The Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel is a complex project, requiring commercial divers to descend inside the shaft, working in blackness, performing difficult work in challenging conditions. And, when they surface, they face a potentially deadly risk. In this video shot in the winter of 2013, we documented the critical steps needed to ensure the divers avoided decompression sickness, a potentially deadly condition also known as ‘the bends’.
A short video written and produced for the Metro Vancouver Multimedia Division. (field production/script, online description, indexing, and thumbnail selection)
This article originally appeared in PEDAL magazine. Velo-city Global 2012 International Cycling Conference Comes to Vancouver Vancouver, B.C.’s cycling infrastructure is considered pretty state-of-the-art for a North American city. Add in a bike-riding mayor and a reputation for going green at every opportunity and you’d be right for thinking this
This article was originally published in PEDAL magazine Is Canada Buying into Biking? What’s the state of cycling in urban Canada? It is building credibility as a sensible all-ages way to get around town. The bicycle’s biggest boosters are heralding a Renaissance in two-wheeled travel. Many cities across the country
Yes, I’m being a bit cheeky and stirring the pot, but the harsh reality is we are letting our kids down with over-reliance on the automobile.
Diverting garbage from the landfill to an incinerator is a controversial topic. Critics say that it fosters a dependency on generating waste to generate power and revenue. Advocates believe that it’s a necessary compromise in a society where recycling and re-use options remain limited to certain categories of waste. If
A short video written and produced for the Metro Vancouver Multi-media Division. (field production/script, online description, indexing, and thumbnail selection)
If you have a favourite campsite on a favourite date, it may be worthwhile to reserve it before someone else does. The fun starts at 7am PST on March 15 (Thursday). Note some of the changes to the reservation system as well — regarding long weekends and popular locales. From today’s
A short video produced for the Metro Vancouver Multi-media Division. (field producer, paper edit, online description, indexing, and thumbnail selection) The first research project at the Annacis Sustainability Academy is moving in! With this struvite reactor UBC researchers will tackle the problem of mineralization in sewer pipes – with a
A bizarre creature that lived in the ocean more than 500 million years ago has emerged from the famous Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies. Officially named Siphusauctum gregarium, fossils reveal a tulip-shaped creature that is about the length of a paperback novel (>20 cm) and with a unique