4 Leslie Campbell | SEEKING REASON IN A SEA OF SOUND BITES
Here’s to a summer of books, reason and love.
10 David Broadland | VICTORIA’S SEWAGE FIASCO AND THE POLITICS OF CONTAMINATION
Contamination of local politics by a false pretence and a toxic promise requires primary treatment at the ballot box.
18 Leslie Campbell | SPEAKING UP FOR SENIORS
BC’s Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie makes the case for more government intervention on behalf of seniors.
22 Judith Lavoie | TRANS MOUNTAIN: EVIDENCE GROWS, TRUDEAU SHOULD SAY NO
On the heels of the NEB’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposal, a raft of research points in the other direction.
26 Alan Cassels | MORE NAILS IN THE COFFIN OF THE “CHOLESTEROL HYPOTHESIS”
New studies provide further evidence that cholesterol-lowering statins and other new drugs may be a costly dead end.
28 Briony Penn | NEW CALLS FOR A MORATORIUM ON OLD-GROWTH LOGGING
Business interests, scientists, environmental groups and First Nations call for new policy on the Island’s remaining old growth.
32 Roszan Holmen | E&N: DERAILMENT AHEAD?
A First Nation’s claim to Vancouver Island’s rail corridor could spell the end of the E&N revival.
34 Aaren Madden | DANA’S DANCING TREES
Dana Irving’s background as a mural painter and her love of coastal forests have resulted in a grand, sweeping style.
44 Mollie Kaye | 2016 VICTORIA SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Six summer concerts offer a “less fearsome” way to start conversations about classical music.
52 Monica Prendergast | RICH LESSONS IN A YEAR’S WORTH OF GOING TO THE THEATRE
The past year’s theatrical highlights included ghosts, tears, music and silliness.
56 Amy Reiswig | JAMES HOGGAN: I'M RIGHT AND YOU'RE AN IDIOT
James Hoggan’s new book makes us look at our own communication practices, including our critical thinking, compassion and integrity.
58 Gene Miller | TERROR MANAGEMENT
How is a city like an older guy’s memory?
60 Maleea Acker | (UN)SAFE PASSAGE: AMPHIBIANS ON THE MOVE
Habitat Acquisition Trust volunteers help to save local frogs, salamanders and other amphibians.
62 Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic | IS THERE NO END TO OUR FOOD MYOPIA?
The brave new world of GMO salmon joins other absurdities like flooding the fertile Peace River Valley.
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