Commentary

Editorial volunteers

It started with introductions. Eleven students and recent graduates from SFU and UBC, a professional editor, and one activist, said what they read on a daily basis and what makes them passionate...

Why won't Tony Clement talk to me?

It's your digital revolution, but the government is acting like it belongs to established old school media giants and telecom empires who already have an iron clad grip on Canada's telecommunications

If I Were Gordon Brown’s Numerologist

If British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had had a numerologist on his staff, he would probably have avoided the recent disastrous headline-making gaffe he made

Gone to the dogs: street food in Vancouver

Blindfold me, feed me a hotdog and I can probably tell you where I am. Dogs are long with soft buns, tangy remoulade and toasted onions topped with thinly sliced, brined pickles?  Location...

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper trade one Sarah Palin for all of Canada's radioactive waste?

Today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke with Barack Obama, President of the United States, at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., and I bet they weren't trading baseball cards...

Translink needs turnstiles

Translink has much to prioritize before resorting to another poorly justified fare hike. Translink is a victim of free-ridership and has trouble covering the costs of operating the system.  But...

VSB chair Patti Bacchus calls on parents to ask MLAs for more money for Vancouver schools

"I cannot overstate how difficult it will be to make up this $18.12 million dollar funding shortfall," Patti Bacchus, Vancouver School Board chairman said in an email yesterday. "The VSB has already m

Mural portraying death as mascot of Vancouver Fire Department unveiled again? We've got a problem...

Last summer, serious allegations surfaced about the activities of Vancouver Fire Department (VFD) officials and their treatment of a homeless man named Curtis Brick. Curtis had serious addictions,...

What to expect from Malcolm Gladwell’s talk on social media at the F-5 Expo in Vancouver, BC

Last January, Malcolm Gladwell told CBS talk show host Katie Couric that he doesn’t use social media.   “My goal is to do less things online not more, because I have a limited amount of...

Politically (in)correct to the brink of impropriety

What has political correctness driven us to? Are people merely becoming too sensitive? Or is political correctness a necessity in order to make everyone feel included, to feel equal? Or should we just