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    November 2015


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    Focus_2015-11_November.jpgNovember 2015.pdf

     

    4 Leslie Campbell | THE LAST STRATEGIC VOTE
    Let’s make sure that next time we can vote our conscience and know it will count.

     

    10 Bill McKibben | EXXON’S CLIMATE LIE
    Decades ago the company’s scientists warned about climate change but Exxon executives chose to fund doubt.

     

    12 David Broadland | THE ORIGINS OF SPYYNICH
    Was the surveillance software installed on the newly-elected mayor’s  computer by Saanich staff a case of tit for tat?

     

    14 David Broadland | BRIDGE EXPENSE MOUNTS
    Would the new bridge survive a collision with common sense?

     

    16 Judith Lavoie | HOMELESSNESS INITIATIVE: GLIMMER OF HOPE OR “FART IN THE AIR”?
    “Housing First” is easier in theory than in practice, especially given multiple municipalities and lack of senior government support.

     

    18 Briony Penn | CERMAQ V. THE PEOPLE
    The rise and fall of fish farming in Ahousaht territory.

     

    20 Alan Cassels | THE SLIPPERY STATS ON FLU VACCINES
    Are flu shots 60 percent effective? Or are they 3 percent effective in a good year and 1 percent in a bad year? 

     

    22 Aaren Madden | PEN TO PAPER
    Amy Frank’s art practice encompasses creative expression, advocacy and powerful coping tools in her struggle with mental illness.

     

    36 Mollie Kaye | MUSIC FROM 1000 YEARS AGO
    An early music ensemble from France is expected to perform magic at Alix Goolden Hall this month.

     

    38 Monica Prendergast | SAYING BIG THINGS SMALL
    Ronnie Burkett returns to town this month with his puppets and improvisational-style theatre.

     

    40 Amy Reiswig | ON ORIGINS AND ENDINGS
    Arleen Paré explores tiny but sometimes momentous moments of intersection, where we connect unexpectedly.

     

    42 Gene Miller | GIMME SHELTER
    The homeless on Victoria’s downtown streets offer a full-colour snapshot of response failure.

     

    44 Maleea Acker | MALTBY LAKE'S ECOLOGICAL WONDERS
    Carmel and Woody Thomson show how love of place can keep it safe.

     

    46 Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic | THE MAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY
    The story of a young soldier from Victoria helps us remember why we should strive for peace.

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