VANCOUVER JIM GREEN MIRO CERNETIG

Jim Green's Life: An Opera We Should All Applaud

Jim Green, a veritable force of nature on Vancouver's civic scene for decades, is battling cancer. Green is drawn to the opera, with its grand narratives of triumph and loss, rich and the poor -- no surprise since the arc of Green's life is a breathtaking opera in itself. Now is the moment for Vancouver and its citizens to give Green his public due.