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Polar Bear Swim. Photo courtesy of Manda Aufochs Gillespie

Plunging in to the New Year

We ran across a frozen field of grass that felt like broken glass on our feet and stumbled into the sauna. Within 10 minutes, I was convinced that a new tradition had been created.
Women crossing police line on Burnaby Mountain

Woman tells of tough arrest on Burnaby Mountain at Kinder Morgan protest

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strong environmental regulations mean a more competitive economy

News flash: strong environmental regulations mean a more competitive economy

Environmental regulations encourage firms to cut pollution by raising the cost of polluting, making them more efficient and eventually leading to cost savings.
Ezra Levant at an anti-oil pipeline rally in Vancouver

VIDEO: Sun TV smears Preston Manning for believing in climate change

This won't end well. Sun TV fired first in what could be the beginning of a nasty civil war within Canada's conservative movement. Preston Manning, founding father of the modern conservative movement...

Charles Manson & marriage: an ungodly duo

The internet erupted after learning Charles Manson, 80, was granted a license to marry 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, who prefers the name “Star,” because Manson says she's a "Star in the...
Why BC’s future should be a geothermal one. Photo by Lydur Skulason via Flick

Why BC’s future should be a geothermal one

If BC leaders took a trip to Reykjavik in Iceland, they could learn how the city benefits from the largest district heating system in the world.
Photo of oil pumps. Photo by CGP Grey

Let’s cut government fossil fuel subsidies and free up billions for more productive investment

With the US and China developing their own fully integrated natural gas systems, demand for BC gas is plummeting, as are global prices.

What’s in a name? Time to move beyond “British”?

Of course, the indigenous nations that lived here for thousands of years prior to smelly European sailors arriving in boats have played a preeminent role in the province’s history.

Don't know who to vote for in Surrey? Check out this list!

In the past it could be argued that elections were basically bought and paid for by the developers in Surrey.

Drug policy from Zurich to Vancouver: more police, or more doctors?

In Canada, the federal government continues to pursue backward approaches to drug policy, funding prison expansion and fear-mongering communications campaigns...