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Pete McMartin: Vision Vancouver’s fading vision

July 28, 2013

Sara Graefe moved into her single-family home on East 10th seven years ago because it was her kind of neighbourhood. Her street was a bike route. She liked the big mature trees that threw a canopy over the neighbourhood’s modest homes. She was a block away from a SkyTrain station. Vancouver Sun – News / [...]

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Pete McMartin: The return of the Interurban rail system

July 19, 2013

On Feb. 28, 1958, rail car #1225 of the B.C. Electric Rail left Steveston and pulled into the Marpole station at 1:30 a.m. An era, and a piece of the Fraser Valley’s history, ended with that trip. The Interurban — the beloved web of track and tram cars that connected Vancouver to Chilliwack and points [...]

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Join Pete McMartin for the Vancouver Sun tour of New York

June 30, 2013

This September, Sun columnist Pete McMartin will host a tour of the Big Apple. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Pete McMartin: Government waste goes well beyond kitchen compost bins

June 27, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I was working on a story about, of all things, kitchen waste bins. Government kitchen waste bins. (Yes, government is now in the business of kitchen waste bins.) A Vancouver reader had emailed me that the plastic kitchen waste bin the city had sent her did not seal properly, which [...]

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Pete McMartin: Muddying the waters of our right-to-die legislation

June 25, 2013

Last week, we ran the story of Margot Bentley, who, suffering from advanced-stage Alzheimer’s, was receiving end-of-life health care contrary to the wishes she stipulated in a living will. Bentley, who can no longer walk, talk or recognize the members of her family, was being spoon-fed by staff of the Abbotsford care facility where she [...]

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