Urban

22/04/23
Author: 
Geoff Meggs
The Sen̓áḵw development in Vancover ‘ticks every box of contemporary housing strategy,’ says Geoff Meggs. Image from Sen̓áḵw.

Apr. 21, 2023

An Indigenous Vancouver project shows a way forward.

18/04/23
Author: 
Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
Illustration by Ata Ojani

Apr. 6, 2023

Is ‘renewable’ natural gas a climate solution — or masterful greenwashing?

Each time Tim Crossin turns on his gas fireplace to heat the modest home he shares with his partner, the avowed environmentalist "assuages" his climate guilt with a reminder that he is paying a premium for so-called "renewable" natural gas.

08/04/23
Author: 
The Thorn
Mayor Sim’s sweeps are cruel, costly, and counterproductive

Apr. 7, 2023

City sweeps on East Hastings are a cruel, costly and counter-productive spectacle 

Less than six months into their term in office Mayor Ken Sim and his ABC majority have made clear their vision for Vancouver: more police, less justice. More inequality, less compassion. 

05/04/23
Author: 
Bridgette Watson
City of Vancouver employees work to dismantle tents in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Apr. 5, 2023

Police moved into Vancouver's Downtown Eastside on Wednesday morning as the city began carrying out its plan to remove a street encampment from the neighbourhood.

East Hastings Street, where people have been living in tents and make-shift structures, has been shut down at Main Street while the process begins.

31/03/23
Author: 
Naomi Klein, Andrea Krombein, Zuzana Modrovic, Robert Patterson, Mohammed Rafi Arefin and Geraldine Pratt
The lack of decent, affordable housing makes it harder for tenants to survive extreme weather events. Image via Shutterstock.

Mar. 30, 2023

Two years after the deadly heat dome, urgent action is needed to safeguard BC’s tenants.

29/03/23
Author: 
Emiko Newman, Eric Doherty
B.C. currently has five new liquefied natural gas projects in play, including LNG Canada. PHOTO BY LNG CANADA /via REUTERS

Mar. 28, 2023

 B.C. is taking valuable steps but the new budget is full of mixed climate signals.

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that future action to curb emissions will become progressively more difficult — and undoubtedly more expensive — with every increment of warming.

28/03/23
Author: 
Jean Swanson
Vancouver’s Broadway corridor has rentals galore. Will tenants be uprooted and forced from the neighbourhood? Illustration by The Tyee.

Mar. 28, 2023

Vancouver’s city council is dealing with the pace of development at its Wednesday meeting.

14/03/23
Author: 
Damian Carrington
The carbon emissions from the global SUV fleet outweigh that of most countries. Photo by Chait Goli/Pexels

Mar. 13, 2023

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

The continued global rise in sales of SUVs pushed their climate-heating emissions to almost one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2022, according to the International Energy Agency.

03/03/23
Author: 
Andrew Gage
Flooding and storms have impacted Vancouverites, causing significant damage and wreaking havoc on the city’s beloved seawall. PHOTO BY JASON PAYNE /PNG

Mar. 2, 2023

Last July, the city of Vancouver pledged $1 per resident to bring a class-action lawsuit against the largest oil companies, but those funds are nowhere to be found in the 2023 budget.

In 1988, scientists working for the oil giant Shell wrote in an internal memo that the burning of fossil fuels, if unchecked, would lead to changes to sea level and weather “larger than any that have occurred over the past 12,000 years.”

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