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Les Leyne: As condo insurance costs soar, a call for action, not just thinking

Les Leyne: As condo insurance costs soar, a call for action, not just thinking

‘The time for thinking is gone,” Liberal MLA Marvin Hunt yelled at the government Tuesday in the heat of a legislature battle over condo insurance. It was a brief respite in a serious argument.
Will homelessness go up or down this year in Vancouver?

Will homelessness go up or down this year in Vancouver?

Volunteers across city and region counting homeless people this week
Les Leyne: A Canadian quid pro quo to argue over

Les Leyne: A Canadian quid pro quo to argue over

After a weekend of intense negotiations about the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ opposition to a natural gas pipeline, Canadians now have their own quid pro quo to argue about. Not a sleazy deal like the one that featured in U.S.
Letter: Don’t let developers plan Vancouver’s waterfront

Letter: Don’t let developers plan Vancouver’s waterfront

Re: “Waterfront Station 26-storey tower proposal remains divisive,” Feb. 27.
Opinion: COVID-19 panic is (sadly) spreading faster than the virus

Opinion: COVID-19 panic is (sadly) spreading faster than the virus

The spread of COVID-19 around the world and the few new cases in Canada and B.C. have created an epidemic of anxiety. Though I have not seen any suspected cases in my office, I have treated many patients with overwhelming anxiety related to the news.
OPINION: Too much talk, not enough action as Vancouver schools fill to capacity

OPINION: Too much talk, not enough action as Vancouver schools fill to capacity

Hundreds of families in Vancouver are scrambling this month, after their kindergarten-aged children didn’t get into their neighbourhood schools.
OPINION: This fractured land is in dire need of federal political leadership

OPINION: This fractured land is in dire need of federal political leadership

We haven’t asked our first ministers to put on the Big Boy Pants for some time. They’ve been able to be children. Now it is time.
Les Leyne: Health Ministry denies blame for neglect at care homes

Les Leyne: Health Ministry denies blame for neglect at care homes

A lot of people with relatives in care homes will be hoping the provincial government’s stance in a lawsuit is just tactical wrangling, not health policy. As the B.C.
Nearly a third of Vancouver families led by a single parent

Nearly a third of Vancouver families led by a single parent

Revealing, and surprising, stats found in city staff report
Editor's column: Coronavirus causing rash of racism in Richmond

Editor's column: Coronavirus causing rash of racism in Richmond

On Monday, one of our co-workers came into the office visibly shaken. She told us how the day before she’d been with her family waiting for a table at a restaurant when an elderly woman looked straight at her husband and said, “Go back to China.