Wokeness is killing Vancouver

Wokeness is killing VancouverDrug overdose deaths approaching 2,000 annually Does passive policing and harm reduction improve health and safety? Vancouver is a living, breathing example to the contrary – or perhaps more like a dying, gasping person. In his film Vancouver is Dying, Aaron Gunn demonstrates the rot of addiction and criminality that is destroying one of Canada’s…

Three potential solutions to Vancouver’s downtown east side

Three potential solutions to Vancouver’s downtown east sideFewer than 100 individuals generate almost all the burden placed on emergency services Chatham House Rules – a system for holding debates and discussion panels on controversial topics – were named after the headquarters of the UK Royal Institute of International Affairs, which is based in Chatham House, London. The rule originated in June 1927.…

B.C. Canadian LNG can have a domino effect to help Europe

B.C. Canadian LNG can have a domino effect to help EuropeCanadian LNG cost competitive due to its relatively low shipping and liquefaction costs As European countries like Germany race to build new liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals to keep the lights on and the heat running, analysts say LNG from western Canada could help. Mainly destined for Asia, LNG shipped from B.C. could help…

Collaboration at all levels of government key to climate action

Collaboration at all levels of government key to climate actionStudy suggests regional policy guidance is critical in spurring local climate adaptation In Canada, as in most places around the world, climate change adaptation planning takes a top-down approach. But new findings by University of Alberta researchers suggest an integrated approach that incorporates regional policy guidance is both critical and effective in building resilience to…

Asia can reduce emissions with Canadian LNG

Asia can reduce emissions with Canadian LNGCanadian LNG beats most other exporters when it comes to emissions Asia’s demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is rising fast as countries look for cleaner alternatives to coal while their economies expand. According to a new report by global research consultancy Wood Mackenzie, Asia should import LNG from Canada to significantly reduce its emissions.…

Research aims to boost mental health support for farmers

Research aims to boost mental health support for farmersPeople who own, operate or work on a farm have higher suicide rates compared to most other occupations The life of a Canadian farmer might sound peaceful – living in the countryside, working outdoors, growing our food. But scratch that bucolic surface and the reality is much different, with high rates of depression and stress…

B.C. stuffs doctors’ mouths with gold: $135,000 raise

B.C. stuffs doctors’ mouths with gold: $135,000 raiseWill they take the money and run or stick to their principles? Family doctors in British Columbia seem to have struck gold this week. The province offered a $135,000, 54 per cent raise in return for a change from fee-for-service to a rostered – or what’s known as capitation-style – practice. This means average total…

The skilled trades shortage has a solution: women

But women have challenges that most men don’t have when entering the trades

The skilled trades shortage has a solution: womenThe fridge has stopped working, and your frozen food is melting. You call your usual appliance repair service only to find its cadre of four technicians has dwindled to two overloaded workers. They’ll do their best to come as soon as possible but can’t give a specific date. You contact friends about stuffing some food…

What annoys me about municipal elections

But no matter how annoying, we at least have the democratic right to vote

What annoys me about municipal electionsI am glad BC’s municipal elections are over for another four years. Quite apart from whoever has won or lost. I am sure I am not the only one who was getting really sick and tired of being endlessly bombarded with election pleas from the many and various candidates and parties. The miracles of today’s…
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