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Critical Services Suffering in BC’s So-Called Great Economy

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BC Liberal spin hides less-than-stellar performance on health, education, and more. Read more »

By Bill Tieleman, Today

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America, Keep Your Guns Out of Canada, CBSA Warns

Border agency launches awareness campaign following increase in firearms seizures.

By Amanda Connolly, Today

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Food or Bus Pass? Clawback Creates Hard Choices for British Columbians with Disabilities

Tears, resignation as people on disability assistance discuss how they’ll try to make ends meet.

By Cherise Seucharan, Yesterday

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First Nation Serves Evictions Notices to BC Fish Farms

Orders follow a number of developments, including federal decision to extend licences.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Yesterday

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Christy Clark Gives Up Climate Change Battle

BC’s brief commitment to action ends with launch of ‘leadership plan’ that rejects expert panel’s advice.

By Paul Willcocks, Yesterday


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Win Two Tickets to the 2016 Land Awards Gala!

Passionate about sustainable land use? Don’t miss this event, full of inspiring leaders in the field.

By Tyee Staff, Yesterday


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Dispatch from Rio’s ‘Eviction Museum’

Some 4,000 used to call the Vila Autodromo favela home. Then came the mega-sporting events.

By Bob Mackin, 19 Aug 2016


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China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi

With China Visit, Trudeau to Strive for ‘More Balanced’ Relationship

PM’s trip should bring clarity to what’s been an interesting connection so far.

By Janice Dickson, 19 Aug 2016


news

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The Altruism of the Humpback

In California, scientists glimpse a surprising protective streak among a certain type of whale.

By Joshua Rapp Learn, 19 Aug 2016


culture

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A Cruel Summer of Wretched, Big Movies

Sexism, racism, hackery and Meryl Streep drive a film reviewer to despair.

By Dorothy Woodend, 18 Aug 2016


opinion

Protestors for electoral reform

Proportional Representation Leads to More Diverse, Cooperative Politics

A response to Bill Tieleman and other electoral reform naysayers.

By Devon Rowcliffe, 18 Aug 2016


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Syrian refugee at SFU

With Cameras in Hand, Young Syrian Refugees Learn Storytelling

SFU photography workshop aims to help newcomers develop a voice.

By Christopher Cheung, 18 Aug 2016


opinion

Green leader Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May, Liberal?

As leader decides her future, don’t forget: many green leaves turn red in the fall.

By Susan Delacourt, 18 Aug 2016


opinion

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Alberta Offers Lessons in Keeping Dams Safe From Fracking

BC Hydro feared effects of fracking-induced earthquakes, relies on ‘understandings’ to reduce risk.

By Ben Parfitt, 17 Aug 2016


news

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Review of Harper’s Anti-Terrorism Bill Likely to Launch End of Summer

Long anticipated look at C-51, national security starts ‘soon,’ official says.

By Amanda Connolly, 17 Aug 2016


opinion

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Yemen’s War: A Test for Canada, and We’re Flunking

Another hospital bombed, more civilians killed. How long will we tolerate it?

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Aug 2016


opinion

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Hydro Officials Quietly Feared Fracking Threat to Peace River Dams

FOI reveals Crown corp’s behind-the-scenes negotations for a buffer zone around projects.

By Ben Parfitt, 16 Aug 2016


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Canada’s Innovation Sector Ripe for Trolls

Government should install safeguards against abuse of intellectual property rights.

By Michael Geist, 16 Aug 2016


opinion

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Proportional Representation Empowers the Extreme and Bizarre

That’s why I’m against it as an option for Canada’s electoral systems.

By Bill Tieleman, 16 Aug 2016


opinion

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Police Should Improve, not Drop, Terror Suspect Stings

Learning the right lessons from Driver, Nuttall and Korody.

By André Gerolymatos, 15 Aug 2016


opinion

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Don’t Say No to ‘Slow Growthers,’ Hear Them Out

Measures like GDP make little sense in a world of tightening environmental constraints.

By Tom Green and Michael Barkusky, 15 Aug 2016


opinion

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BC’s Profound Moral Failure on Disability Rates

On Sept. 1, a tiny increase coupled with bus pass clawbacks will shame us all.

By Paul Willcocks, 15 Aug 2016


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Should Your Taxes Subsidize Big Media?

As pressure mounts for bailouts, time to look at how bad traditional outlets have become.

By Shannon Rupp, 15 Aug 2016


opinion

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Where Did Our Rage Over Syria’s Catastrophe Go?

Whether we lost interest early or late, the civil war has brutalized us as well as the combatants.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Aug 2016


opinion

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How Vancouver’s Housing Segregation Became Policy: A 2040 Look Back

Decades from now, researchers reflect with shock, pity on what led to creation of regional, economically unequal ‘bantustans.’

By Patrick M. Condon, 12 Aug 2016


news

Jody Wilson-Raybould

Site C ‘Running Roughshod’ over Indigenous Rights, Wilson-Raybould Said in 2012

Comments raise questions about government’s recent approval of permits for dam project, says NDP critic.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 12 Aug 2016


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So Long, Gender Focus! Six Relevant Posts from Seven Years of Feminist Blogging

Though I’m folding my site, other women’s voices thrive online.

By Jarrah Hodge, 12 Aug 2016


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‘You’re Not the Indian I Had in Mind’

It’s what I hear all the time from film crews interviewing me. Here’s what I wish they knew beforehand.

By Jess Housty, 11 Aug 2016


culture

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How Rich or Poor Are You, Really?

Especially relative to the wealth or poverty of others? Here’s a useful reality check.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Aug 2016


opinion

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Trump’s Violent Summoning of the Unhinged

We know where this leads. Remember Gabrielle Giffords’ would-be assassin?

By David Beers and Michael Fellman, 10 Aug 2016


Win Two Tickets to the 2016 Land Awards Gala!

Passionate about sustainable land use? Don’t miss this event, full of inspiring leaders in the field.

By Tyee Staff

 

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