4 Leslie Campbell | THE QUEST FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
The gap between incomes and housing costs has grown so wide that bold action is overdue.
14 David Broadland | VICTORIA’S BIG SECRET
The search for a solution to the sewage treatment issue has lost sight of what it should be looking for; here’s a reminder.
20 Judith Lavoie | THE STRUGGLE TO PROTECT WILD SALMON RAGES ON
The salmon farming battle heats up with the Sea Shepherd’s voyage and eviction notices served by First Nations on fish farms.
22 Alan Cassels | THE DIABETES DIAGNOSIS
The war on blood glucose is stupid, costly and bloody.
24 Lisa Cordasco | NEW POT LAWS COULD BUST RURAL BC’S ECONOMY
BC growers worry they will be cut out of the equation as governments move towards legalization.
26 Stanley Tromp | DROP DEAD
The use of fentanyl has exploded and more Victorians have died from overdoses in the first half of 2016 than all of 2015.
28 Briony Penn | PROFESSIONAL RELIANCE EXPERIMENT A REGULATORY FAILURE?
Tourism operators on the coast have been forced to watchdog forestry operations since government introduced self-monitoring.
32 Katherine Palmer Gordon | BURIED PROMISES
The Province’s failure on First Nations burial sites is leading to more Grace Islets and potentially another Gustafsen Lake.
34 Aaren Madden | IN DEFIANCE: INDIGENOUS WOMEN DEFINE THEMSELVES
Lindsay Delaronde’s collaborative photography project uses images to defy the language and attitudes that marginalize indigenous women.
44 Mollie Kaye | RAISING THE ROOF FOR COAST COLLECTIVE
An arts oasis faces challenges without CRD funding—so throws a dance party.
54 Monica Prendergast | NEXT TO NORMAL
Hard-hitting Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical about mental health and family opens the season at Langham Court Theatre.
56 Amy Reiswig | THE TWO OF US: STORIES OF INTIMACY
Kathy Page’s new collection of short stories explores the transformative power of one-to-one encounters.
58 Gene Miller | ALL ONUS, NO BONUS
What’s creating all that weird energy to our south?
60 Maleea Acker | METCHOSIN BIOBLITZ
Metchosin uses citizens and volunteer scientists to create a low-cost but impressive inventory of species.
62 Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic | PANDORA’S BOX
Victoria and the Province are blind to the real costs of gambling.
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