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The great pipeline debate: Why isn’t more oil refined in B.C.?

The great pipeline debate: Why isn’t more oil refined in B.C.?

Workers construct the Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby in 1952. Photograph By TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION PROJECT Here’s where the economic and environmental arguments clash. Those who want to ship Alberta oil from B.C.
OPINION: The government's 'BC Cannabis Stores' branding hits the mark

OPINION: The government's 'BC Cannabis Stores' branding hits the mark

This might be where you’re gonna be buying your weed when it’s legal. The B.C.
Yes cannabis overdoses are a thing and no we're not trying to incite reefer madness by telling you about them

Yes cannabis overdoses are a thing and no we're not trying to incite reefer madness by telling you about them

A followup to the story we published about almost 40 cannabis overdoses that occurred on 420 in Vancouver
Predictable pipeline spat highlights fundamental differences between B.C. and Alberta

Predictable pipeline spat highlights fundamental differences between B.C. and Alberta

In March, this protester was arrested by police and later charged with mischief for locking herself to a rock truck outside Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Terminal.
No sermons, no RSVPs, no guilt: In praise of Vancouver’s ‘Church of Friends’

No sermons, no RSVPs, no guilt: In praise of Vancouver’s ‘Church of Friends’

Lauren Bercovitch launched a weekly, noncommittal, non-religious meetup for her buddies called “Church of Friends.” Photo Lauren Bercovitch Imagine a Sunday morning social situation where you can drop in to some random place and see all your pals.
Unpopular Opinion: Cancelling licenses to collect child support is misguided and foolish

Unpopular Opinion: Cancelling licenses to collect child support is misguided and foolish

Photo Shutterstock The BC Government announced recently that it was tabling legislation to allow ICBC to cancel the driver’s licenses of anyone who owes back child support through the Family Maintenance and Enforcement Program.
Will we soon see a repeat of the Squamish Five domestic terrorism acts of the 80s?

Will we soon see a repeat of the Squamish Five domestic terrorism acts of the 80s?

Front page of the Vancouver Sun from January 21, 1983 On the morning of January 20, 1983, a group of five domestic terrorists were arrested on the Sea to Sky Highway after a months-long investigation.
Unpopular Opinion: Saliva testing for marijuana impaired driving will not work

Unpopular Opinion: Saliva testing for marijuana impaired driving will not work

Shutterstock It seems as though the provincial government may be introducing a drug-impaired driving scheme in the near future.
OPINION: We should be allowed to grow our own weed

OPINION: We should be allowed to grow our own weed

I’m Dan Sutton, the CEO of Tantalus Labs , an ACMPR Licensed Producer of Cannabis located in Vancouver, BC. The following is a letter addressed to Canadian Senators regarding an issue critical to myself and British Columbians.
Vision says they are/aren't running mayoral candidate, leaving media confused

Vision says they are/aren't running mayoral candidate, leaving media confused

Mayor Gregor Robertson announcing in January that he will not seek a fourth term as mayor. Photo Dan Toulgoet If you were cruising CBC today you'll have read that " Vision Vancouver won't run a mayoral candidate in fall election ".