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Anne Murray: Mystery disease killing millions of West Coast starfish
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....
Anne Murray: Chocolate flies, honey bees, and the not-so-sweet story of pesticides
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...
Anne Murray: Vancouver is a great place for nature viewing
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...
Anne Murray: “Peep in” highlights sandpipers threatened by Port Metro Vancouver development
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...
Anne Murray: Vancouver joins rewilding discussion
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...
Anne Murray: The alien species invasion
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...
Anne Murray: Whales and dolphins stand to lose in Port Metro Vancouver developments
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...
Anne Murray: The future of Delta’s Southlands hangs in the balance
Farmland or urban development? That is the issue South Delta residents will be debating when we attend public hearings October 28 to 30 on the future of the Southlands property....
Anne Murray: Public must be watchdogs for Fraser delta development
In a never-ending saga, Fraser delta farmland and Burns Bog wildlife habitat are once again under threat of development. Developers just do not seem to understand the word no....
Anne Murray: 10 ways to come alive in nature
Online, indoor, instant communication lifestyles are second nature to most of us today, yet maintaining our "first nature" is essential for mental and physical health. We need to...
Sex workers in Canada: 17 interesting facts from a new report
Classic car involved in accident that closed Sea to Sky Highway
Police say man arrested in murder of Surrey teen Serena Vermeersch
Satan statue with porn-star penis taken down by City of Vancouver
Canada-wide warrant issued for patient on unauthorized absence from Riverview grounds
Deconstructing the B.C. Liberal spin campaign to protect Christy Clark during the teachers strike
Surrey man killed in truck in what appears to be a targeted murder
Katrina Kaif's younger sister Isabelle Kaif makes her feature-film debut in Dr. Cabbie
Newscaster fired for calling Chinese president Eleven Jinping
Gwynne Dyer: Scotland stays
Pit bull attack suggests that dog owner isn't always the problem
Elias Ishak: Compulsory schooling destroys our humanity
Elton John not thrilled by the Newt's review of his Vancouver show
Winners and losers in the B.C. teachers' strike
Tentative agreement reached in B.C. teachers strike
Why do so many Vancouver firefighters make six figures? And other questions raised by city salaries
Gwynne Dyer: ISIS and the coalition of the unwilling
B.C. premier Christy Clark calls tentative six-year teachers’ deal a "game changer"
Cultural chauvinism poses economic risk for Canada
Vancouver mental-health advocates question rules for SRO tenants
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