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This summer, we have a few more reasons to be thankful to be living in Vancouver. We’re on the other side of the world from Ukraine and Syria, where they still haven’t figured out...
It has been several months since I last posted a Window Seat column. Mostly, that’s because other duties have taken precedence. However, it’s also partly because—like the joke...
Remember when impatient and stranded transit passengers forced open SkyTrain doors last month during some lengthy shutdowns? They jumped down and walked along the guideways to the...
Fukushima Prefecture’s Arakawa River has been deemed to be the cleanest river in Japan by the federal Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism. The ministry...
Could Canada have a Fukushima-style nuclear disaster in its future? Experts mostly downplay the risk, but the country’s only seaside nuclear power plant, at Point Lepreau, New...
An undersea earthquake measuring 6.8 has struck the northeast coast of Japan today near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that suffered a triple meltdown after the 2011...
Despite the boundless optimism shown by Toronto mayor Rob Ford (and his brother Doug) regarding this fall's mayoral election, a new poll indicates that the real race might be...
Last week’s abject apology by Japanese environment minister Nobuteru Ishihara to Fukushima Prefecture officials underscores how serious the problem of contaminated-soil storage...
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has posted a health alert on its website reminding citizens to practise good hygiene after handling their snakes. Actually, it’s not as...
The Canadian branch of an international grassroots environmental group has warned bee-loving gardeners that top garden centres and nurseries—including some in Vancouver—are...

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