New bloodbath in US stock markets as Dow Jones and NASDAQ indexes tumble

The bear market in US equities continued today with another miserable day on Wall Street. Tesla, Nike, Chevron, American Express, Caterpillar, Meta Platforms (Facebook), Etsy and Salesforce are among the big US companies that have seen their stock prices fall by more than 5%. By the time markets closed, the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index had … Read more

Trout Lake gets a floating island to improve biodiversity and purify water

A new floating habitat on Trout Lake will promote biodiversity and help clean up the water body of John Hendry Park. The 60 square meter green island of interlocking platforms was planted with native species of rushes and sedges and was towed out onto the lake on June 6. The Vancouver Board of Parks and … Read more

A cocktail kit for our little winged friends, mint juleps on the runway and a good reason to rejoice with a beer and a pie

Yes, we understand and we’re sorry. Last week we started complaining about the weather and the fact that it had been raining nonstop since last September. With June halfway through and summer just days away, we were hoping to kick things off here by celebrating the weather in t-shirts and shorts. And wondering what goes … Read more

FIFA confirms Vancouver as host city of 2026 World Cup

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) today confirmed that Vancouver and Toronto will be the two host cities for Canada’s contribution to the 2026 World Cup. The news came as football’s world governing body FIFA announced the 16 cities that will host the 80 matches of the quadrennial tournament which, along with the Olympics, … Read more

Rabia Khedr and Nick Saul: Canadians with disabilities should not have to choose between poverty and death

By Rabia Khedr and Nick Saul In March 2021, the federal government made it legal for Canadians living with disabilities to request medical assistance in dying, whether or not natural death is inevitable. A year later, many people living with disabilities in Canada are considering this path. Not because they want to die, but because … Read more

Doreen Manuel and John Price: George Manuel in Stockholm, 1972

By Doreen Manuel and John Price Fifty years ago, thousands of people gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 5-16, for the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, the first global summit to tackle the damage that capitalism race was causing on earth. This conference is recognized as the ancestor of the Rio Summit which … Read more

New bloodbath in US stock markets as Dow Jones and NASDAQ indexes tumble

The bear market in US equities continued today with another miserable day on Wall Street. Tesla, Nike, Chevron, American Express, Caterpillar, Meta Platforms (Facebook), Etsy and Salesforce are among the big US companies that have seen their stock prices fall by more than 5%. By the time markets closed, the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index had … Read more

5 Patios Old and New Are Anchoring Vancouver’s Summer Snack Scene

With the start of summer arriving on Tuesday (June 21), it’s safe to say patio season is now upon us. And if there’s a silver lining to this horrible pandemic, it’s the proliferation of outdoor dining in the region. Everyone seems to be in on the action: brasseries, fine dining establishments and take-out pizzerias. Patios … Read more

In love with a truly fabulous past, a recharged Zolas looks to the future with Come Back to Life

Because that would be dishonest, Zachary Gray won’t claim that guitar-based pop music has never been more revolutionary or fashionable than it was in the 2020s. But he will readily suggest that in some ways he couldn’t be happier living in a time when hip-hop is king and EDM rules the clubs and the charts. … Read more

SFU Professor Emeritus Tim Takaro Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Violating Trans Mountain Injunction

“Climate activists are sometimes portrayed as dangerous radicals. But the real dangerous radicals are countries that increase fossil fuel production. Investing in new fossil fuel infrastructure is moral and economic folly.” – UN Secretary General António Guterres British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick sentenced another retired university professor to prison. On June 15, Simon … Read more