Browsing Category news

An Open Letter To Occupy Calgary

We’re 6 weeks into the occupy movement across the first world. What started as a visual call to arms in Adbusters has turned into a series of campsites, microcommunities and protests in public places around…

Read More

Let Them Drink Coke

[twitter]Last weekend the Calgary Folk Music Festival made a bold step in a growing tide against bottled water: they banned sale of it on site. The momentum behind the ban the bottled water movement is…

Read More

This Is My Vancouver

In the light of the riots in Vancouver this week, a collective has gathered online to reclaim their city. They are trying to take back what it means to live on the west coast and…

Read More

The Scariest Day Of My Life

[twitter]The scariest day of my life was a night in May 20, 1980. Rene Levesque was holding Canada hostage 4 years after becoming premier of Quebec and his Parti-Quebecois held a referendum on the future…

Read More

A Royal Wedding Breakfast

[twitter]I distinctly remember the summer of 1981. My grandmother and great-grandmother were visiting us in Vancouver from their home in Montreal. I was 11 and I didn’t understand why every woman in our house was…

Read More

What Does Bonnie Brooks Look Like?

Bonnie Brooks, President of the Bay, has an unmistakable voice. The moment her gravely tones comes on the radio introducing another deal at the Bay, you know who it is and what she’s talking about….

Read More

How To Stop Yellow Pages Home Delivery

[twitter]It’s Yellow Pages and White Pages home delivery season. The hue and cry is rising from the web about the needless delivery of these herculean volumes that few people in 2009 are thumbing through. Sure,…

Read More