Kevin Dale McKeown

Old Shoebox Gives Glimpses Into A Gay Man's Life In 1940s-'60s Vancouver

Kevin Dale McKeown | May 28, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
I have a new guy in my life. His name is Joseph, but his friends and family called him Joe so I will too.
Vacay.ca

4 Canadian Hidden Gems You Should Visit This Summer

Vacay.ca | May 28, 2015 | Canada Travel
The falling dollar will encourage a lot of Canadians to travel in their own country this summer. Big-name destinations like the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls get a lot of attention from visitors to Canada, but there are plenty of other less iconic spots in the country that deserve more love.
Shawna Scafe

Instagram Helps Mothers Bond

Shawna Scafe | May 28, 2015 | Canada Parents
Aside from some wonderful mom friends in my real life, I've also found a mom community through Instagram. Turns out it's not just for hipsters at farmers' markets and it is scientifically proven to make your food taste better if you Instagram it! Yay Science!
Sarah Miller

What Everyone Needs to Know About B.C.'s Bill 11

Sarah Miller | May 28, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Our government would love nothing more then for all of us to turn a blind eye to yet anther bill that will strip rights from students, teachers, and parents and help give our education minister more power and control over a system he knows little about.
David Suzuki

Microbes, Biodiversity and the Benefits of Getting Dirty

David Suzuki | May 27, 2015 | Canada Impact
Just as human activity is harming the diversity of visible life, it's also diminishing microbial diversity. As researchers learn more about the profound ways good microbes keep people healthy, they're also seeing how our urbanized, indoor lifestyles have transformed our microbiomes, increasing the risk of disease.
Sacha DeVoretz

Hot Summer Trends For Men's Outerwear!

Sacha DeVoretz | May 26, 2015 | Canada Style
I am always trying to keep on the latest trends and this includes menswear too! I wanted to find out the latest summer trends for men's jackets so I spoke with Todd Listwin of One Man Outerwear. Todd shared his insights to the latest styles this season for outerwear for men.
Dermod Travis

B.C. Election Campaign Spending Limits Are So High, They're Meaningless

Dermod Travis | May 24, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
The bigger issue isn't what candidates and parties can spend before the campaign, it's what they can spend during it. B.C.'s limits are so high they're pretty well meaningless.
Carol Linnitt

B.C.'s Plan to Protect Endangered Caribou Is Flawed

Carol Linnitt | May 22, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
B.C. will continue to kill wolves for at least a decade in an attempt to save endangered caribou according to government documents released this week -- but new research re-confirms that caribou declines are primarily caused by industrial development.
Jeff Matthews

17 Ways the Government Is Helping Kill Wild Salmon

Jeff Matthews | May 22, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
In British Columbia, salmon are sacred. For centuries, they have nourished First Nations and settlers alike, and continue to sustain virtually all of the wildlife we cherish in B.C.: orcas, eagles, bears, seals and sea lions, wolves and even our forests. Wild salmon make life possible on the West Coast. So why are our federal and provincial governments trying to kill them? I do not speak of simple neglect. I mean actively working towards the destruction of wild salmon.
Sarah Miller

B.C. Needs to Value Parents' Opinions on Public Education

Sarah Miller | May 22, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
B.C.'s Charter for Public Education is a public owned document, which stands as a testament to everything we as a community want and expect from our public school system. It is a document long forgotten somewhere between the never ending war against our public schools, funding cuts and dragged out court cases.
Sacha DeVoretz

How To Be Super Healthy This Summer!

Sacha DeVoretz | May 22, 2015 | Canada Living
Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Joe Cross. Joe is the founder and CEO of Reboot. His personal story of transformation was chronicled in the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, which has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide. Joe shared with me some of his top tips on keeping healthy this summer.
Ramesh Ranjan

Why I'm Voting Yes in the Transit Referendum

Ramesh Ranjan | May 21, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
This referendum isn't about TransLink's internal spending habits. It's on whether we want to fund public transit to the extent that it'll positively impact our generation and generations onward.
Jacqueline Melissen

Use This Hand Gesture to Applaud Other Parents in Public

Jacqueline Melissen | May 22, 2015 | Canada Parents
We need a gesture. Something like a tip-of-the-hat, a wink, the A-OK, or the Vulcan Salute. Something that communicates, instantly and silently, "You're doing a great job, parent. Keep up the good work. I'm with you." So I came up with something.
Capt. Trevor Greene

Billionaires Fund Ambitious Quests for 100 Per Cent Renewable Power

Capt. Trevor Greene | May 21, 2015 | Canada Business
Hawaii set an ambitious goal in May this year; to be the first state to be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy by 2045. The conversion will be phased in; 30 per cent renewable by the end of 2020, 70 per cent by the end of 2040 to 100 per cent by the end of 2045. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison will play a pivotal role in Hawaii's quest for 100 per cent renewables.
Lizanne Foster

It's Time B.C. Liberal Government Showed Us All Those Rainy-Day Savings

Lizanne Foster | May 20, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Saving is a simple concept in some sense. You do without now so that you can have something you need or want later. The incentive to save now is the later reward. But what is the reward that the B.C. Liberals have in store for us after "saving" taxpayers' money for the past 14 years?
Jens Wieting

Sorry B.C., You're not a Climate Change Leader

Jens Wieting | May 20, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
It's great to hear that the B.C.government has begun work on a new climate action plan has begun. But this plan needs to be grounded in an honest assessment of our success to date, not wishful thinking.
David Suzuki

Good Things Are Growing in Ontario's Greenbelt

David Suzuki | May 20, 2015 | Canada Impact
More than half the planet's people now live in urban areas. The need to supply food, shelter, fresh water and energy to billions of urban residents is resulting in loss of farmland, forests, wetlands and other ecosystems, as well as the critical ecological services they support, like providing food, clean air and drinking water. growing number of jurisdictions have responded by enacting strong land-use policies to protect farmland and green space through sound urban planning
Shawna Scafe

Inside the Mind of a Pregnant Woman Shopping for Maternity Clothes

Shawna Scafe | May 19, 2015 | Canada Parents
Here is the mash up between my mental narration and the dressing room text messages between my sister and I (she was watching my two children) during my big day out to "stock up on maternity clothes."
Genevieve Michaels

Andy Dixon Turns to Canadian Culture for the Inspiration for His Vancouver Show

Genevieve Michaels | May 19, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Andy Dixon is creatively multi-talented. Before achieving success as a visual artist, he pursued an impressive career in music. Dixon is currently based in Vancouver, where he focuses on his colorful multimedia paintings. I caught up with Dixon to talk about his new solo show Canadiana.
Adrian Brijbassi

Michelin Chef Brings Hot New Restaurant to Vancouver

Adrian Brijbassi | May 19, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
When Stefan Hartmann gets his restaurant working the way he wants, Vancouver will feel a little more elite than it already does. After just two days, Hartmann has achieved the best fine-dining restaurant in the city, surpassing the likes of Hawksworth, Boulevard, Le Crocodile and Chambar with brilliant strokes of his culinary talent
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