opinion

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...
Vancouver, traffic, congestion, climate change, Climate Action Plan

Now is the time to tell Christy Clark you want a climate action plan with teeth

When it comes to cutting pollution, British Columbia has been resting on its laurels. The current government froze the carbon tax in 2013, and moved climate leadership to the back burner.
Braundy (newspaper clipping at left, 1981, and with trades-sisters, second from

Barrier-busting journey level carpenter takes up tools of change for women

Women's access to the well-paying skilled trades continues to be dismal. Author Marcia Braundy continues to take that on.
beluga baby, SeaWorld San Diego. Still from promotional video

Vancouver Aquarium: End your breeding partnership with SeaWorld today

On Tuesday The Guardian reported compelling evidence that a SeaWorld employee infiltrated the animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), adding to pressure on the marine...
Elsie Dean and granddaughter Mic

At 91, Elsie Dean remains an active elder of B.C.'s political activist community

With the stakes so high, it is important to honour the elders who have set examples of relentless, joyful struggle.
John Furlong, Laura Robinson and an archival residential school image

Furlong defence buries the big picture at slander trial

OPINION: No Truth and Reconciliation for Indigenous people in epic court standoff.
Vancouver's housing numbers describe a bubble real estate market

How to tell we're in a housing bubble

Michael Wilson says standard investment analysis clearly shows we're in a housing bubble.
Agricultural Land Reserve next to high-priced housing

OPINION: Very little about the housing situation is the result of a free market

When people invoke free-market principles to push back against policy changes what they really mean is the current environment is working for them, says Michael Wilson
tweet, house of commons, ministers, Tim Hortons

OPINION: Conservative cabinet ministers shove Timmys around

Sitting cabinet ministers' tweets an attempt to force a coffee-and-doughnut emporium to host in-house advertising for oil pipelines.

BC Province: Looking forward to another successful tourism year

BC's hotels and restaurants and tourism attractions are gaining an exceptional reputation around the world and boosting our appeal as a destination.