Yolande Cole is a staff writer for the Georgia Straight. Originally from Calgary, she is a graduate of the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University, and has worked as a reporter and photographer in Vancouver, Alberta, Ottawa and Rwanda. Since joining the Straight in November 2010, Cole has reported on Vancouver City Hall, B.C. politics, housing, aboriginal issues, technology and other news. She has also contributed to the music, movies and arts sections of Straight.com.