Trash Can Dreams

The Coffee Cup Revolution: Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, Oct 16th 11am-2pm For the uninitiated, there’s a term in Vancouver English for those who earn a living by sorting through the trash and collecting the valuable recyclables. They’re called binners and the expression was coined by Vancouver journalist Bob Sarti in the mid-1990s. I remember hearing about
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Life in a fish bowl: Living in Richmond, BC…

Photo above by Gerry Kahrmann, Vancouver Sun. The letter below was published on June 20th in the Vancouver Sun in response to a column by Douglas Todd on Richmond, BC. The full text is reproduced below and can be found at the link here. Re: Global centre of a demographic explosion, Column, June 12 Douglas
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Remembering Ellen Harris

  Bonjour à tous et toutes: A bit of lost “herstory”… About 10-12 years ago I was involved with a women’s service club with the mandate of advancing the status of women worldwide called Zonta International (founded in the 1920s or so, Amelia Earhart was one of the original members). I eventually found out that there
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Eid Mubarak

Today being Eid, I am reminded of an interfaith Ifthar dinner my colleagues and I organised in fall 2004 when I was Regional Director of the Canadian Unity Council / Centre for Research and Information on Canada in collaboration with the UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA). Since the report is no longer on the MOA website,
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