Adbusters

Adbusters | A thoroughly depressing but always illuminating anti-consumerist magazine founded in 1989 by Bill Schmalz and Kalle Lasn right here in Vancouver. Campaigns include “Buy Nothing Day” and “Occupy Wall Street”. It prints bi-monthly, with a world-wide circulation of 120,000.

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The Geological Sword of Damocles That Looms Over the Sea-to-Sky

"When I'm camping near Squamish and I feel the distant rumble of a train, I worry for a moment that it might be The Barrier collapsing..."

The Vancouver Building That Defied Development in the Name of Art and Affordability

"Kudos to the family that owns the Del Mar Inn. This city could use more building owners who put people before profits..."

One of These Vancouver Alleys Is Not Like the Others

"The idea of a Potemkin Alley is entirely in keeping with our civic tradition of trying to hide our problems instead of fixing them."

The Narrow Body of Water Where BC Ferries Terrify Tourists

"I accidentally stabbed my face with my vanilla soft serve when the ship's horn blew through Active Pass...'