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You Are Not Alone Photo Art

Lifelines

Art has the ability to open doors and build bridges. In the first responder community, art has helped heal, connect, and raise awareness about mental health.

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The Road Home

As the homelessness crisis worsens, cities in the Pacific Northwest look for ways to move forward.

Stephanie Taylor

A Better Measure of Success

How three Vancouver women are changing business for the better through environmental and social sustainability.

Classroom

Untold Histories

Including Indigenous content and history in BC’s curriculum is a small but necessary step toward healing.

wildfires

Taking the Heat

BC’s worst wildfire season on record brought out the best efforts of firefighters despite the challenges.

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We Wish We Had It Yesterday

Transgender patients have limited options for trans-competent health care in BC, but advocates are working toward positive change.

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Toward the Light

Local health advocates provide accessible care to residents facing end of life in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood.

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Ready, Set, Hack!

Competitive coding events encourage participants with varied backgrounds to develop innovative apps that help solve global issues.

View from Mt. Balingkilat

A Greener Path

The most appealing trails seem untouched, but as more people hike those trails, more damage is left behind.

food plants illustration

The Fifteenth Element

Scientists are developing technologies to recover phosphorus, but they face barriers, including a lack of awareness of the problem.

The Hanjin Ottawa in Russia

Crossing Oceans

Cargo ships haul more than metal containers. Recently, they have been carrying an increasing number of tourists.

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What’s in a Name

British Columbia takes steps towards reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations peoples by restoring Indigenous place names.

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Rethink Re-Use

Despite challenges, Vancouver residents and businesses are finding ways to successfully curb their plastic consumption.

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Death in Bloom

Environmentally friendly burial options are offering people the chance to carry their environmental ethics beyond the grave.

chinatown buildings

Preserving Chinatown

An investigation into the ongoing housing crisis of Vancouver’s Chinatown and Downtown East Side, and the groups trying to solve it.

Environment surrounding palm oil production

Palm Futures

Many people are familiar with the problems with manufacturing palm oil, but don’t realize that avoidance isn’t the answer. Consumers must understand their own purchasing power, and force companies to provide a sustainable alternative.

Root vegetables in the dirt

Think Before You Eat

As the world’s land and water becomes increasingly limited, we need alternative ways to feed our ever-growing populations. Vegetarianism, veganism, or even just eating less meat can go a long way in preserving our resources.

Image of man's hand picking up a bee.

City Bee, Country Bee

Urban beekeeping is a growing trend in many cities around the world. But with the population of rural bees continuing to decline, it’s uncertain whether rooftop hives will be enough to save our pollinators.

Exterior of Tiny home.

Small Spaces, Big Questions

As real estate costs grow ever higher, owning your own home can seem impossible. But the tiny home trend proves that with a little work and a lot of ingenuity, small-scale living is a viable alternative.

A blueprint-style illustration of a pipeline

On the Line

As tensions surrounding B.C.’s pipelines and resource extraction sites rise, opponents unite to take a stand.

creative concept illustrating the endangerment of sharks

The Fin Appeal

Researchers, activists and shark experts weigh in to broaden the dialogue surrounding shark conservation.

a selection of gluten and gluten-free products

Or Not to Wheat?

Exploring the differences between celiac disease and choosing the gluten-free lifestyle.

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The Returns of Labour

Agricultural migrant workers from Mexico face challenging employment and social conditions in Canada.

Langara Digital and Print Publishing Program