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Stephen Thomson is a former Online Staff Writer for the Georgia Straight.
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Video: Star Trek icon William Shatner issues plea against B.C. open-net fish farming
He rescued a pair of endangered humpback whales as Capt. James Kirk in the movie Star Trek IV, and now Canadian actor William Shatner is appearing on smaller screens in a bid to...
Families and supporters to call on federal government for Chinese head tax redress
A rally is planned this week in Vancouver to demand redress for thousands of families whose deceased relatives were subject to Canadian head tax laws and the Chinese Immigration...
Vancouver park board to consider request to hold street market in Downtown Eastside
Organizers of a street market in the Downtown Eastside are seeking approval from the Vancouver park board to hold the weekly gatherings. The park board is set to consider on...
Elections B.C. review of anti-HST petition results could take several weeks
An Elections B.C. official says it could take until August to verify the signatures on the petition to stop the hotly debated B.C. harmonized sales tax. Under provincial...
Alliance for Arts and Culture Arts Summit 2010 panel tackles arts infrastructure
B.C. lacks the infrastructure needed to support the many activities of artists and arts groups, says a prominent developer and Vancouver Art Gallery Foundation chair. “The...
Arts minds meet at Arts Summit 2010 conference
The recent Arts Summit 2010 conference provided a forum for debate on a range of pressing issues, says Amir Ali Alibhai, executive director of the Alliance for Arts and Culture...
Oxfam Canada criticizes G8’s promised funding for maternal health in developing countries
The G8 industrialized nations’ commitment of $5 billion by 2015 toward maternal, newborn and child health in developing countries is inadequate, says an Oxfam Canada spokesperson...
Arts and culture community hears call to work together on government lobbying
Arts and culture groups must balance their individual needs with those of the entire sector to better lobby for B.C. government support, says the manager of a Vancouver drama...
Federal government's appeal against Insite moves ahead
A federal government legal challenge against the supervised-injection site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood has entered the next round. The Supreme Court of...
Hands Across the Sand rallies planned against offshore oil drilling in B.C.
As the struggle continues to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, people plan to gather on beaches across B.C. this weekend to oppose offshore drilling. Participants will be...
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Nicholas Ellan: Why Greens target NDP ridings and Elizabeth May’s decade of Liberal deal-making
Jenny Kwan demonstrates broad support in bid for NDP nomination in Vancouver East
Bruce Hyer: NDP supporters should stop pointing fingers at Green party
Michael Smith: Why West Vancouver’s mayor is voting no in the transit plebiscite
Greens’ Elizabeth May longs for NDP-Liberal accord
It's DESTROY VANCOUVER!! time: Whale mural demolished
Elizabeth May blames electoral system for lack of cooperation to defeat Stephen Harper
Pipeline protesters crash Kinder Morgan staff party in North Vancouver
California wine producers claim B.C. liquor reforms violate NAFTA, GATT, and EU-Canada Agreement
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