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 journalist in Vancouver, Alberta, Ottawa and Rwanda. Since joining the Straight in November 2010, Cole has covered Vancouver civic affairs, B.C. politics, housing, aboriginal issues and other news. She has also contributed to the arts, music, movies, health and food sections of Straight.com.