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On December 19, the Joint Review Panel recommended approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. This involves a proposed pipeline and tanker port which would carry bitumen...
On June 20, I was privileged to attend a special summit during which Mayor Gregor Robertson announced that June 21, 2013, to June 20, 2014, would become the “Year of...
Last year Earthwalks Vancouver made their debut. They were modelled after the popular Jane’s Walks, created by Jane Jacobs—an author and activist who was well known for her...
“The best time to plant a tree was thirty years ago. The next best time is now.” - Anonymous On September 27, 2012, a resident in the vicinity of Musqueam Creek—Vancouver’s last...
Canada looks and feels different lately. Shopping malls, street intersections, parks, and public buildings have become gathering places for people singing, drumming, dancing, and...
During last summer’s heat wave, a big delivery truck pulled up in front of the construction site across the street from my house. It stood idling for at least 15 minutes before I...
Our world is awash in news. Between the paper sources and electronic ones, there’s a great deal to digest. Sample international news in the past few weeks: “huge rallies in the...
“I’m not here to own the land; I’m here to look after it,” a First Nations friend said to a group of people I had invited to a Storytelling Workshop for a Community Mapping...
It has been an intense few weeks since the proposed Enbridge pipeline hearings kicked off in Kitimat on January 10. With over 4,000 speakers lined up to say their piece, it’s...
The Honourable Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver has written an open letter on “Canada’s commitment to diversify our energy markets and the need to further streamline the...

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