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Danny Kresnyak

Recent prairie ex-pat Danny Kresnyak says journalism is a verb and as close as he gets to a religion. He writes about the bonds between human beings, the struggles they face and the innovations they create to overcome them. 

National Energy Board, Vancouver Board of Trade, Oil spill preparedness

NEB to launch public consultation on transparency of emergency management plans

National Energy Board Chair Peter Watson has called the review process for oil spill preparedness plans tabled by the energy industry "too conservative" and announced a new commitment to public...
Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian politics, English Bay oil spill, environment

Daughter of former Coast Guard captain pens open letter to PM about closure of Kitsilano station

In an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Sara Kalis Gilbert, daughter of the late Coast Guard Captain Pieter Kalis, vowed she is "taking up the torch of her father" to see the Coast Guard...
Environment, Haida Gwaii, Northern Gateway pipeline, earthquake, LNG

Earthquake off Haida Gwaii shakes up debate on B.C. tanker traffic

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake off the coast of Haida Gwaii has shaken up the debate over possible impacts of such a quake near the Northern Gateway pipeline termination point or on bitumen tankers in...

Kinder Morgan CEO slams critics, asserts that Trans Mountain will be built

Kinder Morgan CEO Richard Kinder said he is "astounded" by opposition to the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. He said if Ottawa approves it, the company will start putting shovels...
Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu, New recruits

VPD Chief Jim Chu swears in his last recruits before retirement

This morning, Vancouver's outgoing police chief Jim Chu presided over the swear-in ceremony of eight new recruits to the department. Chu told the crowd gathered at police headquarters this would be...
Canadian politics, Environment, MP James Moore, MP Andrew Saxton, Coast Guard

After touting English Bay cleanup, industry minister confronted by activists with oil-covered rocks

Criticism of government reports on "world class" clean-up at English Bay continue. A group of activists confronted MPs James Moore and Andrew Saxton with evidence the numbers do not add up.
Great Northern Extraction, Shatter, Dabs, Marijuana, Extract, Marc Emery

Great Northern Extraction: marijuana concentrate producers compete against prohibition

At a secret location in Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood, leaders in the illegal and unregulated marijuana extract industry met to test their product.
#420vancouver, marijuana, Marijuana prohibition, Vancouver

Vancouver's massive 420 demonstration joins 300 events lighting up worldwide

A massive crowd gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery today for 420, an annual marijuana rally. Twenty years ago, the first 420 demonstration was held in Victory Square park by a dedicated group of...

Booth with GamerGate logo expelled from Calgary Comic Expo

A group calling itself the "Honey Badger Brigade" was kicked out of the Calgary Comic Expo over the weekend. The group had purchased a booth at the event, but people quickly reacted because their...
Left: Harper and Modi photo: Jeremy McKay Right: Cameco operation Photo CP

Multi-million dollar tax battle casts shadow over Canada-India uranium deal

Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi on Thursday at the Pinnacle Harbourfront hotel to tout a $350 million deal in which Canada's largest uranium company, Cameco...