Patricia Enair

My Daughter's Links To The Drug Trade Started With A Joint At School

Patricia Enair | April 26, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Then comes the day that your kid doesn't have the money to buy the pot they feel they need. Someone will tell them that is OK, here is some pot to sell to your friends, and that is how it begins.
Carol Linnitt

Feds Charged Ahead With Northern Gateway First Nations Consultation Despite Internal Doubts

Carol Linnitt | April 25, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Eight First Nations including the Haisla, the Nak'azdli and Gitxaala Nations have launched a legal challenge against the pipeline on the basis of inadequate consultation.
Charles Lammam

Majority Pays, But Minority Benefits In Metro Vancouver Transit Plebiscite

Charles Lammam | April 25, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
According to the plan, not all residents in the region are created equal. If you're a motorist, for instance, you won't get much love.
Maija Leivo

Most Media Stories About Wildlife Usually End Up Being About Us

Maija Leivo | April 25, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
When I consider most media stories about wildlife, it usually ends up being about us.
Lori Gard

A Letter of Thanks From Parents to Teachers

Lori Gard | April 25, 2015 | Canada Living
Dear teachers, Quite honestly, we can hardly believe the school year is quickly coming to a close. But we also realize that this last mile toward the finish line is a treacherous one. This is the reality of the work you teachers do. Believe us: your acts of kindness do not fall by the wayside unnoticed.
Colleen M. Flood

How a B. C. Court Case May Threaten Canadian Healthcare

Colleen M. Flood | April 24, 2015 | Canada Politics
A case emerged in response to an audit of Cambie Surgeries, a private for-profit corporation by the B.C. Medical Services Commission. The audit found from a sample of Cambie's billing that it (and another private clinic) had charged patients hundreds of thousands of dollars more for health services covered by medicare than is permitted by law. Dr. Day and Cambie Surgeries claim that the law preventing a doctor charging patients more is unconstitutional.
Sacha DeVoretz

Top Chef Tips to Get the Best Fine Dining Experience

Sacha DeVoretz | April 22, 2015 | Canada Living
Always wanting to learn more about the finer things in life, I spoke with Montgomery Lau, Chef de Cuisine at MARKET by Jean-Georges in Vancouver's Shangri-La Hotel. Montgomery shared with me his top tips on how anyone can have the best fine dining experience.
Nikolas Badminton

Vancouver Technology Companies Need to Create a Culture of Growth

Nikolas Badminton | April 22, 2015 | Canada Business
My prediction is that, in the next two to three years, and with the right kinds of risk-taking and mentorship we can increase the culture of growth here in Vancouver. With investment in more Growth Hackers and Data Scientists in Vancouver and we will start to see more billion-dollar companies emerge.
David Suzuki

Your White Teeth and Smooth Skin Are Damaging the Environment

David Suzuki | April 22, 2015 | Canada Impact
How much are whiter teeth and smoother skin worth to you? Are they worth the water and fish in the Great Lakes? If you use the myriad other creatures the seas support? If you use personal care products such as exfoliators, body scrubs and toothpastes containing microbeads, those are the costs you could be paying.
Alex Mifflin

5 Small Things You Can Do to Make an Impact on Earth Day

Alex Mifflin | April 22, 2015 | Canada Impact
We are made aware almost daily of the dire impacts of biodiversity loss and climate change. It can be overwhelming, but the good news is that there are simple things we can do in our daily lives that can make a real difference. And Earth Day is the perfect time to consider taking a couple of small steps. I've had the good fortune to travel the world with my brother making documentaries about the environment for more than four years, and here are just a few tips that we've picked up, and you can consider adopting them too.
Alison Tedford

This Canadian Spoken Word Artist Brings New Relevance to Poetry

Alison Tedford | April 21, 2015 | Canada Living
Shane Koyczan brings relevance to poetry, because he is inimitably relatable. He makes beautiful art from pain and speaks openly about his struggles with acquired brain injury. His candor about his struggles serve to reinforce the message: You are not alone.
Jeff Matthews

Vancouver Aquarium Clams Up Over Pipelines And Tankers

Jeff Matthews | April 21, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
There would be far greater benefit to our coastline if the aquarium educated their visitors about the grave risks of tarsands pipelines, tanker traffic and LNG ports, rather than focusing on how acrobatic dolphins can be.
Dermod Travis

Fallout From Local B.C. Elections Is Like A Comedy Skit

Dermod Travis | April 21, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Politicians aren't boy scouts. The honour code isn't going to work. One agency needs to step up and enforce the law.
Genevieve Michaels

New Show Gives Us a Glamorous Portrait of 1950s Vancouver

Genevieve Michaels | April 21, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
For the first time in a generation, the collected works of photographer Fred Schiffer are on view to the general public.
Andrew Weaver

Vancouver Oil Spill Shows We've Got Lots To Learn

Andrew Weaver | April 17, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
I hope that the spill in English Bay will spark more than just finger pointing. I hope it will serve as a wake-up call that British Columbians need to expect more from their MLAs.
DeSmog Canada

5 Seriously Disturbing B.C. Political Donations

DeSmog Canada | April 17, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
The 2014 financial reports from B.C.'s political parties are out and my face hurts from all of the eyebrow raising.
Dermod Travis

Odd And Telling Political Donations In B.C.

Dermod Travis | April 17, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
And the 2014 Award for Incredibly Bad Taste in Donations goes to Imperial Metals, owners of the Mount Polley mine. The spill may have been toxic, but Imperial's cash wasn't.
Sarah Miller

Dear Christy Clark: Stop Relying On Parents, Teachers To Fund B.C. Public Schools

Sarah Miller | April 17, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
The only problem with our public school system in B.C. is that we have a government that is unwilling to fund it properly.
Sacha DeVoretz

Don't Let Stress Affect Your Skin With These Helpful Tips

Sacha DeVoretz | April 16, 2015 | Canada Style
We all encounter stress in different parts of our lives. But in a nutshell, stress affects skin in five ways: accelerated aging, adult acne, irritation, dullness and dehydration. When skin is stressed it does not act properly, it's out of balance, it's literally exhausted, irritable, drained and depleted.
Mark Milke

Ontario and B.C. Treat Liquor Like We're in Prohibition-Era Canada

Mark Milke | April 15, 2015 | Canada Business
On the surface, both the Ontario's premier's speculative thoughts and B.C.'s policy change look positive for consumers. But both are a mirage.
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