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Sindhu Dharmarajah

Sindhu Dharmarajah is a journalist from the Lower Mainland with a keen interest in the environment, current events and entertainment.

100 organizations ask federal party leaders to commit to a debate on women

Organizations say women’s rights must be an election issue; call on all federal parties to make meaningful commitments to change women’s lives for the better both in Canada and internationally.
Photo of Kinder Morgan crew members and citizens by Mychaylo Prystupa

Crowdfunding campaign raises thousands for protesters' defence in Kinder Morgan lawsuit

‘Legal Defence Fund’ page was only created a few days ago to reach a goal of $40,000, the defenders have already received $21,700 from 270 donors.

Vision Vancouver hits the streets with 400 volunteers on "Super Saturday"

“I personally love getting out into the community and that’s why I volunteer," Jacqueline Louie said.
Environmental reporting

As more news groups close enviro desks, public's access to information changes

NPR’s recent environmental desk reduction raises questions about the state of environmental reporting in Canada.
MP Joyce Murray

“It’s about making sure people are safe and secure,” Joyce Murray says of Accountability and Transparency Act

Coming off her second reading of the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) Accountability and Transparency Act at the House of Commons yesterday, Vancouver Quadra liberal MP Joyce...

Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week[End] returns for its third year

VALT is about living in an Alternative Fashion, and it is so much more than simply showing unique clothes, because Vancouver is alternative, said Ferneyhough.

COPE mayoral candidate Meena Wong calls for new city-owned housing

In addition to her plans to ban renovictions and tax vacant properties, Wong’s housing authority platform involves building 800 units of city-owed housing a year.

Alternative hospital model unhealthy for patients, says SFU professor

A newly proposed provincial funding model encourages a “sicker and quicker” way to discharge patients from hospitals

Simple test for vitamin B12 deficiency is sensitive enough to test on newborn babies, say UBC researchers

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a test for vitamin B12 deficiency that requires only a single drop of blood, according to a media release. The process is fairy simple...

NPA's corporate school funding will lead education in wrong direction, says Vision Vancouver

Mayor Gregor Robertson joined  Vancouver School Board Chair Patti Bacchus this morning to discuss Vision Vancouver’s education platform and dispute the Non-Partisan Association's ideas on school...