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Books

Vancouver: Secrets of the City, by Shawn Blore, 1998. Arsenal Pulp Press, 203 pages.
o Nominated for the 1999 City of Vancouver Book Award

Vancouver: Secrets of the City, Second Edition, by Shawn Blore, 2000. Arsenal Pulp Press, 275 pages.
o Revised and expanded version of 1998 best seller. s

Frommer's Vancouver and Victoria, 2000, Macmillan Travel (IDG Books), 325 pages
o Travel guide to Vancouver and Victoria

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Magazine Articles

Environment

Avalanche!, in Canadian Geographic; February, 2000; 6 pages
o Search and rescue teams rescue 5 hikers from a mountain in sight of Vancouver.

Calls of the Wild, in Imperial Oil Review, Winter, 1999; 6 pages
o Ian and Karen McAllister have made a home in the BC rainforest. Now they're trying to save it from clearcutting.

In for the Kill, in Monday Magazine, October 29, 1998; 2 pages
o The Makah are out to kill their first whale in 70 years. Anna Hall is out to stop them.

Stalking the Orca, in The Georgia Straight, October 9, 1997; 5 pages
o Cover feature; Record numbers of whale watchers are 'ambushing' west coast killer whales. How are these creatures affected by this human circus.

Bloody Superstition, in The Georgia Straight, April 24, 1997; 6 pages
o Cover Feature; Human consumption is the biggest threat to the world's remaining tigers. Anthony Marr changed his life to try to save theirs.

Betting the Farm, in The Georgia Straight, July 10, 1997; 6 pages
o An inquiry into the dangers and opportunities of salmon netcage aquaculture

Whaling Nation, in The Georgia Straight, September 26, 1996; 6 pages
o Winner (with Gold Diggers of 1995, The Steller Equation, and Give Them Enough Rope) of 1996 National Magazine Award for Best New Writer.
o Cover feature; The Makah Indian Band want to go whaling again. Should this tradition be revived?

The Steller Equation, in The Georgia Straight, March 14, 1996; 4 pages
o Winner (with Gold Diggers of 1995, Give Them Enough Rope, and Whaling Nation) of 1996 National Magazine Award for Best New Writer.
o Cover feature: Andrew Trites wants to know what's killer the great sea lions of Alaska

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Investigative

Love on the Run, in Saturday Night, July 29, 2000, 8 pages.
o Kelowna RCMP were sure they had the killer of 8 year old Mindy Tran. Sure enough to have him killed.

Leaky Pools, in Vancouver, April 1999, 12 pages
o Cover feature; In-depth investigation of a $400 million real estate scam.

Give them Enough Rope, in Vancouver; April, 1996; 5 pages
o Nominated for a National Magazine Award, 1996
o Winner (with Gold Diggers of 1995, The Steller Equation, and Whaling Nation) of 1996 National Magazine Award for Best New Writer.
o Sebastian Burns and Atif Rafay were young and smart, almost smart enough to get away with murder.

Gold Diggers of 1995 in Vancouver, October, 1995; 9 pages
o John Porteous' last shot at redemption is a quest to the Philippines for lost W.W.II gold

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Social Issues

The Great Divide, in Adbusters, April/May 2000, 6 pages
o A new generation of Activists has arisen; they're pragmatic, incrementalist and solution focused; Unlike their predecessors, they're also getting things done.

Doug and the Pugs, in Vancouver, Summer, 1997; 3 pages
o Doug Collins, the Holocaust, and the BC Human Rights Commission

Drug City, in Vancouver; March 1997; 6 pages
o Cover feature; de-facto decriminalization of Marijuana has made Vancouver North America's drug Mecca.

Looking for Change, in The Georgia Straight, March 1995, 5 pages
o Businesses and bureaucrats are trying to get a grip on panhandling

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New Economy

De-Caffeinated, in BC Business, July 1997; 8 pages
o Starbucks barista's organize with the CAW and go on first strike.

Is There a Job in Your Future, in BC Business, November, 1996; 8 pages
o Cover feature; technology is making workers obsolete. Jeremy Rifkin has a solution

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Architecture/Urban Planning/Sustainability

KPMB: Architects, in EnRoute, February 2001; 6 pages
o Cover feature: Toronto architects KPMB overturn the model of the Great White God.

Where We Live Now, in Canadian Geographic, March 2001, 6 pages
o Contrary to perception, Canada is becoming more urban all the time.

Architects in our Good Books, The Montreal Gazette, July 29, 2000
o Patkau architects design for the new Grande Bibliotheque du Quebec


Vancouver: Birthplace of Smileyville, in Vancouver; November, 1999; 10 pages
o Cover feature; Vancouver's architectural development during the '90s building boom
o Nominated for a National Magazine Award
o Winner of 2000 Western Magazine Award, Public Issues Category

Betrayed by the Prophet, in the Vancouver Sun (Mix); June 5, 1999 pages E1-2
o David Suzuki talks about sustainability, but when someone tries to put it into practice, the environmental prophet goes on the attack.

Vancouver Special: House Beautiful in the Vancouver Sun (Mix), May 1, 1999, page E8
o Though long despised, the Vancouver Special is actually the epitome of Modern design.

The "S" Word, in The Georgia Straight, June 25, 1998, 5 pages
o Cover Feature; On the South East Shore of False Creek,. an experiment in sustainable development in underway. Trouble is, who know what the term really means?

Freeway Free, in The Georgia Straight, November 16, 1995; 5 pages
o Cover Feature; Vancouver has thrived without an urban freeway; now city engineers want to sneak one in anyway

Turf Wars, in The Georgia Straight, August 4, 1995; 5 pages
o Cover Feature; Vancouver City Planners want to bring the West End to single family neighbourhoods. Odds are, they won't find a welcome mat.

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Science/Technology

Stopping the Brain Drain, in EnRoute, November, 1999; 4 pages
o Q&A with UBC Nobel laureate Michael Smith

The Catcher in the Fly, in Elm Street, March 1999; 6 pages
o Forensic anthropologist Gail Anderson uses insects to catch criminals

Cashing in his Chip, in BC Business, October, 1998; 5 pages
o For V-Chip designer Tim Collings, the invention was the easy part. Now he has to bring his product to market. .

A Salmon Researcher in Hot Water, June 2, 1998, pA2

Spare Parts, in BC Business, November 1997; 6 pages
o Winner of a Jack Webster Award for science and technology reporting
o Replacement body parts offer the potential of unlimited mileage for aging boomer bodies.

Goliath vs. Goliath, in BC Business, September, 1997; 5 pages
o A report on the competition between Rogers and BC Tel for the Internet market

Ancient Medicine, in The Georgia Straight, January 23, 1997; 5 pages
o Cover feature; Dr. Wah Jun Tze took Harvard Medical Training to China. Now he's bringing traditional cures to Vancouver Hospital

The White Knight in the Grey Wool Suit, in BC Business, October, 1996; 7 pages
o Is Jack Hickman a multi-media genius, or just a New York hustler.

Humming Right Along, in Vancouver; May/June 1996; 1 page
o GM wants to sell electric cars for $65,000. Axel Gringmuth's cost $9,000, and gets better mileage. Are car manufacturers keeping something from us?.

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Profile

KPMB: Architects, in EnRoute, February 2001; 6 pages
o Cover feature: Toronto architects KPMB overturn the model of the Great White God.

See How They Run, in EnRoute, August 1999; 6 pages
o World Champion triathletes and husband and wife set out for gold in Australia

Speed Bumpkin, in EnRoute, December, 1999; 10 pages
o Cover feature; Greg Moore may be the world's top racer, but he's still a good ol' boy from Maple Ridge

Loaded for Bear, in Vancouver, April, 1996; 1 page
o Chinese-Canadian Anthony Marr is takes on Chinese Traditional Medicine over its use of bear and tiger parts.

Secret Asian Man, in Vancouver, October, 1995; 2 pages
o The world's richest man thought he could buy a pied-a-terre in West Vancouver. Residents thought otherwise

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Media

HydroGate: The Scandal that Never Was, in The Vancouver Sun, June 10, 2000, pA23
o How the BC Liberal, Glen Clark and the Vancouver Sun combined to create a scandal where none existed

Equity and Irony in Vancouver, May/June 1998; 10 pages
o Winner of the Gold Award for Best Feature, 1998 Western Magazine Awards
o The life and death of Equity magazine

Re-duce, Re-Use, Re-Cycle: CBC Radio deals with the cuts, March 1998

Vancouver 1967, in The Georgia Straight, May 1997, 3 pages
o A look back at the city that gave rise to the oldest independent weekly newspaper in North America.

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Travel

The Great Barrier Reef, in EnRoute; June 2000; 4 pages
o A research trip to the Great Barrier Reef

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General Interest

Vancouver: Secrets of the City, in Vancouver, November, 1998; 11 pages
o Cover feature; hidden tales about Vancouver

Plus Ca Change; in Vancouver, November, 1997; 3 pages
o Vancouver is 30 years older. Has anyone noticed a difference?

Vancouver: Secrets of the City in Vancouver, Winter, 1996/7; 9 pages
o Cover feature; hidden tales about Vancouver

Vancouver: Secrets of the City in Vancouver; Winter 1995/6; 13 pages
o Cover feature; hidden tales about Vancouver

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Newspaper Articles

How Jane Jacobs Got it Wrong, in the Vancouver Sun (Mix), May 23, 2000, pE4,5
o Review of Jane Jacobs book, The Nature of Economies

Trade and Consequences, in the Vancouver Sun, December 2, 1999 pages A16 (op-ed)
o Media images of the "Battle in Seattle" riots were not the whole truth: an eye-witness report

The Dangers of Y2K: Why not to care (much), in the Vancouver Sun, April 15, 1999 pA11c
o Y2K? Why worry. A former programmer's perspective

A Tale of Two Tribal Homelands, in the Vancouver Sun, December 11, 1998, pA21
o op-ed comparison of the Nisga'a and Sechelt self-government treaties

Playboy's Millennium Candidates Line Up, in The Globe and Mail, July 17, 1998, pA3

BC fishermen Plan to Fight, in The Globe and Mail, July 2, 1998, p A1
o Front page scoop on the BC fish war.

New Salmon Deal a Sellout, in The Globe and Mail, July 4, 1998, p A1
o Front page coverage of the BC fish war continues

Environmental groups support coho measures, in The Globe and Mail, July 5, 1998; pA4
o controversial federal fishing ban supported by environmental groups

Salmon Farmers Expose BC Waters to Pesticide, in The Georgia Straight, June 18, 1998, p13

How the Dragon earned its Stripes, in The Globe and Mail, June 22, 1998, p A2

Why the Elephant Needed a Vacation, in The Globe and Mail, June 15, 1998, p A2

Vancouver Fans wooed by sumo titans, in The Globe and Mail, June 8, 1998, p A3

Sumo Stars make a Big Splash, in The Globe and Mail, June 6, 1998, p A1

A Salmon Researcher in Hot Water, June 2, 1998, pA2

Contraband Wildlife, in The Georgia Straight, June 9, 1997, p13
o Expose on the illegal importation of bullfrogs and soft-shell turtles

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Newspaper Editorials



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