's creations. Dessert was an amazing artistic display and the ...more
Posted: March 30, 2010 - As published in: North Shore Outlook Newspaper, The Province Newspaper
Porsche, Mercedes, Range Rover, Ferrari, Jaguar - all the big names are there. The Vancouver International Auto Show, the premier automotive showcase in Western Canada, is on all this week at BC Place Stadium. The event started last Monday night with a fabulous black-tie "sneak peek" gala in support of Special Olympics and featured a diamond draw, scavenger hunt and the "Salespersons of the Year" awards. The event continues until Sunday.
01 - Money man Michael Campbell, brother to ...more