Vancouver

Wake up to your wasteful water use, Vancouver — expert

Serious water restrictions may seem like a freak occurrence but it's time to get used to turning off the taps.
Mulch your vegetable garden this summer: Tips for urban gardeners

URBAN GARDENING: Why mulching those veggies is a must in a drought

Mulch is one of our most powerful tools to save water during Vancouver's tight watering restrictions.
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?
One of the first net-zero homes in B.C. has earned much press, awards.

B.C. needs 'net-zero' building revolution to combat climate change

Without tighter building policies, the B.C. government may struggle to meet its climate change goals.
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.
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...
Ryan Lewis is in Vancouver for the world HIV-AIDS conference

Musician Ryan Lewis speaks out at global HIV-AIDS conference here

More than 6,000 scientists, community organizers and public health experts have descended on Vancouver.
Soaker hoses are very convenient, but under Vancouver’s current stage 3 watering

URBAN GARDENING: Stage 3 water restrictions a food-grower's challenge

With unprecedented watering restrictions in effect, figuring out how much is enough can be challenging when it comes to growing food.
housing crisis, real estate, Vancouver, rent, eviction, landlord, tenant

HOUSING CRISIS: One typical family's search for a place to call home

Two parents in the arts field, three kids and their dog all add up to one serious dilemma when it comes to finding a home to rent in Vancouver.
Harvesting small plants will help your crop grow.

URBAN GARDENING: Save water by harvesting smart, even if it hurts

If you balk at the idea of removing perfectly healthy plants you've got 'harvestphobia' but the smart gardener will get over it.