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Colleen Kimmett

Colleen Kimmett is a Vancouver-based journalist who writes about food, science and the environment. Her reporting has taken her down the mighty Fraser River, up the Bridge Glacier and across many a farmer's field.

In 2009, Colleen was awarded a fellowship to the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, and that same year shared in The Tyee’s prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 2011, her series on food and farming won a Canadian Online Publishing Award for best online series.

Colleen is currently at work on a book about Sasquatch in British Columbia.

Reporting Beat: Environment, Food, and Farming. Twitter: @colleenkimmett

Website: www.colleenkimmett.ca

Stories by Colleen Kimmett

culture

John Green, 'Mr. Sasquatch,' Leaves Big Shoes to Fill

With his passing this May, the tireless researcher is remembered by a thankful crew of fellow investigators.

By Colleen Kimmett, 29 Jun 2016


news

Five Things We Can Learn from Brazil's School Meal Program

It spends $1.3 billion a year to feed students and help small farmers. Your move, Canada.

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 May 2016


news

A Tyee Series

Homeowner? Brace for Flood of Insurance Hikes

As storms rise, so do bills for Ontario cities, citizens. How to keep costs lower.

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Nov 2015


news

A Tyee Series

Why the Critters in Your Backyard Aren't Who They Used to Be

How a warming climate is driving changes to urban ecosystems.

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Nov 2015


news

Ed Deak Knew the Meaning of Wealth

His was a life full of ideas, art and memories, shared on Tyee pages since day one.

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Aug 2015


blogs

Oil spill simulation shows far-reaching results

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Feb 2014


books

For Vancouver's Mennonite Maids, Strength in a Shared Home

'Daughters in the City' honours the early wave of immigrant women who helped build our country.

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Oct 2013


blogs

Conservation groups launch 'drift card' study to measure oil spill impact

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Oct 2013


blogs

Province restores funding to Therapeutics Initiative

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Oct 2013


blogs

Lessons from the Welfare Food Challenge

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Oct 2013


news

Pharmacists Seek Lobbying Help to Get Paid for More Services

But allotting them a bigger health care role won't necessarily save money, researcher says.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Oct 2013


culture

Google Farm View

Artist Sylvia Grace Borda gives agrarian Surrey a techie treatment.

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Oct 2013


blogs

Campuses drive local food purchasing: survey

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Oct 2013


blogs

Target Globe reader has $120K household income, editor clarifies

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Oct 2013


blogs

Doctors urge premier to save BC drug watchdog

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Oct 2013


news

Big Buzz over Pot for Pain Biz

Investors fired up by Canada's new medical marijuana system, but will users get scorched by premium bud?

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Oct 2013


news

Libs' Cuts May 'Neuter' BC's Farmland Protector: Advocates

Consultation needed to defend already lean ALR, ALC from cost-slashing public review.

By Colleen Kimmett, 4 Oct 2013


blogs

New website tracks route of Alberta crude on BC coast

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Oct 2013


blogs

Hupacasath First Nation prepares to appeal FIPPA decision

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Sep 2013


blogs

First candidate for BC Conservative leadership steps up

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Sep 2013


blogs

Mulcair sets sights on BC senator in nation-wide tour

By Colleen Kimmett, 29 Aug 2013


blogs

Adam Olsen named new interim Green leader

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Aug 2013


opinion

The Summer BC's Woods Roared Back

When trees fell in the forest, the world heard Clayoquot Sound. A look back, 20 years on.

By Geoff D'Auria, Colleen Kimmett and Robyn Smith, 10 Aug 2013


blogs

Shipping container social housing makes debut in Vancouver

By Colleen Kimmett, 2 Aug 2013


blogs

Libs core review to look at 'alternative service delivery'

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Jul 2013


blogs

Christy Clark sworn in as MLA

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Jul 2013


blogs

Abbotsford's 'crisis of conscience' can't be ignored: pastor

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Jul 2013


blogs

Indian steel industry looks to BC for coal

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Jul 2013


blogs

Tsilhqot'in need help getting enviro experts to New Prosperity hearings

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Jul 2013


blogs

Five selected to review NDP election loss

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Jul 2013


blogs

BC Conservative leader John Cummins to step down

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Jul 2013


opinion

BC, As Explained by Buttons

Did you know Port McNeill boasts the world's largest burl? And more provincial pin wisdoms.

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Jul 2013


blogs

Eight new ministers named in federal cabinet shuffle

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Jul 2013


blogs

Report on BC Rail legal bills delayed

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Jul 2013


blogs

BC's gas towns feeling 'consultation fatigue'

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Jul 2013


news

Marathon's Not over for Christy Clark

'Born campaigner' premier still has several hills ahead to climb, as pundits point out.

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 Jul 2013


blogs

Heavy rains flood Toronto

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Jul 2013


blogs

RCMP arrest reporter at anti-fracking protest

By Colleen Kimmett, 4 Jul 2013


opinion

This Canada Day, Plunge into Summer

Celebrate the start of the hot season with Tyee reader photos of fun on the water.

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Jul 2013


blogs

Alberta floods more than a natural disaster: Hurtig

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Jun 2013


blogs

Victoria boasts most bike commuters in Canada

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Jun 2013


blogs

Final hearings for Northern Gateway start today

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Jun 2013


blogs

BC Hydro, Peace River District reach Site C deal

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Jun 2013


blogs

Kinder Morgan reports oil leak near Merritt, BC

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Jun 2013


blogs

The Washington county election that could impact coal exports in BC

By Colleen Kimmett, 29 May 2013


blogs

LNG could be considered for former Elk Falls site

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 May 2013


blogs

Six ridings in the balance as Elections BC counts final votes

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 May 2013


blogs

Former MLA Harold Long dies in plane crash

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 May 2013


blogs

Raven coal mine application rejected

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 May 2013


blogs

Youth vote a factor in Weaver's election strategy

By Colleen Kimmett, 16 May 2013


blogs

NDP win majority, Greens take eight seats in student vote

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 May 2013


blogs

Reporters, take your positions. . .

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 May 2013


blogs

Liberal candidates delete election day tweets

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 May 2013


news

Could the Raven Mine Swing Comox Valley?

Another riding, this one long Liberal, where a major resource project grips voters and other industries.

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 May 2013


mediacheck

Globe's Pro-Coal Insert Gets Election Act Complaints

Elections BC okay with paper's advertorial extolling coal with voter-targeted ad.

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 May 2013


blogs

NDP's George Heyman takes enviro endorsement

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 May 2013


blogs

Party platforms from 10,000 feet

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 May 2013


blogs

Elections BC investigates shady website

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Apr 2013


news

A Tyee Series

The Rise of Independent Power Producers, Explained

They split the enviro vote in 2009, but can they still spark trouble across the province?

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Apr 2013


blogs

The BC NDP's quiet backers: dead donors

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Apr 2013


blogs

How BC's election may affect protections for huge swath of coastline

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Apr 2013


blogs

Local hospital food big plank in NDP agriculture platform

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Apr 2013


news

Vast Coastal Protection Plan May Hinge on Election

Dropped by feds but kept by BC gov't, process could affect fish farms, ship routes.

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Apr 2013


blogs

BC Liberals lose veteran deputy minister

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Apr 2013


blogs

BC Agriculture Council to launch complaints hotline for farm workers

By Colleen Kimmett, 29 Oct 2012


blogs

Little Mountain hold-outs avoid eviction

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Oct 2012


news

Officials 'Need the Pressure' to Raise Welfare Rates: Food Advocates

At Vancouver meeting welfare diet challengers discuss social assistance boost, and as this reporter learned, hunger's hidden cost.

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Oct 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Furtive Steps to Better Hospital Dining

With contracts that favour supplier monopolies, finding ways to get local food on the plate can be awkward. But there's hope.

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Oct 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Why Can't We Know What's in Grandma's Hospital Meal?

Corporate contracts prevent more than mere morsels being revealed, a reporter learns. Second in a series.

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Oct 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Can Hospital Food Be Fixed?

A three-course inquiry. Part one: Why, yes!

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Oct 2012


blogs

BC's 'farm to cafeteria' network goes national

By Colleen Kimmett, 16 Oct 2012


mediacheck

Freelancers: Save Time, Make Money!

Streamline your reporting and get priceless efficiency tips at latest Tyee freelance survival event.

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 Oct 2012


blogs

Try eating on $26 a week, challenges anti-poverty group

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Sep 2012


news

Greens and Labour: Make Work Not War!

Split by the carbon tax in last election, 'Green Jobs' helps them find common ground.

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Sep 2012


blogs

Clark's 'A team' veers off topic at Northern Gateway hearing

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Sep 2012


blogs

BC Hydro charging too much for FOI request, says union

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Jul 2012


blogs

Alberta won't share pipeline royalties with BC: Redford

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Jul 2012


news

Big Step for Big City Farming

SOLEfood's new downtown Vancouver site grows food, jobs and the business case for urban agriculture.

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Jul 2012


news

How Grandview Elementary Fills up Student Plates

From farm and garden to desk, one Vancouver school finds success feeding vulnerable kids.

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Jun 2012


blogs

New site aims to open up House debates

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Jun 2012


blogs

RCMP should release data on injuries, death: BCCLA

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Jun 2012


news

Inside the Washed out Grocery Store

Jesse Whitehead got a taste of vulnerable northern food systems this month, after storms cut off his town's supplies.

By Colleen Kimmett, 16 Jun 2012


news

How to Nourish Vancouver's Supportive Housing Residents

While providing meals for the 'hard to house' benefits many, it's unclear who might foot the bill. A look at the logistics.

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Jun 2012


news

How a Decent Meal Can Keep People from the Brink

Research on people with mental illnesses in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside links better nutrition to fewer 911 calls.

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Jun 2012


blogs

Human rights groups blast Tories' reaction to UN envoy

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 May 2012


blogs

BC biotech company seeks approval for GM apple

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 May 2012


blogs

Canada should drop 'self-righteous' attitude over food: UN Rapporteur

By Colleen Kimmett, 16 May 2012


blogs

Right to Food Rapporteur wraps up first week in Canada

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 May 2012


news

A Night Shift at Jen's Kitchen

Working odd hours, Vancouver's survival sex workers often miss the city's free meals. Enter this roaming delivery service.

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 May 2012


blogs

Shareholders concerned about cost of Gateway opposition

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 May 2012


blogs

Huffington Post to launch BC, Alberta editions

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 May 2012


news

Inside the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Machine

What to accept, what to hand out. How the city's vast distribution centre works to feed folks and keep food out of landfills.

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Apr 2012


news

The Problem with Food Banks

Hungry people must be fed. But critics say framing food as charity takes the root issues off government's plate.

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Apr 2012


tyeenews

Freelancers, Perfect Your Pitch

It takes more than a good idea to get an editor's attention. This Thursday, our Freelance Survival panel demystifies the pitching process.

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Apr 2012


blogs

New Prosperity plan puts lake on 'life support': Tsilhqot'in chief

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Apr 2012


news

No More Free Meals: A Church Changes Its Approach

Why Calvary Baptist opted to nurture quality of experience over quantity fed.

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Apr 2012


blogs

Agriculture, food safety hard hit by staff cuts

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 Apr 2012


blogs

End of 'Enviropig' project proves little interest in GM meat

By Colleen Kimmett, 4 Apr 2012


tyeenews

Learn to Craft Your Own Story

Workshop ideas and gain feedback with The 100-Mile Diet co-author Alisa Smith. Only 13 spots left.

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Mar 2012


opinion

A Tyee Series

Six Rules of the Cuddle Party

TYEE LIST #5: Wisdoms from a night spent nuzzling others. Skeptics welcome.

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Mar 2012


blogs

Democrats shift tactics on women's health battleground

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Mar 2012


blogs

'Farm to Cafeteria' looks at local food in the public sector

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Mar 2012


news

Monthly Cost to Feed Family of Four: $868

Too many people in BC can't afford to eat healthily, finds report. Plus: Photo essay shows five ways people pinch food dollars.

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 Feb 2012


blogs

US court dismisses lawsuit against Monsanto

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Feb 2012


blogs

Group concerned AG's forest report will lead to more spraying

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Feb 2012


blogs

French farmer wins case against Monsanto

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Feb 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Why Can't Vancouver Keep Its Start-ups Here?

Local talent churns out hot new enterprise! If that's such a good story here, why does it keep ending someplace else?

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Feb 2012


opinion

Becoming the Ethical Hunter

Knife in hand, I remember the maxim that brought me to Deadman Valley: if you eat it, you should kill it. At least once.

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 Feb 2012


news

Glaciers, BC Hydro's Melting 'Batteries'

Scientists are trying to figure out how rising temps will change the alpine run-off that helps power the province.

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Feb 2012


blogs

Rural reporters can't make a living, says former Nelson Post editor

By Colleen Kimmett, 2 Feb 2012


blogs

Conservatives axe popular energy-saving program

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Jan 2012


blogs

UN Right to Food Rapporteur plans spring mission to Canada

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Jan 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Idea #9: Slow Down Your Money

Redefine expectations of investment and return, and reap the delicious rewards.

By Colleen Kimmett, 29 Dec 2011


blogs

A look at Vancouver's urban farmers, by the numbers

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Dec 2011


blogs

New police investigation boss should look at old cases: Wright

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Dec 2011


blogs

Columnist John Martin announces bid to run for BC Conservatives

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Dec 2011


blogs

BC woman forces pesticide safety review

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Nov 2011


blogs

Black Press to quash anonymous comments

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Nov 2011


news

Occupy Vancouver Becomes Big Downtown Eatery

Hundreds of meals a day dished up to all comers as donated food rolls in.

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Nov 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Zeb King, the Transparent Candidate

Can pledging to open up government land him back on Central Saanich city council?

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Nov 2011


news

What Can Local Politicians Really Change?

Elections create promises, but city hall can tackle some issues far more powerfully than others.

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Oct 2011


news

Doubts Lace Excitement over Vancouver's Local Food Hub

Organizers say New City Market is on track, but others claim farmers' interests are overlooked.

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Oct 2011


blogs

Tories table bill to privatize Wheat Board

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Oct 2011


blogs

'Deadly exotic' virus found in BC salmon

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Oct 2011


blogs

COPE throws support behind New City Market

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Oct 2011


mediacheck

Seminar: Freelancers and Taxes

Learn financial survival skills from a certified public accountant next Tuesday.

By Colleen Kimmett, 4 Oct 2011


blogs

Municipalities vote in favour of smart meter moratorium

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Sep 2011


blogs

BC Hydro tries to quell smart meter concerns

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Sep 2011


opinion

Raising My Chicken Monsters

Let others make backyard poultry a political issue. For me, it's been an adventure.

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Sep 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Building Green from the Ground Up

We asked experts how to make true sustainability the norm. Here's what they told us. Last in a Tyee Solutions Society series.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Sep 2011


news

A Tyee Series

How Many 'Miles-per-Gallon' Does Your House Get?

Home buyers deserve labels revealing future utility costs, say efficient building advocates.

By Colleen Kimmett, 20 Sep 2011


blogs

Metro Vancouver looks to revive farming at regional park

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Sep 2011


news

On Nutrition, Canada's Schools Are Out to Lunch

Other nations, even US, are way ahead on school meals programs.

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Sep 2011


blogs

Mulcair, Topp lead roster of possible NDP leadership candidates

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Aug 2011


blogs

Province agrees to make fish farm audits public

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Aug 2011


blogs

HST decision making ripples in Ontario's election

By Colleen Kimmett, 29 Aug 2011


blogs

HST decision 'huge disappointment' says agriculture sector

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Aug 2011


blogs

Keystone XL protest continues despite arrests

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Aug 2011


blogs

Saanich council passes local food motion

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Jul 2011


blogs

CTV bureau chief quits job, blasts network news

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Jul 2011


blogs

Province seeks public input on house size in ALR

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Jul 2011


blogs

Civil rights watchdog to set up shop in Prince George

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Jul 2011


blogs

New website, app map Vancouver's food sources

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Jun 2011


blogs

Debt-ridden Langley School Board loses only culinary arts program

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Jun 2011


blogs

Health organizations renew call to tax sugary drinks

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Jun 2011


blogs

Tories under mounting pressure to move on asbestos

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Jun 2011


news

Ralph McRae Wants Your Rotting Veggies

Waste hauling exec is ready to spend big on a 3.5 acre compost operation. But can it pass Lytton's sniff test?

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Jun 2011


blogs

Page disrupts throne speech with 'Stop Harper' sign

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Jun 2011


news

Those Burned by Home Grow-In Try to 'Rise from Ashes'

Undaunted by local food venture's bizarre collapse, farmers and customers rally, rebrand.

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 May 2011


news

Taste the Ultimate Multicultural Potluck Feast

Meeru Dhalwala on the idea, and women, behind 'The Joy of Feeding' this Sunday.

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 May 2011


blogs

Conservatives poised to end Wheat Board monopoly

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 May 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Biggest Free Trade Deal Since NAFTA, Ghost Issue of 2011 Election

Canada is on verge of pact with Europe affecting farmers, local industries. It's invisible on campaign trail.

By Katie Hyslop and Colleen Kimmett, 28 Apr 2011


mediacheck

'Freelance Survival': Get Tips from Successful Journos

April 26 kicks off practical talks on how to make it as a freelance journalist.

By Colleen Kimmett, 20 Apr 2011


news

Is Your City Too Safe?

Risk-averse municipal managers are smothering civic vitality says Mark Lakeman of City Repair.

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Apr 2011


blogs

People's food policy offers blueprint for food secure Canada

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Apr 2011


blogs

Conservative energy efficiency plan 'short-sighted': BCSEA

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Apr 2011


news

Food Now on Plate for All Federal Parties

For the first time national food policies, from GM seeds to school lunches, are part of five parties' platforms.

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Apr 2011


blogs

Parties set to debate agriculture April 11 in Ottawa

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Apr 2011


blogs

Farmers' markets have tenuous hold on urban space

By Colleen Kimmett, 5 Apr 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Greening Homes Can Be Big Boost to Economy

As U.S. programs show, Canada could 'win-win-win' by doing more to help homeowners retrofit.

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Apr 2011


blogs

Report shows gap between rules and reality for US farm workers

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Mar 2011


news

A Tyee Series

A Smarter Way to Help You Pay for Greening Your Home

On-bill financing is making energy saving upgrades more affordable in the US. And soon here?

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Mar 2011


blogs

Municipalities can lead on living wage, say councillors

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Mar 2011


blogs

Oregon law could boost car sharing

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Mar 2011


blogs

BC Conservatives pick two new candidates

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Mar 2011


blogs

Farmers, customers burned by Home Grow-In look to rebuild

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Mar 2011


blogs

Farnworth backed by NDP farm set

By Colleen Kimmett, 16 Mar 2011


news

High Profile Local Food Enterprise Goes Bankrupt

Home Grow-In proprietor hasn't been seen; farmers and customers say they're owed money.

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Mar 2011


blogs

Southlands debate continues in Delta

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Mar 2011


blogs

New West to revive farmers' market coupon program

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Feb 2011


blogs

Farnworth, Horgan fill environmental gap in leadership race

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Feb 2011


blogs

BC Agriculture Council does 'everything but' endorse Abbott

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Feb 2011


news

Now Look Who's Big on Buying Local

A major BC union launches its 'Ten Percent Shift Campaign', joining a diverse movement supporting the local economy.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Feb 2011


blogs

Metro chair asks candidates to tackle transit funding

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Feb 2011


blogs

Liberal candidate de Jong in favour of province-wide pesticide ban

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Feb 2011


blogs

Kwantlen approves sustainable agriculture degree

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Feb 2011


blogs

GMO bill struck down in Ottawa

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Feb 2011


blogs

North launches 'Drop the Pop' campaign

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Feb 2011


blogs

Feds order CRTC to reverse net metering decision

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Feb 2011


blogs

'We heard you': Libs take stand against net metering

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Feb 2011


blogs

Bush, Clinton to speak at Surrey Economic Summit

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Feb 2011


blogs

Monsanto alfalfa could hurt Canada's organic markets: MP Atamanenko

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Jan 2011


blogs

Metro responds to growth strategy criticism

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 Jan 2011


blogs

Metro's growth strategy likely to cause legal problems: lawyer

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Jan 2011


news

In BC's Heartland, Healthy Food Can Be Scarce

'Food deserts' blight some rural areas of the province. How to make them bloom with nutrition?

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Jan 2011


blogs

Radical changes required to feed the world: report

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Jan 2011


blogs

Agriculture council wants food, farming on the leadership agenda

By Colleen Kimmett, 20 Jan 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Building Jobs By Tearing Down Houses the Green Way

Vancouver aims to boost a new employment sector: recycling buildings.

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Jan 2011


blogs

Board approves growth plan for Metro Vancouver

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Jan 2011


blogs

In Mexico, citizens create DIY bike lanes

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Jan 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Idea #7: Revive the Root Cellar

And other low-tech locavore methods of pleasurable living.

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 Dec 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Idea #4: Create a Local Food Bill

Emulate Illinois and pass a Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act. Wannabe party leaders, take note!

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Dec 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Secrets to Supporting Local Food

What the Tyee Solutions team learned in BC and Ontario while reporting this fall's 'Growing the Local Bounty' series.

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Dec 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Building up the 'Grain Chain'

Local farmers are giving antique machines new life to help supply a growing demand for BC wheat.

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Dec 2010


blogs

Proposed gas plant too close to homes, farms say Peace residents

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Dec 2010


news

A Tyee Series

How Bulk Buyers Can Save Local Farmers

Local Food Plus gets institutions with big food budgets to go local and sustainable, and that can really pay off.

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Dec 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Farmers Harvesting the Sun's Rays

Make conditions right, and renewable energy could become a profitable crop for food growers across Canada.

By Colleen Kimmett, 2 Dec 2010


blogs

Province needs to invest in protecting water supply: Auditor General

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Dec 2010


blogs

BC delegation makes case for federal tanker ban

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Nov 2010


blogs

Kevin Falcon enters Liberal leadership race

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Nov 2010


blogs

MP Ujjal Dosanjh accused of defamation

By Colleen Kimmett, 29 Nov 2010


blogs

BC company seeks approval for 'non-browning' apple

By Colleen Kimmett, 29 Nov 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Eggsasperating!

Organic egg producers in BC say regulations 'gone haywire' prevent them from keeping up with hungry local demand.

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Nov 2010


news

A Tyee Series

A Nursery For New Farmers

At the McVean Incubator Farm, a little land goes a long way for people who want to get in the business of growing local food.

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Nov 2010


blogs

Migrant workers win historic contract

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Nov 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Packed With Opportunities

How small farmers are turning their crops into tasty products without relying on the big global processors.

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 Nov 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Better Than a Food Bank

The Stop in Toronto has evolved into a dignified model connecting local producers with low-income eaters.

By Colleen Kimmett, 5 Nov 2010


blogs

New 'Craigslist' for local food launches in BC

By Colleen Kimmett, 4 Nov 2010


news

Mmmm, Made in BC?

Invest more to promote local food within province, farm industry urges government.

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Nov 2010


news

A Tyee Series

The Little Local Food Connector That Could

How Home Grow-In plays a key role by helping nearby farmers find Vancouver customers.

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 Oct 2010


news

A Tyee Series

How Mennonites Are Modernizing a Local Food Economy

Volume, variety, reliability. Welcome to the Elmira Produce Auction Co-operative.

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 Oct 2010


blogs

Flooded farmers desperate for supplies

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Oct 2010


news

A Tyee Series

A Tale of Two Farmlands

Growing the local bounty in Ontario and BC, a new series that goes to the roots of sustainable solutions.

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Oct 2010


news

Ten Ingredients for a Healthy Local Food Economy

Panel of experts teams with audience to create recipe for sustainability. Please add your own.

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Oct 2010


blogs

Proposed trade treaty a threat to food security: Farmers' Union

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Oct 2010


blogs

New farm standard hopes to tap demand for local

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Oct 2010


blogs

Panel offers tips for a regional food strategy

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Oct 2010


blogs

Wild salmon losing out in a crowded ocean

By Colleen Kimmett, 4 Oct 2010


blogs

Ontario farmer defies raw milk ban in BC

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 Sep 2010


blogs

Cuts threaten BC farmland: AG report

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Sep 2010


blogs

Harper cracking under egg, dairy lobby?

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Aug 2010


blogs

New chair to review Agricultural Land Commission

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Aug 2010


blogs

Prison farm closed, but the cows come home

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Aug 2010


blogs

Transport ministry biggest threat to Metro Van farmland: report

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 Aug 2010


blogs

Hundreds protest prison farm closure

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Aug 2010


news

A Tyee Series

King of Poop Power

A farmer in Abbotsford will turn manure, lots of it, into a natural gas substitute. It's a first in BC, and the pioneer smells Canada-wide success.

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Jul 2010


blogs

Enbridge pipeline bad for business: chamber of commerce

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Jun 2010


blogs

HST will cost average family $521 more: Stats Canada

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Jun 2010


blogs

Dziekanski posed no threat, RCMP wrong to taser: Braidwood

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Jun 2010


blogs

'Home of the Future' needs a new home

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Jun 2010


blogs

Bute hydro project stalled at EA stage

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Jun 2010


blogs

Report condemns BC mining laws

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Jun 2010


blogs

Metro Van residents face soaring sewage treatment fees

By Colleen Kimmett, 4 Jun 2010


blogs

Not too late to save BC's salmon, say researchers

By Colleen Kimmett, 2 Jun 2010


blogs

Budget watchdog will examine soaring G8/G20 security costs

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 May 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Is BC Ready for Smart Meters?

BC Hydro is preparing to roll out smart meters in every home. The tech industry is ready to jump on board, but are government and citizens prepared?

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 May 2010


blogs

Province releases HST list

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 May 2010


blogs

Campbell says he'll seek fourth term

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 May 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Here Comes the 'Smart Grid' Way to Save Power

The US is investing billions in a wired feedback loop telling consumers how to be electricity misers. A BC firm is on the cutting edge.

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 May 2010


blogs

Metro water filtration plant using less chemicals

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 May 2010


blogs

Climate Change Act passes final vote

By Colleen Kimmett, 5 May 2010


blogs

NDP tables fish farm bill

By Colleen Kimmett, 5 May 2010


news

A Tyee Series

BC Charts a 'Clean Tech' Future, but Is the Map Right?

Too many mega-projects, say some experts, who see big gains from lower-impact, local community projects.

By Colleen Kimmett, 4 May 2010


blogs

Earth Day, then and now

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Apr 2010


blogs

Climate scientist sues National Post for libel

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Apr 2010


blogs

First Nations 'outraged' at Site C decision

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Apr 2010


blogs

Province to buy carbon offsets that other firms won't touch

By Colleen Kimmett, 16 Apr 2010


blogs

Opposition parties push forward climate change bill

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Apr 2010


blogs

Cohen Commission selects participants in salmon inquiry

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Apr 2010


blogs

Falcon introduces hospital funding reforms

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Apr 2010


blogs

Hydro board member poses potential conflict of interest: COPE

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Apr 2010


blogs

Provincial geothermal auction gets cool response from industry

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Apr 2010


blogs

BC Hydro announces second round of winners in clean power call

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Mar 2010


blogs

Clean tech, oil and gas can work 'hand in hand': Lekstrom

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Mar 2010


blogs

No room for single-family zoning in Vancouver's future: panel

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Mar 2010


blogs

Expect slow shift to low carbon, says oil exec

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Mar 2010


blogs

'This is where Enbridge hits a wall': First Nations promise to stop pipeline

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Mar 2010


blogs

Incentive doubled for solar hot water

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Mar 2010


news

He's Paving the Way for Electric Cars

Vancouver-raised Ron Chung is readying Hong Kong for a new revolution.

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Feb 2010


blogs

Vancouver promotes 'less as more' in green design

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Feb 2010


blogs

Lighthouse showcases BC green tech sector

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Feb 2010


blogs

Ecojustice threatens lawsuit over fish farm expansion

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Feb 2010


blogs

Salmon inquiry calls for participants

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Feb 2010


culture

Inside the 'Phantom Galleries' of the Downtown Eastside

Behind unmarked storefronts lies a vibrant art scene. How to find what's on display during the Olympics.

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Feb 2010


blogs

Province bans mining in the Flathead Valley

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Feb 2010


blogs

EnCana not prepared for gas leak: report

By Colleen Kimmett, 4 Feb 2010


blogs

Poverty Olympics torch en route to Vancouver

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Feb 2010


blogs

Downtown Eastside info centre a "whitewash" say residents

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Feb 2010


blogs

Olympics won't stop women's march

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Jan 2010


blogs

Pembina calls for fairer carbon tax

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 Jan 2010


blogs

Court rules against fish farm expansion

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Jan 2010


blogs

Measure IPP performance against promises: Kariya

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Jan 2010


opinion

A Tyee Series

Idea #9: Love the Rain

Or, at least learn to appreciate it. As demand increases, municipalities across the province are looking for ways to conserve our clean water supply. A big part of that is making better use of what falls from the sky.

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Dec 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Idea #5: Living Christmas Trees

How two B.C. companies are giving trees a life after Christmas (and turning a profit, too) renting potted evergreens.

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Dec 2009


blogs

Province tests the waters of social media

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Dec 2009


blogs

In the final hours, a deal (of sorts) in Copenhagen

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Dec 2009


blogs

Canada named the 'Colossal Fossil' in Copenhagen

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Dec 2009


blogs

Campbell's carbon tax praised in Copenhagen

By Colleen Kimmett, 16 Dec 2009


blogs

Canadian climate shift part of elaborate hoax

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Dec 2009


news

How Science Blew the 'Climategate' Attack

Global warming is still fact, but a bumbling response helped deniers cloud the public's understanding.

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Dec 2009


blogs

Vancouver to strut its stuff in Copenhagen

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Dec 2009


blogs

Canada vilified in Copenhagen

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Dec 2009


blogs

Leaked 'Danish text' overshadows hope in Copenhagen

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Dec 2009


blogs

Gateway at odds with BC's carbon goals, say protesters

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Dec 2009


blogs

Prepare for climate refugees, says Bangladesh official

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Dec 2009


blogs

Fast start fund for developing nations a 'greenwash': Greenpeace

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Dec 2009


blogs

Protesters target Lunn's office

By Colleen Kimmett, 2 Dec 2009


blogs

First Nations at higher risk of HIV/AIDS

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Dec 2009


blogs

Pre-Copenhagen protests a sign of things to come

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Nov 2009


blogs

Canadians have low expectations for Copenhagen: poll

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Nov 2009


blogs

Penner misses meeting on Copenhagen plan

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Nov 2009


blogs

Climate protesters stage second sit-in

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Nov 2009


blogs

Climate controversy on the eve of Copenhagen

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Nov 2009


blogs

Sustainable shopping won't save the oceans: study

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Nov 2009


blogs

Police taser video 'worse than Dziekanski' says chief

By Colleen Kimmett, 16 Nov 2009


blogs

NDP's Donnelly swims to Ottawa

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Nov 2009


blogs

HST, climate change top all-candidates meeting

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Nov 2009


blogs

Hundreds heed Morton's call

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Oct 2009


blogs

'Wood is good' for provincial buildings, but not necessarily made in B.C.

By Colleen Kimmett, 2 Oct 2009


blogs

Resource ministers send mixed climate message at UBCM

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Oct 2009


blogs

Green building piques interest at UBCM

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Sep 2009


blogs

Hotel hits zero waste goal, education key

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Sep 2009


blogs

DFO named in aquaculture class action suit

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Sep 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Sustainable, but Too Small?

Demand for eco-certified wood is growing worldwide. Small-scale foresters want in, but need to be creative.

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Sep 2009


blogs

'Just visiting' video parodies Harper's inaction on climate

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Sep 2009


blogs

China scoops BC fish farm technology

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Sep 2009


blogs

Covanta Energy fined for air pollution in US

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 Aug 2009


blogs

De Dutch denounces HST

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Aug 2009


blogs

Metro Vancouver 'flooded' with waste-to-energy proposals

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Aug 2009


blogs

BC's oil and gas industry gets tax break at the pump, in the field

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Aug 2009


blogs

Aquaculture trade show draws international protest

By Colleen Kimmett, 20 Aug 2009


blogs

Canucks owner takes a shot at waste-to-energy game

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Aug 2009


blogs

Prince of Pot bids farewell to followers

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Aug 2009


news

First Nation Takes Lead on Solar Power

T'Sou-ke project models energy autonomy for other BC Aboriginal communities.

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Jul 2009


blogs

How much clean power? Decision looms for BC's renewable sector

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Jul 2009


blogs

Legal victory for Canada's endangered species

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Jul 2009


blogs

BC boasts budget surplus, but steep revenue declines

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Jul 2009


blogs

Province freezes welfare programs

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Jul 2009


blogs

Human rights complaint against Downtown Ambassadors will proceed

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Jul 2009


blogs

Salmon farms threaten tourism jobs: Gunn

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Jul 2009


blogs

Who will pay for Lower Mainland transit?

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Jun 2009


blogs

UN to investigate mining in Flathead Valley

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Jun 2009


blogs

Salmon farms receive district approval

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Jun 2009


blogs

Renewable energy map released to criticism by enviro groups

By Colleen Kimmett and Amelia Bellamy-Royds, 18 Jun 2009


news

Pricing Nature to Save It

Just some of what Canada's Boreal Forest does is said to be worth $77 billion.

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Jun 2009


news

Oceans of Challenges

How BC's enviro groups are working to save sea life.

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Jun 2009


blogs

BC's rec facilities suffer funding shortfall

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 May 2009


blogs

Guatemalan activist brings international lens to local conference

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 May 2009


books

'Slow Death by Rubber Duck'

Co-author Bruce Lourie on the chemical 'marinade' we share, his experiment in self-poisoning, and more.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 May 2009


blogs

New fund to give First Nations equity in power projects

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 May 2009


blogs

Ontario passes Green Energy Act

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 May 2009


blogs

Greens must 'reach out' to other parties: Kettlewell

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 May 2009


blogs

Plutonic Power shareholders financial winners of election

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 May 2009


blogs

Greens doubly disappointed on election night

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 May 2009


blogs

2005 results show Greens strong in Whistler

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 May 2009


news

Libs' River Power Push: Dangers, but Little Data

Experts, local officials want brakes put on big Bute Inlet run of river project.

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 May 2009


blogs

BC needs a climate citizens' assembly: Washbrook

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 May 2009


news

Hanging out with Greens in Suits

Candidate Kettlewell's pitch to a rising class of young, urban, sustainability-techies.

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 May 2009


blogs

Private power a social justice issue: Council of Canadians

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 May 2009


blogs

NDP, Libs 'ignoring BC's water crisis': report

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 May 2009


blogs

Debate: Sterk steers power away from hydro

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 May 2009


blogs

Swine flu 'inevitable' with industrial farming, says Green candidate

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 May 2009


news

Which Party Is More Green? Grades Aren't Posted

Sierra Club, Suzuki, others haven't issued platform report cards, so we asked.

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 May 2009


blogs

Wilderness Committee calls for Penner's resignation

By Colleen Kimmett, 29 Apr 2009


blogs

Task force releases 'blueprint' for Vancouver's green economy

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Apr 2009


blogs

Greens, NDP and Libs to run full slates

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Apr 2009


culture

Can the 100-Mile Diet Reach a Million TV Viewers?

Co-creator Alisa Smith on the new show, and what's next.

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Apr 2009


blogs

'We've got the money' for transit, says Green candidate Rees

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Apr 2009


blogs

Greens would raise carbon tax

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Apr 2009


news

BC's Surge of Female Candidates

'We're behind Iraq and Afghanistan in elected women': NDP's McNabb.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Apr 2009


blogs

Greens back BC-STV

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Apr 2009


blogs

Replace RCMP with provincial police, say Greens

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Apr 2009


blogs

Greens propose steady-state economy for BC

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Apr 2009


blogs

Plutonic Power CEO denies donating to Libs, then changes story

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Apr 2009


news

BC's Clashing Shades of Green

How 'run of river' and global warming are splitting enviros this election.

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Apr 2009


blogs

Vancouver, BC Hydro will test drive electric cars

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Apr 2009


blogs

Forestry prof laments Great Bear plan

By Colleen Kimmett, 2 Apr 2009


blogs

Green Party promises local renewable energy

By Colleen Kimmett, 2 Apr 2009


news

A Tyee Series

The Coming Co-op Crunch

As funds dry up and buildings run down, residents don't want to give up on their affordable way of living.

By Colleen Kimmett, 2 Apr 2009


blogs

BC Hydro urging conservation before Games

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Apr 2009


blogs

Province reveals Great Bear Rainforest protection plan

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Mar 2009


blogs

Province will meet Great Bear deadline

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Mar 2009


blogs

Oil sands: Environment trumps economic concerns, finds poll

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Mar 2009


blogs

Bullfrog Power launches in BC

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Mar 2009


blogs

Oil spills 'inevitable' if Gateway proceeds

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Mar 2009


news

How an Alberta Economist Counsels Victims of Bernie Madoff

Mark Anielski's guide to 'genuine wealth' gains a new audience.

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Mar 2009


opinion

A Tyee Series

Thanks for Your Big Ideas!

We asked you for bold new thinking, and here's what you shared.

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Mar 2009


blogs

BC boosts natural gas industry as prices drop

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Mar 2009


blogs

How communities can combat 'climate fatigue'

By Colleen Kimmett, 12 Mar 2009


blogs

Sick of sprawl?

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Mar 2009


blogs

Young councillors more open to green ideas: Turner

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Mar 2009


blogs

BC Hydro announces bioenergy call, industry waits for details

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Mar 2009


blogs

Fish farms floating in regulatory void

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Mar 2009


blogs

First nations consider court action to halt pipeline

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Feb 2009


news

Map Scopes Region's Power Future

Plans for BC, Alberta and eleven states to produce and export renewable energy.

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Feb 2009


blogs

Chief plans to seek injunction to stop coal mine

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Feb 2009


blogs

Make solar a must in new buildings: Dauncey

By Colleen Kimmett, 20 Feb 2009


blogs

Enviro groups highlight provincial 'IOU' to caribou

By Colleen Kimmett, 20 Feb 2009


news

War over River Power Escalates

Industry, foes clash over massive private Bute Inlet project.

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Feb 2009


blogs

Anti-fur activists bare it all today

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 Feb 2009


blogs

Legal victory for fish farm critics

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Feb 2009


blogs

Report lays out plan to save wild salmon

By Colleen Kimmett, 5 Feb 2009


blogs

RCMP report shows improper taser use

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Feb 2009


blogs

Plutonic CEO calls for energy export plan

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Jan 2009


blogs

'Happy medium' for salmon farming?

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Jan 2009


blogs

Co-ops want a piece of stimulus budget

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Jan 2009


blogs

Leaked memo shows feds plan to weaken environmental laws, says NDP

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Jan 2009


blogs

BC's 'gateway' for Alberta oil

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Jan 2009


blogs

Sport, commercial fishing makes salmon smaller

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Jan 2009


blogs

Make Prince Rupert the gateway, say Deltaport opponents

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Jan 2009


news

Should You Stop Eating Salmon?

Yes, says a top UBC scientist. 'Smart shopping' isn't saving wild stocks.

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Jan 2009


blogs

Raise minimum wage, improve health

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Jan 2009


blogs

Syncrude faces prosecution for duck deaths in tar sands

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Jan 2009


blogs

Canada has bad rep at UN climate talks

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Dec 2008


news

A Tyee Series

'Heart and Soul of the Province'

Paddling into the Lower Fraser, a magnet for wildlife and humans. Last in a series.

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Dec 2008


blogs

Switch banks, lower emissions, say climate change activists

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Dec 2008


blogs

SFU report 'impetus' for province to meet Great Bear commitments

By Colleen Kimmett, 4 Dec 2008


news

A Tyee Series

A Fraser Full of Fish No More?

All of BC has a stake in better managing once massive salmon runs. Third in a series.

By Colleen Kimmett, 3 Dec 2008


blogs

Developers confident in wind power despite tough economic times

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 Nov 2008


blogs

BC tech company pulls water from thin air

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Nov 2008


news

A Tyee Series

The Fraser's Fragile Forests

Near the headwaters of BC's vast watershed, how to place a value on ancient trees? Second in a series.

By Colleen Kimmett, 26 Nov 2008


blogs

BC farmers consider manure for power

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Nov 2008


blogs

Farming just first step of local food system in Metro Van

By Colleen Kimmett, 20 Nov 2008


blogs

Feds halt pollution case against Metro Van, Province

By Colleen Kimmett, 20 Nov 2008


news

A Tyee Series

The Fate of the Fraser

Exploring BC's future by journeying the length of its mightiest river. First in a series.

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Nov 2008


blogs

Fight Victoria, urge parents at school board debate

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Nov 2008


news

Do Salmon Hatcheries Work?

Millions of eggs plus so much human good will. Does it add up to more fish?

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 Nov 2008


blogs

Make space for apartment recycling: Metro Van

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Nov 2008


blogs

BC Hydro courts public with Site C plan

By Colleen Kimmett, 7 Nov 2008


blogs

BC "last place on earth" to protect habitat, wildlife

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Oct 2008


blogs

Drug could help cut through red tape, politics of supervised injection

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Oct 2008


blogs

Greens say no to big dam plan

By Colleen Kimmett, 16 Oct 2008


blogs

Tories shut out of Newfoundland

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Oct 2008


news

Voting for Lights and Heat

High energy costs, tightening family budgets. Who's making the election connection?

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Oct 2008


blogs

Metro Vancouver considers sustainable action options

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Oct 2008


blogs

Harper mum on environment, climate change

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Oct 2008


blogs

Goverments 'lie' about information fredom: expert

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Oct 2008


blogs

Activists ask court to halt 'illegal' federal election

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Oct 2008


blogs

NDP seeks to balance unity and diversity

By Colleen Kimmett and Rob Annandale, 26 Sep 2008


blogs

Vancouverite voted world's second greenest person

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Sep 2008


books

James Glave, Green Guy Next Door

Author of 'Almost Green' on why DIY skills, dense communities, and maybe women, are kinder to the planet.

By Colleen Kimmett, 24 Sep 2008


blogs

Opinion, not science guiding federal policies, says UVic prof

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Sep 2008


blogs

Province biased towards big power: Anmore mayor

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Sep 2008


blogs

Protecting fish: Court won't let DFO off hook

By Colleen Kimmett, 9 Sep 2008


blogs

Forests worth more money intact than in pieces

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Sep 2008


news

A Tyee Series

New Thermal-Energy Solutions Heating Up

How BC could clean its hands of dirty energy.

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Jul 2008


news

Dump the New Garbage Plans?

Finding the greenest way to deal with trash.

By Colleen Kimmett, 22 Jul 2008


news

Can BC Make Solar Bloom?

Ontario pays far more to small generators who tap the sun.

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Jul 2008


news

A Tyee Series

BC's Blind Eye to Sun, Wind Power

Province lags as other places pay top dollar to promote range of renewable power.

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Jul 2008


news

'Green Your Campbell Cash' Draws Big Response

More than 50 'cool' projects seek votes, support, with weeks still to go.

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Jun 2008


news

Natives Face Salmon Food Shortage

Fraser River bands hard pressed to share dwindling sockeye catch.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 May 2008


news

Let Us Control Our Fates Say Timber Towns

'Community forests' vie with big firms for BC's wood profits.

By Colleen Kimmett, 13 May 2008


news

Who Will Revive BC's Forests?

World relies on our 'lungs,' but replanting is lowest in 20 years.

By Colleen Kimmett, 28 Apr 2008


news

Skimpier Schools to Replace Heritage Buildings?

Wrong approach to quake-proofing say Vancouver parents.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Apr 2008


news

Another Side to Private Power

First Nations, municipalities explore controversial energy source.

By Colleen Kimmett, 11 Apr 2008


news

Burn Trees to Light Homes?

Europe imports BC wood pellets to create 'bioenergy.' Here, it's not so easy.

By Colleen Kimmett, 1 Apr 2008


news

The New Green Classroom

How teachers are turning kids on to ecology.

By Colleen Kimmett, 10 Mar 2008


news

Private River Power Draws Diverse Foes

'Green' claims disputed.

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Feb 2008


news

Making Schools 'Carbon Neutral'

School officials scramble to meet BC emissions goal.

By Colleen Kimmett, 6 Feb 2008


books

Cousteau's Deep Vision

Parting words from the great inventor, ecologist, film star.

By Colleen Kimmett, 5 Feb 2008


news

Paths to Fame for Young Native Artists

Craft, culture and business skills all part of the picture.

By Colleen Kimmett, 31 Jan 2008


A Whale of a Love Affair

The irresistible, but blinding, charm of cetaceans.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Jan 2008


news

Using Genes to Fight Pine Beetle

Scientists probe genetic workings of pests, trees.

By Colleen Kimmett, 16 Jan 2008


news

A Tyee Series

Idea #9: Public Funds for Home Renos

The case for loans to pay for solar heating.

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Dec 2007


news

A Tyee Series

Idea #4: Fruit Trees on City Streets

Ruben Anderson sees both the cultural and the culinary appeal.

By Colleen Kimmett, 20 Dec 2007


Strong Bonds in Telegraph Creek

A photographer soaks up some Tahltan hospitality.

By Colleen Kimmett, 23 Nov 2007


news

Big Power of Small Loans

Microcredit plus Internet yields good returns.

By Colleen Kimmett, 15 Nov 2007


opinion

Raising a Brand-Free Kid

From day one, you've got to fight Winnie the Pooh.

By Colleen Kimmett, 30 Oct 2007


news

'BC's Hinterlands Are Opened Up for Business'

River power projects bring roads, people, wildlife threats.

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Oct 2007


news

Local Power Key to Fighting Global Warming: Poll

Municipal officials have citizens' trust, but lack money.

By Colleen Kimmett, 27 Sep 2007


news

As Killings by Police Mount, a Call for Independent Probes

Ontario's unit needed in BC say advocates.

By Colleen Kimmett, 25 Sep 2007


news

Birth of EcoDensity Backlash

Angry residents demand voice in upped growth plans.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Sep 2007


books

A Tyee Series

Down with Closet Cleaning

Gail Anderson-Dargatz on why letters and old pans matter.

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Sep 2007


news

Tsawwassen Treaty 'Fraud' Say Gulf Island First Nations

Will ask BC Supreme Court to halt signing.

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Sep 2007


news

Goodbye Spotted Owl

Seventeen left in BC; habitat plan slammed as failure.

By Colleen Kimmett, 14 Sep 2007