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We need to solve the adoption crisis

As an adoptee with parents who have been supporting kids in the foster care system for over 20 years, I know firsthand that raising awareness for adoption is imperative but it’s also only the first step in finding a solution to the crisis that currently exists.

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More funding needed to help homeless

As I sit on my couch and write this column, there’s a man with a canvas shopping cart digging through my recycling bin and pulling out pop cans. This routine has become a regular Wednesday fixture, a visible sign that people in our community are struggling to get by.

Pitbull dogs play with a rope during the Pitbull show on June 19, 2010 in Prague. (MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Will anyone ban pit bulls in B.C?

Pit bulls – the most dangerous dogs in the world – continue to kill and maim large numbers of both humans and animals here in British Columbia, but will anyone act to stop it?

Hector Bremner is pictured at his election night party in Vancouver on Saturday. (BEN NELMS/Postmedia)

Byelection results should worry all parties

Vancouver’s byelection results Saturday should scare all parties, since even those that won city council or Vancouver School Board seats still have reason to be deeply troubled by their own performance.

Finance Minister Carole James released the 2016-17 Public Accounts showing the Province’s financial picture as of March 31, 2017. (File Photo)

NDP should be wary of big moves on housing

B.C.’s finance minister Carole James said the N.D.P. government is “looking at all options” to “fix the challenges” of the current housing market in Vancouver in an interview with Bloomberg in New York.

Former B.C. Liberal candidate Hector Bremner is running for the NPA in the upcoming Vancouver byelection to fill the council seat vacated by Geoff Meggs. (Nick Procaylo/Postmedia)

Left/enviro split will benefit NPA in byelection

Vancouver’s four civic left-centre/environmental parties are likely headed for a fall on Saturday, Oct. 14, in a byelection for a city councillor and nine Vancouver School Board trustees – and disunity is why.

Jagmeet Singh. (Craig Robertson/Postmedia Network File Photo)

New dawn for NDP with Singh's win

A new day in federal politics has indeed dawned, with the New Democrats now led by a charismatic, young urban leader — Jagmeet Singh — just as Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have fallen behind Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives in the polls.

Graduating on time takes careful planning

You’ve probably heard the horror stories before — you know, the ones where university students fail to meet their degree requirements and don’t get to graduate on time with all of their pals?