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I left Vancouver – and I feel fine

“I know this next comment will get me in trouble, but that doesn’t make it any less accurate: Vancouver isn’t really a creative city, anyway. It’s a picturesque city made up of glass shoeboxes—but a creative hotbed? I’m not so sure.”

Posted on 22 April 2016 and filed under British Columbia, links, main, small

So a magazine called you a name: a survival guide from Canada’s Most Dangerous City™

did a magazine call your city “boring”!?!?! this survival guide will help you get through it!

Posted on 27 May 2015 and filed under articles, big, British Columbia, main

We could actually get rid of daylight saving time pretty easily – and start our own crazy time zone, too!

Let’s go with Azerbaijan Time Mondays and Thursday and Easter Island Summer Time the rest of the week.

Posted on 8 March 2015 and filed under British Columbia

Beyond Hope and proud of it

“Prince George residents in general and members of the area business community in particular are desperate – bordering on teenage girl obsessed with the captain of the football team – to be recognized by the denizens of Greater Vancouver.”

Posted on 26 February 2015 and filed under British Columbia, links, outbound, Prince George

British Columbia’s unofficial boundaries

Where Vancouver ends, where northern B.C. begins, and everything else in between.

Posted on 4 January 2015 and filed under British Columbia, links, outbound, Prince George, small

(Re)Visionaries

When discussing the legacy of W.A.C. Bennett’s dams, it’s important to remember the people who were swept aside – and the ongoing consequences of those decisions.

Posted on 20 December 2014 and filed under articles, British Columbia, Canada, Indigenous, main

Here’s what Site C would flood if it were in Vancouver

It would cover BC Place and stretch from Stanley Park to Abbotsford.

Posted on 16 December 2014 and filed under British Columbia

“There’s going to be more of this type of thing”: questions and lessons after Legebokoff

I’m not a fan of covering crime for its own sake.  I understand people are interested in the details, but there’s a lot of crime and it would be easy to fill our days with gory details of shootings and murders from around the world. Not much public value in that. At the same time, there […]

Posted on 17 September 2014 and filed under articles, big, British Columbia, Canada, Indigenous, nocomments

Northern British Columbia’s post-colonial era

From residential schools to racist murals, what do we do with the less savory parts of our past?

Posted on 16 July 2013 and filed under articles, big, British Columbia, Canada, cities, Indigenous, main, Prince George

Democracy

Just a friendly reminder that democracy isn’t simply picking one side to be in charge every four years. It’s a process that happens every day in a variety of forums and ways.

Posted on 16 May 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, British Columbia, Canada, comments, politics

Facebook’s overly-positive language makes journalists endorse politicians

On Facebook, you like everything and everyone’s your friend. Not great for journalistic integrity.

Posted on 23 April 2013 and filed under articles, British Columbia, journalism, media, social media

Votes, Money, and Cause & Effect

In the wake of it being disclosed that Prince George Mayor Shari Green had the most expensive campaign in city history (in which she spent more than all five Kamloops mayoral candidates combined [source]), there’s a small debate surrounding municipal elections and financing. Speaking to CBC, Councillor Brian Skakun made the following comments: “It makes […]

Posted on 16 March 2012 and filed under articles, British Columbia, comments, politics, Prince George

Follow-Up: Teachers Tweeting About Job Action

I got a couple of comments on my post about policy surrounding teachers and speaking in public about the state of education in the province that I think are worth sharing here. The first came from Bob Cotter, who shared the policy for School District 46 (The Sunshine Coast). Section 3.17 reads: 3.17 EMPLOYEE FREEDOM […]

Posted on 8 March 2012 and filed under British Columbia

Can teachers tweet about job action? Or even talk about it?

Here in British Columbia, classes are cancelled as teachers escalate their job action. This has been coming for a while, and at Daybreak we’ve been looking around for guests to provide different perspectives on the story. Among those we figured it would be good to hear from are teachers. This led me to reading up on […]

Posted on 4 March 2012 and filed under British Columbia, comments

Who Speaks for First Nations?

This is one I’ve been meaning to write for a bit. It started December 2, when news broke that the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs in northeastern B.C. had apparently entered into an agreement Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. The exact words: “On behalf of the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs, Hereditary Chief Elmer Derrick today announced an agreement […]

Posted on 15 December 2011 and filed under articles, Best Of, British Columbia, Canada, comments, Indigenous

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