Ada Slivinski, 24 hours Vancouver

Ada Slivinski

24 hours Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Past articles by Ada:

Barry Neufeld needs to learn from his mistakes

On Tuesday night, Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld stood in front of a hall full of people in Chilliwack. He spoke against the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) program and likened gender reassignment treatment to “child abuse.” → Read More

Protesting modular housing worst kind of NIMBYism

The City of Vancouver wants to build 600 temporary modular housing units on underused or vacant sites around the city. → Read More

Pot marketing rules won't matter

According to new marijuana marketing guidelines, companies marketing marijuana will not be able to use animals to sell pot. → Read More

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. → Read More

Step back and let innovation solve affordability

The owners of Union Steamship Company Marina on Bowen Island have found an innovative way to attract and retain workers. → Read More

Business owners want tax clarity, not Liberal spin

The Liberals' initial tax reform measures were widely criticized by small business owners as an attack on their livelihoods and a move that would hurt the Canadian economy. → Read More

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. → Read More

On marijuana, let the provinces keep the cash

The federal government plans to legalize marijuana this summer and they say they want their fair share of tax revenue. → Read More

Rein back the waking nightmare of Halloween

I wandered into Shoppers Drug Mart with my two-year-old yesterday to buy dental floss and bubble bath. → Read More

City needs to combat the gross factor of green bin

This week, a friend of mine sent me a text full of capital letters and exclamation marks. → Read More

Balloon ban is bonkers

The Vancouver Park Board will vote at their next meeting on Monday night on whether they will ban balloons in parks, community centres and any other areas within their jurisdiction. → Read More

Teaching my kids to not be afraid of doorbells

Just as I was driving away from kindergarten drop-off this week and wondering how my wee ones would face the world, I turned up the radio to a story about millennials who were afraid of doorbells. I thought it was a joke: the juxtaposition was so stark. → Read More

Lower-deck ban will mean more cranky babies

As of mid-October, it will be illegal to stay inside your car if it’s parked on a B.C. Ferries lower deck. → Read More

Racist rally shows we haven’t learned

After last week’s violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., many of us in Canada were shocked at the violence and grieving the death of the counter-protester but felt relieved that we were not in the States and talked about how much different things are here. → Read More

Williams Lake fireworks fine should be bigger

Last weekend, a 34-year-old Williams Lake man celebrated the lifting of an evacuation order and being able to return home by setting off fireworks in what are still extremely hot, dry and fire-prone conditions. Thankfully, the RCMP were quickly alerted, arrested the intoxicated man and later fined him just over $1,000 for allegedly dropping, releas → Read More

Census shows more Canadians alone

According to the latest 2016 census data released this week, the share of Canadians living alone is higher than ever before. → Read More

We can learn from Europe about bike culture

I’m currently spending a few weeks in Europe and have been struck by how different the bicycle culture is here from that in Vancouver. → Read More

Mayor's Day of Laughter proclamation is tone-deaf

While wildfires rage near 100 Mile House and Williams Lake, forcing people to leave their homes, Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson is busy proclaiming the official “Day of Laughter.” → Read More

Condo tree shows city’s green virtue signaling

This fall, condo owners at Vancouver’s Eugenia Place will have to fork over $35,000 each to replace a tree on the top of their building. → Read More

Flip- flops make all B.C. parties look alike

Summer is the time to loosen up, relax. It’s barbecue and flip-flop season and boy have we seen some big political flip-flops this year. → Read More