Religion on campus

In the liberal city of Vancouver, on a secular college campus, religious student live their faith every day.

On this week’s edition of The Voice podcast, Emelie Peacock and Lauren Boothby get the perspectives of students from three religious communities on campus: members of the Langara Sikh Association, Langara Christians Club and Langara Muslim Students Association. They tell us about their experiences navigating daily prayer and the reality of living their faith teachings as busy students and how their religion is a source of strength in their lives.

Vancouver’s #logogate

It’s been two weeks since the City of Vancouver unveiled their new logo. Or, as some critics are calling it, a font change.

Mayor Gregor Robertson said the project was necessary to accommodate digital applications, something the lotus flower adorned logo wasn’t able to do. Vision Vancouver spent $8,000 on a new design and almost immediately, the blowback came from all corners. Vancouverites, city councillors, graphic designers, the media and pretty much anyone with a Twitter account threw in their two cents.

On Feb. 28, the mayor halted the rollout and said the city would return to the drawing board. This time around, Vision promises to hold public consultations, something they omitted the first time.

Click the link below for Emelie Peacock and Kristyn Anthony’s coverage of what we’ve dubbed #Logogate.

Tent City II


Helen Schild and her husband are waking up to a different view this morning.

Up until yesterday a tent at 58 West Hastings Street was home.

Schild and her husband were residents at a tent camp on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The camp was deemed a health risk and hazard to residents by the B.C. Supreme Court, residents were ordered to leave by 6 p.m. yesterday.