Wednesday, October 18, 2017
I recently visited the old Cardero Grocery for the first time in many years, it was nice to see it hadn't changed much, the classic "Chinese Corner Store" once so familiar to Vancouver neighbourhoods. A friendly local mom and pop grocery for... Keep Reading
Friday, January 6, 2017
With the naming of the new elementary school in North East False Creek, it seems the debate is still raging and petitions are being circulated after the interim appointed Vancouver School Board decided to go with Crosstown rather than honouring... Keep Reading
Friday, January 29, 2016
As Greens, how we treat our planet and its inhabitants reflect our fundamental values.  As a Green MLA, I will fight to push those values into provincial decisions and lend my voice to those who have none. An Endangered Species Act for B.... Keep Reading
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Vancouver is a growing city with worsening congestion, affordability challenges, and a finite amount of developable land — investing in good transit now is an absolute necessity if we want to keep our local economy robust and our region livable. The... Keep Reading
Vancouver Vanishes, Vision Vacillates
Thursday, June 5, 2014
After five years of unfettered majority rule on city council, hundreds of heritage demolitions, and thousands of tonnes of landfill; Vision Vancouver today trumpeted long overdue measures to thwart the unmitigated destruction of our city's heritage... Keep Reading
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
“Pipeline spills can have both positive and negative effects on local and regional economies, both in the short and long term. Spill response and clean-up creates business and employment opportunities for affected communities, regions, and clean-up... Keep Reading
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
It's Tuesday, and as has become a semi-regular habit while I work, I have the live stream of City Council going in the background. I'm listening for the decision on the DTES Local Area Plan, when General Manager of Parks and Recreation, Malcolm... Keep Reading
Lou Reed
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I've been awake for most of the last 48 hours, and listening to a lot of Lou Reed. In the late eighties, barely nineteen, I worked the one til seven in the morning shift at Doll + Penny's: a 24 hour restaurant on the Davie Strip. After the bar rush... Keep Reading
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Wow.. this was the scene at 440 West Pender back in 1932, "The Paris Cafe".. subsequent substantial renovations have removed the big display bay windows and added an access door to the basement. Locals may remember this building across from the... Keep Reading
Sunday, December 30, 2012
A sign from above and blessings for a new year. I experienced the most profound and prophetic moment yesterday, at the #IdleNoMore demonstration in front of the Vancouver CBC Plaza. Spoke with a Squamish matriarch about the past, the present and... Keep Reading