Jordan Bateman

Fat Taxes a Naïve Prescription for Canadian Health

Jordan Bateman | October 4, 2015 | Canada Business
They're coming first for your devilish Coca-Cola and Pepsi. But they aren't stopping there. They also want taxes on sugary fruit juice (you sinister Sun-Rype suckers!), and anything else that tastes slightly better than water. It won't end -- because big government types truly believe higher taxes can solve every problem -- there's no evidence it will work.
Amrita Sandhu

Wedding One-Upmanship Can Be One Big Circus Act

Amrita Sandhu | October 4, 2015 | Canada Living
Growing up just like every other little girl I sat in awe as I accompanied my parents to family functions and weddings. Fast forward some 15 years or so and now every weekend there are dozens of weddings occurring simultaneously at various temples in the metro-Vancouver area. And each of these weddings symbolizes not the love between a couple -- sure there's that, too -- but rather a price tag.
Reive Doig

B.C. Bishop's HPV Vaccine Statements Twist Catholic Ethics

Reive Doig | October 2, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
The position of the bishop would be disturbing even if he were simply parroting the standard church line, but the fact is he isn't!
Flight Network

Canada's Top 10 Fastest Growing Travel Destinations

Flight Network | October 2, 2015 | Canada Travel
Avid travellers are always on the search for something new to experience. Luckily, Canadians don't always have to travel across the globe to find it. There are so many destinations to experience right here in Canada, from mountains to lakes and everything in between.

Northern Gateway Opponents Are Finally Getting Their Day in Court

Ecojustice | October 1, 2015 | Canada Impact
Eighteen lawsuits, including ones brought by our clients, have been filed and consolidated in to one mega-hearing that begins in Vancouver on Thursday. In the courtroom, Enbridge and the federal government will be up against steadfast, unwavering opposition from a diverse set of interest that includes First Nations communities, environmental groups and organized labour
Julie Nowell

My Marriage Survived Its Rough Patches

Julie Nowell | September 30, 2015 | Canada Parents
We hit rock bottom, probably more than once, and each time clawed our way back up, until eventually we stopped trying to live like that and put everything at risk, our relationship, our investments, our everything, so we could find some peace.
Nikolas Badminton

Party Leaders Should Commit to Growth Through Code Literacy

Nikolas Badminton | September 30, 2015 | Canada Business
We're disappointed. The tech community is disappointed. And many Canadians, from coast-to-coast, are disappointed with the lack of discussion on the importance of technology, technology education, and code literacy to drive prosperity and innovation across Canada.
Peter Victor

It's Time for a Tough Conversation About Economic Growth

Peter Victor | September 30, 2015 | Canada Business
As an economist who has focused on environmental challenges, I've long recognized that in my field it often takes a major crisis before cherished but unsatisfactory theories finally give way to new thinking. So it is with how economists think about growth and the environment. The tragic irony is that all this growth in the past few decades has done little to improve happiness in the 'developed' world. Meanwhile, their growing economies consume the ecological space desperately needed by poorer countries where growth still promises real gains in well-being.
Dermod Travis

Forget The Bonus, The Real Money Is In Severance Pay

Dermod Travis | September 30, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Former chief administrator Penny Ballem, 65, will receive $556,000 as a parting gift for the hastily arranged exit. News that undoubtedly warmed the cockles of the hearts of residents across Vancouver when they learned of it.
Beau Jarvis

You Don't Need $1 Million To Buy A Home In Vancouver

Beau Jarvis | September 28, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
One could argue our obsession with single-family homes as the only option is both entitled and unfounded, especially when you look at how other families in other cities live.

Climate Considerations Are Missing From the Pipeline Debate

Ecojustice | September 28, 2015 | Canada Politics
Pipelines are a hot-button topic this fall. But whether we're looking at the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion or Enbridge's Northern Gateway project, a meaningful public debate on how these pipelines will contribute to climate change has not yet occurred.
Carolyn Berry

Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Carolyn Berry | September 24, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
If you have a salty-sweet tooth like me, you'll love this salad!
Jeff Matthews

Ahousaht First Nation Warriors Win B.C. Salmon Farm Standoff

Jeff Matthews | September 24, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
A salmon farm like the one proposed can create about the same amount of raw sewage as a city the size of Kelowna. "It's common sense," says Lennie John. "We fish in these waters for food, we don't go into Cermaq's kitchen and leave manure all over the floor."
Dermod Travis

The Flip Side of B.C.'s Infrastructure Coin

Dermod Travis | September 24, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
There are those who execute contracts and those who award them.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Canada's Old-Growth Forests an Environmental Treasure

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | September 24, 2015 | Canada Impact
It's often said that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. But what about the grandparents of the natural world? Old-growth forests come to mind. They are structurally and ecologically diverse and often remain very stable for centuries, feature multi-layered canopies with various tree species at different stages of their life cycle.
Sarah Miller

Parents Are The Ones Actually Funding Public Schools

Sarah Miller | September 24, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Parent advisory councils are now expected to cover everything from sex ed, earthquake supplies, recess/sports/music/gym equipment, classroom supplies, technology, sound systems for assemblies, library books, year end activities, field trips, playgrounds and more.
David Suzuki

It's Time to Talk About a New Vision for Canada's Economy

David Suzuki | September 23, 2015 | Canada Politics
The federal leaders' debate on the economy focused on important issues but no one talked about a different vision for Canada's economy. A better economic vision would support the right of all Canadians to live in a healthy environment, with access to clean air and water and healthy food. It would respect planetary boundaries and provide the moral imperative to decrease growing income disparities. Businesses would be required to pay for environmental damage they inflict, capital would be more widely distributed and ideas, such as employee shareholder programs with ethically invested stocks, would be the norm.
Nikolas Badminton

F.L.O.W. Offers a Model for the Future of Work

Nikolas Badminton | September 23, 2015 | Canada Business
Salaries are getting lower; people are malcontent with three weeks of vacation and mediocre benefits; and there is a rise in people earning, saving, jumping off, freelancing, downsizing and living the life they want. The #dreamjob doesn't exist. On the other hand, the happily balanced life can, but only if we give it a chance and start to operate differently.
Michael Rosen

Canada Needs a National Urban Forest Strategy

Michael Rosen | September 23, 2015 | Canada Impact
Considering the environment never receives much discussion around election time, it should come as no surprise that the topic of urban tree cover is buried deep in the forest of political discourse, under a layer of heavy brush. However, I believe a big part of our national identity is tied to the environment, and our leaders should strive to improve the health of our communities and the Canadians who live in them.
Blair King

Here Are The Realities Of Trans-Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Blair King | September 22, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
We need to move towards a society where oil products are not used for power or fuel. Until that day comes, we need these products and the safest, most environmentally responsible way to get them to us over land is via pipelines.
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