Ray Guy 1939 – 2013

Ray Guy 1939 – 2013  Ray Guy goes to That Far Greater Bay By Greg LockeST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland May, 2013 Ray Guy has gone to That Far Greater Bay. The news that, at age 74, he passed on came as a shock

Ignorance of science worsens global crises, warn researchers

Science under siege from censorship, religious beliefs and poor education By Deborah JonesFebruary, 2012 Science is “under siege,” the world’s top scientists and educators heard repeatedly at a major science conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Scientific solutions are

Once shunned by academics, Wikipedia now a teaching tool

By Deborah JonesVANCOUVER, Canada, 2008 Wikipedia, the upstart Internet encyclopedia that most universities forbid students to use, has suddenly become a teaching tool for professors. University teachers have swapped student term papers for assignments to write entries for the free online encyclopedia. Wikipedia

The Case of the Serial Killings

The murders of dozens of women put Vancouver in the spotlight as gruesome details emerge in the mass-murder trial of an area pig farmer.   By Deborah Jones (for Time magazine) Vancouver, Canada, January 26, 2007   Wedged between white-capped mountains and sparkling

Mad descents

Some claim that extreme downhill mountain biking is becoming mainstream. They’re nuts.  By Deborah JonesNorth Vancouver, British Columbia, 2006 The start of Espresso, a gnarly mountain-bike trail on British Columbia’s famous North Shore, is unimposing. Bikers — and these are ”bikers,” whose body

Not Guilty: Questions abound after Air India terrorism trial

Conflicts over nationalism linger in the Canadian-Sikh community, after not-guilty verdict in terrorism trial   By Deborah Jones Vancouver, Canada, March 2005   The ruling by Judge Ian Bruce Josephson absolving two Sikh nationalists in the bombing of Air India Flight 182

Vancouver: Fool’s paradise, or model for 21st Century?

Vancouver struggles with a rare opportunity to create a lasting urban paradise. By DEBORAH JONES Vancouver, Canada 1996 High-tech hotbed Seattle has Bill Gates. Manhattan, city of comebacks, has Donald Trump. Vancouver has David Duchovny of The X-Files, the happening sci-fi TV series

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