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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.
Jul 20th, 2015
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.
Jun 25th, 2015
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.
Jul 13th, 2015
Money squeezing creative class out of Vancouver
After five years of house-hunting, a Vancouver couple shares the ups and downs they went through before deciding to opt out of the city and move to Nanaimo.
Jul 9th, 2015
Binners have vital function at Khatsahlano, the city's biggest street party
Khatsahlano is the first event to host the Binner Event Program that aims to raise innovative economic opportunities for one of the city's most marginalized communities.
Jul 9th, 2015
City of Vancouver to become a 'living wage employer'
The living wage of $20.68 an hour won't apply to everyone, say advocates, but it's a 'symbolic' victory for all.
Jul 8th, 2015
Silence from government leaders while locals contend with smoke and ash
The vacationing premier had not been heard from in days during the heightened wildfire alert, leading to the hashtag #FindChristyClark.
Jul 6th, 2015
When bugs attack! Five ways to deal with pest damage
Insects play important roles in our ecosystems. But sometimes, pests can get out of hand. Our role as gardeners is to understand what bug attacks are telling us, and then gently guide them away.
Jul 5th, 2015
Mayors, premier led us into transit purgatory
Our communities are held hostage by this demoralizing and exhausting political game.
Jul 3rd, 2015
Pollsters and planners ‘not surprised’ by results of transit plebiscite
'It was designed from the beginning to fail,' says regional planner Stephen Rees.
Jul 2nd, 2015