Krystle Alarcon Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/13441 en Critics accuse Enbridge ads of misleading public after poll shows more support for pipeline http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/critics-accuse-enbridge-ads-misleading-public-after-poll-shows-more-support-pipeline After a poll found that support for Enbridge increased by seven per cent in BC, critics say the company's ads misled the public.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/critics-accuse-enbridge-ads-misleading-public-after-poll-shows-more-support-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/critics-accuse-enbridge-ads-misleading-public-after-poll-shows-more-support-pipeline#comments Environment Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:35:00 +0000 Krystle Alarcon 17161 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Deadly Sinopec pipeline blast in China raises questions in BC http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/deadly-sinopec-pipeline-blast-china-raises-questions-bc After a pipeline exploded in China, Kitimat residents in BC expressed anxiety as the company that owns the pipeline might have a stake in a local LNG project.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/deadly-sinopec-pipeline-blast-china-raises-questions-bc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/deadly-sinopec-pipeline-blast-china-raises-questions-bc#comments Environment Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Krystle Alarcon 17154 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com BC Indigenous women put fear aside and become powerful leaders in fight for equality http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/vancouver-women/bc-indigenous-women-put-fear-aside-fight-equality As Idle No More's first year anniversary approaches on Dec.10, Indigenous women in BC are making dents towards equality for Aboriginal people, youth, and women.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/vancouver-women/bc-indigenous-women-put-fear-aside-fight-equality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/vancouver-women/bc-indigenous-women-put-fear-aside-fight-equality#comments News aboriginal addictions alcohol debate Drugs equality First Nations foster care group home Indigenous prostitution rights role models sex work Women Wed, 27 Nov 2013 03:12:00 +0000 Krystle Alarcon 17117 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Harper government under fire for spying on environmental groups http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/harper-government-under-fire-spying-environmental-groups Green leaders and members of Parliament react to FOIs obtained by the Vancouver Observer that revealed the National Energy Board was coordinating spying efforts on environmental groups.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/harper-government-under-fire-spying-environmental-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/harper-government-under-fire-spying-environmental-groups#comments Environment Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:32:00 +0000 Krystle Alarcon 17087 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Government’s greenhouse emissions regulations ‘shameful’, observers say, but Environment Canada disagrees http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/government%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-greenhouse-emissions-regulations-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%CB%9Cshameful%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-observers-say-environment-canada Canada is once again pinned for being near the bottom of the list in tackling greenhouse gas emissions as UN delegates entered into its second week of the Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/government%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-greenhouse-emissions-regulations-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%CB%9Cshameful%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-observers-say-environment-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/government%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-greenhouse-emissions-regulations-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%CB%9Cshameful%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-observers-say-environment-canada#comments News Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:34:00 +0000 Krystle Alarcon 17079 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Typhoon Haiyan brings flood of emotion as Filipinos confront class issues and climate change http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/typhoon-haiyan-brings-flood-emotion-filipinos-confront-class-issues-and-climate-change A flood of emotions inundated Filipino Canadians as they watched relatives’ houses being ravaged by the&nbsp;super typhoon Haiyan&nbsp;last week, which has affected an estimated&nbsp;11 million...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/typhoon-haiyan-brings-flood-emotion-filipinos-confront-class-issues-and-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/typhoon-haiyan-brings-flood-emotion-filipinos-confront-class-issues-and-climate-change#comments World Canada class division Climate Change elite Philippines poor typhoon Haiyan Yolanda Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:24:00 +0000 Krystle Alarcon 17072 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Thousands protest Enbridge in Vancouver: video http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/protesting-proposed-enbridge-pipeline-science-world-defend-our-climate-rally-video BC MP Nathan Cullen was eloquent and inspired, as he spoke of the Harper government bullying "my people."<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/protesting-proposed-enbridge-pipeline-science-world-defend-our-climate-rally-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/protesting-proposed-enbridge-pipeline-science-world-defend-our-climate-rally-video#comments Environment Proposed Enbridge pipeine Sun, 17 Nov 2013 23:15:00 +0000 Krystle Alarcon 17058 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Some Filipinos blame politics and industry for monster typhoon http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/filipinos-blame-canadian-government-and-industry-monster-typhoon As the world turns its eyes on the Philippines after the worst recorded typhoon in history ravaged through the country, Filipinos are pointing fingers at the Harper government for creating the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/filipinos-blame-canadian-government-and-industry-monster-typhoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/filipinos-blame-canadian-government-and-industry-monster-typhoon#comments World Climate Change Global warming Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:33:00 +0000 Krystle Alarcon 17017 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Typhoon Haiyan rips off roofs in the Philippines http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/typhoon-haiyan-rips-roofs-philippines Filipinos braced themselves for yet another natural catastrophe that will ravage the country until Saturday. Super storm Haiyan, or Yolanda, as it is called in the Philippines, lashed through the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/typhoon-haiyan-rips-roofs-philippines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/typhoon-haiyan-rips-roofs-philippines#comments World Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:41:00 +0000 Krystle Alarcon 16990 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Filipina women ‘triggered’ by avatar used as bait to catch pedophiles http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/filipina-women-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%CB%9Ctriggered%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-avatar-used-bait-catch-pedophiles An online anti-trafficking campaign put together by a Dutch human rights group attracted more than 21,000 men to chat with a virtual 10-year old Filipina girl they named “Sweetie.” A thousand...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/filipina-women-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%CB%9Ctriggered%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-avatar-used-bait-catch-pedophiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/filipina-women-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%CB%9Ctriggered%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-avatar-used-bait-catch-pedophiles#comments World online pedophiles sex trafficking Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:52:00 +0000 Krystle Alarcon 16976 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com