Just Film Festival: seeking higher moral ground

VANCOUVER—Refugees making their way from Syria to Sweden in black tie. A drag queen fighting against the rigid structures of a Catholic country. Communities resisting pipelines and mega-projects. These are just some of the stories featured in this year’s Just Film Festival (March 30 – April 1). The Just Film Festival presents compelling documentary films […]

The Reading Tree: Family-focused literacy

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) recently launched The Reading Tree, a children’s picture book aimed at promoting literacy – produced almost entirely by public library employees. Children’s Librarian Els Kushner, Early Years Assistant Manager Christie Menzo, and Kerrisdale Branch Head Andrea Brown, all CUPE 391 members, were the key threesome responsible for The […]

Ambulance Paramedics of BC launch new campaign

RICHMOND – Imagine a world with more paramedics. That’s the message of a hard-hitting, province-wide campaign the Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC (CUPE 873) have launched to raise public awareness about the distress calls emergency dispatchers answer every day. “This campaign brings the public up close and personal to B.C.’s most common public […]