Our Earth Day issue looks at politics and environmentalism
Welcome to another issue of the Georgia Straight. This week, the Straight's online and print editions put the focus on Earth Day and environmental issues. Don't forget to check out Straight.com for daily news and views on everything Vancouver.
Spotlight on Earth Day
Our Earth Day issue looks at how Stephen Harper frames environmentalists, along with more on the Sea to Sky Gondola controversy, greener city initiatives and the role of technology, and opponents of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Stephen Harper repeats U.S. Republican lines on energy
It's a simple proposition: resisting bitumen extraction and transport by pipeline is a denial of God's law.
Greenest City Conversations research project taps Facebook for transit possibilities
University of British Columbia researcher Susanna Haas Lyons turned to Facebook to find out how residents and commuters want to travel around the city heading into 2040.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Svengali holds sway
For the new ballet Svengali, the challenge for choreographer Mark Godden and dancer Harrison James was to avoid stereotypes and create a richly developed, living and breathing title character.
Morgan Spurlock takes us inside Comic-Con's nerd orgy with Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
Comic-book sniffers. They exist.
Things to do
|Music||Coldplay||Rogers Arena||April 20-21, 2012|
|Sports||Vancouver Whitecaps vs. FC Dallas||B.C. Place Stadium||April 21, 2012|
|Movies||Projecting Change Film Festival||Goldcorp Centre for the Arts||To April 22, 2012|
|Theatre||Scar Tissue||Revue Stage||To April 28, 2012|
|Et Cetera||Fan Expo Vancouver||Vancouver Convention Centre||April 21-22, 2012|
Comment of the Week
I am so concerned about the harm increased numbers of human activity will have on animals that are not used to humans. The argument that logging has already impacted the area is not a reason to introduce large amounts of people to back country. In fact, it should be a deterrent. Most people who access back country do so because it takes time and effort. Those that choose to do so leave a smaller footprint and follow the mantra of "leave no trace". To say that we need this gondola for those who can't access the area on their own ability is not convincing. There are many places that are accessible to all. [read story]
> Submitted by Marion von Dehn, 2012-04-19 07:54