Will the Mental Health Industry Undermine the Community-based Climate Change Revolution?

As mainstream mental health ideas and approaches are increasingly incorporated by community resilience-building groups, critics warn about the dangers of pathologizing and medicalizing reactions to climate change. Read the article on Mad in America.  

By |2020-09-14T22:30:08+00:00September 14th, 2020|0 Comments

The Politics of Parking

We’re paying a lot for parking. An awful lot. * Years ago, I was awaiting the fate of a grant application before Victoria city council to help build a community garden. Instead, council got bogged down debating a developer’s building permit and re-zoning application. The developer wanted a reduction in the number of parking spaces

By |2010-02-02T23:22:06+00:00October 8th, 2009|2 Comments

(still) Paving Paradise

The next casualty of the uncontrolled development destroying the Capital Region could be the rural Highlands. The public can see the importance of a broader vision—why can’t our politicians? * It might have been just another business-as-usual meeting of the Capital Regional District board about urban development. But normal polite procedures cannot contain it, and

By |2006-03-31T15:08:03+00:00March 31st, 2006|0 Comments

Slave Ships at Ogden Point?

They float into Victoria’s night glowing like fifteen-story Christmas trees. With visions of big-spending passengers on shore leave, businesses and politicians eagerly welcome cruise ships. This February, our local daily ran a full-page spread, including the 184-ship schedule, lauding the “great news” of the record-breaking coming year. But a recent report sounds an alarming foghorn

By |2006-03-18T22:05:46+00:00March 18th, 2006|1 Comment
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