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    May/June 2016


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    Focus_2016-05_May.jpgMay-June 2016 Focus.pdf

     

    4 Leslie Campbell | OUR LIMITED RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH
    BC’s defamation laws are downgrading our democracy.

     

    12 David Broadland | QUASHING THE PUBLIC INTEREST
    Mayor Helps and the CRD seem to have lost sight of whom they are serving.

     

    14 Judith Lavoie | THE CHILL IN SHAWNIGAN LAKE
    People who have publicly expressed concern about a contaminated soil dump
    are being threatened with defamation suits.

     

    18 Roszan Holmen | CRITICAL CROSSROADS FOR RAIL ON THE ISLAND
    Island politicians support rail—but not rail management.

     

    20 Briony Penn | FIGHTING FOR THE SALISH SEA
    With 18 large port expansion projects around the Salish Sea,
    how’s an ecosystem to survive the influx of tanker traffic?

     

    22 David Broadland | WASHINGTON’S PHONY SEWAGE WAR WITH VICTORIA
    Puget Sound is a mess of sewage and toxic chemical discharges.
    Should Victoria taxpayers have to pay for Seattle’s sins?

     

    30 Aaren Madden | WALKING IN THE GARDEN WITH ROBIN
    Robin Hopper’s legacy in ceramics encompasses production,
    education, publications, institutions—and a beautiful garden.

     

    42 Robin J. Miller | GIVING VOICE TO A GENERATION LOST TO AIDS
    Illustrating resilience, generosity and bravery,
    The Missing Generation opens our hearts.

     

    50 Monica Prendergast | IN AND OUTS AT INTREPID THEATRE
    Janet Munsil may be departing, but Intrepid is forging ahead.

     

    54 Amy Reiswig | WATER, TRUST AND TRUTH
    Andrew Nikiforuk writes about one woman’s battle
    to protect her water from fracking and our lives from corporate lies.

     

    58 Gene Miller | SOFTISM
    Maintaining Victoria’s soft edges may be worth a hard fight.

     

    60 Maleea Acker | BIG TREES, BIG DREAMS
    James Clowater’s urban arboreal vision.

     

    62 Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic | CHRISTY’S IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
    Realities like increased GHGs just get processed in the Premier’s political mix-master.

     

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