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.
Trish and Martin Kostian in their crowded Vancouver studio.

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.
Photo of Charlene by Robin Weidner

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.
living wage, advocacy, poverty, social change, Vancouver

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.
Vancouver is all but obscured in this satellite image

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.
Caterpillar on a kale plant in the urban vegetable garden

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.
Typical lineup at crowded UBC campus bus loop

Mayors, premier led us into transit purgatory

Our communities are held hostage by this demoralizing and exhausting political game.
Jordan Bateman, Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Canadian Press photo

Pollsters and planners ‘not surprised’ by results of transit plebiscite

'It was designed from the beginning to fail,' says regional planner Stephen Rees.

Surprising results of metro Vancouver transit referendum released today

Opponents' winning vote by a generous majority sends a strong message to BC Liberals.
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.