4 Leslie Campbell | THE HEART AND SOUL OF FOCUS
It’s an understatement to say that a lot has changed in Focus’ 30 years, but there’s been at least one consistent thread.
14 David Broadland | THE MAYORS’ MIlLION-DOLLAR COVER-UP
Did Stan Lowe defame Mayor Helps and Mayor Desjardins? Or did the Police Complaint Commissioner pull his punches?
18 Ross Crockford | GREAT POLITICS VS. GOOD GOVERNANCE
What will close the divisions laid bare by Victoria’s election?
20 Judith Lavoie | TENT CITIES MAKE THE HOMELESS MORE VISIBLE
Anger is often directed at the leaders of tent cities, but they seem to get results.
22 Russ Francis | LNG CANADA—A STRANDED ASSET?
Canada’s biggest-ever white elephant may never produce one gram of LNG—if we’re lucky.
24 Briony Penn | FEDS MOVE TO DIVIDE AND CONQUER LOCAL FIRST NATIONS
Some local First Nations leaders fear the next rounds of “consultation” around the Trans Mountain pipeline may be even worse.
26 Russ Francis | VOTING FOR DEMOCRACY
The horrors of proportional representation? Faster climate action, more women elected, lower debt, increased voter turnout.
28 Stephen Hume | ORCAPOCALYPSE
The perils faced by killer whales forewarn of an uber threat—the unravelling of the ecosystems upon which humans also depend.
34 Kate Cino | CREATING ORDER OUT OF CHAOS
Martina Edmonson begins each new piece with an internal investigation.
48 Mollie Kaye | ROCKIN’ OUT TO ANCIENT MUSIC
Modern day minstrels, the Banquo Folk Ensemble is about to release another CD.
52 Monica Prendergast | HOW HISTORY HAUNTS THE THEATRE
Echos of past performances reverberate through the years in our theatre spaces.
56 Amy Reiswig | MAMASKATCH: A CREE COMING OF AGE
Recently nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, Darrel McLeod’s memoir will break hearts in the best possible way.
58 Gene Miller | WHAT, ME WORRY?
To solve homelessness we need to build homes for the marginalized and support them. The only thing holding us back is…
60 Maleea Acker | ROBIN HOOD’S DREAM
In the face of ecological disasters, art and science together can lead to hope and resilience.
62 Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic | EVERY THING WE DO COUNTS
Until governments get serious about tackling greenhouse gas emissions,citizens must take the lead.