Margaret Evans

Time for British Columbia to modernize its liquor laws

John Yap suggests that beer, wine and spirits should be made available in grocery stores but in a separate section of the retail outlet.

A dog’s life can be a complicated world

The stabbing death of a pit bull last week while being walked on Vancouver’s Kitsilano beach was tragic and could have been avoided.

Super typhoon an example of extreme weather

According to the GCWI report, globally from 1993-2012 more than 530,000 people died as a result of 15,000 extreme weather events

Remembrance: Some wounds are difficult to heal

Spanning a century of conflict, Harry’s story and Alicia’s story of trauma are hauntingly similar.

A major earthquake in B.C. is not a matter of if

According to the Geological Survey of Canada, southwestern B.C. is at high risk with a 30 per cent chance of a significant earthquake

Taxpayer the real loser in the Senate scandal

Sen. Duffy with his speech to an audience of jaw-dropped senators threw down the gauntlet for the expenses scandal at PM Harper’s feet.

Canadian veterans fight second battle for benefits

Canada’s veterans are getting short-changed with the New Veterans Charter that was released in 2006 by Veterans Affairs Canada.

Will climate change get the attention it deserves?

Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth’s surface than any preceding decade since 1850.

Iconic Canadian bird deserves stepped up protection

Environment Canada announces that it will issue an emergency order to protect the endangered greater sage grouse.

Stanley Park is something millions can celebrate

Almost everyone has affection for Stanley Park with their own take on what makes it special.

Exotic animals and the dangers of living on the wild side

Herpetologists are largely responsible pet owners. But when something goes wrong, as we saw in Cambellton, the outcome can be catastrophic.

Tragedy shines a light on postpartum depression

When the tragic story of Lisa Gibson broke, it was a horrific reminder of the extremes of postpartum depression.

The mounting price tag of a warming climate

If you think it’s been hot and dry, well it has. This July has been the driest since 1960 with twice the number of hot days.

‘Harm reduction’ is starting to pay dividends

Despite the stereotypical image of addicts shooting up in grubby back alleys, there’s good news that overall illicit drug use is declining.

Drawing lessons from the Alberta floods

The devastating flooding in Alberta could have critical lessons for towns and cities located near rivers with subdivisions in flood zones.

An ocean of trouble beneath the waves

A current fear is that the oceans could revert to the Precambrian world of 500 million years ago when jellyfish ruled.

Enbridge fails to meet critical test

The B.C. Liberal government may have rejected Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal, bur the debate is far from over.

Sober second thoughts on the Senate fiasco

According to the Senate Conflict of Interest Code, senators cannot accept gifts or other benefits except compensation authorized by law.

Work now begins for new Liberal government

Pollsters and pundits got one thing right last week. The election was the NDP’s to lose.

Looking for a leader with vision

Governments don’t create jobs. They create the business environment to make jobs happen. Which is where leadership comes in.