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Redeye Collective

A progressive take on current events. Produced by an independent media collective at Vancouver Cooperative Radio.

21:03 | Nov 3rd, 2018

Seven years ago, the City of Vancouver allowed a comprehensive upzoning of Chinatown that brought in rapid condo development and accelerated the demise of this historic cultural site. Activists and local residents fought back, focusing their attentio...Show More

12:13 | Aug 29th

After years of hearing stories about the daily harassment faced by people who live on the street, Pivot Legal Society has created a practical resource to help people learn about and defend their rights while interacting with police. Meenakshi Mannoe ...Show More

11:25 | Aug 27th

In Vancouver and Victoria, the watersheds are protected from logging to ensure good water quality for city residents. But the people living in the rest of the province aren’t so lucky. Small communities around the province have discovered that timber...Show More

17:20 | Aug 23rd

Over the years, the oil and gas industry has honed a populist narrative claiming that fossil fuel is good for Canadians and that those who oppose it are elites. Environmental groups and Indigenous people are developing a counter narrative that the re...Show More

18:04 | Aug 15th

Victoria Chung was the first Asian Canadian to earn a medical degree in Canada. An eyewitness to China’s independence struggle, she provided urgent medical care during WWII, stayed on after the 1949 revolution and became a legend in her own right. We...Show More

16:23 | Aug 12th

A new report released last month says First Nations children experience the highest levels of poverty in Canada. The report finds that half of all First Nations children on-reserve live in poverty, with even higher numbers in Saskatchewan and Manitob...Show More

13:24 | Aug 8th

Victoria recently lost its fight to ban single-use plastics after a court challenge by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association. The BC Court of Appeal said the municipality needs permission from the provincial government. Isabelle Lefroy says it’s criti...Show More

17:15 | Aug 5th

The National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls was one of the calls to action recommended by the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission. On June 3, the inquiry released its final report. It concluded that there are seriou...Show More

18:13 | Aug 1st

Securitization in the political context refers to the viewing of broad spheres of society through a security lens. Muslims in Canada have been the focus of sustained attention from the RCMP and CSIS in the 18 years since the World Trade Center attack...Show More

14:23 | Jul 29th

Dr Pam Palmater is an Indigenous lawyer, professor and activist. She says that the first step to reconciliation is for non-Indigenous people to educate themselves, so she’s started an online video book club to help people do just that. Pam Palmater j...Show More

17:10 | Jul 28th

When people talk about housing affordability, they’re usually thinking about the high cost of buying a home. Less often mentioned are the high costs faced by the millions of Canadians who rent their homes. A new report by the Canadian Centre for Poli...Show More

13:59 | Jul 25th

The Corporate Mapping Project has just released a major report on who’s who in Canada’s fossil fuel industry. It’s called the Fossil-Power Top 50 and it’s a comprehensive listing of the most influential industry players across the country. Bill Carro...Show More

16:25 | Jul 21st

Next Tuesday, Vancouver City Council will debate a motion by NPA councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung called Combatting Anti-Semitism. Neil Naiman of Independent Jewish Voices of Canada is concerned that the way the motion is worded will suppress and even cri...Show More

12:57 | Jul 18th

In 2016, Colombia’s government signed a peace deal with the country’s main rebel group, FARC ending decades of war. But three years on, violence against political opponents is returning. Since the signing of the peace accord, over 400 social leaders ...Show More

16:36 | Jul 15th

Despite the urgency of the housing crisis, overdose emergency and accelerating climate change, the first action that the brand new Vancouver City Council took last year was a motion to develop a three year City-wide planning process. Six months later...Show More

16:13 | Jul 7th

A new book brings together the voices of sex workers, activists and researchers to explore sex work laws, policy and rights in Canada. The book asks readers to question both personal and legislative assumptions about this industry. Tamara O’Doherty i...Show More

14:41 | Jul 3rd

In August 1933, members of a newly-formed Swastika Club attended a public baseball game at Toronto's Christie Pits Park featuring a mixed Jewish and Italian team. After they taunted the Jewish players, a riot broke out that led to 10,000 people fight...Show More

28:11 | Jun 30th

In 1884, the Canadian government banned the Haida potlatch. But Haida elders kept the knowledge of the ceremony alive until the ban was lifted. In 1969, a potlatch was held to honour the raising of the first totem pole in 80 years, carved by Robert D...Show More

11:27 | Jun 26th

Karen Leven is an environmental scientist from Dawson Creek. She worked in the mining industry for 15 years and describes the disparity between environmental regulations in the mining industry versus oil and gas as like night and day. In this talk, s...Show More

16:53 | Jun 23rd

There is a new global elite who control our economic future. In his new book, former Project Censored director and media monitoring sociologist Peter Phillips unveils who these players are. The book includes such power players as Mark Zuckerberg, Bil...Show More

27:57 | Jun 19th

Hereditary Chief Smogelgem is one of two plaintiffs in a case against Coastal Gas Link to try and stop a pipeline going through Wetsu’et’en territory. The Coastal Gas Link pipeline is part of a project to move natural gas to the proposed LNG Canada ...Show More

22:47 | Jun 16th

The use of secret police and informers to undermine and disrupt activism has a long history. This new book reflects on the surveillance, harassment and infiltration directed against individuals and organisations labelled as ‘threats to national secur...Show More

17:38 | Jun 12th

The Last Suffragist Standing is a new biography by Veronica Strong-Boag. The book chronicles Laura Marshall Jamieson’s life from her childhood on a subsistence farm in Ontario to her election as an MLA for the CCF in Victoria and her stint on Vancouv...Show More

12:35 | Jun 9th

Lori Snyder is a Metis herbalist and educator of wild, native and medicinal plants. Lori is currently the 'eco-artist in residence' at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre where she caretakes a Medicine Wheel Garden. Lori offers various workshops on perma...Show More

17:38 | Jun 5th

Christi Belcourt, Erin Konsmo and Isaac Murdoch formed the Onaman Collective in 2014 to help Indigenous communities, particularly youth, reclaim the richness and vibrancy of their heritage including traditional arts, with a contemporary spin. They ar...Show More

23:26 | Jun 2nd

Recently, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment organized a tour of residents of BC’s northeast to talk about the impacts of fracking in their region. They invited scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki to start the ev...Show More

21:31 | May 29th

A new book by Joseph Weiss shows how Indigenous peoples in Canada not only continue to have a future but are at work building many different futures – for themselves and for their non-Indigenous neighbours. Joseph Weiss explores these possible future...Show More

23:12 | May 26th

A new book by long-time Quebec activist Alexa Conradi explores the fissures and tensions in current-day Quebec society. In the book, Conradi looks critically at Quebec’s feminism, relations with Indigenous people and systemic racism. From 2006-2009, ...Show More

24:25 | May 23rd

Urban geographer Dr. Matt Wilde has been involved in struggles around housing justice for several years and has also conducted ethnographic research on precarious housing, grassroots activism and austerity governance in contemporary London. We record...Show More

15:32 | May 20th

The BC government has drawn up a draft partnership conservation agreement with the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations and another one with the federal government. Rachel Plotkin says the agreements won’t save the caribou unless measures are put ...Show More

08:48 | May 18th

Erica Grant was homeless for a year and a half. Now a resident of government-funded SRO housing, she also has experience with the complications and challenges of receiving social and health care support from a landlord. Erica Grant spoke recently at ...Show More

16:46 | May 15th

Libby Davies represented the federal riding of Vancouver East for six terms. Before that she spent 11 years as a Vancouver city councillor. Throughout her almost three decades in elected office, Libby remained committed to the issues that drew her in...Show More

13:16 | May 12th

A new report by the UK-based research group InfluenceMap reveals that major oil companies put out sophisticated climate messaging that suggests a willingness to change while keeping their investments solidly focused on fossil fuels. The report says t...Show More

16:58 | May 10th

The BC government has announced what it calls a new fiscal framework to support the LNG industry. This bureaucratic language about tax incentives conceals a major subsidy to foreign multinationals, and will only result in a minimal number of jobs for...Show More

10:30 | May 8th

On the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, near Juan de Fuca Park, 109 hectares of old-growth forest is about to be auctioned off to logging companies. While logging is not permitted inside the provincial park, the forest surrounding it provides a v...Show More

13:38 | May 7th

For LGBTQ athletes, coming out remains a strong taboo in both amateur and professional sports. Standing on the Line follows three athletes who have chosen to break the code of silence and stand up in support of their community. Paul Émile d’Entremont...Show More

12:29 | May 2nd

A new study by federal scientists indicates that warming in Canada is about double the global average. The situation in northern Canada is even more alarming with figures showing warming at nearly triple the global average. Greg Flato is a senior sci...Show More

15:10 | Apr 28th

Salakshana, Jeeti, and Kira Pooni suffered years of sexual assault after their older cousin moved into their Williams Lake home almost four decades ago. Baljit Sangra’s new film Because We Are Girls accompanies the Pooni sisters in the final three ye...Show More

18:13 | Apr 25th

Two multinational corporations recently took 22 per cent of the money in the awarding of Work BC employment-training contracts. Shortly after that, non-profits learned that open procurement will be used to secure the next round of contracts for BC’s ...Show More

14:31 | Apr 21st

While threats to clean water affect us all, Indigenous communities have been on the front lines of defending water from industrial pollution. In BC, this takes the form of resistance to pipelines, fish farming and, most importantly, mining. Nuskmata ...Show More

12:39 | Apr 20th

Dr. Ulrike Meyer is a family physician in Dawson Creek which lies in a region characterized by the most dramatic increase in fracking operations anywhere in the country. On April 3, Dr. Meyer was in Vancouver as part of the speaking tour Voices from ...Show More

18:58 | Apr 17th

From Maple Ridge at one end of the spectrum to New Westminster at the other, city councils are taking radically different approaches to solving the problems facing homeless people and low-income renters. Our City Beat reporter Ian Mass looks at how c...Show More

12:32 | Apr 15th

Overdoses have claimed more than 10,000 lives in three years in Canada. Drug users and supporters have organized a National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis on April 16 to demand meaningful change in government policies to end the overdose traged...Show More

21:40 | Apr 12th

Yusuf Faquiri s brother Soleiman had schizophrenia. He died in December 2016 in an Ontario prison where he was being held while he waited for a bed at the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health. Faquiri’s family have launched a $14 million lawsuit a...Show More

16:29 | Apr 5th

British Columbia was the only Canadian province without a poverty reduction strategy. That changed on March 18 when the BC government unveiled its new poverty reduction plan. Viveca Ellis says the new plan is a strong start but is concerned that it f...Show More

10:00 | Apr 3rd

On March 30, tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza along the boundary fence with Israel on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Great March of Return. They were also marking Land Day, the annual commemoration of Israel’s lethal ...Show More

14:09 | Mar 31st

Tuition increases have been a major theme of neoliberal governments around the world, so it was a surprise to see the Ontario Tories apparently heading in the opposite direction when they announced a ten percent cut in fees earlier this year. But the...Show More

18:43 | Mar 28th

Following the Christchurch massacre, many Canadians are questioning the commitment of some Canadian politicians to an inclusive, multicultural society. In particular, Jason Kenney of the Alberta United Conservative Party and Andrew Scheer of the fede...Show More

10:40 | Mar 27th

Media coverage of the current scandal involving the engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and Justin Trudeau has focused primarily on the Prime Minister’s Office. Largely missing from any discussion are the crimes the company is accused of committing as well ...Show More

15:06 | Mar 25th

Kathleen Belew says we should understand the Christchurch mosque killings, the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue and the U.S. Coast Guard officer’s plan to assassinate politicians as originating from the same source, the white power movement. Kath...Show More

14:28 | Mar 22nd

Vancouverism describes the practice of designing higher, thinner towers to provide so-called "view corridors" while still accommodating as large a population as possible. Our City Beat reported Ian Mass attended an urban forum about Vancouverism and ...Show More

13:40 | Mar 20th

Acclaimed author Joy Kogawa collaborated with the Toronto tech studio Jam 3 and the NFB to tell the story of the Japanese-Canadian internment during World War II. East of the Rockies is an augmented reality experience told from the perspective of 17...Show More

15:01 | Mar 18th

Starting in 2002, BC Hydro bought too much of the wrong kind of energy, paid too much for it and did this at the behest of the provincial government. John Calvert is the author of Liquid Gold, a book analyzing the BC Liberals’ private power agenda. ...Show More

11:01 | Mar 16th

Canada has a universal medicare system, but there is a big gap when it comes to ensuring people can afford the medication they need. Currently, one in four households can’t afford their prescription drugs. The Advisory Council on the Implementation o...Show More

13:23 | Mar 14th

The City of Vancouver’s Rental 100 program offers substantial financial rewards for developers who build affordable rental housing. The problem is, the City’s definition of affordable puts the apartments out of the reach of anyone earning less than $...Show More

09:42 | Mar 12th

In the 1980s and 90s, cannabis compassion clubs provided marijuana to patients who used in for medical reasons. A recent report by the BC Centre for Substance Use recommends that the same model could be used to provide drug users with an untainted su...Show More

18:00 | Mar 10th

Nathan Edelson has been a community planner for almost 50 years, much of it in Vancouver. In this episode, he talks with our City Beat reporter Ian Mass about the future of community planning in Vancouver, including how best to intervene where the fr...Show More

14:06 | Mar 9th

Large demonstrations have rocked several cities in Haiti over the past few weeks as citizens rise up against the government of Jovenal Moïse. The final straw was Moïse’s vote denouncing Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro at the Organization of Ameri...Show More

15:49 | Mar 7th

Hogan's Alley in Vancouver’s East End was home to much of the city’s Black community before it was demolished to make way for the Georgia Viaduct in the 1960s. More than 50 modular homes have been constructed on the land where Hogan’s Alley once stoo...Show More

14:50 | Mar 4th

A new documentary has its premiere this week in Vancouver. The Shadow of Gold reveals the impact of gold mining and the gold trade on our economy, environment and conflicts. We speak with Canadian producer and director Robert Lang about the effects o...Show More

12:55 | Mar 3rd

In Dec 2018, intense lobbying succeeded in getting the US Senate to declare that US support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen was illegal, ushered in a fragile ceasefire. However, 16 million Yemenis are still on the brink of famine. Next week, the newly...Show More

14:26 | Mar 1st

A new, more generous child benefit for children under 18, investments in infrastructure, training and foster care but more ambitious action is still needed to help lift people out of poverty, provide housing and address the opioid crisis. We invited ...Show More

15:34 | Feb 27th

Patrick Condon argues that the proposed UBC extension to the Broadway subway line will blow the Lower Mainland’s transportation budget and fuel massive land speculation both on the university campus and all along the subway route. Patrick Condon is a...Show More

16:43 | Feb 25th

The provincial government released its annual budget on Feb 19, with many implications for Lower Mainland municipalities. City Beat reporter Ian Mass brings us an overview of the potential effects for Metro Vancouver governments.

12:55 | Feb 25th

The BC government is spending $900 million on its CleanBC plan while continuing to push ahead with a major LNG project in Kitimat which relies on fracked gas from northeast BC. Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Committee says that BC Budget 2019 simpl...Show More

14:09 | Feb 19th

Transit, housing, the overdose crisis and more - our City Beat reporter Ian Mass takes a close look at what the mayor and council have accomplished 100 days after the election in both Burnaby and Vancouver.

19:23 | Feb 17th

Anti-poverty activists are looking for substantial new investments in BC Budget 2019 to ensure the success of BC’s first ever poverty reduction strategy, in the works for later this spring. We speak with economist Iglika Ivanova from the BC Office o...Show More

18:06 | Feb 15th

While the gilet jaunes movement in France is fighting income inequality, and the high cost of living for the working class, protestors wearing yellow vests in Canada are more likely to espouse white supremacy and attack Canada’s immigration policy. C...Show More

14:39 | Feb 14th

Crackdown is a new podcast that launched at the end of January. Its mission is to bring the perspectives of drug users to the discussion about how to end the overdose crisis that has claimed thousands of lives. Activist and musician Garth Mullins is ...Show More

14:15 | Feb 12th

On February 4, New Westminster city council passed a bylaw that will fine landlords who remove tenants from a building to renovate it only to significantly increase the rent on the suite once the renovations are complete. The bylaw is the first of it...Show More

10:46 | Feb 11th

Feb 9 was the deadline for the Canadian government to respond to a UN Human Rights Committee ruling that Canada violated the rights of undocumented migrant Nell Toussaint by denying her essential health care. To mark Canada’s continued policy of deny...Show More

18:37 | Feb 9th

The third of three podcasts featuring speakers recorded at an event to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of six men at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City on January 29, 2017. Kashif Ahmed serves as the chair of the National Coun...Show More

18:10 | Feb 7th

The second of a series of three talks on Islamophobia, recorded January 28 2019, at an event to commemorate the massacre of six Muslim men at a Quebec City mosque two years ago. The second speaker is Itrath Sayed, a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser Univ...Show More

08:56 | Feb 6th

The Islamophobia Hotline was set up in 2016 to provide free confidential legal assistance to people who are discriminated against for being Muslim or perceived to be Muslim. Hotline organizers brought together a community panel to commemorate the sec...Show More

13:15 | Feb 4th

This week the US announced that it would freeze Venezuelan assets and block payments for Venezuelan oil imports. The loss of the US market is a major blow to Venezuela’s oil income. These sanctions are just the latest in a long line of penalties impo...Show More

13:14 | Jan 31st

In 2015, over 70 news articles were published in both corporate and public media about the nature of Enbridge Inc’s funding partnership with the University of Calgary. UBC graduate student Kevin McCartney and UVic sociology prof Garry Gray produced ...Show More

11:23 | Jan 28th

A group of teenagers in the Lower Mainland went along to Vancouver City Hall in the middle of January to support a motion to declare a climate emergency. Rebecca Hamilton is with the climate action group Sustainabiliteens. She is one of a growing num...Show More

14:46 | Jan 25th

Community health centres use an interdisciplinary, team-based approach to provide health-related services that allow patients to access care from a range of medical professionals. These centres are particularly successful at addressing the causes of ...Show More

14:25 | Jan 24th

On January 7, the RCMP forcibly broke up a checkpoint on the road leading to the Unist’ot’en camp near Houston following an injunction sought by Coastal GasLink. The camp and the checkpoint had been set up to protect the territory from further oil an...Show More

16:15 | Jan 19th

Two years ago, a group of activists blocked a chartered flight from leaving Stansted airport near London. On the flight were 60 people being deported to Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Last month, the Stansted 15, as they are known, were found guilt...Show More

12:12 | Jan 19th

In December, the theatre group BP or Not BP hosted a tour of the British Museum to highlight the appropriation of cultural artifacts from around the world, and to draw attention to the oil company BP and its sponsorship of the museum. We speak with J...Show More

15:11 | Jan 17th

The yellow vest protests began last November following yet another rise in the tax on gasoline. But they have continued for more than two months in response to President Macron’s austerity measures that include an attack on the French health care sys...Show More

13:12 | Jan 15th

An environmental organization in Quebec has applied to bring a class action suit on behalf of the province’s young people against the government of Canada. The lawsuit seeks a declaration that the government’s lack of action on climate change infring...Show More

13:26 | Jan 14th

The lack of accessible and affordable transportation makes it harder for low-income adults to find and keep jobs, get to medical appointments and stay connected with friends. It also puts an unnecessary burden on families, who have to pay for childre...Show More

17:58 | Jan 12th

Since becoming leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn has been under almost constant attack by the media. After coming close to winning the general election in 2017, Corbyn and the Labour Party have been under renewed attack over charges o...Show More

17:11 | Jan 9th

About 90 homeless people set up the Anita Place tent city in May 2017. The camp has been running for nearly two years despite fierce opposition from the council and residents of Maple Ridge, a city in the northeast section of Greater Vancouver. Now t...Show More

17:55 | Jan 7th

Vancouver renters celebrated a major victory on December 4 when key parts of a motion to protect tenants from renovictions passed unanimously at city council. Derrick O’Keefe joins us to discuss the overall picture for renters in Vancouver and other ...Show More

52:32 | Jan 5th

Yves Engler challenges us to look at why so many Canadians believe that Canada’s contribution to international affairs is overwhelmingly positive. He tackles the nationalism of traditional Left parties like the NDP and the CCF, and asks why Canadian ...Show More

30:43 | Jan 3rd

Mark Jacobson is professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University. The focus of his research is how to transition our homes, businesses and cities to 100% clean renewable energy. Mark Jacobson was in Vancouver this past fall to...Show More

52:03 | Jan 1st

Desmond Cole is an activist and journalist based in Toronto. In a feature article for Toronto Life magazine several years ago, he shared his experiencing of carding, saying he’s been stopped by police over 50 times. Last month, he was in Vancouver to...Show More

27:00 | Dec 31st, 2018

In November, the Bank of Canada introduced a new $10 bill featuring the image of Viola Desmond. Viola Desmond has often been compared to Rosa Parks, the U.S. civil rights activist. But Viola Desmond’s act of defiance in a New Glasgow movie theatre in...Show More

22:05 | Dec 27th, 2018

Dr. Michael Klein played a vital role in placing maternity care at the heart of family medicine. He advocated for family-friendly birth practices, the re-introduction of midwifery and the elimination of routine intrusive interventions like episiotomy...Show More

11:28 | Dec 26th, 2018

In mid-December, hearings wrapped up for a mine that is not only bigger than any other tar sands project, but also uses the older of two possible extraction technologies. The Joint Review Panel is expected to approve the mine in the upcoming months. ...Show More

14:33 | Dec 20th, 2018

Earlier this year, Canada committed to creating an ombudsperson for responsible enterprise. Eleven months later, communities affected by the harms of Canadian mining, particularly in Guatemala and Papua New Guinea, are asking where the new ombudspers...Show More

19:40 | Dec 19th, 2018

Two weeks ago, the First Nations Leadership Council and the BC government announced they will develop new legislation to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Just two days earlier, a ground-breaking new report was release...Show More

14:21 | Dec 16th, 2018

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is going ahead with plans to build to add a second major container terminal on Roberts Bank, threatening one of the most important ecosystems on the Pacific coast. Roger Emsley says there is no justification for a new ...Show More

16:15 | Dec 14th, 2018

Metro Vancouver city councils are setting their agendas for the next four years. Our City Beat reporter, Ian Mass, brings us details about a poverty reduction plan coming before Vancouver City Council, Jean Swanson’s motion to protect tenants from re...Show More

15:38 | Dec 13th, 2018

Agriculture Canada recently launched consultations on a model that would make the ancient practice of freely saving and reusing seed illegal. The proposed royalty scheme would force farmers to pay millions of dollars to seed companies every year and...Show More

13:04 | Dec 11th, 2018

Last week, the British Columbia government unveiled its Clean BC plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It proposes moving to cleaner cars and cleaner buildings, there are incentives for industry to move to cleaner operations, but LNG remains in...Show More

16:05 | Dec 10th, 2018

Since 2015, Saudi Arabia has led an attack on Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the world. More than 14 million people have been pushed to the brink of famine as a result of the war. Saudi Arabia has been able to lead this attack largely...Show More

18:31 | Dec 8th, 2018

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has been producing an alternative federal budget for more than two decades. This year, the budget outlines priorities that focus on climate change, inequality, underfunded public services and progressive ta...Show More

12:39 | Dec 6th, 2018

After a months-long campaign involving 238 candidate cities, Amazon has announced that it will be opening two new headquarters in New York and Virginia. The company was offered more than $3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to close the deal...Show More

15:56 | Dec 4th, 2018

This month, West Coast LEAF and the YWCA published a report that centered the voices of survivors of sexual assault, talking about their experiences of the barriers to reporting what happened to them. Alana Prochuk is a co-author of the report and ma...Show More

12:18 | Nov 29th, 2018

Environmental activists are calling for the BC government to immediately halt logging of intact old-growth areas like Schmidt Creek on Vancouver Island. They say there are very few undisturbed old-growth forests like these left and it may be too late...Show More

14:10 | Nov 27th, 2018

A university teaching position was once one of the most secure jobs in the country. But now faculty appointments in Canada have entered the realm of precarious labour. Last year, contract jobs in the sector accounted for the majority of all universit...Show More

15:11 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Every year for the past 6 years, Raise the Rates has issued the Welfare Food Challenge. This year, the organization realized that they couldn’t run the challenge again because the current welfare rate leaves only $6 a week for food – and that’s not p...Show More

16:47 | Nov 19th, 2018

Vancouver’s new mayor and city council met for the first time this past week and they all came ready to advance their campaign promises. It was a very busy week with three full days of meetings, ten motions from individual councillors, and 140 speake...Show More

13:53 | Nov 17th, 2018

Material Witness is a play about violence and healing, co-produced by New York-based Spiderwoman Theatre and Aanmitaagzi, an Indigenous arts company from Nipissing First Nation in Ontario. We speak with Sid Bobb, assistant director of Material Witnes...Show More

09:28 | Nov 16th, 2018

Journalist Gloria Dickie requested field access to Parks Canada scientists while working on a feature article about grizzly bears, and was surprised to have her request turned down. When she asked other journalists, they reported similar challenges i...Show More

14:03 | Nov 13th, 2018

A new report on the collapse of the tailings dam at Mount Polley and an even more catastrophic dam failure at the Samarco mine in Brazil finds many parallels between the two events. Judith Marshall says the mining industry’s deep resistance to govern...Show More

13:43 | Nov 10th, 2018

45 youth in and from foster care traveled to Victoria last month to meet with ministers and MLAs. They are calling for urgent changes to a foster care system that fully supports them only until they become adults. They want to see universal and comp...Show More

10:35 | Nov 7th, 2018

A few weeks ago, thousands of asylum-seekers left Honduras heading for the US-Mexico border. People have walked and hitchhiked about 1500 kilometres so far, and they are expecting to reach the United States in about 3 weeks. Martha Pskowski is an ind...Show More

13:02 | Nov 5th, 2018

Hassan Diab is an Ottawa academic who was extradited to France to face terrorism charges in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue. He was never brought to trial, spending more than three years in detention in a French jail. French investigative judge...Show More

19:24 | Oct 31st, 2018

On October 1, Canada, the US and Mexico agreed on a new free trade to replace NAFTA. It’s called the US Mexico Canada Agreement. Sujata Dey of the Council of Canadians says the new deal is better than NAFTA but still deeply flawed. The Council of Can...Show More

15:55 | Oct 29th, 2018

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is amongst the most studied neighbourhood in the country. At any one time, there are dozens of research projects looking into the effects of drug use, poverty and other topics. Local residents donate a lot of time to ass...Show More

11:51 | Oct 25th, 2018

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey. Khashoggi was a columnist at the Washington Post and a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. We talk with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink and author of Kingd...Show More

15:58 | Oct 23rd, 2018

When the Coalition Avenir Quebec was elected in Quebec this month, the new premier Francois Legault moved quickly to bar public servants from wearing religious symbols. The focus of the new law is the hijab, or headscarf, worn by Muslim women. Monia ...Show More

20:21 | Oct 19th, 2018

This month the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change released its most-urgent report to date, saying that we have less than 20 years to avoid climate catastrophe. While some people sink into despair, others are spurred to action. Peter Kalmus is...Show More

15:24 | Oct 18th, 2018

In September, Vancouver councillors voted to allow duplexes everywhere in the city, as part of a plan to increase housing options. Mayor Gregor Robertson said it was a move to deal with the unaffordability of housing in Vancouver. John Rose is a geog...Show More

23:41 | Oct 16th, 2018

Vancouver voters go the polls next Saturday, October 20. There are many interesting races taking place in Metro Vancouver. Our City Beat reporter Ian Mass joins us to walk us through the issues in Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby and Richmond.

17:01 | Oct 11th, 2018

In their new book, Global Warming and The Sweetness of Life, co-authors Matt Hern and Am Johal claim that any question of ecology is a primarily a question of land politics and sovereignty. In order to grapple with new definitions of ecology, they ...Show More

16:10 | Oct 8th, 2018

Freelance web developer Victor Temprano’s website, Native-Land.ca, began with research he was doing into resource development and pipelines in B.C. The project has expanded into a map that includes territories in North and South America, Australia an...Show More

17:26 | Oct 3rd, 2018

In August, prisoners at Nova Scotia’s largest correctional facility launched a peaceful protest in solidarity with striking prisoners in the United States. The Burnside prisoners also released a list of ten demands, including better healthcare, acces...Show More

16:18 | Oct 1st, 2018

A new documentary looks at the promise and challenges of creating a society ruled by its citizens. Astra Taylor is the director of What is Democracy? In her film, she talks with activists, workers and intellectuals about what people’s power and demo...Show More

13:04 | Sep 27th, 2018

Last year, the organization Media Matters did a survey of news coverage of hurricanes. The survey found that major outlets almost never connect the dots between extreme weather events and climate change. We speak with Lisa Hymas, Director of the Clim...Show More

10:51 | Sep 24th, 2018

We often think of inequality as marked by differences in annual income but a recent article by Alex Hemingway suggests that, in a city like Vancouver, skyrocketing property values have a much bigger impact on the widening gap between rich and poor. A...Show More

21:59 | Sep 22nd, 2018

In this wide-ranging conversation, peace activist Professor William Geimer discusses Canada’s dismal record on protesting Israel’s human rights abuses. He also talks about his book, Canada: The Case for Staying Out of Other People’s Wars. William Ge...Show More

16:13 | Sep 20th, 2018

In their recently published book Unprecedented Crime, Elizabeth Woodworth and Peter Carter say that the catastrophic climate events we are seeing today have been consistently forecast ever since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, signed b...Show More

12:27 | Sep 17th, 2018

The United States has long been the biggest donor to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. At the beginning of September, the Trump administration announced it was cutting all funding to the agency. UNWRA is a humanitarian lifeline for Palesti...Show More

17:52 | Sep 13th, 2018

On August 30, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that the National Energy Board’s review of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion was flawed and that the federal government could not rely on it as a basis for their decision to approve the project. Elin S...Show More

19:26 | Sep 10th, 2018

Last Saturday, more than 850 actions took place around the world to call for real action on climate change. The actions in Vancouver and Victoria both celebrated the recent court decision on Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion and highlighted issues o...Show More

11:17 | Sep 7th, 2018

At the end of July, Burnaby City Council unanimously passed a motion to develop a rental only zoning bylaw. According to Mayor Derek Corrigan, the new rental housing bylaw will allow “the replacement of current rental units” in new towers. But commun...Show More

19:26 | Sep 5th, 2018

Fearless Cities is a growing movement across the globe aiming to democratize municipal politics. A month ago, the first ever Fearless Cities summit in North America was held in New York City. Derrick O’Keefe is co-founder of the Vancouver Tenants’ Un...Show More

14:52 | Aug 30th, 2018

Tent cities are often closed down due to concerns over fire safety. More than 100 members of the public health community have written an open letter calling for a shift from using public health as a rationale to displace tent cities to adopting a pub...Show More

15:24 | Aug 27th, 2018

Immigration advocates who have led the push for Vancouver to adopt sanctuary city policies are deeply disappointed with the new guidelines announced by the Vancouver Police Department last month. They say the new policies fail to protect migrant and ...Show More

16:54 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Change is hard, says Seth Klein, and we’re always more comfortable with what we know. But, he argues, that’s no reason to stick with an electoral system that gives parties with 35% of the vote 100% of the power, or that forces us to vote against part...Show More

16:59 | Aug 19th, 2018

The West Moberly First Nations have been in BC Supreme Court since July 23 seeking an injunction to halt work on the Site C dam. They want to see construction stopped until the courts can rule on whether or not the dam constitutes treaty infringement...Show More

13:33 | Aug 16th, 2018

In 2002, Israel began building a wall around the occupied West Bank. Seven years later, British playwright David Hare wrote a monologue examining the impact of the wall on Israelis and Palestinians. Canadian filmmaker Cam Christiansen took Hare’s mon...Show More

17:34 | Aug 14th, 2018

Redeye’s Ian Mass joins us to talk about who’s who in the wide-open race for mayor in Vancouver and about a campaign to unseat long-time Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan.

15:18 | Aug 11th, 2018

In the new short film Beauty, five kids speak frankly and movingly about claiming their own sense of gender in a binary world. We speak with director Christina Willings about the kids and the film. Beauty shows Friday Aug 17 at 5pm at The Coast is Ge...Show More

10:39 | Aug 9th, 2018

In addition to running the one of the world’s largest news and journalism wire services, the Canadian media giant Thomson Reuters is an information clearing house. It creates databases with information gathered from cell phones, credit cards, and hea...Show More

29:53 | Aug 6th, 2018

With West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations currently in BC Supreme Court seeking an injunction to stop work on Site C, the issue of what constitutes treaty infringement is an important one to examine. In this talk recorded July 5, Professor Go...Show More

15:17 | Aug 4th, 2018

The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation is the fourth largest pension fund manager in Canada. It controls more than $135 billion, including almost all of the province’s public sector pension funds. A new report has found that, at a tim...Show More

11:07 | Aug 1st, 2018

A new report prepared by the Alpine Club of Canada highlights the impacts of climate change on many aspects of Canada’s mountain landscapes from glaciers to treelines to ski resorts. The 2018 State of the Mountains report says mountains are experienc...Show More

23:09 | Jul 30th, 2018

A new exhibit at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology shows how communities in Latin America are using traditional art forms to express contemporary political realities. Arts of Resistance features the work of artists from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, El ...Show More

16:52 | Jul 24th, 2018

Mexico’s president-elect won a huge majority on July 1, gaining more support than any president since Mexico’s transition to democracy nearly 20 years ago. His core promises were immensely popular with voters: to end corruption, reduce violence and a...Show More

11:26 | Jul 21st, 2018

Since 2003, British Columbia has had among the lowest standards for child labour. Children as young as 12 are allowed to work in the province for up to 7 hours a day. One of the results is that WCB injury claims among children has spiked. Helesia Luk...Show More

17:44 | Jul 18th, 2018

From a very early age, some children know they are different from the sex category assigned to them at birth. Ann Travers spent five years talking with trans kids and their parents. Their new book, The Trans Generation, offers a rare look into what i...Show More

16:26 | Jul 15th, 2018

Seth Klein thinks all three options on offer in BC’s upcoming electoral reform referendum are dramatically better than what we have now. In this interview, he explains the principal of proportional representation and talks about how each of the three...Show More

12:51 | Jul 13th, 2018

Since March, over 200 people have been arrested for defying an injunction to stay away from the Burnaby construction site for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The legal and financial consequences for these protesters have now increased signific...Show More

12:34 | Jul 12th, 2018

For 15 years, refugees arriving at the land border between the U.S. and Canada have been refused entry to Canada on the grounds that the United States is a safe country for refugee claimants. With the current harsh climate towards migrants, many Cana...Show More

15:28 | Jul 11th, 2018

On June 20, the city of Vancouver declared that the Regent Hotel was unfit to live in, and all residents were ordered to leave. Former Regent tenants are very happy with their new housing, according to housing activists Wendy Pedersen and Jack Gates...Show More

13:11 | Jul 6th, 2018

Vicky Husband says that the provincial government is deliberately misleading the public about the amount of old growth left in British Columbia. She says we should distinguish between old growth and ancient forest. Vicky Husband is a veteran environm...Show More

16:26 | Jul 2nd, 2018

DisconTent City is a community of people living in more than 100 tents on a city-owned vacant lot along Nanaimo’s waterfront. Homeless activists originally set up tents in front of City Hall in March but moved to the current location following a cou...Show More

12:05 | Jun 29th, 2018

Last month, in response to an FOI request, the Vancouver Police Department released data on almost 100,000 street checks from 2008 to 2017. The data shows that Black and Indigenous people are disproportionately targeted by steet checks. The Union of ...Show More

20:50 | Jun 26th, 2018

Protests against the Ortega-Murillo began on April 12 when university students took to the streets in defence of the Indio Maíz biological reserve. Six days later, protests grew to thousands of people following Ortega’s attempt to increase social sec...Show More

18:13 | Jun 23rd, 2018

Breaching the Peace follows the story of the farmers and First Nations who took on BC Hydro and the provincial government in an effort to stop the flooding of their valley. Journalist Sarah Cox has been covering the fight against the Site C dam since...Show More

12:41 | Jun 21st, 2018

In “The Faces We Pass By Every Day”, artist Alex Sandvoss exhibits eleven oil portraits of people that she met on her daily commute, including a number of Megaphone sellers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The show is on at the Visual Space gallery ...Show More

17:30 | Jun 19th, 2018

Shawna Potter is the lead singer of the feminist hardcore-punk band War On Women. Recently, she’s been training venues of all kinds to be safer spaces for people who experience harassment. AK Press has just published her pamphlet, Making Spaces Safe...Show More

14:47 | Jun 18th, 2018

The United States’ principal strategy for dealing with extreme poverty is to criminalize and stigmatize those in need of assistance, according to a report by Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. We speak with Phil...Show More

17:26 | Jun 13th, 2018

When Vivian Baumann’s new landlord first tried to raise the rent, then evicted her from her West End suite, she decided to fight back, first at the Residential Tenancy Branch, then at BC Supreme Court. Jonathan Blair is a lawyer with Community Legal ...Show More

12:36 | Jun 10th, 2018

Two weeks ago, the Trudeau government announced that it would bail out Kinder Morgan’s embattled Trans Mountain pipeline if another buyer couldn’t be found. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the government will pay $4.5 billion for the pipeline’s ex...Show More

30:02 | May 30th, 2018

In this episode, Sarah Shanley Hope, executive director of The Solutions Project talks about the fight for 100% clean renewable energy in California. She addresses the common pitfalls of urgency, scarcity and saviour syndrome and asks how, as a perso...Show More

13:24 | May 26th, 2018

Elvy Del Bianco works with Vancity Credit Union to support cooperative partnerships. He talks about the strengths of existing cooperatives in British Columbia and discusses how to foster the growth of cooperatives into new sectors of the economy.

16:39 | May 23rd, 2018

Dionne Bunsha is an award winning journalist and humanitarian author. She’s the author of Scarred: Experiments with Violence in Gujarat. She spoke in Vancouver on February 28 at the launch of Global Discontents, a new book of interviews between David...Show More

31:28 | May 20th, 2018

Author and activist Robyn Maynard has written the first comprehensive account of nearly 400 years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black lives in Canada. In this episode, we bring you Robyn Maynard’s presentation re...Show More

11:14 | May 16th, 2018

In our last episode, John Clarke on the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty outlined his critique of Basic Income at a panel discussion organized by Simon Fraser University on February 27. Trish Garner was one of the panellists invited to respond to Jo...Show More

32:41 | May 13th, 2018

John Clarke is with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. He is deeply critical of the push to implement Basic Income in the context of the current neoliberal era. He says it will not only cut benefits and depress the wages of the lowest paid worke...Show More

24:17 | May 9th, 2018

A new book tells the story of how Indigenous people are using media tactics to rewrite Canada’s national narratives from an Indigenous perspective. Authors Miranda Brady and John Kelly talk with Lorraine Chisholm about a couple of sections from the ...Show More

23:54 | May 4th, 2018

Ken and Arlene Boon are living under the threat of expropriation in the Peace River farmhouse that Arlene grandfather built. Ken Boon is president of the Peace Valley Landowner Association representing 70 valley residents who would lose property to S...Show More

05:37 | May 2nd, 2018

Sage Birley is a farmer in Northeastern BC, a region where crops can be hit by frost as early as August – except in the Peace River valley. Sage Birley has been active in the fight to stop the Site C dam and preserve the farmland in the Peace River v...Show More

06:47 | Apr 30th, 2018

The Blueberry River First Nations are in B.C. Supreme Court right now, fighting to stop runaway oil and gas development in north-eastern B.C. The Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations are also in court, challenging the government’s decision to...Show More

20:48 | Apr 28th, 2018

The scandal involving Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Donald Trump's presidential campaign has roots going back to the 1960s, and the development of the Internet. We speak with Yasha Levine, author of the book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Milit...Show More

15:59 | Apr 26th, 2018

Since the re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Honduran security forces have killed dozens of protestors and detained hundreds more. Jackie McVicar recently traveled to Honduras as part of an international emergency faith delegation. She ...Show More

14:10 | Apr 24th, 2018

The City of Vancouver and Airbnb have reached an agreement that supports the implementation of Vancouver’s new short-term rental regulations. As part of the agreement, Airbnb will require hosts in Vancouver to update their short-term rental listings...Show More

19:58 | Apr 22nd, 2018

This month, the BC Supreme Court resumed hearing Dr. Brian Day’s challenge to BC’s Medicare Protection Act. He is arguing that the province’s ban on the purchase of private insurance for services already covered by the public system violates patient...Show More

24:16 | Apr 20th, 2018

This coming Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day. To mark the occasion, Co-op Radio will broadcast a 24-hour recording made over the course of a whole day and night at a marsh on Saturna Island. For the second year in a row, artists Brady Marks and Mark T...Show More

10:43 | Apr 18th, 2018

Hereditary Chief Ernest Alfred from the ‘Namgis First Nation is urging people to let the provincial NDP know if they do not support open net fish farms off the British Columbia coast as 20 licences in the Broughton Archipelago come up for renewal thi...Show More

11:58 | Apr 18th, 2018

Greg Shupak says corporate media is engaging in linguistic gymnastics to avoid saying that Israeli soldiers are killing unarmed demonstrators in Gaza. In this interview, he quotes a recent 30-word-long headline from the New York Times that blames Pal...Show More

23:23 | Apr 15th, 2018

Artist and ethnobotanist T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss has just been named the 2018 Indigenous storyteller in residence at the Vancouver Public Library. In a wide-ranging conversation with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm, she tells stories about her 6x-great...Show More

14:34 | Apr 11th, 2018

Redeye’s Ian Mass joins us to talk about the City of Vancouver’s newly announced new development plan for Chinatown that lines up with a push for world heritage designation for the area; and New Westminster debates how to deal with the legacy of Judg...Show More

12:46 | Apr 9th, 2018

Ahed Tamimi is a Palestinian teenager, famous around the world for standing up to the Israeli occupation. Janna Ayyad is a child journalist from the same village who documents the violence she sees around her. Jesse Roberts is the director of the awa...Show More

13:42 | Apr 5th, 2018

Carnival Corporation is taking advantage of the rapidly melting ice cap to run more cruises to the Arctic. Yet they still power their ships with heavy fuel oil, an industrial waste left over from the oil distillery process. Stand.Earth has launched a...Show More

12:51 | Apr 2nd, 2018

The Carnegie Community Action Project has just published its 10th annual housing report. It measures whether people living on a low-income can afford to continue living in their neighbourhood. Lama Mugabo is with CCAP. He explains why 2017 was the w...Show More

15:36 | Mar 28th, 2018

Redeye’s City Beat reporter Ian Mass fills us in on plans for the Cambie corridor which he says will make it the biggest redevelopment in the Lower Mainland since the West End was rezoned for high-rises back in the 1950s and 60s. He also tells us abo...Show More

13:10 | Mar 24th, 2018

Ann Travers and a team of researchers at SFU have created a video game that allows players to experience several scenes in Vancouver through the eyes of a trans youth. Ann Travers is an associate professor of sociology at SFU and lead researcher in t...Show More

15:14 | Mar 20th, 2018

Last Thursday, Kinder Morgan was in court to expand the injunction it was granted the previous week to keep protestors away from its operations in Burnaby. The injunction held, although it was reduced from 50 metres to 5 metres. Last Friday, protesto...Show More

14:04 | Mar 15th, 2018

In this week’s City Beat, Redeye’s Ian Mass looks at the job market in the Lower Mainland from the digital industry, to construction and the alternative sector.

12:11 | Mar 13th, 2018

The United States, Canada and Mexico are currently renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Manuel Perez Rocha argues that NAFTA has devastated the economy and the environment in Mexico. He says Mexican workers would cheer the demise of...Show More

16:41 | Mar 9th, 2018

In 1952, North Korea and China commissioned one of the most prestigious British scientists of the day to investigate their claim that the United States used biological weapons on the Korean population during the Korean war. The evidence that Dr Jose...Show More

12:03 | Mar 7th, 2018

A recent study of Greater Vancouver Food Bank users found that they don’t foresee a time when they’ll be able to make ends meet without the food bank. The findings suggest it’s time for food banks to stop seeing their role as emergency food providers...Show More

13:30 | Mar 6th, 2018

The Vancouver Tenants Union is disappointed with the recent BC budget. They say that it is “timid” in relation to the measures required to confront a crisis of the scale renters are experiencing in the Lower Mainland. Liam McClure is with the Vancouv...Show More

15:08 | Mar 4th, 2018

Last week, Vancouver councillor Adrienne Carr of the Green Party brought a motion to council urging the city to divest from fossil fuel investments. Redeye’s City Beat reporter Ian Mass fills us in on how that discussion went. Ian also attended a tri...Show More

11:09 | Mar 3rd, 2018

Theatre for Living’s play, šxʷʔam̓ət, first opened in Vancouver a year ago. šxʷʔam̓ət is a forum theatre production that asks the question: What does reconciliation mean for you? šxʷʔam̓ət is currently touring 21 communities in BC and Alberta. It com...Show More

16:53 | Mar 1st, 2018

A lawsuit by the tenants of the Regent Hotel is currently before the Appeal Court of BC as judges decide if the courts can hear it. The fact that the tenants are suing the City of Vancouver, in addition to the Sahota family who owns the Regent, may g...Show More

11:46 | Feb 27th, 2018

Kell Gerlings says the NDP government’s decision not to raise income assistance rates in BC is not only inhumane but also false economy. Gerlings says maintaining the status quo of poverty costs twice as much as a comprehensive poverty reduction plan...Show More

11:42 | Feb 24th, 2018

Members of The Thingery will soon be able to borrow anything from ski equipment to tents to bocci ball sets from their local depot. These lending libraries of things will be housed in shipping containers located on neighbourhood streets around the L...Show More

11:42 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Foreign workers are allowed to enter Canada to care for children and people with high medical needs. Until two weeks ago, these caregivers were eligible to apply for permanent resident status once they’d worked in Canada for 24 months. In a surprise ...Show More

11:13 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Last week, an inquest into the death of Tony Du came to a close. Tony Du had lived with schizophrenia for 25 years and had never been violent. In 2014, he was shot by a Vancouver police officer who had just arrived at an incident where Du was in dis...Show More

12:06 | Feb 20th, 2018

Eight million Yemenis face starvation as a direct result of the Saudi war and blockade. US participation in the war includes refuelling of Saudi warplanes during their bombing runs on Yemen. The US Senate has the power to end US participation in the ...Show More

17:54 | Feb 18th, 2018

The jury in the Colten Boushie murder trial had ample evidence to convict Gerald Stanley of manslaughter for careless use of a firearm, according to lawyer Tom Rees. The fact that they chose instead to acquit speaks to the racism indigenous people fa...Show More

13:59 | Feb 17th, 2018

While self-contained modular housing units are being used as emergency housing around Vancouver, the municipality of Surrey is moving homeless people out of tents into repurposed construction trailers. Dave Diewert of the Alliance against Displacemen...Show More

14:05 | Feb 16th, 2018

Students at Carleton formed the National Our Turn Committee after the university administration released a sexual violence policy that they felt didn’t meet student needs. The committee has released a report that reviews the sexual violence policies ...Show More

17:32 | Feb 16th, 2018

In City Beat today, a look at some of the milestones that changed Vancouver in 2017, and a new push to rein in urban sprawl in Surrey. Redeye’s Ian Mass brings us a report from a Vancouver Planning Commission event and from an urban design forum in S...Show More