As more and more car companies offer fully electric cars (EVs), the choice is ever-widening – with EV SUVs, Crossovers, and even pickups set to enter the market place. Whereas once you could only choose from a Tesla or a Nissan Leaf, there are EV offerings from a range of automakers. There are many notable advantages of owning an electric vehicle, but in short: They are better for the environment, and electricity can be a renewable resource, while gasoline is not.
Over the past few weeks, I have heard from hundreds of British Columbians who are frustrated and worried — sometimes to the point of tears — by the delays to the BC Recovery Benefit. People struggling to make ends meet because of COVID-19 were originally comforted to hear the government would be providing some relief — but as so many have told me, the process of applying for the benefit has provided nothing but stress.
The award was created by Sher Vancouver to recognize young leaders who are advocates for the LGBTQ2S+ community. For these sixth annual awards, sponsored by DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society for the second year, there were applicants from across Canada and beyond. Thirty-year-old Nkambwe, a Black transgender woman originally from Uganda, impressed the awards jury to grab the $1,000 award.