Garth Mullins, The Duel


The Vancouver Police Department's armoured response vehicle is seen in a file photo.

Police at Pride? No tanks

One day a year, smiling police officers dance on parade floats and shoot water pistols at the crowd.

The carpet of floral tributes to the victims and injured of the Manchester Arena bombing covers the ground in St Ann's Square on May 25, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Manchester, united

With kids still missing after last week’s bombing in Manchester, one conservative Canadian commentator blamed the victims: “Wth (What the hell) were kids doing at an Ariana Grande concert?”

Condo towers under construction in Burnaby, B.C., Friday, April 14, 2017. (Jason Payne/Postmedia)

Anger brewing in unaffordable B.C.

Under the B.C. Liberals, who are actually quite conservative, the gap between the super-rich and the rest of us has become a yawning chasm.

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Girl Guides blazing a trail

It’s that time of year again. Girl Guides are selling their cookies: classic chocolate or vanilla sandwich. But there’s a new flavour: sweet solidarity. It’s subtle, but the taste is unmistakable.

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Wake up. It’s later than you think

Daylight Saving Time is a sleep thief. On Saturday night, this anachronistic candlewax-conservation scheme messed with your clocks.


A mono-cultural Canada? No thanks

Multiculturalism policy is a clunky, unfinished, official acknowledgement that there’s more to Canada than just white guys. Now it’s under assault.

Drug users inject themselves at the Insite supervised injection centre in Vancouver on May 3, 2011. (Laurent Vu The/AFP/Getty Images)

Bad drug policy kills

Last month, my colleague Laurie P. died of overdose, one of 116 fatal ODs in B.C. in January. She was a harm reduction activist and had a graceful, inclusive style of community organizing.

Mohamed Labidi, centre, vice-president of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Quebec City, is comforted by another man at the , Wednesday Feb. 1, 2017, after some people were allowed inside for the first time since a mass shooting at the centre, Jan. 29, in which six people were killed. (Phil Carpenter/Postmedia)

Anti-immigrant politics spark racist violence

Just 48 hours after U.S. President Donald Trump started making good on his promised Muslim ban, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Azzedine Soufiane and Ibrahima Barry were killed as they prayed.