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#anonymous sent me

Earlier this month, it was revealed that one of the victims of the June 4th London terrorist attack was a young woman from Castlegar, BC. Her name was Chrissy Archibald, and she died in the arms of her fiance after being mercilessly run down on the London Bridge. The response was obviously heartbreak and rage, […]

Mr. McBinner

The month of June has kicked off with some weird vibes and energy down at the Carnegie Centre and library. I’m not surprised. The Balmoral Hotel, a Single-room Occupancy in the Downtown Eastside has been in the news since the City finally took action, investigating the building and condemning it considering how the slumlords, the […]

Motocrossed

Last weekend I went out to the Pemberton Speedway, where there are motocross and dirt-track race courses to cheer on my friend Emily Beach as she returned to the flat-track racing scene. I had intended to blast up there on my 1985 XR600, and was hoping that after a carb clean and valve adjustment it would be […]

Carnegie Library promo

I’ve had an essay on the back-burner for some time, in an attempt to gather my thoughts on what it is to be a librarian at the Carnegie. Initially, I had imagined presenting this paper at a conference because I love public speaking. I get a real high out of it. And when I was […]

Storming the daily divide

After being immersed in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, in awe of gushing waterfalls, forests, elk, and mountains, the rawness of Main & Hastings and returning to work last week at the Carnegie Library was euphoric, inspiring and jarring. On my first day back, Jean Swanson (a Downtown Eastside advocate, activist and legacy, now […]

Bright Morning Star

When there is no evidence of light, when the night sky is seemingly pitch dark at a pivotal time of 2 or 3 am, that is when the planet Venus pierces the blackness. It is just a pinpoint and it looks as though it is wavering, and perhaps will be extinguished and defeated. And yet, […]