July 2015

The Atco "construction village" in Kitimat's LNG development zone houses 1,500 w

Premier Clark's claims of thousands of LNG jobs 'grossly overstated' — CCPA report

Majority of LNG-based jobs will be short-term construction positions, says CCPA senior economist.
Toilet lid insert for washing hands; rain water catchment system

Tips for saving water, from B.C. desert mayor

Drought days beg some personal questions: Could you take a three-minute shower? Flush the toilet less often?

BC evolving away from Creationism

Almost four months have passed since James Lunney, the Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni, decided to quit the Conservative Party caucus due to what he described as “a deliberate attempt to...
Cartoon by Rob Cottingham

How to thrive in a Vancouver drought

Locals who have the good sense to use their grey water or captured rain water to keep their gardens green and lush may have to post a sign explaining their environmentally savvy system to watering...
Interaction Design Certificate instructor George Papazian works with a current s

Short-term programs help university graduates launch new careers

Intensive training allows educated young professionals to transition their careers in under a year.
Lelu Island photo by Robin Rowland/Canadian Press

Corporate tax-protection act passes, paving way for B.C.’s first LNG project

Petronas has yet to make its final investment decision on the proposed US$36 billion project near Prince Rupert.
Adriane Carr on the campaign trail last year.

Carr's move to abolish big civic party donations is still in play

Banning big donations would restore faith and public confidence in the decision-making at the council table, says Adriane Carr.
Fishing photo by Heath Alseike/Creative Commons

Province clamps down on recreational fishing due to suffering fish stocks

Increased water temperatures and low water levels has moved the B.C. government to ban angling in many areas of the province.
Mayors have audience with Pope Francis

Vancouver mayor energized by Vatican climate conference

"It's a huge honour to be invited into the Vatican, into the Pope's presence and have the most important political issues of our time addressed by such a key faith leader," said Robertson.
Wai Young, Conservative MP, Vancouver South and Harvest City Church

Harper team 'hypocrites' on charities and politics, critics charge

In the wake of CRA charity audits, experts question Conservative MP's political speech at local church.