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The Metro Vancouver Green Zone is gone—renamed the Urban Containment Boundary and assaulted by industrial developments of all kinds. The widespread public consultations that led...
When I heard that a small bird-watching club in Ontario had received a warning letter from the Canada Revenue Agency, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Why on Earth would the...
Close to 700,000 people calling for climate action joined global marches in New York, Delhi, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, and other major cities on September 21, the day before world...
Summertime is beach time but all is not well on the coast. I recently visited my favourite rocky beach, on the southern coast of a Gulf island, in the midst of the Salish Sea....
Did you know that a small fly, the size of a pin head, is responsible for the existence of chocolate? By pollinating cacao plants, tropical Ceratopogonidae midges ensure seeds are...
Sunshine and light evenings call us out of doors at this time of year, hoping to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Although urban sprawl is fast eating up much of the...
A crowd of about 70 people gathered at Brunswick Point on Easter Monday (April 21) for a “peep in” organized by opponents of the Deltaport Terminal 2 project. Unlike many protests...
Two hundred years ago, grizzly bears and wolves inhabited the forests and marshes where Vancouver now stands, yet there were no coyotes or raccoons. The majestic condor, far...
Asian carp invading the Great Lakes, lethal reptiles lurking in B.C., a snakehead fish on the loose in Burnaby: recent headlines have been pretty sensational when it comes to...
One recent evening, I was on the Queen of Nanaimo ferry as a huge pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins churned the waters in a heart-stopping display of agility. Everyone rushed to...

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