Commentary

BC Election: voting for the people and the planet

Last week Van Jones, the founder of the green jobs advocacy group Green for All, was arrested at a rally organized to protest against a major American coal company. What's interesting about this is...

If at first you don’t succeed, buy the opposition

Gina Rinehart is an Australian mining magnate and the richest woman in the world. She doesn't think the mining industry is treated well enough in the media, so she's buying them.

Lessons from Deepwater Horizon: how oil spills could impact BC tourism

In April 2010, the largest accidental marine oil spill in history occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and approximately 4.9 billion barrels of oil poured into...

Clark's Kinder Morgan Cheerleading is Anti-Business and Pro-Destruction

More tankers, more oil, means more spills. And for Vancouver that is about as anti-business as you can get.

Forget the tech bubble, the carbon bubble could cost trillions

Despite an international agreement to reduce emissions from carbon-intensive sources, oil and coal companies continue to pour hundreds of billions of dollars a year into finding new fossil fuel...

BC election has global energy implications and likely making Harper twitchy

With the third largest proven reserves of oil in the world, and limited means of shipping that oil to foreign markets, the implications of the BC election now reach well beyond provincial borders....

Why free food is not the highlight of Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan parade

Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan parade is not about free food. Period. I am tired of hearing the phrase “free food” in some media coverage without giving a context to it. Yes, the food is served free of cost...

Terrorism has no race, culture, or accent

The first of the many tweets in reaction to the twin bombings at the Boston marathon: “Oh God, please, let it not be a Muslim”. “Please don’t be Arabs or Muslims”. The blasts, now...

Bombs won't break a runner's spirit: reflections after Boston Marathon tragedy

If terrorists are trying to defeat the human spirit, marathoners are the wrong group to pick on.

Justin Trudeau: legacy of an ‘empty’ campaign

If you didn't know, Justin Trudeau is the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Officially, he took that role on Sunday, April 14, at about 3:30 in the afternoon. In reality, he was proclaimed...