British Columbia

18/09/23
Author: 
Zak Vescera
Current controls only limit increases while the same tenant lives in an apartment. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press.

Sept. 14, 2023

Owners would no longer be allowed unlimited increases if a tenant leaves or is evicted.

12/09/23
Author: 
Helen Lui
Density can actually change our city for the better. PHOTO BY JEREMY VIA PEXELS.

Sept. 11, 2023

We constantly hear about the problems with density: tiny shoeboxes in the sky, looming towers and their shadows, traffic congestion, and overcrowding. But despite popular discourse, denser living can actually be good for us and our communities.

Density as health

Density brings public services, transit, parks, and amenities closer together. When we can walk our children to school or cycle to the nearby park, grocer, or restaurant, we reduce carbon pollutants, save money otherwise spent on cars, and get some exercise, too.

11/09/23
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
The RCMP’s Community-Industry Response Group is a regular presence on Wet’suwet’en territory. The unit racked up more than $11 million in expenses for policing the area last fiscal year. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

Sept. 11, 2023

The force spent $11 million to patrol a remote road in Wet’suwet’en territory.

10/09/23
Author: 
David Wallace-Wells
Illustration by Sam Whitney/The New York Times; photographs by Chris Hellier and georgeclerk/Getty Images

Sept. 6, 2023

Canadian wildfires have this year burned a land area larger than 104 of the world’s 195 countries. The carbon dioxide released by them so far is estimated to be nearly 1.5 billion tons — more than twice as much as Canada releases through transportation, electricity generation, heavy industry, construction and agriculture combined. In fact, it is more than the total emissions of more than 100 of the world’s countries — also combined.

08/09/23
Author: 
Seth Klein
Protesters, joined by faith leaders and members of Extinction Rebellion Toronto, take over an intersection in downtown Toronto as part of a demonstration declaring a climate crisis, June 10, 2019. Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn / Canada's National Observer

Sept. 8, 2023

Sometimes, in the eye of a storm, it can be hard to tell when the winds have shifted. Victories often don’t occur in a clear-cut timeline, nor can they always be pinpointed to a specific event. Darkest before the dawn, as they say. When we look back at this time, maybe — just maybe — the spring and summer of 2023 will be remembered as a pivot period.

08/09/23
Author: 
The Early Edition - CBC
Sonia Furstenau

Sept, 6, 2023

As the school year starts, the B.C. Green Party is calling on the government to support a universal school food program. B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau explains what the party is calling for and why.

Listen here:

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-91-the-early-edition/clip/16007744-b.c.-greens-call-universal-school-food-program

07/09/23
Author: 
Zak Vescera
Consular officials and non-profits say a huge share of migrant farmworkers live in housing that doesn’t meet the province’s regulations. Photo for The Tyee by Zak Vescera.

Sept. 7, 2023

Inadequate oversight and ALR rules blamed for widespread inadequate housing.

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