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Electricity: you don’t know what you’ve got 'til it’s gone

As the climate crisis nears, if cities haven’t diversified and decentralised the electricity grid, we could end up with serious disruptions to our lives and our livelihoods.

One step forward, another step back

That night, I received a call an hour before I was supposed to be at the custody centre.  I work with a group of girls there. We were about to move to the next step of the Passion Project, which...

Meryl Streep says being a celebrity taught her to hide

Meryl Streep, speaking today at the Barnard College commencement in Manhattan, told graduates that..."If you are touched by the success fairy you are duty-bound to spread what you know around like...

Chlorine Manufacturer in North Vancouver Utilizes BC's Low Power Costs Before Shipping to Texas

According to a BC Hydro Summary Report, Canexus Chemicals Canada is receiving a reduced rate on power, a major reason that the chemical facility is located in North Vancouver. The American company...

Yoga-ing in the City

Brrr…  Yes, it’s been cold lately, a perfect time to explore some indoor fitness options and join the throngs of Vancouverites who flock to our city’s overwhelming number of yoga studios...

Friday Comes Only Once a Week

At the real estate agency's coffee machine, there was quite the line up. Chloe, just in from showing a home on Blenheim to an elderly couple with a dog, Annette, fresh in from the gym and looking...