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Unpopular Opinion: Marijuana legalization will only fuel the black market

Unpopular Opinion: Marijuana legalization will only fuel the black market

Marijuana/Shutterstock With Bill C-45, Canada’s marijuana legalization bill, currently in committee at the Senate, the biggest question is now how much longer until we have legalized marijuana.
OPINION: Mayor Robertson's recycled April Fools' 'joke' was mean-spirited bullshit

OPINION: Mayor Robertson's recycled April Fools' 'joke' was mean-spirited bullshit

This past Sunday our outgoing mayor Gregor Robertson sent out an April Fools' tweet that landed with an audible thud.
OPINION: Changing B.C. electoral system shouldn't be easier than a strata bylaw

OPINION: Changing B.C. electoral system shouldn't be easier than a strata bylaw

Skepticism warranted of B.C.’s electoral referendum plan
Oh great… Vancouver cars are now becoming rats’ nests

Oh great… Vancouver cars are now becoming rats’ nests

Local mechanics seeing upswing in rodent infestations
OPINION: Mayor Bremner would be fresh start for Vancouver, NPA

OPINION: Mayor Bremner would be fresh start for Vancouver, NPA

This is part of a series of opinions we'll be sharing from Vancouverites of all stripes leading up to the municipal election in October of 2018.
The best way to achieve happiness in 2018 is to write down your goals

The best way to achieve happiness in 2018 is to write down your goals

Around this time last year I came across something inspiring that local designer, Todd Smith, released on his website . It was an open-source template for goal-setting for the year and it was totally insane (in a good way).
Comment: The science is in — salmon farms need to be out

Comment: The science is in — salmon farms need to be out

The salmon-farm debate has come full circle with the recent escape of nearly 200,000 potentially invasive farmed Atlantic salmon
Comment: Reports of lost Site C farmland simply not true

Comment: Reports of lost Site C farmland simply not true

Site C dam along the Peace River near Fort St. John. April 2017 Photograph By JONATHAN HAYWARD, The Canadian Press Re: “ Comment: B.C. Hydro’s fixation with dams could cost us, ” comment, Sept. 30.
Opinion: BC Hydro's underground substations plan offers a great solution

Opinion: BC Hydro's underground substations plan offers a great solution

Yesterday I attended a Board of Trade luncheon where BC Hydro's CEO, Jessica McDonald, delivered a speech about an innovative proposal that they've put in front of the City right now, to add needed new infrastructure under Vancouver.
Poutine: awesome or awful?

Poutine: awesome or awful?

Last month we brought in two experts to debate the merits of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.