Chris Lane

Chris Lane studies at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, having recently moved back to his hometown of Vancouver. He previously studied geography and psychology at McGill because he likes maps and brains. As a former student of the social sciences, he likes to write about academic research, urban planning, health, or anything else, really. As a former actor, he reviews and writes about theatre. Like most journalists, he follows politics diligently, so he writes about that, too.

Kinder Morgan pummeled on oil spill risks at North Van meeting

There were heated questions about oil spill preparedness and what was in it for North Vancouver

David Eby takes over Christy Clark's seat, credits environmental goals and local focus

Christy Clark won the provincial election for her Liberal party, but she didn’t win her own seat. The NDP's David Eby, 37, defeated her in Vancouver-Point Grey by a margin of 785 votes, a wide enough...

FBI interrogates Saudi student for being seen with a pressure cooker

Talal Al-Rouqi was on his way to prepare a Saudi rice dish at a friend’s apartment. He was carrying a pressure cooker, and that was all it took to catch the FBI’s attention, according to a report in...

Mother Jones meets Grist at Hollyhock Social Change Institute in June

There’s no doubt that the world of journalism is changing rapidly. With a wealth of information available at the click of a mouse, the journalist is no longer the sole purveyor of knowledge. But that...

NDP confident pipeline stance strengthened support

Some pundits have wondered if the BC NDP's pipeline opposition may have helped the BC Liberals chip away at the NDP lead. But polling expert Mario Canseco doubts the NDP stance hurt them at all,...

Harper government gives itself added control over the CBC

Part of the federal government’s latest budget bill would give Cabinet increased control over the CBC and three other Crown corporations for culture and research. According to an article in the Hill...

Inspiring social change in the wilds of BC at Hollyhock

At the north end of the Salish Sea lies Cortes Island, remote and thickly forested, with only a thousand residents. This June, close to 100 professionals will congregate there to discuss creative...

Decision to build new Vancouver Art Gallery wins widespread praise, but not from all

Artists and art lovers are praising city council’s decision to establish a new home for VAG, despite vocal criticism from detractors, including one prominent art collector.

Vancouver-Point Grey candidates debate goes on without Christy Clark

The stage was packed with seven candidates at the Vancouver-Point Grey town hall -- but the riding’s incumbent, Premier Christy Clark, was not among them. Andrew Wilkinson, a lawyer and licensed...

Rueben George supports NDP's opposition to pipeline expansion

Rueben George, a prominent leader of the First Nations pushback against the Kinder Morgan pipeline fully supports BC NDP leader Adrian Dix’s position on the pipeline expansion. Dix announced his...