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2016

Death in Bloom
Masthead 2016

List of contributors to the 2016 issue.

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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.

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Preserving Chinatown

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

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Down the Amazon

Iquitos, Peru is your gateway to an unforgettable adventure exploring the Amazon’s villages, exotic plants, and animals.

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Grow Your Own

Taproot, Kauai, is a farming community that supplies herbs, spices, and exotic fruits and vegetables to adventurous chefs.

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Plastic Oceans

The continued growth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is motivating advocates to find innovative ways to clean it up.

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Urban Homesteader

With a few inexpensive, eco-friendly lifestyle changes, helping Mother Nature has never been so easy. Here are a few options to consider adopting in your everyday life.

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Turning the Tides

Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program educates and empowers consumers to make sustainable seafood purchasing decisions, easily.

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Kimchi Kitchen

Spicy or sour, vinegary or salty – Kimchi is a Korean vegetable dish that tastes different every time. Try this recipe!

Fresh Seafood at WildTale Coastal Grill

By skillfully showcasing the ocean’s bounty, this dining spot is quickly becoming a Vancouver favourite.

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Casual Asian Fusion at Bao Down

Fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, exotic flavour pairings, and heavenly tempura tempt even the fussiest diner to try more.

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Authentic Peruvian Dishes at Silvestre Gusto Latino

Gastown is home to this culinary gem serving authentic South American cuisine of exceptional quality and unique flavours.

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A Modern Take on Japanese Classics at Zipang Provisions

The blending of Japanese comfort food and Western cuisine results in an innovative culinary adventure for Vancouver diners.

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Future Harvests

Innovative UBC program provides a new generation of farmers with agricultural education and hands-on experience.

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The Repair Economy

Re-using and recycling old technology is just the first step in reducing the environmental impacts of electronic waste in our world.

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Not Your Grandmother’s Choir

A look at the rise of community pop choirs and the health benefits of group singing.

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The Real Dirt on Laundry

Washing synthetic fabrics in conventional washing machines is adding harmful microplastics to the world’s oceans.

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Sustainable Fashion

Fashion Designer Nicole Bridger talks about the importance of sustainable fashion in this one-on-one interview.

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Healing Behind Bars

Inmates are given the opportunity to heal with yoga and art-based therapy programs being offered in prisons.

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Asian Cinema on the Rise

Asian films are gaining critical and audience acclaim, overcoming political and commercial challenges.

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Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s Unceded Territories

What to expect from the current exhibit, Unceded Territories, by artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology.

Rescuing Chester

False killer whale, Chester, arrived at the Vancouver Aquarium near death. But he not only survived – he thrived!