Elizabeth McSheffrey

Elizabeth McSheffrey is a journalist from Ottawa passionate about human rights, current affairs and travel. Her work has been published by news outlets all over the world including BBC, CBC, CBS, CTV, The Globe and Mail, VICE News, and dpa International. Her experience includes print, radio, television work across Canada, East and West Africa.

The YMCA offers affordable summer camps (c) Trevor Meier for YMCA of Greater

Childcare dilemma heats up as summer looms in pricey Vancouver

With the summer holidays just around the corner, many working parents are wondering how they can afford nine full weeks of care for their school-aged kids.
Mary Polak, BC Ministry of Environment, spill, response plan

Some skepticism following Minister's 'world-leading' spill response plan

According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the new land spill response plan will be "world-leading," but two local officials aren't too sure.

Oil companies are the real radicals, says Jane Fonda

Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda tells Vancouver Observer what she thinks about the tar sands.
juvenile salmon, Lelu Island, Prince Rupert, LNG,

Natural Gas Minister, Grand Chief at odds on First Nations support of LNG project

'Virtually all' First Nations are on board with LNG project, says Coleman, but B.C.'s Grand Chief disagrees.
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Good Night Out campaign teams up with nightclubs to stop sexual harassment at local hotspots

A new program 'audits' Vancouver nightclubs and tackles rape culture in the process.
Prime Minister Harper at the G7 Summit. CP Photo

Energy experts take issue with Harper's G7 carbon pledge

Environmental academics question the value of Harper's commitment to go carbon-free after years of federal climate change failures.
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Montreal reporter turns camera on men following sexually explicit comments

A Montreal reporter puts two men in hot seat after making sexually explicit remarks about her on camera.
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, TRC, Truth and Reconciliation, Child advocate

Child advocate wants action on TRC findings

Turpel-Lafond urges province to take the lead on Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call for improved child welfare.
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Residential school survivor's story illuminates Canada's need for change

'TIME TO QUIT LIVING IN SHAME': Mowachaht Elder Lillian Howard gives The Vancouver Observer a dark glimpse into her life as a residential school survivor.
Lillian Howard, residential school, survivor,

'Change has begun, and I’ve witnessed that'

'Cultural genocide' is now the only term that appropriately describes Canada’s harrowing aboriginal assimilation system