Opinion Column

Attack ads are back for BC election

The Walking Dead has wrapped up another violent season and Game of Thrones does not return until summer. Where do TV viewers go in search of bloody conflict? How to get that fix of sword-swinging, head-chopping mayhem? Not a problem.

BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver.

Not easy being Green

It’s not easy being Green – especially if you are under serious scrutiny for the first time and a lot of surprising contradictions and hypocrisy come to light.

Vancouver General Hospital - Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre. (Google Maps)

Woman left overnight in gynecology ward hallway

A young woman is appalled she was left overnight in a Vancouver General Hospital’s gynecology ward hallway, internally bleeding and in pain while on a bed with a makeshift screen made of sheets tied to intravenous stands her only privacy.

Homeless count volunteers gather information from homeless people on the streets of New Westminster, B.C. on March 8, 2017. (Jason Payne/Postmedia)

Homelessness follows house prices

There are 199 homeless children and more than 3,500 homeless people in the regional district of Metro Vancouver. That’s a 30 per cent overall increase from 2014. While the city of Vancouver itself say a 19 per cent increase, homelessness in Langley increased by 124 per cent, in Delta and White Rock, 142 per cent.

Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains. (Postmedia Network/Files)

Mountain disaster

Riding through Stanley Park on Sunday I looked up to see the North Shore mountains, their white snow shining through a break in the clouds on what passes for a sunny day in spring 2017.

B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan. (File Photo)

Unions buy political access in advance

Ordinarily, I loathe the topic of election campaign finance reform. Agitation for the elimination of corporate campaign contributions is most certainly driven by left-leaning sore losers.