Alia Dharssi Feed en Canada must deepen relationship with Asia, experts say Canada lacks a national strategy for responding to the rise of Asia: experts say it's a problem. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Asia Pacific Canadian economy China Enbridge Northern Gateway India natural resources Sun, 09 Jun 2013 17:24:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 15571 at National conversation launched for Canada’s 150th From tackling climate change to cross-country trains, Canadians discuss ways to celebrate Canada's big birthday.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Politics City Environment Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:21:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14942 at Building careers in the Downtown Eastside, one block of wood at a time If you walk into a RONA store in the Lower Mainland, you can purchase planters, patio furniture, and wooden Christmas ornaments from an unexpected source: the Downtown Eastside.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City 2010 Olympics aboriginal women Aboriginal youth at risk youth Downtown East Side non-profit organizations social enterprise Trades Training Women youth unemployment Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:03:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14716 at Sayed Kashua uses humour to explore identity conflicts in Israel Sayed Kashua, an award-winning Arab-Israeli writer who is speaking in Vancouver on Saturday (March 9), &nbsp;uses humour to convince his readers to to take their nationalistic identities less...<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Books Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:16:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14660 at Broadbent Institute director urges eco-progressives to dive into "nitty gritty" of policy making Rick Smith on the future of the environment and the Canadian economy<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Canadian economy environment environmental sustainability politics Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:11:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14295 at Citizens demand justice for indigenous women at annual missing women's memorial march A sombre memorial marks Valentine's Day in the Downtown Eastside. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City aboriginal women human rights report missing women violence against aboriginal women Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14441 at Hundreds call for justice for Aboriginal women at missing women's memorial march Supporters demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. Politics aboriginal women Downtown Eastside Indigenous women Missing women march Valentine's Day Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:23:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14428 at Journalist Robert Fisk criticizes shallow news coverage of Middle East “There is, I think, among journalists today and particularly in the United States, an osmotic-parasitic relationship between journalism and power,” said&nbsp;Robert Fisk,&nbsp;a world-renowned Middle...<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Politics Arab Awakening Egyptian revolution Robert Fisk in Vancouver St. Andrew's Wesley Church Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:04:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14264 at Legendary Middle East journalist Robert Fisk to speak at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church today Reporter Robert Fisk has offered up blunt truths about the often war-torn region.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East People Arab Spring Middle East coverage Palestinian state Robert Fisk in Vancouver Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:47:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14248 at Waldorf closure spurs unprecedented civic engagement As the future of the Waldorf hangs in the balance, arts advocates are encouraged by an unexpectedly high level of public support. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City Waldorf Hotel closure Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:01:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14122 at