Car sharing 101

Kid with ski poles raised beside a Modo shared car

Consider this: a privately owned car can cost at least $10,000 a year, yet, for 95% of the time, it sits idle doing nothing, just slowly losing its value each and every day. Car sharing means you have use of a fleet of cars, without the responsibilities that go along with owning a car – … Read more

New YouTube Series on Car Sharing

A child wearing a bike helmet stands in front of a Modo shared car

As someone who has advocated for better – as in safer – cycling conditions in our cities (e.g. see my film You Never Bike Alone) it might seem counter intuitive to do a series on cars. But car sharing is really more about using the car less. At least, in my case. We sold our … Read more

Last Ride on the Sky Chair

One of the beauties of living in Vancouver is that we have three ski resorts on our doorstep – Seymour Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Cypress Mountain. Cypress Mountain, though the furthest away (28km), has been my go-to for years, being the largest of the three mountain resorts. The Cypress season just closed this past weekend, … Read more

Home is a 40-foot School Bus

Barb the bus in East Van

This is a project for which I have footage going back several years. This East Vancouver neighbourhood has seen big changes in recent years as older houses are torn down and replaced with McMansions and laneway houses. The story provides a window into the stresses being felt by ordinary families by the affordable housing crisis. … Read more

Andrew Weaver On Why BC LNG is a Gassy Fairy Tale (video)

Weaver 2021 interview thumbnail

I posted this video profile of Andrew Weaver’s two terms in the BC Legislature, yesterday to my YouTube channel. It includes footage and interviews, not used in my feature documentary Running On Climate, looking at how the BC Greens went from a 30-year-old party with no seats to holding the balance of power in the … Read more