Skip to Content
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets...
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming...
BC Liberal Party director caught up in billion-dollar scandal in Ontario
Premier Christy Clark’s government is caught up in the scandal surrounding the Ontario Liberal government over the billion dollar-and-rising cost of cancelling two planned natural gas electricity...
Apr 7th, 2014
Canada’s top spy watchdog lobbying for Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline
Jan 4th, 2014
New "concerned citizens group" has deep pockets and close ties to oil industry
Last week, a new ad promoting oil pipelines appeared ahead of my favourite new song on YouTube. It featured a pair of actors having a simulated ‘real-life’ conversation about the paradox...
Apr 6th, 2013
CSIS spying on citizens at alarming rate, FOIs reveal
Citizens engaging in peaceful protests are increasingly under surveillance for "non-violent attacks" to Canada's security, documents reveal.
Feb 22nd, 2013
Inside Canada's health care privatization movement
“It’s too bad there aren’t more people behind this idea,” commented an ash blonde attendee in a grey pencil skirt and matching suit jacket as we filed into the elevator at The Fraser Institute on...
Dec 7th, 2012
U.S. funding helped to re-open the Canadian abortion debate
Last May in Ottawa, 20 Conservative MPs participated in the March for Life, an annual anti-abortion protest that mirrors its namesake in Washington, D.C. The march commemorates a 1973 U.S....
Oct 20th, 2012
Facebook speaks out about Amanda Todd post-mortem bullying
The social media giant tells VO readers how to prevent other acts of bullying.
Oct 15th, 2012
A call for a universal drug plan for Canada
National health insurance challenge: one in six BC residents too poor to pay for prescription drugs, a new report in Canadian Medical Association Journal says, calling for change.
David P. Ball
Jan 20th, 2012
American guns, Canadian deaths
With four in the Lower Mainland dead and another wounded since Christmas Eve, VO investigates the source of the guns.
David P. Ball
Jan 4th, 2012
Holiday gun violence leaves death and soul searching in its wake
The shooting scene of student Alok Gupta – who was filling in for friends at their corner store when he was killed on Christmas Day – is marked by three fresh bouquets of flowers placed near the door...
David P. Ball
Dec 31st, 2011