4 David Broadland | HOW IS THE AMERICAN ELECTION LIKE ALBERTA’S OIL SANDS?
North Americans are becoming increasingly innumerate and vulnerable to disinformation.
6 Blaise Salmon | LIBERALS NOT PROTECTING DRINKING WATER
Any quarry can apply for a permit to accept contaminated waste,
regardless of where it is located.
14 David Broadland | ALBERTA’S DEATH GRIP ON CANADA
Trudeau linked approval of Trans Mountain to Alberta’s “cap”
on oil sands emissions. Has that cap already been exceeded?
18 Judith Lavoie | NDP AND LIBERALS WALK A TIGHTROPE ON TRANS MOUNTAIN
The road to election success in BC is paved with pipeline pitfalls.
20 Briony Penn | TRANS MOUNTAIN: WHEN THE BITUMEN HITS THE FAN
British Columbians gear up with court challenges, protest plans,
and voting campaigns to prevent the pipeline.
22 Leslie Campbell | GETTING GROWTH RIGHT
The Capital Region’s population is expected to grow to 442,000
in the next 20 years. Where are we going to put everyone?
28 Alan Cassels | HIGH ON DRUG INDUSTRY DONATIONS?
Policies friendly to the manufacturers of prescription drugs
bear a lot of responsibility for the current opioid crisis.
30 Katherine Palmer Gordon | ON SHAKY GROUND
Our correspondent was in Wellington, New Zealand when a M7.8 earthquake
struck in November. Her experience illustrates what could be in store for Victoria.
34 Aaren Madden | THE FULLNESS OF EMPTINESS
Karel Doruyter’s forest landscapes contemplate
the monumental presence that can be found in places of isolation.
52 Mollie Kaye | DUBINSKY’S DELIGHT
In honour of their 30th anniversary, the Lafayette String Quartet
performs Shostakovich’s complete string quartet cycle.
54 Monica Prendergast | WITHER THE CRITIC?
What role does theatre criticism play in a post-truth world?
56 Amy Reiswig | JAN ZWICKY: THE LONG WALK
What do you really need on the long walk
besides a humble, open mind and the courage to see?
58 Gene Miller | DOUGIE
Douglas Street, once fully invested with life and social purpose, now seems diminished.
60 Maleea Acker | TOWARDS REWILDING A CITY CREEK
Dorothy Field explains her passion for Rock Bay Creek,
which once flowed from Fernwood to the Inner Harbour.
62 Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic | STEWARDSHIP IS ITS OWN REWARD
Musings on making the transition away from fossil fuels.
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