Commentary

Charles Manson & marriage: an ungodly duo

The internet erupted after learning Charles Manson, 80, was granted a license to marry 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, who prefers the name “Star,” because Manson says she's a "Star in the...
Why BC’s future should be a geothermal one. Photo by Lydur Skulason via Flick

Why BC’s future should be a geothermal one

If BC leaders took a trip to Reykjavik in Iceland, they could learn how the city benefits from the largest district heating system in the world.
Photo of oil pumps. Photo by CGP Grey

Let’s cut government fossil fuel subsidies and free up billions for more productive investment

With the US and China developing their own fully integrated natural gas systems, demand for BC gas is plummeting, as are global prices.

What’s in a name? Time to move beyond “British”?

Of course, the indigenous nations that lived here for thousands of years prior to smelly European sailors arriving in boats have played a preeminent role in the province’s history.

Don't know who to vote for in Surrey? Check out this list!

In the past it could be argued that elections were basically bought and paid for by the developers in Surrey.

Drug policy from Zurich to Vancouver: more police, or more doctors?

In Canada, the federal government continues to pursue backward approaches to drug policy, funding prison expansion and fear-mongering communications campaigns...

Are we still choking on the fumes of 20th century industrial policy?

The nature of Vancouver as a large conurbation extending up the Fraser Valley means that the problems are not going to go away without drastic policy action.

Despite efforts to suppress journalistic expression, no longer a quiet Canada

Canada has been turned upside down in recent weeks. From the attacks in Ottawa to the sex allegations against CBC’s top cultural broadcaster, it’s been a shock to what many considered a relatively...

London, Vancouver, and Tokyo can share Olympic-sized lessons

Following London’s example, a major focus of planning for the Games is the “legacy,” something which the City of Vancouver knows about.

When will Vancouver get a proper high-speed rail link that connects us to the rest of the West Coast?

What would it take to have fast, reliable, world-class rail service from Vancouver down the west coast? Is it too much to ask?