10 David Broadland | THE WOUNDED WHITE ELEPHANT
We should call the new bridge what it is.
16 Leslie Campbell | OAK BAY NEIGHBOURS WRESTLE WITH 98-UNIT DEVELOPMENT
Oak Bay United Church’s plan to build affordable housing raises questions about proper consultation and density.
22 Ross Crockford | TWO SORTS OF TRUTH
The debate over density at 1201 Fort is sure to be repeated.
24 Briony Penn | DEAR JUSTIN AND RACHEL
Charged with criminal contempt of court while protesting Trans Mountain, the author writes to these leaders about leadership.
26 Alan Cassels | SPINNING THE WONDER DRUGS
Why hope, hype and headlines should never substitute for clean, clear analysis.
28 Judith Lavoie | THE LNG PIPE DREAM, PART 2
Will methane asphyxiate Green support for the minority NDP government?
30 Ross Crockford | VICTORIA NEEDS…WHO?
Slates are readying candidates for council jobs that few may actually want.
32 Mollie Kaye | GUTHRIE GLOAG SCULPTS THE WILD
A BC biologist and artist wants his work to draw attention to what is here…and what is missing.
48 Mollie Kaye | HIDDEN UPSTAIRS ON HERALD STREET
Local artists’ studios rarely seen by the public offer a glimpse into a disappearing world.
52 Mollie Kaye | CUARTETO CHROMA
Four musicians are Canada’s—and Mexico’s—first graduate-level string quartet.
54 Monica Prendergast | UNO AND OUT
Intrepid Theatre’s May and June theatre festivals liven up the local landscape.
56 Amy Reiswig | SARAH COX: BREACHING THE PEACE
Mythic dam battle at Site C is a showdown between “progress” and those who would preserve the valley.
58 Gene Miller | TICK, TICK, TICK…
Victoria may be stuck in time, but that could be what guarantees its survival.
60 Maleea Acker | STEWARD OF THE OAK MEADOWS
Colleen O’Brien is restoring Playfair Park’s Garry oak meadows—allowing the rest of us a walk back in time.