If you live in metro Vancouver, your mailbox contains the chance to voice your opinion on the transit referendum. Whatever you think will be neatly expressed by one of two words: yes, or no.
If you vote "yes," you vote for the expansion of public transit services. As metro Vancouver looks forward to an additional one million people, transportation will play a key role in supporting and shaping the urban development necessary to accommodate the demographic increase.
Implicit in your choice is support for the existing development paradigm. The concern is that this development model could displace those who will most benefit from transportation expansions.
In the U.S., transit funding referendums have become a fact of life. But on March 16, the first ballots will be mailed out in the Metro Vancouver transit referendum, apparently the first ever in Canada.
This could either be the start of a downward spiral for transit in Canada or the spark for a sustainable transportation movement -- one that changes our communities for the better and greatly reduces our dependence on oil from the tar sands and fracking fields.
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On Friday February 20, Vancouver Transit Police announced that it will cease its agreement with the Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) and end its enforcement of federal immigration law.
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A dinner held in a prestigious Vancouver restaurant by company Vancouver Wharves was disrupted on January 24 by anti-pipeline protesters. Why? Well, Vancouver Wharves is owned by Kinder Morgan.
The protestors -- from a group called Beyond Boarding -- held photos of environmental degradation and covered their mouths with the words "Climate Justice" written on tape.
Left in Love is a dating column for progressive daters who give a damn! Each month, Meghan Murphy matches couples looking for radical love and documents the date in this space. Our couple this month is Roz and Sam.
Roz is a 28-year-old student, support worker, visual artist and children's author. Creative/optimist.
Sam is 33-year-old professional musician, amateur cook and armchair scientist. Leggy/pensive.