David P. Ball Feed https://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/9111 en Canadian Women's Foundation fights poverty, violence against women, and 'sexual slavery' https://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2012/03/08/canadian-womens-foundation-fights-poverty-violence-against-women-and-sexual Women in Canada are taking the lead in making change, says the Canadian Women's Foundation – from ending 'sexual slavery' to addressing poverty and relationship violence – but not without controversy.<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2012/03/08/canadian-womens-foundation-fights-poverty-violence-against-women-and-sexual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada canadian philanthropy Canadian Women's Foundation employment equity gender equality gender justice International Women's Day IWD third-wave feminism women and philanthropy women's issues women's rights Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:36:00 +0000 David P. Ball 11019 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Unpaid fines, leaks and spills at volumes beyond worst case scenarios for Enbridge Inc. https://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/unpaid-fines-leaks-and-spills-volumes-beyond-worst-case-scenarios-enbridge-inc A withering report by the&nbsp;U.S. National Transportation Safety Board was not Enbridge's only oil spill challenge in the summer of 2012. On June 19, a flange gasket joining two sections of an...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/unpaid-fines-leaks-and-spills-volumes-beyond-worst-case-scenarios-enbridge-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment .NTSB report Enbridge oil spill Enbridge pipeline Enbridge’s Elk Point oil spill Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:25:00 +0000 David P. Ball 14341 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Enbridge's pipeline spills, PR headaches and corporate history https://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/enbridge-story-pipeline-spills-pr-headaches-corporate-history You've heard the names. You've seen the headlines. But what, exactly, is Enbridge – the key player behind Canada's most controversial industrial proposal? First in a series.<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/enbridge-story-pipeline-spills-pr-headaches-corporate-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Alberta oil sands pipelines Enbridge controversy Enbridge pipeline Extract: The Pipeline Wars proposed Northern Gateway pipeline Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:51:00 +0000 David P. Ball 14316 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Earth on brink of 'irreversible' collapse of global ecosystem, new SFU study warns https://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/2012/06/06/new-tipping-point-study-warns-total-irreversible-collapse-global-ecosystem Add excess consumption, over-population and extinctions to the climate crisis, and an SFU prof says the entire world teeters on the brink – and blink of an eye – according to a ground-breaking study.<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/2012/06/06/new-tipping-point-study-warns-total-irreversible-collapse-global-ecosystem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment biodiversity loss Climate Change environmental crisis Global warming SFU Simon Fraser University species extinction tipping points World Wildlife Fund worldwide fund for nature Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:15:00 +0000 David P. Ball 11802 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver's arts and culture bleeding out in “steady migration", warn city creatives https://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/art/2012/05/09/vancouvers-arts-and-culture-bleeding-out-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%C5%93steady-migration-warn-city As artists flee Vancouver for less expensive lives, are they taking city's future with them?<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/art/2012/05/09/vancouvers-arts-and-culture-bleeding-out-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%C5%93steady-migration-warn-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Artists in Vancouver Artists leaving Vancouver Arts in Vancouver Bob Rennie Emily Smith Heather Deal Kate Armstrong Rob Gloor Sandy Garossino Steven Cox Vancouver Artists Vancouver Arts Vancouver Hack Space Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:10:00 +0000 David P. Ball 11651 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Harper v. Canada: 2011 election scandal brings scrutiny to PM's controversial past https://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2012/06/05/harper-v-canada-2011-election-scandal-brings-scrutiny-pms-controversial-past With election irregularities alleged in two-thirds of the country's ridings, attention returns to Prime Minister Harper's long-standing opposition to election finance rules.<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2012/06/05/harper-v-canada-2011-election-scandal-brings-scrutiny-pms-controversial-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Bill Clinton Canadian patriotism Murray Dobbin national coalition of citizens NCC Prime Minister Stephen Harper Sarah Palin Tea Party Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:00:00 +0000 David P. Ball 11727 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Beat Nation showcases Indigenous artists from across the continent through a hip hop lens https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/artsbeat/2012/05/23/beat-nation-showcases-indigenous-artists-across-continent-through-hip-hop A mesmerizing and beat-driven exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery until June 3 features a youth-savvy mash-up of politics, tradition and urban realities.<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/artsbeat/2012/05/23/beat-nation-showcases-indigenous-artists-across-continent-through-hip-hop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Beat Art aboriginal artists aboriginal hip hop beat nation exhibit first nations artists indigenous artists native artists Vancouver Art Gallery Wed, 23 May 2012 20:12:00 +0000 David P. Ball 11771 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Hastings Urban Farm offers food security and connection to land https://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2012/05/21/hastings-urban-farm-offers-food-security-and-connection-land Rows of lush kale, beets and lettuce are a-sprouting on a Downtown Eastside lot, where the Portland Hotel Society is growing a new food garden and tackling food insecurity raised by a recent UN visit.<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2012/05/21/hastings-urban-farm-offers-food-security-and-connection-land" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City Community Supported Agriculture Downtown Eastside DTES gastown vancouver growing food in city guerrilla gardening urban farm vancouver urban food security vancouver community gardens Tue, 22 May 2012 09:58:00 +0000 David P. Ball 11758 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Komagata Maru history vividly revisited in Ali Kazimi's "Undesirables" https://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2012/05/20/komagata-maru-history-vividly-revisited-ali-kazimis-undesirables Ninety-eight years after the Komagata Maru deportations, demands for a Parliamentary apology resurfaced. But history must not ignore the migrant justice activists of then and now, writes Ali Kazimi.<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2012/05/20/komagata-maru-history-vividly-revisited-ali-kazimis-undesirables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics asylum seekers continuous journey komagata maru incident migrant justice No One Is Illegal refugee exclusion act safe third country law south asian activists vancouver sikh community Sun, 20 May 2012 22:52:00 +0000 David P. Ball 11744 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Memory engineering pioneer Elizabeth Loftus charts course for Inception-style mind control https://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/2012/05/15/memory-engineering-pioneer-elizabeth-loftus-charts-course-inception-style-mind The mind control techniques of Inception or Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind are closer than we think, says a California psychologist speaking at SFU. Can they be harnessed for good?<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/2012/05/15/memory-engineering-pioneer-elizabeth-loftus-charts-course-inception-style-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Life elizabeth loftus false memories lost in a mall psychology repressed memories SFU Simon Fraser University Wed, 16 May 2012 10:07:00 +0000 David P. Ball 11714 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com