Candy Cane

Sep 20, 2017

Statistics Canada recently released a summary of income data from the 2016 census. They were soliciting visualizations on Twitter, so here’s my entry on the subject of shifts in median income by gender and province, including Canada overall.

Reel Around the Fountain

Aug 28, 2017

Ever wonder where the drinking fountains in New Westminster are? Or where you can find a dog fountain? Here’s a map that can tell you just that, courtesy of New Westminster’s open data and me running around taking photos of drinking fountains.

Valley of the dolls, part 2

Feb 21, 2017

This post follows up my previous post on overdoses in the Fraser Valley. This time, I’m visualizing overdoses at hospitals. The data reports on how many of those overdoses were by homeless people, although I’m not sure if you can draw much of a conclusion from that.

Still, mostly peaceful

Feb 5, 2017

The recent Quebec mosque shooting may have been yet another reminder that Canada is not immune to extremism or violence, major violence remains thankfully unusual here. Compared to many other countries, our list of mass shootings and massacres is short. Let us hope it stays that way.

Valley of the dolls, part 1

Jan 30, 2017

I recently had the privilege of participating at the Fraser Health hackathon, where my team presented on the overdose analytics challenge. There we got to work with some new data that Fraser Health has made available, including overdoses within the Fraser Health Authority’s communities. Here it is visualized, with some additional data for context.

I don't like oil sand. It's ugly and messy and expensive to clean up.

Jan 15, 2017

Maclean’s did their annual charts showcase this past December, and unlike last year I didn’t pay much attention to it. But I recently stumbled across Frances Woolley’s post on the tar sands inadequate cleanup cost, and she was asking for suggestions so I couldn’t help myself.

Not the wage gap, but a wage gap

Jan 10, 2017

I’ve been neglecting this blog for a while, on account of spending far too much time on another project. As a puny attempt at a new year’s resolution, I thought I should try updating this blog again.

Step pyramid

Mar 3, 2016

Just having some fun with the census data.

The boring one percent

Mar 1, 2016

Here’s another attempt at looking at the ultra-wealthy in Vancouver, with the demographics of the 1%. Somewhat predictably, the biggest growth of people in the top 1% of income has been in Calgary and Edmonton.

Rise of the pretty rich

Feb 29, 2016

With all the talk of millionaires buying up Vancouver houses, I thought it would be interesting to check out just how many millionaires there are in Vancouver. As ever, it’s hard to find exact measures of millionaires, especially immigrant millionaires.