Cathy Bussewitz
A flare burns off methane and other hydrocarbons as oil pumpjacks operate in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. File photo by The Associated Press/David Goldman


“The minute we release a policy," - - - - - “they’re going to jump at it with 50 lawyers and look at any loopholes, gaps, mistakes, unclear sentences.”

Feb. 1, 2023

The doors of a metal box slide open, and a drone rises over a gas well in Pennsylvania. Its mission: To find leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, so that energy companies can plug the leaks and reduce the emissions that pollute the air.

Daniella Barreto
An officer with a body camera in Manchester, UK. Body cams are common in many police forces across Europe, and the VPD plan to outfit their officers with them by 2025. But critics point out body cams record police violence — they don’t stop it. Photo via Shutterstock.

Feb. 1, 2023

Especially for Black people.

Audrey Tung and Kendall Fraser
Christy was a community researcher who spent her final months advocating for herself and others who have experienced homelessness. Illustration by The Tyee.

Feb. 2, 2023

At 60, she took her own life after receiving an eviction notice in a system that wasn’t designed for her.

Patrick Condon
‘A key assumption was that adding brand new higher cost rental units would free up moderately priced older units in a process called “filtering.”’ Photo by David Beers.

Feb. 2, 2023

Vancouver leads the region in building new rental units. Why are rates still rising?

Justin McElroy
TransLink is prioritizing an expanded bus service network in its 10-year investment plan, but the cost of the overall plan is currently projected at approximately $20 billion. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Jan. 26, 2023

More buses, rapid transit to the North Shore, a gondola to SFU — and a $20 billion price tag

Metro Vancouver mayors know their $20 billion wish list for the next decade of new transit investments is a lot — but they say it's worth it. 

"We've fallen behind. Our region has grown significantly. We've experienced a lot of population growth, and our transportation and transit systems have not kept pace," said Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West.

 A core message of transportation equity, referenced in Litman (2023). Source: Ryan “Equity and Mobility” in Transportation Talk by Ryan Martinson

Jan. 28, 2023

Looking ahead a week to February 4, 2023, we’d like to draw attention to “Transit Equity Day.”

According to avid transit commentator and analyst Nathan Davidowicz, Transit Equity Day has never been celebrated in Vancouver or British Columbia.

Amanda Follett Hosgood
Iris Energy’s Prince George bitcoin mining operation, which opened in September, sits on 12 acres of land near the Fraser River. The facility employs about 15 people and draws 50 megawatts of electricity. Photo provided by Iris Energy.

Jan. 19, 2023

Cryptocurrency operations have been taking up residence in forestry towns. Amidst a turbulent market, the province is hitting pause.

When most people think about bitcoin, they likely think of a shiny new tech industry that operates somewhere in “the cloud.”

D'Arcy Briggs
Free public transit: A path to climate justice - illustration

Jan. 24, 2023

We are in the midst of both an environmental crisis and an affordability crisis, which are linked. The solutions on offer, from raising fares to relying on electric cars, don’t solve either problem. But increasing access to public transit is good for all workers, all riders, and the planet. Taking action for free and accessible public transit can win reforms and set us on track for climate justice.


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