TweetWhen can tough love take over compassion? Can policy overprotect citizens to a point that nothing gets done? All this and strong language too.
TweetEver wondered how pot dispensaries established themselves in our fair city? We chat with a cannabis consultant who has been active in BC promoting the safe and beneficial use of Cannabis.
Kerri Milton cut her teeth in the cinema world promoting movies and, via Penticton, found herself promoting a vibrant Victoria. Can a city that wants to be vibrant NOT break any rules?
TweetIf a City’s success can be based on what it does best then promoting talking—a la TED Talks—could become a boon for YYJ. Discuss.
TweetSteve Barber joined the Victoria planning department just around the time a significant block in the downtown core was being razed for a new shopping centre. He worked for decades to ensure the next generation could enjoy the vision of an earlier generation.
GVHA has been creating affordable housing for 60 years and now more than ever the challenge is dealing with stereotypes of who needs affordable housing. All that and really expensive land too.
Most of us can accept that we have blind spots which can taint our processes and lead to bad decision making. This week we explore what it would be like to understand that and approach issues understanding your opinion may be wrong.
TweetRobazzo pride themselves on re-purposing stuff in creative ways, so of course Eric asked them what they would do to change the way Victoria uses their old by-laws in a more cool, groovy way. Drop the Ego, says Lisa.
Why is it good information leads to very little action. Why does the fact government can SAVE $33,000 per person they “house” seem to create more charities to help the homeless, rather than getting politicians off their ass doing shit that counts. You and me people, you and me.
TweetGovernment: what is it good for? Kalen Harris, poli sci guy and man-about-town, lays out the responsibilities of each layer of government so we can better appreciate what to expect and from whom.