Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
Join our Newsletter

Islander

Charla Huber: I found a family doctor — on the Lower Mainland

Charla Huber: I found a family doctor — on the Lower Mainland

When her family doctor told her she was moving, Charla Huber got to work finding a new physician. No surprise to those who live here: None in the region were accepting new patients.
Monique Keiran: Zebra mussel incident shows humans' role in spread of invasive species

Monique Keiran: Zebra mussel incident shows humans' role in spread of invasive species

Many, if not most, invasive species have been introduced to new areas over the last few centuries because we humans have either deliberately and knowingly or accidentally and unintentionally brought the species to new places.
Trevor Hancock: If you want an abundance of housing, don't micro-manage

Trevor Hancock: If you want an abundance of housing, don't micro-manage

B.C. “seems to have always been an unaffordable province” when it comes to housing. So what to do?
Geoff Johnson: We need to ensure education technology doesn't amplify inequality

Geoff Johnson: We need to ensure education technology doesn't amplify inequality

EdTech has become big business — but questions about implementation, pedagogy and access still remain.
Lawrie McFarlane: Cambie Surgery Centre ruling right decision, wrong reasons

Lawrie McFarlane: Cambie Surgery Centre ruling right decision, wrong reasons

The judges had far better grounds to emphasize in ruling against Dr. Brian Day, co-founder of the private Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver, writes Lawrie McFarlane.
What B.C. can learn from this Californian city's fight to ban new gas stations

What B.C. can learn from this Californian city's fight to ban new gas stations

In British Columbia, North America’s leading jurisdiction for new EV sales, two local governments looking to open up a new Canadian front in the fight against climate change: ban new gas stations. 
Charla Huber: A little kid said to me: 'I like your big body'

Charla Huber: A little kid said to me: 'I like your big body'

I have never looked like any of the teens on the shows I watched
Trevor Hancock: Social-housing crisis stems from 1993 federal cuts

Trevor Hancock: Social-housing crisis stems from 1993 federal cuts

Social housing is not just an issue for low-income people but a concern for all of us
Monique Keiran: How to avoid falling hook, line and sinker for seafood fraud

Monique Keiran: How to avoid falling hook, line and sinker for seafood fraud

A survey found nearly one quarter of fish sold in Metro Vancouver in 2018 was incorrectly labelled
Lawrie McFarlane: Craig James mistakenly assumed he could abuse taxpayer money like MLAs

Lawrie McFarlane: Craig James mistakenly assumed he could abuse taxpayer money like MLAs

MLAs set the tone for what was right and wrong in the legislative precinct