Randall White Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/3151 en The demise of the African forest elephant as seen from Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/africa/2011/11/24/demise-african-forest-elephant-seen-vancouver UBC zoologist Dr. René Beyers explains the obstacles facing the conservation of Africa's most symbolic animal. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/africa/2011/11/24/demise-african-forest-elephant-seen-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa central Africa Dr. René Beyers DRC military forest elephants Ivory Okapi reserve The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) UBC UBC zoology Fri, 25 Nov 2011 00:05:00 +0000 Randall White 9717 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s outspoken advocate for children http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2011/10/25/mary-ellen-turpel-lafond-bc%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-outspoken-advocate-children In 2005, the B.C. child welfare system was in crisis, and the public was demanding change. The violent death of a child in foster care had exposed failings in the investigative process and left the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2011/10/25/mary-ellen-turpel-lafond-bc%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-outspoken-advocate-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics child welfare system Gordon Campbell Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Ministry of Children Ted Hughes Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:18:00 +0000 Randall White 9237 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Childhood is up for sale http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/10/09/childhood-sale Economists view the side effects of business activities that are not reflected in the cost of the end product as externalities. Pollution, in other words, is “external” to manufacturing, and the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/10/09/childhood-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Life Chicago School of Economics Childhood Under Seige: How Big Business Targets Children Food and Drug Administration Joel Bakan The Corporation Vancouver Institute Sun, 09 Oct 2011 22:54:00 +0000 Randall White 8993 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canada is no longer at the forefront of cigarette package regulation http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/06/23/canada-no-longer-forefront-cigarette-package-regulation The United States government has just announced that cigarette packages will soon have to display graphic warning labels that cover 50% of the box. The media are abuzz about the “scary” and “gory”...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/06/23/canada-no-longer-forefront-cigarette-package-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Commentary United States Health Canadian Chamber of Commerce Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers Council Health Canada Leona Aglukkaq Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:32:00 +0000 Randall White 7756 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Tim Hortons emergency care and the nursing home connection http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2011/03/14/tim-hortons-emergency-care-and-nursing-home-connection Two popular Canadian institutions, Tim Hortons and universal health care, recently had an awkward partnership. On February 28, doctors at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster were forced to...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2011/03/14/tim-hortons-emergency-care-and-nursing-home-connection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Politics aging population Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Colin Hansen health care Royal Columbian Hospital Simon Fraser University Mon, 14 Mar 2011 21:31:00 +0000 Randall White 6581 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Making sense of the BC Liberal candidates’ health care proposals http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/civicvoices/2011/02/14/making-sense-bc-liberal-candidates%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-health-care-proposals If two words can summarize the health care rhetoric among leadership candidates for the BC Liberals, they are “sustainability” and “innovation.” These are their fervent hope for BC health care....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/civicvoices/2011/02/14/making-sense-bc-liberal-candidates%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-health-care-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civic Voices Commentary Politics B.C. Liberals balanced buget Christie Clark George Abbott Kevin Falcon Mike de Jong Moira Stillwell public health care Tue, 15 Feb 2011 01:10:00 +0000 Randall White 6323 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Alberta bails out private clinic. Is Kevin Falcon paying attention? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2010/05/03/alberta-bails-out-private-clinic-kevin-falcon-paying-attention On April 12, Kevin Falcon, Minister of Health Services, announced that the province is funding some hospital care in B.C. in a new way. According to ministry, several pilot projects using “patient-...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2010/05/03/alberta-bails-out-private-clinic-kevin-falcon-paying-attention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Alberta block funding Calgary Herald Canadian Independent Medical Clinics Association Don Braid Foothills Hospital Globe and Mail health care initiatives Health Resource Centre high risk patients hip surgery hospital bankruptcy Karen Palmer Kevin Falcon knee surgery patient-focused funding private funded health care public funded health care Simon Fraser University Tue, 04 May 2010 12:43:00 +0000 Randall White 3830 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Good news about Canadian health care; and about that other country… http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2010/03/27/good-news-about-canadian-health-care-and-about-other-country%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%C2%A6 The health-care reform law enacted in the United States is a taxpayer-funded gift to the insurance industry, the most important social legislation in decades, or the end of freedom and liberty for...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2010/03/27/good-news-about-canadian-health-care-and-about-other-country%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%C2%A6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Commentary World United States Health CBS health care poll government-funded health care Minister Kevin Falcon Mother Jones obama right-wing conservatives single payer system uninsured Americans Sun, 28 Mar 2010 06:07:00 +0000 Randall White 3524 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Falcon to Palin: Forget Whitehorse, Come to Vancouver! http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2010/03/12/falcon-palin-forget-whitehorse-come-vancouver A long time ago, Sarah Palin’s family sought medical care in Whitehorse. Last month, Danny Williams, the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, had heart surgery in Miami. Maybe you don’t care about...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2010/03/12/falcon-palin-forget-whitehorse-come-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Health Sat, 13 Mar 2010 09:52:00 +0000 Randall White 3412 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com British Columbia Gets the Silver in Swilling (Nunavut Gets the Gold) http://www.vancouverobserver.com/olympics/2010/02/20/british-columbia-gets-silver-swilling-nunavut-gets-gold The crowds were in high spirits on Robson Street at 10:00 PM on February 18. Canada had just won its third gold medal of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. A line of RCMP officers stood at relaxed...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/olympics/2010/02/20/british-columbia-gets-silver-swilling-nunavut-gets-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics 2010 Winter Games alcoholism privatization of alcohol sales in BC reports on alcohol addiction Vancouver Olympics Vancouver Police Department Sun, 21 Feb 2010 08:24:00 +0000 Randall White 3205 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com