British Columbia's North Coast Needs Our Protection

WWF-Canada | August 29, 2015 | Canada Impact
Canada is a treasure trove of rivers, lakes and wetlands supporting countless communities, economies and species. With freshwater species experiencing the greatest rate of decline in what is being referred to as the sixth great extinction, Canada must step up efforts to improve watershed health for people and animals. For a prime example of our freshwater health and wealth, we need to look no further than the Skeena watershed on the northwest coast of British Columbia.
Katie Zeppieri

An Authentic Role Model for Motherhood

Katie Zeppieri | August 28, 2015 | Canada Parents
To all new and expecting mothers Tara encourages you to: "Get connected. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to carry a mother so don't be afraid to reach out to someone walking the same journey. We can walk together because our children need us to be the best mothers that we can possibly be."
Professional Organizers in Canada

Don't Get Burned: How to Organize an Emergency Wildfire Kit

Professional Organizers in Canada | August 26, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Every summer heavily forested areas leave animals and humans alike susceptible to wildfires. By July of this year, British Columbia saw over 189 active fires burning -- a number that Professional Organizers in Canada says is too high to not be prepared.
Ben Myers

Stop Complaining About Housing Prices and Start Looking for Solutions

Ben Myers | August 26, 2015 | Canada Business
My suggestion to people concerned about housing in Toronto and Vancouver is to stop looking for a scapegoat, stop searching for someone to blame, and start coming up with real, workable plans. The first step is to accept that high housing prices are justified based on supply and demand and devise a workable strategy that can either increase supply or reduce demand based on current market conditions. Be part of the solution, not the problem.
Sarah Miller

10 Reasons to Vote for Anyone but Harper

Sarah Miller | August 25, 2015 | Canada Politics
This is a rather short list of the shortfalls of Harper and the disgrace he brings to our country and I urge everyone to fully research candidates and get out and VOTE. I think the newest campaign launched by our veterans says it best when they say ABC: Anyone but Conservative
Blair King

Biofuels Are a Bad Way to Fight Climate Change

Blair King | August 25, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
What is worse is that from a climate perspective these supposedly "carbon neutral" fuels can only be considered carbon neutral in century timescales. Unfortunately, very few organisms live lives marked by century timescales.
Adam Olsen

I Support First Nations Economic Prosperity, But Not Ill-Conceived LNG Deal

Adam Olsen | August 24, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
I wish the Malahat First Nation luck in developing economic capacity in their community, but I will not support LNG in the Saanich Inlet. Furthermore, I do not support the "sellout" of British Columbia by the B.C. Liberals or inability of the B.C. NDP to take a clear position as they search for whatever position appears to be politically popular.
Atrina Kouroshnia

Porting a Mortgage is Harder Than You'd Think

Atrina Kouroshnia | August 24, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Mortgage portability allows you to move an existing mortgage to a new home and keep the same interest rate without incurring prepayment penalties on the sale of your previous home. Not all mortgages allow for porting, but if yours does, this sounds like a great way to right avoid penalties, right? Not necessarily.
Chris Genovali

The Time Has Come for a Different Way of 'Managing' Canada's Wildlife

Chris Genovali | August 21, 2015 | Canada Impact
The senseless killing of Cecil the lion has catalyzed a worldwide discussion about the gratuitous trophy hunting of large carnivores. In Western Canada, countless "Cecils" are killed in an equally senseless manner each and every year for the amusement, pleasure and excitement of recreational hunters.
Candace Plattor

What Can We Do to Stop the Deadly Use of Fentanyl?

Candace Plattor | August 20, 2015 | Canada Living
Talking to kids about drugs can be difficult, even intimidating for a parent, teacher, or counsellor. It's hard when the children we care about so deeply roll their eyes at us and say, "Yeah, I know!!" But often they don't know, not until someone's death touches them -- and when it comes to this malicious and criminal spread of fentanyl, we have to make sure they do know.

Adding up the Threats to one of B.C.'s Longest Rivers

WWF-Canada | August 20, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
While the Skeena ecosystem has been largely pristine for many years, things may soon change as the area is pegged for rapid commercial and industrial expansion. A suite of major projects are proposed for the region, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, mines, and oil and gas pipelines and the expansion of shipping associated with such projects.
Petra Zebroff

Female Desire: The Overworked Pink Pill

Petra Zebroff | August 20, 2015 | Canada Living
After so many trials and tweaks this overworked pink pill still does little more than act as a placebo. We need to stop beating this dead horse and look for something that gets some real results. Women with low desire deserve better. And this drug is distracting women from getting the help they really need.
Dermod Travis

Auditor General For Local Government: Designed To Fail Or Left To Implode?

Dermod Travis | August 18, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Pile-ons are easier when the opponent seems down for the count. There is something puzzling about the report. You're left with the impression that this whole auditor general idea happened in a vacuum.
Michael Stewart

The Globe's New Solution To Vancouver Housing Crisis: Sleep In A Van

Michael Stewart | August 18, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Instead of "homelessness," he has renamed his lifestyle "urban camping."
Leland Dieno

Blind Pit Bull Stuck Behind Strict B.C. City Bylaw

Leland Dieno | August 18, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
As Leanne has said "I am a bit of a rule follower." She registered Peanut because the blind dog shows characteristics of a pit bull, and this then subjected her to the bylaw requiring a muzzle in public. But this creates an obvious additional issue for Peanut as she uses her snout and whiskers to help her navigate.
Lisa Abram

What I Learned After a Year of Living in Victoria

Lisa Abram | August 18, 2015 | Canada Living
It's not as straightforward to simply relocate across the country. The theory that all provinces are alike is misguided, even though we do share two uniting forces in this great country -- ice hockey and our health care system.
Lizanne Foster

Barely Disguised Racism Has No Place In Vancouver Real Estate Discussion

Lizanne Foster | August 17, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Yes, shelter is expensive in Vancouver. And yes, many of the people who are rich and are able to afford a home in Vancouver are from Asia. But neither of those facts has got anything at all to do with ethnicity, and everything to do with economic ideology.
Blair King

Dispelling Some Myths About British Columbia's Energy Picture

Blair King | August 17, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Anyone who tells you that we don't need the new power from a project like the Site C dam doesn't understand British Columbia's energy picture.
Shawna Scafe

Play Doesn't Have to Be Picture Perfect

Shawna Scafe | August 16, 2015 | Canada Parents
What is the original invitation to play? The word "yes." I just need to stop saying no. So when my kids grab at the bag of oatmeal, I remind myself to give them a measuring cup and bowl and let them mess up my floor.
Sarah Miller

B.C. Government Continues to Attack Mom Rather Than Fix Their Broken System

Sarah Miller | August 14, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
What do you do, and who do you turn to when the people charged with protecting children end up causing far more emotional and physical trauma then you could ever imagine?
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