Independent media needs you. Join the Tyee.

New BC Pipeline Spill Details Show Largest Involved 1,000 Litres of Oil

front thumb for Pipeline-BC-Trees.jpg


Oil and gas commission releases details on seven crude oil spills in 2015. Read more »

By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday


Niki Ashton

Millennials Angry over Jobs, and NDP Should Be Their Voice, Says Ashton

Labour critic, mulling leadership bid, sees party’s future in harnessing rage of young workers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Yesterday


Donald Trump

America’s Sorry State Is No Accident

Powerful interests have worked hard — and won much — promoting misinformation and ignorance.

By Mitchell Anderson, 22 Sep 2016



How My Kids’ School Renewed My Belief in Democracy

It showed that when we commit to the process, however messy, what seems impossible becomes doable.

By Trish Garner, 22 Sep 2016

Recent Stories


Bill C-51 protest

Secret Bans, Secret Trials: The Canadian ‘No-Fly’ Lists

First in a series to help you participate in the federal consultation on national security.

By Micheal Vonn, 22 Sep 2016



Like London and Paris, Sooke BC Is Voting Privatization Out of Style

Why municipal governments around the world are bringing services back in house.

By Keith Reynolds, Gaetan Royer and Charley Beresford, 21 Sep 2016



Inside the Hidden, Connected Lives of Trees

Author chronicles a secret world of the woods, and its importance to our lives. See him at upcoming Vancouver Writers Fest.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Sep 2016


Bruce Carson

Crash of ‘The Mechanic’: Oil Sands Flogger Bruce Carson Found Guilty

Harper insider convicted on three counts of illegal lobbying.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Sep 2016


Premier Christy Clark

Premier Clark on ‘Historic Debt Binge,’ Says Conservative Leader

‘Debt-free BC’ 2013 campaign promise called unrealistic, simplistic.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Sep 2016


Pramila Jayapal

Star Progressive Pramila Jayapal on Why the Political Left Needs More Activists

It’s key to building successful campaigns today, says Bernie-backed US Congressional candidate.

By Katie Hyslop, 21 Sep 2016



Leap Manifesto a Trojan Horse for Federal New Democrats

It’s unrealistic, and pursuing it will only lead NDP to leap further off a high political cliff.

By Bill Tieleman, 20 Sep 2016


Cover of 'No News Is Bad News'

Canada’s Media Disrupters Have a New Manifesto

In ‘No News is Bad News,’ Ian Gill finds ‘huge opportunity’ in our hollowed-out industry.

By Marc Edge, 20 Sep 2016


Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Good News! People, Even Young, Will Pay for Deep Journalism

Europe proves it. From Ian Gill’s new book ‘No News Is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse and What Comes Next.’

By Ian Gill, 20 Sep 2016



Give Employers Faster Access to Temporary Foreign Workers, Says Ottawa Report

Review of controversial program suggests 21 changes, but critics say many favour business.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Sep 2016



Support for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care Could Save $200 Million a Year: Report

Ending supports at 19 results in higher future costs, poor outcomes, says Vancouver Foundation.

By Katie Hyslop, 19 Sep 2016


Christina Thomas
A Tyee Series

‘If They Do It Properly,’ Coastal Youth Could Support Megaprojects

In Prince Rupert and area, some ‘yay’ to LNG, but not for oil pipelines to the northwest coast. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 19 Sep 2016



Crude Oil Pipeline Leaks on the Rise in BC

Critics say trend contradicts industry claims of improving safety.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2016



Tyee Poll: What's the Cost of Failing to Support Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Beyond Age 19?

Every year in BC, about 1,000 youth are abruptly cut off from the system that has cared for them.

By Tyee Staff, 19 Sep 2016



Facing Homelessness Emergency, Seattle Weighs Bylaw Protecting Rights of Campers

Ordinance ‘totally applicable to Vancouver,’ says housing rights lawyer.

By Stefania Seccia, 19 Sep 2016


A Tyee Series

In Prince Rupert, Good Times Gaming for Young and Old

In conversation with Rob Gruber, (dungeon) master of games for the six-to-76 set. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 16 Sep 2016



Don’t Fear the Leapers! So Says NDP’s New National Director

Robert Fox, welcoming activists, signals his party is steering leftwards.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Sep 2016



Bulging with New Cash, BC Liberals Eye Spending Spree into Election

De Jong signals $500 million for housing, might raise welfare rates.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Sep 2016



US Study Confirms Rapid Increase of Methane Emissions by Oil and Gas

Spike corresponds with timing of shale gas boom.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 16 Sep 2016



As a Green, Why I Don’t Want My Party Embracing BDS Movement

If you think it’s because I’m OK with Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, you’re wrong.

By Jeff Wheeldon, 15 Sep 2016



May to Weaver: No Extremist Fringe Elements in Green Party

But federal party leader stands by decision to purge shadow cabinet over Weaver criticisms.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Sep 2016


Premier Christy Clark

BC Lib Bragging about Welfare-to-Work Far from Reality

Success vastly exaggerated, based on government’s own press releases.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Sep 2016



Plenty of House Price Policy Fixes Available to Clark’s Government

Here, 10 top shelf options that economists of differing stripes agree on.

By David Beers, 14 Sep 2016



How to End Child Poverty, According to a Stanford Economist

Raj Chetty on ways to invest in kids for maximum impact. A Tyee interview.

By Katie Hyslop, 14 Sep 2016


A Tyee Series

In Prince Rupert, Making Sure Salmon Stay in (Elementary) School

In conversation with French immersion teacher and confessed ‘salmon guy,’ Mike McDowall. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 14 Sep 2016



Greens in Uproar, BC Leader Talks of Changing Party’s Name

Three top federal members sacked after group letter attacks Weaver for opposing Israel boycott.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Sep 2016

Crash of ‘The Mechanic’: Oil Sands Flogger Bruce Carson Found Guilty

Harper insider convicted on three counts of illegal lobbying.

By Andrew Nikiforuk


Guess the total cost of the adverse outcomes associated with 1,000 youth per year in BC aging out of foster care at 19?

  • 100 Million
  • 250 Million
  • 50 Million

Take the poll now »

Last week: Your thoughts on the future of public education in B.C. Read the results of that poll here.

Contests, events & more from Tyee and select partners