Bios

Christine McLaren

Christine McLaren is a reporter for The Tyee.

Stories by Christine McLaren

opinion

Flirting Is Better by Bike

A stop-sign smile with a cute stranger is just one of the many health benefits of cycling.

By Christine McLaren, 23 Aug 2013


books

'A History of Future Cities'

Built as gateways to progress, Shanghai, Dubai, Mumbai and St. Petersburg offer many lessons to today's planners.

By Christine McLaren, 14 Aug 2013


opinion

A Musical Commute in Mumbai

How India's 'bhajan' groups, mostly male office workers, make joy out of daily, hours-long train trips.

By Christine McLaren, 12 Jan 2013


opinion

A Tyee Series

Idea #7: Make 'Affordable' the New 'Livable'

How creative, green, or great is a city if no one can afford to live there? Seventh in a series.

By Christine McLaren, 27 Dec 2012


opinion

My Journey to the Birthplace of the 'Burbs

I might have hated Levittown if East Van was still home. But after a few weeks in New York, something changed.

By Christine McLaren, 14 Oct 2011


blogs

Tent village packs up

By Christine McLaren, 1 Mar 2010


news

Woodward's Designer Reveals Secrets

Architect Gregory Henriquez gives a tour of his creation's quirky nooks and crannies, and replies to his critics.

By Christine McLaren, 25 Feb 2010


blogs

Citizens protest Olympic protests

By Christine McLaren, 13 Feb 2010


blogs

W2's Winter Olympics unaccredited media centre opens its doors

By Christine McLaren, 10 Feb 2010


blogs

Community dialogues seek to direct housing policy

By Christine McLaren, 18 Nov 2009


blogs

Health Committee to review pharmaceutical rep's bias on research board

By Christine McLaren, 16 Nov 2009


blogs

Leaders and citizens seek solutions to aboriginal homelessness together

By Christine McLaren, 13 Nov 2009


blogs

Pivot receives double support on methadone SRO evictions

By Christine McLaren, 29 Oct 2009


blogs

Tsilhqot'in to crash BC Mining Association gathering

By Christine McLaren, 21 Oct 2009


blogs

UBCM delegates receive hopeful vision for transit future

By Christine McLaren, 1 Oct 2009


blogs

Nix biz tax cuts, spend carbon tax on transit: James

By Christine McLaren, 1 Oct 2009


blogs

Bill Bennett promotes provincial unity, constructive relationships in UBCM address

By Christine McLaren, 30 Sep 2009


blogs

UBCM passes affordable housing resolutions

By Christine McLaren, 30 Sep 2009


blogs

Climate change discussions miss key issue: Colwood City Councillor

By Christine McLaren, 29 Sep 2009


blogs

Public transportation is a healthcare issue, says small-town mayor at UBCM conference

By Christine McLaren, 29 Sep 2009


blogs

Bowen Island residents race for affordable housing

By Christine McLaren, 28 Aug 2009


blogs

Still no plans for interim housing: city

By Christine McLaren, 27 Aug 2009


blogs

City councillors to request city support for inquiry

By Christine McLaren, 25 Aug 2009


blogs

Salmon Arm potential home to new renewable energy source

By Christine McLaren, 24 Aug 2009


blogs

Advocates, family demand coroner's inquest into homeless aboriginal man's death

By Christine McLaren, 20 Aug 2009


blogs

HST makes Canada laugh

By Christine McLaren, 18 Aug 2009


blogs

Brits drop jaws at Lillooet fire photos

By Christine McLaren, 17 Aug 2009


blogs

Environmental groups demand public inquiry into Enbridge Pipeline

By Christine McLaren, 17 Aug 2009


blogs

Mind your manners, say cycling advocates today

By Christine McLaren, 14 Aug 2009


culture

'From Buffalo Meat to Baloney'

Bill Quinn's native history of assembled truths, torn from glossy pages.

By Christine McLaren, 14 Aug 2009


blogs

Saanich-Gulf Islands divide too strong for May: expert

By Christine McLaren, 13 Aug 2009


blogs

Seismic blasts could harm BC marine life: Ecojustice

By Christine McLaren, 13 Aug 2009


blogs

"RCMP approach needs to change": investigation results

By Christine McLaren, 11 Aug 2009


blogs

RCMP Complaints Commission to release public investigation results

By Christine McLaren, 10 Aug 2009


blogs

As gas goes up, driving goes down: Angus Reid survey

By Christine McLaren, 7 Aug 2009


blogs

UBCIC calls for end to sport chinook fishing on Fraser River

By Christine McLaren, 6 Aug 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Portland's Progress on Homelessness

Compared to Vancouver, a better funded, more 'bottom-up' approach.

By Christine McLaren, 5 Aug 2009


blogs

BC Hydro gets green light on bioenergy projects

By Christine McLaren, 4 Aug 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Portland's Bicycle Brilliance

And what Vancouver can learn to create a self-propelled culture.

By Christine McLaren, 4 Aug 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Why Portland Beats Vancouver

If you're young, creative and low on cash, Oregon's biggest city has much to envy.

By Christine McLaren, 3 Aug 2009


blogs

VANDU's ticket blitz demands out of city's jurisdiction: Jang

By Christine McLaren, 22 Jul 2009


blogs

DTES tickets will not be recalled: VPD

By Christine McLaren, 16 Jul 2009


blogs

Musqueam get first federal stimulus cheque for on-reserve housing

By Christine McLaren, 15 Jul 2009


blogs

Supreme Court rules Translink subject to Canada's Charter

By Christine McLaren, 10 Jul 2009


blogs

BC Hydro wants to stay on tracks

By Christine McLaren, 8 Jul 2009


blogs

Union of BC Indian Chiefs opposes Standing Committee

By Christine McLaren, 6 Jul 2009


books

'This Is How They Tortured Me'

Grim tales of residential school abuse compiled by Tofino author.

By Christine McLaren, 6 Jul 2009


blogs

City councillor to demand affordable housing timeline

By Christine McLaren, 3 Jul 2009


blogs

Riding move to BC could net Greens first MP: May

By Christine McLaren, 2 Jul 2009


blogs

BC NDP calls for hearings on Recognition and Reconciliation

By Christine McLaren, 30 Jun 2009


blogs

Three HEAT shelters to remain open, housing to be built

By Christine McLaren, 29 Jun 2009


blogs

Bus searches will violate Transit Act and Charter: rights group

By Christine McLaren, 26 Jun 2009


blogs

Temporary housing waiting on provincial funds, says mayor

By Christine McLaren, 25 Jun 2009


news

Small Cities Working to Create Vibrant Downtowns

Prince George, Squamish and other BC towns try Smart Growth ideas.

By Christine McLaren, 23 Jun 2009


blogs

BC to spend $30,000 on green training for small business

By Christine McLaren, 22 Jun 2009


blogs

Downtown neighbourhoods support decriminalized prostitution: study

By Christine McLaren, 19 Jun 2009


blogs

Police to consider retracting tickets from Downtown Eastside 'blitz'

By Christine McLaren, 18 Jun 2009


blogs

Coalition asks province for anti-poverty cabinet minister

By Christine McLaren, 9 Jun 2009


blogs

Walk 4 Justice demands answers to missing women cases

By Christine McLaren, 5 Jun 2009


blogs

Aboriginal status cards still accepted at border

By Christine McLaren, 1 Jun 2009


blogs

No 'cookie cutter' for Aboriginal government: First Nations leader

By Christine McLaren, 29 May 2009


news

Rescuer of Stolen Bikes Slips into the Shadows

Gord Blackwell became a hero to grieving bicycle owners like me. Why did he quit?

By Christine McLaren, 29 May 2009


blogs

Nadleh Whut’en protest Recognition Act process

By Christine McLaren, 28 May 2009


blogs

Recognition and Reconciliation sessions seek Aboriginal input

By Christine McLaren, 28 May 2009


blogs

VANOC to open temporary hostel for 2010 Olympics

By Christine McLaren, 22 May 2009


blogs

'Buying sex is not a sport': sex work campaign

By Christine McLaren, 22 May 2009


news

Illegal Voting Is Easy

Vancouver voting officer saw evidence of non-citizens casting ballots.

By Christine McLaren, 20 May 2009


blogs

National Day of Reconciliation will stress key Aboriginal issues

By Christine McLaren, 19 May 2009


blogs

Airport union seeks third party for labour negotiations

By Christine McLaren, 15 May 2009


blogs

Van Dongen launched crackdown that nabbed him

By Christine McLaren, 27 Apr 2009