Volume 30 Number 2
4 David Broadland | DID CRD STAFF COMMIT FRAUD AND/OR A BREACH OF PUBLIC TRUST?
A shadowy group has launched complaints with the RCMP and several other public agencies.
12 David Broadland | THE ORCA FAMINE AND PUGET SOUND’S POISONED RIVERS
Recent studies show how resident orca populations are affected by diminishing chinook runs and why the chinook are disappearing.
20 Leslie Campbell | FIRST THINGS FIRST: MAKING EVERY VOTE COUNT
A referendum on electoral reform is coming next year. Terry Dance-Bennink of Fair Vote Canada explains why it’s important.
24 Alan Cassels | THE SWEET SMELL OF TRANSPARENCY
Can a new government remove the stench of Big Pharma’s lobbying at the BC Legislature?
26 Judith Lavoie | WILD SALMON MAY GET RELIEF FROM OPEN-NET FISH FARMS
Science and First Nations are stepping up the pressure to remove fish farms from BC coastal waters.
28 Ross Crockford | EMBRACE THE FIXCENTIVE
We want to repair our assets. Why don’t our governments do the same?
30 Pamela Roth | WOODWYNN FARMS AND THE OPIOID CRISIS
The organization appears to offer addicts a needed route to recovery while preserving farmland. What’s the hold up?
34 Aaren Madden | TRUE TO THE HEART
Bi Yuan Cheng creates internal and external landscapes of truth, feeling, and sense of place.
50 Mollie Kaye | CHRISTOPHER BUTTERFIELD
UVic’s music program turns 50 with one of its first grads at the helm.
52 Monica Prendergast | MURDER IN TWO OPERAS
Pacific Opera brings two completely unique operas about past and current chapters in the Canadian story.
54 Amy Reiswig | THE LARGER CONVERSATION: CONTEMPLATION AND PLACE
In his new book, award-winning writer Tim Lilburn begins the process of “personal decolonization.”
56 Briony Penn | BRUCE HILL: HIPPY EX-LOGGER AND WARRIOR FOR THE KITLOPE
A ceremonial trip into grizzly territory with the Kitlope’s elder watchmen.
58 Gene Miller | CAUTION…HISTORY AHEAD
Can Victoria survive its own bungling and folly?
60 Maleea Acker | FOR THE LOVE OF SALMON
Peter McCully and his volunteer team are passionate about their work with the Goldstream Hatchery.
62 Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic | ONE MAN’S TRASH: PART 2
We can recycle nearly everything. We still need to buy less stuff.