Georgia Straight

A Sad State Of Affairs In The B.C. Government

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The stipend affair has not been one of Clark's shining moments. It was sad that a premier who once boasted she was going to put families first didn't appreciate the optics of accepting a semi-secret, five-figure top-up that was more than most British Columbians make in a year.

Site C Dam Permits Were Quietly Issued During The Federal Election

DeSmog Canada | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Former prime minister Stephen Harper's government issued 14 permits for work on the $9-billion Site C dam during the writ period of the last election -- a move that was offside according to people familiar with the project and the workings of the federal government.

Jian Ghomeshi, John Furlong Exposés On Alleged Abuse Reveal Media Double Standard

Michael Stewart | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Stewart

What do we made of Canada's embrace of one exposé and its exile of another? The victims of the alleged abuses seems like a good starting point. Ghomeshi's accusers were referred to as "educated and employed." Furlong's alleged victims are all aboriginal.

Let's Have Peace On Earth For Endangered Killer Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

After more than a decade of waiting, the Southern Residents are no better off now than when they were listed as endangered 15 years ago. Federal fisheries managers appear unwilling to address the availability of Chinook salmon, an essential food for whales, lest they rile interests in the sports and commercial fishing sectors.

Border Agency Uniforms Found In Vancouver Dumpster

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Canada Border Services Agency is investigating how a box of government uniforms got left in a dumpster, after they were discovered by a Vancouver ...

Will Furlong Have to Pay?

CBC | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The ongoing legal battle between former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong and journalist Laura Robinson is expected to return to court on Monday. R...

Furlong: No Apology Coming

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The journalist accused of defaming the former head of the Vancouver Olympics is now accusing John Furlong of damaging her reputation.Laura...

Journalist Fires Back

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The freelance journalist who first wrote about abuse allegations involving former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong insists it is her, no...

Furlong Sues B.C. Newspaper Over Abuse Allegations

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - John Furlong, whose reputation as the face of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics was tarnished earlier this year by decades-old allegation...

Vancouver: An Imperfect But Perfectly Fun City, A Rebuttal

Jason Sulyma | Posted 12.06.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jason Sulyma

Writing off a whole city with over two-million plus individuals because of a bad evening in one or two neighbourhoods is no need to ring the worn out, and high and mighty No Fun City bell. From classical and traditional to the futuristic and experimental there is something for anyone willing to make the trip off the couch! From DIY East Vancouver events to the good life to the outdoor healthy life and everything mainstream and pervy in-between there is always something to do.

Canadian Law of Defamation And The John Furlong Allegations

Marko Vesely | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Marko Vesely

Allegations published by the Georgia Straight newspaper against John Furlong, the former CEO of the Vancouver Olympics, have dominated headlines recently. The public statements that have been issued thus far by Furlong and the Georgia Straight foreshadow some of the issues that may be raised in any lawsuit which may follow.

Reporter To Countersue Furlong

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The reporter who wrote a story about alleged abuse by former Vancouver Olympics chief John Furlong says she will countersue him for sugges...