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Luke Brocki

Luke Brocki is a Vancouver-based journalist.

Stories by Luke Brocki

news

A Serious Attempt to Crack the Humour Code

We laugh because we feel benignly violated, theorizes comedy scientist Peter McGraw.

By Luke Brocki, 5 Jun 2013


opinion

In Praise of Slow Sex

For female orgasm guru Nicole Daedone, it's about the journey, not the destination.

By Luke Brocki, 25 May 2013


opinion

Go North Young Realtor?

Dawson City is waiting for a housing gold rush that's late (as usual).

By Luke Brocki, 18 May 2013


mediacheck

A Tyee Series

Five Revolutionary Apps for Digital Storytellers

TYEE LIST #31: Who says nerds don't know how to spin a good yarn?

By Luke Brocki, 16 Mar 2013


news

A Tyee Series

Beautiful Relationships: How to Make a Local Biz Salad

Ingredients: rooftop farm, online grocer, tricycle couriers, swank eateries, supermarkets. Sprinkle with local lending. Third in a series.

By Luke Brocki, 17 Jan 2013


news

A Tyee Series

Beautiful Relationships: Making Local Biz Fizz

This recipe blends office supplies, bread-toting tricycles, eco-boxes and chefs in training. Second in a series.

By Luke Brocki, 21 Dec 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Beautiful Relationships: How Five Local Enterprises Thrive Together

Regional roots link coffee beans to greener fuel to sprouting lawns. First in an occasional series.

By Luke Brocki, 5 Dec 2012


news

To Solve Housing Foreign Ownership Puzzle, Someone Must Pay

Researchers need funds to answer Vancouver's big question, mayor's task force group finds.

By Luke Brocki, 19 Nov 2012


opinion

A Tyee Series

Let the Children Pedal!

An elusive mayor, a confab climax, the new 'Charter of Vancouver' and more in this last report from Velo-city 2012.

By Luke Brocki, 13 Jul 2012


opinion

A Tyee Series

I Get Schooled by Bicycle Capitalists

How to pile up money thanks to cycling infrastructure. And more dispatches from the Velo-city conference.

By Luke Brocki, 12 Jul 2012


opinion

A Tyee Series

I Bragged about Vancouver Cycling and Global Experts Laughed

Reflections on helmets, lanes and the road ahead. First of three keying off the recent Velo-city bike planning conference.

By Luke Brocki, 11 Jul 2012


opinion

A Tyee Series

Five Surprise Cycling Lessons from Velo-city

TYEE LIST #18: Hint: Vancouver's not the most progressive bike city. Not even close.

By Luke Brocki, 30 Jun 2012


news

A Tyee Series

I Can't Own Alone

Buy a rental property? Co-own? There's no easy way. Last in a series.

By Luke Brocki, 22 Mar 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Help Me, Gregor!

What can the city do to boost affordable housing in Vancouver? The mayor weighs in.

By Luke Brocki, 21 Mar 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Lessons from Affordable Housing Innovators

Models from Whistler and Toronto take a different tack to up supply. Your attention, Vancouver.

By Luke Brocki, 20 Mar 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Keeping Up with Demand

Or, tackling the seemingly simple question of housing supply. My aspiring owner's inquest continues.

By Luke Brocki, 19 Mar 2012


news

A Tyee Series

The Foreign Ownership Puzzle

Question of who's buying from abroad looms over every Vancouver housing debate. I seek out the experts.

By Luke Brocki, 15 Mar 2012


news

A Tyee Series

To the 'Burbs!

My Vancouver house-hunting triggers a flight response. What is lost when aspiring owners leave?

By Luke Brocki, 14 Mar 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Hunting for My Dream Home

A mortgage broker lifts my spirits, but the realtor reality is another story.

By Luke Brocki, 13 Mar 2012


news

A Tyee Series

I Want to Stay!

My journey into Vancouver's real estate racket, and dark nights of the soul about selling out my artist friends. First in a series.

By Luke Brocki, 12 Mar 2012