Emily Barca

Emily Barca is a former associate editor at VO. She has a degree in sociology, anthropology and French from McGill University. After living in Vancouver for fifteen years, Emily has returned to live and work in London, England. She loves tea but can't stand taking the tube.

 

Cori Maedel at Jouta Performance makes big dreams real

Cori Maedel always knew that one day she would start her own business. The question, in her mind, wasn't if, but when. As the daughter of two entrepreneurs, Maedel had big dreams and big ideas, but...

Not too young for success

When Phoebe Jiang found herself losing track of the group discounts offered by sites like GroupOn and ethicalDeal, she and three friends came up with an idea. Their concept was simple, their plan...

Canada endorses UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canada announced its support yesterday for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a global treaty on the rights of the estimated 370 million indigenous peoples in the world....

Olivia Fermi discusses her family's nuclear legacy on the "Neutron Trail"

What would you do if your grandfather was Enrico Fermi, one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century and a key architect of the atomic bomb? And your grandmother was Laura Fermi, an...

Top 10 tips for a financially secure retirement

Creating a financially secure future can be a daunting prospect, particularly in the midst of a recession. But adopting an avoidance strategy for retirement savings is hardly a money-savvy move. No...

Outgoing Premier Gordon Campbell's contribution to sport remembered

On the tail of Gordon Campbell's resignation, British Columbians are left to look back over the highs and lows of his political career. The HST may have been one of the last nails in his coffin, but...

BC Place casino proposal: lack of independent fairness advisor raises questions

The BC Pavillion Corporation, the crown corporation that owns BC Place, decided not to employ an independent, fairness advisor when choosing a developer for the lands west of BC Place. The details of...

Supersized casino story

"Abnormal in the extreme," is how Doug McArthur, SFU professor of public policy describes the length of time it took PavCo to select Paragon Gaming. MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert says, "The sequence of

Government violates charter by denying citizenship to Lost Canadians, says Don Chapman

Citizenship activist Chapman to appear on "In Discussion" at 3 p.m. today with David Gibbons along with Jackie Scott, Jan Makins & Ian Munro.

Provincial-backed casino requires City approval, but can City say no?

The proposed expansion of Edgewater Casino at BC Place requires Vancouver city council approval. Public hearings are slated for mid-December.