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Environmentalists “R” Us: What Enbridge and Northern Gateway supporters fail to understand
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...
Celia Brauer: The power of reconciliation
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...
Celia Brauer: Earthwalks Vancouver enlightens public about the natural history of the city
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...
Measuring the true value of healthy water and fish
“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...
If the Canadian government intends to meet First Nations in good faith, it must invite Earth back to the bargaining table
Canada looks and feels different lately. Shopping malls, street intersections, parks, and public buildings have become gathering places for people singing, drumming, dancing, and...
Idling while Canada burns: lessons we can learn from First Nations
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...
What disappearing Arctic ice, the Mayan prophecy, and balloons could be telling us
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...
Celia Brauer: What the Musqueam protest in Marpole should tell us about re-evaluating land ethics
“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...
Celia Brauer: First Nations’ right to stop a pipeline: A watershed moment for all of us
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...
Dear Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver: Canadians may be smarter than you think!
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...
Your horoscope from October 23 to 29, 2014
Gwynne Dyer: Hello fusion power, good-bye fossil fuels?
Bif Naked hears poverty stories during B.C. Welfare Food Challenge
Ouija is by-the-numbers horror leading nowhere
New direct flights from Vancouver to the Bahamas start November 1
The future according to Richard Florida and Ray Kurzweil
COPE's Imtiaz Popat slams Vancouver for banning Diwali fireworks but allowing them on Halloween
Specialty ham makers scrambling for new pesticide
Gregor Robertson pledges not to run in federal election if he's reelected mayor of Vancouver
The bluffer's guide to the Rio Grind
NPA reveals right wing inclination in latest news release citing Fraser Institute report
Ben West: One year from today, we could have a new Canadian government. Then what?
Surrey residents continue to block the construction of a winter homeless shelter
Ship carrying more than 400 tonnes of heavy oil without power and drifting toward B.C. coast
Fury driven by grime, gore, and manly men
Oppenheimer Park drama ends with a bit of a fizzle, saving oodles of money
Gwynne Dyer: How far will oil prices collapse—and for how long?
Coalition of Progressive Electors mayoral candidate promises to ban renovictions
COPE mayoral candidate Meena Wong seen as “wildcard” in Vancouver election
Vancouver Canucks end sellout streak after 11 seasons
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