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Fram Dinshaw

Zero emission vehicles, but no plan to get there yet

Province must rapidly transition from gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles to electric and other zero-emission options, warns Pembina's associate regional director.

Vancouver NYE Celebration Society preparing for year-end bash

NYE revellers can enjoy live music and a fireworks display over Burrard Inlet.

Mayor Robertson welcomes refugees with open arms

Canada's warm welcome to refugees stands in stark contrast to Republican xenophobia south of the border.

Islamic State massacres 129 people in Paris terror attacks

Islamic State claims responsibility for terror attacks that leave 129 dead in Paris - just one day after striking Beirut.

Kits resident is thrilled to see coast guard station reopen

Jeremy Board is delighted that PM Trudeau is reopening the Kits coast guard station, describing it as a "foundational" lifesaving service.

Can Trudeau kick Canada's $3 billion fossil fuel habit?

Scathing new report blows the lid on Harper government's support for fossil fuels - and the mess is now Trudeau's to fix.

Vancouver among cities affected by rising sea levels caused by climate change: report

Rising seas will drown huge swathes of Vancouver and endanger hundreds of thousands of residents if global warming continues.
Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada, swearing-in ceremony, Rideau Hall, Otta

Trudeau takes oath of office, announces new cabinet ministers

As promised, half of his 30 cabinet ministers are women.

SFU prof is Evidence for Democracy’s new board chair

Simon Fraser professor - and veteran scientist - steps into her new role as E4D's new board of directors' chair as of Nov. 3.

Canadian author Ruth Ozeki wins Russian literary award from heir of Leo Tolstoy

Canadian author wins prestigious Russian literary award from Leo Tolstoy's great-great grandson.