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TEDxOilSpill Vancouver Meetup: inspiring local and global transformation

Vancouver's first TEDxOilSpill Meetup group, held Monday, July 12th, brought together a group of seven people, most of us strangers, but all of us passionate and frustrated by the Deep Water Horizon

Vancouver parents call for independent inquiry, long-term plan, for public education

In response to the Special Advisor's Report, a group of more than 200 parents representing 80% of the schools across Vancouver, Vancouver Parents for Public Education (VPPE), are requesting the...

A Brit’s love affair with Vancouver

I was warned that once you come to Vancouver, you will never want to leave. Now that I have left, I want to come home.

Private citizen leads federal government to protect BC's wild salmon from multi-national Marine Harvest

On the eve of Earth Day, a private citizen has succeeded in her quest to enforce Canada’s laws in the case of illegal possession of wild salmon in British Columbia by Marine Harvest, one of the larges

BC Hydro seeks small scale biomass electricity projects

BC Hydro may soon be partnering up with local municipalises or energy groups to produce biomass energy for local communities. The company announced today that they are looking for new biomass energy...

At Home with H1N1

"That was it," I thought bitterly, as the minutes dragged on and the BC HealthLink recorded message to please hold repeated itself for the fifth time. "That was where I got it."

From Inside the Joint: Betty Krawzyck's Activism

Feisty and fiery are words used often to describe Betty Krawzyck, the Vancouver-based, eighty year-old grandma whose environmental activism...