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‘We are fixed in our geography but we are not fixed in our mindsets’: on living in a winter city

You don’t have to shovel rain, but you can’t build forts or have the experience of the full moon lighting up a dark night as it reflects off of it, either.

Posted on 11 February 2018 and filed under cities, comments, main, place, Prince George

The urban/rural divide and a more inclusive Canada

For all the talk of Canada as a northern country it is actually a country primarily of people in large cities, the rest of us are outliers. And we are declining. What does that mean?

Posted on 11 June 2017 and filed under Canada, cities, outbound, small

The philosophy of parks

What do our abandoned playgrounds say about who we were- and who we are?

Posted on 27 April 2016 and filed under articles, cities, comments, design, main, Prince George

Why wasn’t I consulted? (a working theory)

The people were consulted. The people said they weren’t consulted. What happened?

Posted on 26 May 2015 and filed under articles, cities, main, Prince George

City council takes the bus

Some of them had never been on it before.

Posted on 23 May 2015 and filed under articles, cities, links, main, outbound, Prince George

Growing Pains

Prince George as an argument against the need for population growth.

Posted on 11 November 2014 and filed under articles, cities, comments, links, main, outbound, Prince George

Graffiti

A lack of graffiti can signal no crime, but it can also signal no creativity, no pedestrians, and no fun.

Posted on 24 September 2014 and filed under articles, cities, comments, main, Prince George

The Struggle (part one)

“Yesterday, I fixed that old steam radiator. Threaded a new valve into the side, removed the handle from the base, unscrewed the packing nut from the stem. This subpar toolbox only had one wrench, so I was lucky it was a three-quarters or I’d have been screwed. “By the time I was done, this 100-year-old piece […]

Posted on 1 May 2014 and filed under cities, misc, nocomments

Wandering Pets, Happy Cities

Strangers and a sense of belonging.

Posted on 17 April 2014 and filed under cities

on community

Amazon is fast and cheap but it doesn’t open on Friday night to help launch a self-published magazine with poetry readings and tea.

Posted on 22 March 2014 and filed under articles, Best Of, big, cities, comments, main, Prince George

What riding a bike taught me about prejudice, poverty, and designed exclusion

When an SUV swerved to hit me, I realized riding a bike in a car-dominated culture is an inherantly political act.

Posted on 19 February 2014 and filed under articles, Best Of, big, bikes, cities, comments, design, main

The rise and fall of tennis in Prince George?

There used to be lineups to play tennis. Now there isn’t. Why?

Posted on 11 September 2013 and filed under articles, cities, comments, main, Prince George

Retrofitting Prince George

From nature trails to dog parks to the civic plaza, Prince George is undergoing a subtle redesign from the inside.

Posted on 25 August 2013 and filed under articles, big, cities, comments, Prince George

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

The hidden messages of bylaw enforcement

Earlier this month, bylaw enforcement in Prince George made a homeowner to take down a “Slow Down, Kids Playing” sign. The comments on that article have plenty of upset people. It also prompted a blog post from Dezene Huber: “The part that really irked me was a comment from the city manager of transportation operations in response […]

Posted on 13 July 2013 and filed under articles, cities, main, Prince George

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