Bios

Crawford Kilian

Crawford Kilian was born in New York City in 1941. He was raised in Los Angeles and Mexico City, and was educated at Columbia University (BA '62) and Simon Fraser University (MA '72). He served in the US Army from 1963 to 1965, and moved to Vancouver in 1967. He became a naturalized Canadian in 1973.

Crawford has published 21 books -- both fiction and non-fiction, and has written hundreds of articles. He taught at Vancouver City College in the late 1960s and was a professor at Capilano College from 1968 to 2008. Much of Crawford's writing for The Tyee deals with education issues in British Columbia, but he is also interested in books, online media, and environmental issues.

Reporting Beat: Education, health, and books

Crawford's Connection to BC: Though he was born in New York City, one of Crawford's favourite places is Sointula, a small town off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island.

Twitter: @crof

Website: H5N1

Stories by Crawford Kilian

books

Shamed by 'Barbarians,' China Leaps Forward

New history follows the country's fascinating search for wealth and power.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Apr 2014


life

Jim Flaherty Departs the Stage

Former finance minister was a damn good political showman, and a friend to many.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Apr 2014


mediacheck

News of Guinea Outbreak Should've Gone Viral

Global health community must intervene to help citizens of developing nations get the message.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Apr 2014


opinion

Harper's Dilbert-Inspired Management Style

From the start, I suspect Catbert has guided our PM's hirings and firings.

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Mar 2014


opinion

When Your Neighbours May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Sure, disdain 'anti-vaxxers,' but the issue is more complex than it seems.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Mar 2014


opinion

BC's Private School Boom

Aided by millions of taxpayer's dollars, a two-tiered education system has taken root.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Mar 2014


books

'Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster'

New book explains Fukushima in tragic detail, highlighting need for a major industry overhaul.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Mar 2014


blogs

Fraser Health won't identify school with measles outbreak

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Mar 2014


opinion

'Dromocracy' Now: When the Streets Take Over

Neither left nor right, dromocrats feel sold out by whoever's in power. And they're rising up.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Mar 2014


books

The Lonely Planet Hunters

Writer Lee Billings chronicles the revolutionary search for life among the stars.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Feb 2014


opinion

Legalizing All Drugs: What If Mexico's Ex-Prez Is Right?

Vicente Fox's plea follows a hopelessly failed war on drugs.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Feb 2014


books

Three Dystopic Novels for Unpleasant Times

Great new fictions that force us to examine our rather alarming present.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Feb 2014


life

Dumb Classrooms

Immovable desks. Full frontal teaching. And other doltish design traits of our slow-to-learn schools.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Feb 2014


books

Global Tourism's Less-Than-Scenic Explosion

'Overbooked' traces the growth of our planet as theme park, staffed by slaves.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Feb 2014


opinion

Enough, BC Libs! Quit Making Up the School Rules

The law's the law, and our education system is not a game of Calvinball.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Feb 2014


opinion

Why Clark Refuses to Hear What Supreme Court Tells Her (Twice)

Teacher-bashing Liberals remain hellbent on gaming the political system.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Jan 2014


opinion

Will Foreign Students Deem Canadian Schools a Scam?

Ottawa's plan to entice more int'l scholars promises more than it can deliver.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Jan 2014


books

What Went Wrong in Afghanistan

Reporter Graeme Smith shows us why Canada has much to be embarrassed about.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jan 2014


news

How Smaller, Off-Coast Quakes Could Badly Shake BC

New geological study shows it's not just the Big One that matters.

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Jan 2014


books

How We Lost the Second World War

On Europe's 'Savage Continent,' Putin's persecutions are just one sign lessons weren't learned.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Jan 2014


blogs

Cancelled BC Ferries route actually a money-maker: tourism industry

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Jan 2014


blogs

First North American H5N1 case passed through YVR: Dr. Perry Kendall

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Jan 2014


books

Four Who Changed the System from Within

'Strange Rebels' club of 1979: Deng Xiaoping, Ayatollah Khomeini, Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jan 2014


opinion

MERS and H7N9: A Tale of Two Outbreaks

When medical malpractice, in the guise of politics, is carried out on a global scale.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Jan 2014


books

Nuclear Weapons: Forgotten, But Not Gone

'Command and Control' details the explosive near-misses that almost devastated the world.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Dec 2013


opinion

The Common Decency of Nelson Mandela

Oppressed for so long, he saw that retribution was pointless. And a prisoner became a saviour.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Dec 2013


opinion

Why Global Learning Scores Matter, and Why They Don't

Rebels like Finland don't much care about OECD's student rankings. And that's a good thing.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Dec 2013


books

'The Deserters'

These vivid stories of men who fled may finally kill the myth of the 'Good War.'

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Nov 2013


blogs

Experts protest 'gutting' of Fisheries Act

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Nov 2013


opinion

What, Harper Save Face? Not with That Base

No way he'll step down over the Duffy affair. Among his ilk, honour is for chumps.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Nov 2013


life

As Good a Shot as Oswald

Rifle in hand, I heard Kennedy was murdered. Suddenly the map no longer fit the terrain. Somehow it led to Canada.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Nov 2013


books

Resuscitating the NDP: The Jack Layton Saga

Without him the New Dems might now be a Canadian nostalgia item, finds this insider account.

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Nov 2013


books

Stephen Harper: The Self-Unmade Man

Paul Wells portrays PM as author of his own misfortunes. But how far will they go?

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Nov 2013


books

Harper's Seven-Year War on Science

Chris Turner's treatise on Tory anti-empiricism should spark outrage. But those in power won't see it.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Nov 2013


news

The Cohen Report, One Year Later

Advocates wonder if pricy probe into 2009 Fraser River salmon collapse has been washed out.

By Crawford Kilian, 31 Oct 2013


mediacheck

Politics and the Canadian Language

What would Orwell say about our curious brand of Newspeak?

By Crawford Kilian, 31 Oct 2013


blogs

Union workers must get flu shots or wear masks: arbitrator

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Oct 2013


opinion

Duffy Bomb Raises Question: What Was Harper Thinking?

Senator revolt only the latest in people and policies that went south for PM.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Oct 2013


blogs

Poll finds 90 per cent of Canadian scientists fear speaking freely to media

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Oct 2013


life

The Finnish Education of Tim Walker

An American teacher abroad discovers how a truly egalitarian school system works.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Oct 2013


blogs

Canada drops to 20th spot in world press freedom index

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Oct 2013


blogs

RCMP: Duffy defrauded Senate of $65,000

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Oct 2013


books

'Shopping For Votes': A New Manual for Power Seekers

Susan Delacourt chronicles the turn of Canada's political leaders into panderers.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Oct 2013


books

Anthropocene Now! Two Projections of Global Warming

Two tough yet optimistic looks at our world, 35 and 100,000 years from today.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Oct 2013


opinion

A Surveillance State Born in Ground Zero's Rubble

The least-recognized casualties of 9-11 are the democratic institutions of the US and its allies.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Sep 2013


books

'Civil War in Color'

With Photoshop, black-and-white past comes alive in living colour.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Sep 2013


opinion

Life On Mars? No, Thanks!

A reality check for the 7,000 Canadians considering extraterrestrial living.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Sep 2013


life

Do We Need a Phonetic English Alphabet?

A better system could help students soar to academic success.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Aug 2013


books

Open-Source Tech: A New Industrial Revolution?

These days, workers of the world unite online to create the latest genius goods.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Aug 2013


news

A Homecoming for Ji Won Park

Still on the road to recovery following a vicious assault, she'll reunite with family in Korea after 12 long years.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Aug 2013


opinion

To Grow BC's Economy, First Grow Schools

Memo to the 'jobs' premier: a strong education system boosts wealth, not the reverse.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Aug 2013


blogs

Wallin still owes over $80,000 on travel expenses: Deloitte

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Aug 2013


opinion

Show Canadian Parties Who's Boss

Voters, think yourselves employers, and would-be politicos your job seekers. Give 'em hell.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Aug 2013


blogs

Demands grow for return of Winter Olympics to Vancouver

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Aug 2013


books

What Comes after Capitalism?

New book offers compelling look at what got us here, but few answers on how to move beyond.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Aug 2013


blogs

Poverty shortening Canadians' lives: CMA

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Jul 2013


opinion

Our Irrational Fear of Heroin

Putting the number of deaths by illicit drugs in BC into perspective.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Jul 2013


blogs

Canadians want plan for future of health care: poll

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Jul 2013


books

Required Reading for Aspiring Whistleblowers

'1984' and 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' offer insight into Edward Snowden's plight.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Jul 2013


life

In Sointula, Survival of the Finnish

North Island town looks to colourful past as it re-imagines the future.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Jul 2013


opinion

Corporal Horton Versus the Harper Government

One Mountie's attempt to get to the bottom of the Mike Duffy scandal.

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Jul 2013


blogs

One-seventh of Afghan veterans suffer mental disorders: study

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jul 2013


opinion

Don't Feed the 'Self-Radicalized'

So Nuttall and Korody were 'inspired by al-Qaeda.' Here's what's really scary about that.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jul 2013


books

'Why Austerity Kills'

New book reveals the human cost of budget cuts.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Jul 2013


opinion

Why Edward Snowden Doesn't Matter in the NSA Debate

Let's forget the man and focus on his message instead.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Jun 2013


blogs

Cap U board passes budget, cuts programs

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Jun 2013


life

Medgar Evers and My Civil Rights Summer of '63

An activist murdered, and America roiling, I sought refuge in the army.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Jun 2013


blogs

Infectious syphilis rates in Vancouver at epidemic proportions: BCCDC

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jun 2013


blogs

MP quits Tory caucus over 'lack of support for transparency'

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jun 2013


mediacheck

How the Online World Is Fighting the Next Pandemic

Viral faces virtual, as web community battles H7N9 and MERS.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Jun 2013


opinion

The Conservative Party of Canada as Performance Art

The great satirists running our government continue the joke with Mike Duffy's implosion.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 May 2013


books

Gatsby Revisited

The movie's about glamour; the book is about the horror of social climbers.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 May 2013


blogs

BC bloggers react to the election

By Crawford Kilian, 15 May 2013


blogs

BC Supreme Court 'adjourns' application for injunction against Cap U board

By Crawford Kilian, 14 May 2013


blogs

Post-secondary teachers' union seeks injunction against Capilano University board

By Crawford Kilian, 10 May 2013


news

Can a New Dem Win in North Vancouver-Seymour?

It would mean a major upset in a Liberal bastion. Why is NDP candidate Jim Hanson optimistic?

By Crawford Kilian, 10 May 2013


blogs

Dix hints at rescue for Capilano University

By Crawford Kilian, 9 May 2013


blogs

BC's political bloggers dish on the election

By Crawford Kilian, 8 May 2013


news

BC Election 2013: The Declaration of Independents

Without a hope of holding party power why would anyone run solo?

By Crawford Kilian, 8 May 2013


news

BC's Fish Farm Falling out, Explained

The debate, focus of international attention, is front and centre this election.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 May 2013


opinion

Cuts at Capilano U: Is Worse to Come?

Cracks in BC's higher ed funding system go far and deep.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 May 2013


mediacheck

The English Speaker's Guide to Political Journalese

How to decipher the noise of political clichés.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Apr 2013


blogs

Cap U faces major cuts; departments, programs shut down or suspended

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Apr 2013


blogs

CUPE questions source of school funding for annual facilities grant

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Apr 2013


mediacheck

H7N9: When a New Virus Goes Viral

Major test of web-based warning system that's built up since SARS.

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Apr 2013


blogs

Information Commissioner to investigate muzzling of federal scientists

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Apr 2013


blogs

Canada's withdrawal from Convention to Combat Desertification 'regrettable': UN

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Mar 2013


blogs

VIDEO: Morton praises Liberals, Greens, NDP on fish-farm policies

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Mar 2013


books

How Finland Schools BC in Education

Lessons for teachers in its approach, where students are taught to be citizens, not consumers.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Mar 2013


blogs

Federal budget 'disappointing' on health care: CMA

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Mar 2013


books

The Disaster that Made the Modern World

Two centuries later, with our changing climate, Tambora's power still haunts us.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Mar 2013


blogs

BC Conservatives launch 2013 election platform

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Mar 2013


books

China's Global Embrace

'Restless Empire' traces rise from hermit kingdom to world straddling dynamo.

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Mar 2013


blogs

Enviro Law Clinic asks for investigation of government 'muzzling' of scientists

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Mar 2013


blogs

POLL: BC NDP widening lead over Liberals

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Mar 2013


opinion

What Preston Manning Didn't Say

Coded in his speech was a message directed straight to Stephen Harper.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Mar 2013


blogs

BC emergency physicians declare their own emergency

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Mar 2013


blogs

Only one candidate for North Coast so far

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Mar 2013


opinion

The Elements of BC Liberal Style

Upon study, the language of the ethnic outreach memo tells us much about the party's inner mind.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Mar 2013


blogs

Riding official blogs 'Why I quit the BC Liberals'

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Mar 2013


books

Reading Camila Vallejo

How did this young Chilean get so many believing 'We Can Change the World'?

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Mar 2013


blogs

Clark promises ethnic-votes report as riding officials quit

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Mar 2013


opinion

Sic Transit Flanagan

Former Tory advisor's comments about child porn viewers triggered his fall from grace. What's behind such an error?

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Feb 2013


blogs

UBC runs futures market on BC 2013 election

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Feb 2013


blogs

Alexandra Morton may run as North Island independent

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Feb 2013


blogs

#Elxn: Dix launches BC NDP campaign at 'Weekend for Change'

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Feb 2013


blogs

Canada heading for 'staples trap' and 'carbon trap': CCPA

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Feb 2013


blogs

Groups call for investigation of 'muzzling' of federal scientists

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Feb 2013


blogs

Liberal Pat Bell won't run in May 14 election

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Feb 2013


opinion

War and the Dual-Citizen Soldier

Why Bill C-425 deserves far more scrutiny than media have given it.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Feb 2013


blogs

Now not the time to bring down Liberals: Simpson

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Feb 2013


blogs

BC NDP 12 points ahead of Liberals: EKOS

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Feb 2013


blogs

BC Conservatives release 'alternative throne speech'

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Feb 2013


blogs

Brazeau disappears from cyberspace after arrest, jailing

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Feb 2013


blogs

Most parties slow to gear up for BC election

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Feb 2013


blogs

Independent MLAs promote democratic reform agenda

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Feb 2013


blogs

Taxpayers on hook for environmental disasters: outgoing commissioner

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Feb 2013


opinion

Why We Still Need to Think about Bird Flu

To stop a truly fearful virus both 'smart' and fatal, we must remain vigilant.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Feb 2013


blogs

Canada's performance on inequality, poverty, environment 'very troubling': NUPGE

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Feb 2013


mediacheck

Is Robert Fisk Today's Orwell?

His thundering rebuke to news media as usual riveted a Vancouver audience.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Feb 2013


life

Finland's Super Kids

Why are they smartest in the world? Actually their school system is what's super, and BC could learn a thing a two.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Jan 2013


blogs

Public medical labs could save $250 million a year: study

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jan 2013


blogs

'Stuff not staff' cuts planned for Coquitlam schools this spring

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Jan 2013


mediacheck

Media Elders Fail Us by Sneering at Idle No More

This could be a learning moment but Canada's ossified pundits aren't really about that.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Jan 2013


opinion

The Haiti that Canada Decided to Freeze

Three years after quake, in-depth accounts show aid disastrously handled.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Jan 2013


books

The Higher World of the Plutocrats

They fund our politics, shape our societies, outsource our jobs. Chrystia Freeland figured someone should talk to them.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Jan 2013


news

A Tyee Series

Idea #6: Assess the Public Health Impact of New Laws

How many Canadian lives are sacrificed with every policy decision? Sixth in a series.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Dec 2012


life

Vanitas and Caritas

None of us need be empty. All can give the greatest gift.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Dec 2012


life

Greetings, Friends!

(With a bow to Roger Angell of The New Yorker.)

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Dec 2012


opinion

Confronting the American Gun Addiction

As a teacher I had to think about how I'd deal with a crazed shooter in my classroom.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Dec 2012


opinion

Can't Call Canada's Conservatives Overeducated

High in the ruling party there's no abundance of higher ed credentials. Does it matter?

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Dec 2012


opinion

Justin Trudeau, Withdraw Your Apology!

Don't let media hypocrites make you pull your punches on 'the Albertans.' Swing away!

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Nov 2012


blogs

Following the federal byelections online

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Nov 2012


blogs

CFIA questions accuracy of lab that tests for salmon anemia

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Nov 2012


blogs

Abbotsford South Liberals quit over Plecas appointment as candidate

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Nov 2012


blogs

Greenhouse gas concentration reached new record in 2011: WMO

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Nov 2012


books

The Lessons of Dave Barrett

This could be the best book ever written about BC politics, and arrives just in time.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Nov 2012


blogs

Following Gaza on blogs and Twitter

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Nov 2012


blogs

Dzawada'enuxw First Nation to Christy Clark: Don't renew fish farm licences

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Nov 2012


books

The Canadian Way of War

Robert Citino's 'The Wehrmacht Retreats' makes a powerful case for war as an expression of national culture.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Nov 2012


opinion

How a Dyslexic Student Could Change Canada's Schools

Moore vs. BC will have big effects, but only if we understand the binds North Van trustees faced.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Nov 2012


blogs

Donnelly asks Conservatives about Cohen Commission, gets no answer

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Nov 2012


opinion

Stockholm: Vancouver Done Right?

From transit to housing, which is the true cleanest, greenest city? A tour of Sweden's capital.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Nov 2012


news

Wild Salmon Advocates Cheer Cohen Commission Report

NDP's Donnelly, Alexandra Morton, farmers and more weigh in on 75 recommendations to protect the fish.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Nov 2012


opinion

Ed Broadbent: Wealth Gap Is a Health Hazard for Rich, Too

Backed by new report, former NDP leader stumps for good things more equality brings.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Oct 2012


blogs

BC E. coli case linked to XL Foods recall

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Oct 2012


blogs

Cummins issues ultimatum to party dissidents

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Oct 2012


opinion

The Case for Free Post-Secondary Tuition

Student debt hurts everyone's bottom line. Why we should heed new demands from Quebec.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Sep 2012


opinion

The $879,000 Reason to Stay in School

Dropping out concerns more than loved ones. This painful calculation shows your wallet suffers, too.

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Sep 2012


books

Mark Twain on Waterboarding

And more premonitions of imperial America from Samuel Clemens and Theodore Roosevelt.

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Sep 2012


opinion

Needed: A Business Plan for International Students

New report urges Canada make a big leap into educating foreigners. First, fill large holes.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Sep 2012


blogs

BC political leaders say farewell to Kevin Falcon

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Aug 2012


blogs

Canadian scientists worry over loss of Arctic ice

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Aug 2012


blogs

Education ministry releases back-to-school statistics

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Aug 2012


blogs

Tsleil-Waututh nation wants NDP to assess proposed Kinder Morgan expanded pipeline

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Aug 2012


blogs

BC nurses concerned about choice of flu shots or masks

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Aug 2012


blogs

'Kitimat Clean' promises new refinery to serve Northern Gateway

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Aug 2012


life

How to Enjoy the Dog Days

Watching a dog in summer is to attend a seminar in savouring life. Photo essay by Tyee readers.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Aug 2012


blogs

Enbridge Northern Gateway: 'Are activists misleading the public?'

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Aug 2012


blogs

Only two per cent of Canadians don't believe in climate change: poll

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Aug 2012


blogs

Canadians' health divided by income: CMA

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Aug 2012


books

Which Canadian Nation Is Yours?

A historian divides us into six distinct cultural zones, from 'Yankeedom' to 'Left Coast'.

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Aug 2012


blogs

Third-party manager's appointment to Attawapiskat 'contrary to law': Federal Court

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Aug 2012


books

Nineteen-Seventy-Six Earthquake Shook Loose Today's Mighty China

James Palmers' 'Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes' reveals a seismic shift in global economic fortunes.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Aug 2012


blogs

Enbridge reports pipeline spill in Wisconsin

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Jul 2012


books

Ayn Rand's Weird Creed No Longer a Joke

Tea Partiers, lululemon and Wildrose's Danielle Smith all are fans. What gives?

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Jul 2012


books

Where Are the Statues of Captain Richards?

The unheralded Brit explorer left names all around Vancouver Island. Except his own.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Jul 2012


books

Intelligence and Stupidity in the FBI

Tim Weiner's 'Enemies' chronicles the fumbling agency Hoover built and 40 years of consequences.

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Jul 2012


blogs

Third pipeline leak in Alberta in three weeks

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Jun 2012


news

Quebec Student Leaders to Speak in Vancouver

'Lessons from the front lines' topic of Tuesday event backed by labour and student groups.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Jun 2012


opinion

A Tyee Series

Six Diseases You Don't Know Enough About

TYEE LIST #16: Why wait for illness to reach you? Health is now a global fight.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Jun 2012


books

'The End of Growth'… and Then What?

Two books with same title by Heinberg and Rubin raise a daunting political question.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Jun 2012


blogs

Plains Midstream blogs the cleanup of its oil spill

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Jun 2012


blogs

Polls show gains for BC, federal NDP

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Jun 2012


blogs

Conservative MP calls for 'review' of Canada in UN

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jun 2012


books

Ray Bradbury: The Martian Chronicler

Why his fantastical stories were useful for honing a generation's BS detectors.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jun 2012


blogs

New website translates French-language media coverage of student protests

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jun 2012


blogs

Pace president updates Alberta spill

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Jun 2012


blogs

Oil-water leak puts 22,000 barrels in Alberta muskeg

By Crawford Kilian, 31 May 2012


news

The Resilience of Ji Won Park

Ten years after barely surviving an attack, she readies to visit her homeland of Korea.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 May 2012


blogs

Conservative MP says he might vote against budget, then 'clarifies' his position

By Crawford Kilian, 23 May 2012


blogs

Cohen rejects request to reopen salmon hearings

By Crawford Kilian, 20 May 2012


news

How Our Immune Systems Exaggerate Fear

UBC prof Mark Schaller explains why humans turn hostile when sensitized to illness.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 May 2012


blogs

Fifty people still need safe housing in Attawapiskat: Chief Spence

By Crawford Kilian, 14 May 2012


blogs

Tar sands development means 'game over for climate': Hansen

By Crawford Kilian, 10 May 2012


life

'Demagogalgia'

Or, why we like politicians more the farther they are from power.

By Crawford Kilian and Kai Nagata, 9 May 2012


blogs

Japan to buy F-35 jets at $240 million each

By Crawford Kilian, 4 May 2012


opinion

Will Quebec's Students Emulate Chile's?

Led by a radical, what started as a tuition fight united thousands more aggrieved Chileans.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 May 2012


life

A Tyee Series

Five Disasters to Befall BC

TYEE LIST #12: Earthquakes, pandemics, solar flares; a calamitous pall hangs over our province.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Apr 2012


blogs

Twittersphere tracks BC by-elections

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Apr 2012


opinion

Saving the Conservative Soul

As Harper's toxic rule erodes our democracy, it's time for the right to recall its vintage values.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Apr 2012


blogs

New Norwegian virus in farmed salmon: Morton

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Apr 2012


blogs

Kinder Morgan plans major expansion of pipeline to Vancouver

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Apr 2012


blogs

Fidel Castro criticizes Harper, Canadian mining companies

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Apr 2012


books

Tony Judt's Last Act: Sounding the Alarm

Brilliant historian's final book reminds us 'democracies corrode quite fast.'

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Apr 2012


blogs

Attawapiskat welcomes withdrawal of third-party manager

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Apr 2012


books

A Tyee Series

Ten Novels Every Aspiring Writer Should Read

TYEE LIST #9: Put down that pen and curl up with these giants.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Apr 2012


artsculture

A Tyee Series

Canada's Five Worst Poets: Are You Number Six?

TYEE LIST #7: C'mon, show us you can write verse that's even worse!

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Mar 2012


blogs

Will social media determine next NDP leader?

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Mar 2012


blogs

NDP holds Toronto-Danforth by close to 60%

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Mar 2012


blogs

BC teachers weigh arguments for walkout against Bill 22

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Mar 2012


blogs

Federal Conservatives trail NDP in BC; provincial Conservatives threaten BC Liberals: Poll

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Mar 2012


books

'Ferry Tales'

On BC's marine highways, islanders and urbanites collide. A look at culture on board.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Mar 2012


blogs

Atlantic salmon in Lower Mainland markets test positive for ISA virus: Morton

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Mar 2012


blogs

SFU prof: Robocalls did suppress voter turnout

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Mar 2012


opinion

Higher Ed: Time to Rethink, and Shrink?

Debates over funding should prompt debate about whether diplomas are good value for the money.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Mar 2012


blogs

Elections Canada launches complaint form for fraudulent calls

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Mar 2012


life

My Turn in the Scanner

After a stroke, I found myself embedded in BC's strained healthcare system. A report from the front lines.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Mar 2012


blogs

'Free Canadian scientists,' journal urges Harper

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Mar 2012


blogs

Bill C-10 would increase cost per offender by 16 times: PBO

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Feb 2012


blogs

Robocalls issue keeps bloggers, tweeters active over weekend

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Feb 2012


blogs

Conservative budget cuts could tip Canada into recession: CAPE

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Feb 2012


blogs

Minister Toews attacked by twittersphere over Bill C-30

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Feb 2012


opinion

The Rise of 'New English'

A new grammar order is dawning. Plus 10 ways to tell if you speak the language.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Feb 2012


mediacheck

Make It the Canadian Webcasting Corporation

That's my proposal. Beat the inevitable by turning the CBC into the CWC.

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Feb 2012


blogs

PM calls Toronto-Danforth by-election for March 12

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Feb 2012


blogs

Attawapiskat third party manager will stay: Federal Court judge

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Feb 2012


blogs

Inequality growing here and across Canada: BC Stats

By Crawford Kilian, 31 Jan 2012


opinion

Bad Apple

It's time to face the human cost of my Apple addiction -- and yours.

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Jan 2012


blogs

Attawapiskat seeks injunction against third-party manager

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Jan 2012


opinion

Have We Created an Incurable TB?

Report from India suggests so. Can we ever trounce the mutant bacteria?

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Jan 2012


blogs

Occupy movement calls for worldwide general strike on May Day

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Jan 2012


blogs

'Environmentalists, other radical groups,' threaten pipeline: Joe Oliver

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Jan 2012


blogs

EthicalOil.org attacks 'foreigners and their puppets' questioning Northern Gateway pipeline

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jan 2012


books

The Forgotten Prophets of the Occupiers

A fascinating Canadian book urges 'political action for the 99%.' It was written in 1943.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jan 2012


books

Peter C. Newman's Politics as Soap Opera

'The Death of Liberal Canada' is more about a dying way of (over) writing.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Jan 2012


blogs

Oil producers could lose $72 billion without Northern Gateway pipeline: Report

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Jan 2012


books

The Must Read on BC Schools You Won't Like

UVic historian of education paints a bleak political picture, and blames all sides.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jan 2012


blogs

Canada's top CEOs have already earned what you'll work all year for: CCPA

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Jan 2012


blogs

BC Liberals launch 'RiskyDix' attack ad, website

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Dec 2011


opinion

The 10 Most Underreported Health Stories of 2011

Sickening inequality, climbing cholera, drug resistant bugs, and more.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Dec 2011


blogs

Vancouver blogger covers 'blue bra' beating in Tahrir Square

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Dec 2011


opinion

A Tyee Series

Idea #4: First Work, Then University

Imagine a Canadian Services Corps that prepares young people for higher ed.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Dec 2011


books

Chuck Davis's Farewell Gift to Vancouver

His final magnum opus dives into the historical wrinkles and folds that make the city unique.

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Dec 2011


blogs

UN criticizes conditions in Attawapiskat

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Dec 2011


blogs

'Stop the violence and play hockey': Canadian Medical Association Journal

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Dec 2011


blogs

Cohen Commission hears explosive testimony on salmon disease

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Dec 2011


blogs

Attawapiskat: Duncan says Spence accepts third-party management; Spence says "it's a lie"

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Dec 2011


opinion

Attawapiskat: Haiti at 40 Below Zero

New media made us look. Now let's put fixing this 'state of emergency' into context.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Dec 2011


blogs

Appointed third-party manager kicked out of Attawapiskat

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Dec 2011


blogs

Income gap widening in Canada: OECD

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Dec 2011


blogs

Report indicates seven-year coverup of Infectious Salmon Anemia in BC salmon

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Nov 2011


blogs

Twitterverse covering BC municipal elections

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Nov 2011


mediacheck

Bloggers Wrestle with Occupiers

Anonymous, averse to ideological categories, the movement gives the blogosphere fits.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Nov 2011


blogs

Occupy Wall Street evicted but protests continue

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Nov 2011


blogs

StatsCan aquaculture numbers show fall in BC wages, salaries

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Nov 2011


blogs

Correction: Ottawa, Victoria say no ISA in BC salmon

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Nov 2011


books

The Enduring Politics of Smallpox

The 1898 outbreak gave us Big Pharma and vaccine deniers, pitting public health against personal choice.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Nov 2011


blogs

Death at Occupy Vancouver sparks strong reactions

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Nov 2011


blogs

Morton: More ISA virus found in BC wild salmon

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Nov 2011


blogs

Morton: 'Pestilence loosed upon BC' with second diseased salmon

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Oct 2011


opinion

Occupy Movement: After the Tents, Water Cannons?

What Chilean student leader Camila Vallejo can teach occupiers in New York, Vancouver and elsewhere.

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Oct 2011


books

'The Fog of War'

Media censorship was rampant during wartime Canada, reveals new book. Has conflict reporting changed?

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Oct 2011


blogs

Whole world watching Occupy movement

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Oct 2011


blogs

Occupy Vancouver closely followed by BC bloggers, tweeters

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Oct 2011


blogs

Abbott: 'Transform education in this province'

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Oct 2011


opinion

A Tyee Series

BC's Education Feuds: The Last 30 Years

Three decades of slashed funding and 'disrespect' means no recess for teacher-government dissent. Last of two.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Oct 2011


opinion

A Tyee Series

Time For a Lesson in BC's Education Feuds

Tension between teachers and government isn't new: it took a half-century for all to learn their roles. First of two.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Oct 2011


blogs

700 arrested on Brooklyn Bridge in Vancouver-inspired protest

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Oct 2011


blogs

Supreme Court: Insite is under provincial jurisdiction

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Sep 2011


blogs

Nobel Peace Laureates ask Harper to stop tar sands development

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Sep 2011


blogs

Municipal election issues: 'Finance, finance, finance': Walton

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Sep 2011


books

The Redemption of Norman Bethune

New book reveals a brawler, boozer and womanizer who bravely saved many a life.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Sep 2011


blogs

Harper, Cameron 'have learned nothing from Herbert Hoover': Economist

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Sep 2011


blogs

Premier announces boosts to international education, skills training

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Sep 2011


books

To Rule, It Helps to Be Crazy

Startling new book linking leadership to mental illness suggests being too well balanced may be dangerous.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Sep 2011


blogs

Canadian income gap widening faster than in US: Conference Board

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Sep 2011


opinion

Is Going to College Worth It?

The Economist magazine is latest to fret that post-secondary education is next bubble to burst.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Aug 2011


blogs

Stephen Lewis's eulogy makes Harper stand up for 'social democracy'

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Aug 2011


blogs

Editor Beers explains success of Tyee 'long form' online journalism

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Aug 2011


blogs

Morton blogs the Cohen Commission

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Aug 2011


blogs

Jack Layton has died

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Aug 2011


blogs

Morton previews Cohen Commission sessions on aquaculture, diseases

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Aug 2011


blogs

Federal election cost each voter $12.00

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Aug 2011


blogs

One in four workers could be 55+ by 2021: StatsCan

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Aug 2011


blogs

Canadian military websites go royal

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Aug 2011


blogs

Cohen Commission resumes hearings

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Aug 2011


books

Oh to Be Young, Conservative and Victim of Liberal Tyranny

Meet Ben Shapiro, who says he's blacklisted by Hollywood.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Aug 2011


opinion

Everyone's a Looter in the London Riots

Whether driven by criminality or something more, we'll all take what we want from this riot.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Aug 2011


opinion

Why Canada Needs a Foresight Party

Tired of bandaid politics? Imagine a party that puts proactivity first.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Aug 2011


blogs

Ottawa cuts hundreds of jobs from Environment Canada

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Aug 2011


books

The Vietnam Battle that America Forgot to Heed

'Valley of Death: The Tragedy of Dien Bien Phu' chronicles a war foretold.

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Aug 2011


blogs

Federal scientists' union protests 'muzzling' of salmon researcher

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Jul 2011


books

Sleeping Around with Evil

The American who climbed into bed with the Gestapo, and Soviet secret police.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jul 2011


blogs

NPA attacks Vancouver School Board hire

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Jul 2011


blogs

Social media track fall of the House of Murdoch

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Jul 2011


blogs

Poverty status quo costs twice as much as ending it: CCPA

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Jul 2011


blogs

Income gap growing: Conference Board of Canada

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Jul 2011


blogs

Japanese consortium considering import of shale gas from BC

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Jul 2011


opinion

How We Helped Pave Haiti's Road to Cholera Hell

Canada and the UN have committed public health malpractice on a very large scale.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Jul 2011


blogs

Most common reason for not voting on May 2: 'not interested'

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Jul 2011


opinion

Is a Virus Ravaging BC's Sockeye?

As pressure mounts to shine more light on the question, the politics get hotter.

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Jun 2011


news

Jiwon Park Fights to Get Her Voice Back

Attacked and severely injured nine years ago, her rehabilitation continues.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Jun 2011


news

McQuaig: Inequality Bad for Health and Economy

'Trouble with Billionaires' author speaks today in Vancouver. A Tyee interview.

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Jun 2011


opinion

Timid Bureaucrats Can Be Lethal

Caution: Government embarrassment may be hazardous to your health. Epidemics prove it.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jun 2011


books

Mark Twain on an E-Reader

Reading this huge autobiography on a Kobo is a good way to ponder the future of books.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Jun 2011


books

This Political Earthquake Is Inevitable

When, as 'Cascadia's Fault' portends, a mega-thrust quake rips BC to California, politicians will fall through cracks.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 May 2011


books

Children of the Wolf

Hemingway, Mailer, Kerouac. All cubs of the renegade Jack London.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 May 2011


blogs

North Vancouver journalist describes her detention in Syria, Iran

By Crawford Kilian, 18 May 2011


blogs

Harper names 4 BC MPs to new cabinet

By Crawford Kilian, 18 May 2011


blogs

Vancouver bedbugs can carry drug-resistant bacteria: researchers

By Crawford Kilian, 11 May 2011


blogs

Morton: 'We won't save wild salmon unless more people get involved'

By Crawford Kilian, 6 May 2011


blogs

Voter turnout less than hoped for

By Crawford Kilian, 3 May 2011


blogs

Pollsters all over map on election eve

By Crawford Kilian, 1 May 2011


blogs

Strategic voting could determine winners in 7 BC ridings

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Apr 2011


blogs

Twitterverse reacts to Layton story

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Apr 2011


blogs

Globe endorses Harper; EKOS sees Layton coalition

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Apr 2011


news

Ujjal Dosanjh, Bravest MP in Canada

He stood against Sikh extremism. He was beaten, threatened with murder. Now a terrorist group founder openly backs his Conservative opponent.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Apr 2011


blogs

EKOS projects 100 seats for the NDP

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Apr 2011


mediacheck

The Framing of Adrian Dix

Media hear him say big business should pay more taxes and brand him scary, hostile, a 'dour Stalinist.' What's going on here?

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Apr 2011


blogs

Calgary singer launches 'Yes We Can' of 2011 election

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Apr 2011


blogs

Morton canvasses candidates on wild salmon

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Apr 2011


blogs

Dosanjh says Ripudaman Singh Malik supports Conservative Wai Young

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Apr 2011


blogs

Federal election polls, analysts galloping off in all directions

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Apr 2011


news

Van Island North: Voting Microcosm of BC

Meet the four candidates vying to represent a riding that, electorally, has it all.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Apr 2011


blogs

Will Elections Canada shut down Twitter on May 2?

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Apr 2011


blogs

Langley schools adopt 'varied calendar' to reduce costs

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Apr 2011


blogs

Liberal candidate liveblogs all-candidates meetings

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Apr 2011


blogs

Insite gets strong scientific endorsement as lifesaver

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Apr 2011


blogs

Liberals draw 2,000 to North Van rally

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Apr 2011


blogs

'Mob rule' breaks out on BC campuses

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Apr 2011


mediacheck

The Tyee Guide to Strategic Voting 2011

A guide to the guides, in fact. Places to find info on how to make your vote carry the most weight.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Apr 2011


blogs

Lambert: Court decision 'restores our faith in democracy'

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Apr 2011


blogs

BC Supreme Court upholds BCTF in major case

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Apr 2011


blogs

How did your neighbourhood vote in 2008?

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Apr 2011


books

Tom Flanagan's Playbook for Ultimate Harper Victory

Rule one: Fear works. And more Conservative battle strategy laid bare by an early architect.

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Apr 2011


blogs

Critics say Tory ad stolen from US Tea Party

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Apr 2011


blogs

Ignatieff launches Liberal platform live online

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Apr 2011


blogs

Bob Rae: Tory "human smuggling" ad crosses the line

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Apr 2011


blogs

Morton charges DFO coverup, declares 'May Day' for wild salmon

By Crawford Kilian, 31 Mar 2011


blogs

Laurier Institute tracks election interactively

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Mar 2011


mediacheck

The Tyee Guide to Social Media Campaign Sites

Where to plug into the 2011 federal election online.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Mar 2011


blogs

Suburban candidates entering Twitterverse

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Mar 2011


blogs

Dix campaigning on improving economy, reducing inequality

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Mar 2011


life

PoliticianSpeak: Help Write the Dictionary

We offer this start of a handy guide just in time for a federal election. Please add your own definitions!

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Mar 2011


mediacheck

Shaky Coverage in Japan

The quake and nuclear risk were bad enough. Why did some media have to make it worse?

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Mar 2011


blogs

Yamamoto as advanced ed minister gets praise from faculty

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Mar 2011


blogs

Tsunami advisory for parts of BC coast

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Mar 2011


blogs

VIU faculty go on strike; Langara could be next

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Mar 2011


opinion

The Last Time We Had an Education Commission

Bold ideas, thwarted reforms: the unlearned lessons of the 1988 Sullivan Commission.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Mar 2011


blogs

Media, politicos respond to death of James Travers

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Mar 2011


books

Fish o' the Future

Won't be salmon, bass, cod, or tuna. Learn to love tilapia, an aquaculture success.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Mar 2011


books

Born Black in Victoria in 1862

A remarkable BC family's saga spans a century and a continent, sweeping, with Ida Gibbs, right up to the civil rights era.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Feb 2011


blogs

Petro-Can paid Libya $1 billion 'signing bonus' in 2008

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Feb 2011


books

'The Death of the Liberal Class'

Chris Hedges says liberalism is long gone in the US. Can it be resurrected?

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Feb 2011


books

Real Writers Tweet

Atwood does. So does Garcia Marquez. And a lot of top BC authors, too. How to find them.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Feb 2011


blogs

RCMP agrees to look into BCCLA report

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Feb 2011


books

The Fool's Protection of Nuclear Arms

Richard Rhodes' 'Twilight of the Bombs' says nukes are obsolete. So why keep them?

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Feb 2011


blogs

BCTF flunks Fraser Institute school rankings

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Feb 2011


opinion

Give Us an Edge in the Global Brain Race

Idea: Attract the best foreign students by fast-tracking their Canadian citizenship.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Jan 2011


blogs

Scientists suspect virus may be cause of salmon deaths

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Jan 2011


blogs

Morton: 'I have decided not to run'

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Jan 2011


books

The Secret Life of Dogs

They understand us better than we them. So who's breeding whom?

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Jan 2011


blogs

Morton says she may run for NDP in North Island

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jan 2011


opinion

Haiti's Misery, Our Disgrace

Port-au-Prince is still in ruins, cholera rages, the UN proves useless. We all stand indicted.

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Jan 2011


books

China's Great Leap into Disaster

Inside the archival records of Mao's push to industrialize, and the catastrophic toll.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jan 2011


blogs

Agencies report on 'lessons learned' from H1N1 pandemic

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Dec 2010


blogs

BC NDP 'still on track for a majority': Prof

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Dec 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Idea #5: A New Grub Street for Vancouver

And a real Tin Pan Alley, too. Let's act to foster scruffy zones of creativity.

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Dec 2010


blogs

BC salmon farms increase sea lice numbers: Report

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Dec 2010


blogs

Clark, Farnworth frontrunners in leadership races: Poll

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Dec 2010


blogs

Vancouver hotel workers ratify new contract

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Dec 2010


blogs

New Google app could transform Canadian politics

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Dec 2010


blogs

BC NDP sets April 17, 2011 for leadership election

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Dec 2010


blogs

De Jong calls for lower voting age

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Dec 2010


opinion

A Visit with the Income Gap Doctor

The Spirit Level author Richard Wilkinson on how inequality hurts more than the poor, the wages of stress, and more.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Dec 2010


blogs

Sea lice didn't hurt salmon in 2002: report

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Dec 2010


blogs

Fish farmers respond to Cohen ruling

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Dec 2010


blogs

Cohen orders fish farms to submit health data back to 2000

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Dec 2010


blogs

New Democrats' family feud rages in social media

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Dec 2010


blogs

UNICEF calls for 'Children's Commissioner' to improve kids' equality

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Dec 2010


books

How John Vaillant Caught a Tiger by the Tale

Want to know how to write a riveting story? Make your textbook 'The Tiger,' Vancouver author Vaillant's international bestseller.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Dec 2010


news

Confused and Deflated: School Carbon Offsets Perplex Administrators

Educators with tight budgets wonder why money they must pay won't go to greening school facilities.

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Nov 2010


blogs

National leaders gather for St. Petersburg Tiger Forum

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Nov 2010


blogs

Tweeting the NDP Provincial Council meeting

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Nov 2010


blogs

November 17 a day to remember in BC politics

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Nov 2010


books

Pity the People in Richler's Embrace

What if Mordecai the Brilliant and many other writers had left their families and lovers in peace?

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Nov 2010


blogs

Liberals to choose new leadership vote system on February 12, 2011

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Nov 2010


blogs

Fish farmers, wild-salmon advocates debate latest report

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Nov 2010


blogs

Vancouver woman returns from India, dies with super-resistant infections

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Nov 2010


opinion

The Forgotten Lesson of Jan Bloch

His 19th century analysis proved big wars lead to bankruptcy and revolt. But Canada's little modern war has serious costs, too.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Nov 2010


blogs

Fish-farm sea lice confirmed as threat to wild salmon

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Nov 2010


blogs

Honour House to open for Remembrance Day

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Nov 2010


blogs

Surrey blogger starts 'draft Watts' campaign

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Nov 2010


blogs

BC bloggers light up over Campbell resignation

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Nov 2010


mediacheck

Who's Reporting on Haiti's Cholera?

That question asks: Who truly cares about the suffering island? And how democratic, really, is the web?

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Nov 2010


blogs

Teachers flunk Campbell on education announcements

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Oct 2010


blogs

Students, profs baffled by split of ministries

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Oct 2010


opinion

Why the Death of the Liberals Won't Matter

Or, a brief history of the many manifestations of the Business At All Costs Party in BC.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Oct 2010


news

Mean Days for Kids' Festival

$200,000 slash in government funding prompts urgent request for funds.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Oct 2010


blogs

Public transit good for weight loss: Doctors

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Oct 2010


blogs

Cohen Commission to begin evidentiary hearings October 25

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Oct 2010


blogs

Morton calls 'all wild salmon people' to Vanier Park on October 25

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Oct 2010


blogs

Tory bloggers happy about Security Council loss

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Oct 2010


books

'Harperland'

We're likely to live there from now on no matter who is in power.

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Oct 2010


blogs

Canada withdraws from race for Security Council seat

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Oct 2010


blogs

Salmon farms, sea lice main cause of huge drop in coho: Studies

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Oct 2010


opinion

You're Not Wrong to Want to Be Swedish

Their economy hums along happily, beating ours, and (eeek!) it's a social democracy.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Oct 2010


opinion

Who Cares If Some Planet Is Inhabitable?

Sorry, no one's moving to Gliese 581g. Why even imagine we're getting off this priceless planet?

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Oct 2010


blogs

'BP crud' afflicts Gulf Coast residents

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Sep 2010


blogs

British Columbians among least likely to get H1N1 shot: StatsCan

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Sep 2010


blogs

Chuck Davis, dying Vancouver historian, seeks support for completion of his last book

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Sep 2010


blogs

Canada's student loan system maxing out at $15 billion: Report

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Sep 2010


blogs

School District 42 responds to Pitt Meadows gang rape

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Sep 2010


blogs

Salmon bloggers happy about sockeye, less so about DFO

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Aug 2010


books

Who Are BC's Best Neglected Writers?

Here are ten we think deserve closer and wider reading. Who would you add to the list?

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Aug 2010


books

BC's Literary World Online: Key Links

The Tyee's rough guide to digital resources for writers (and readers). Please add more!

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Aug 2010


blogs

BC 2036: We'll be older, more numerous, more urban

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Aug 2010


blogs

Canada losing 'knowledge advantage': Thinktank

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Aug 2010


blogs

Sockeye run 'largest return since 1913': Fraser River Panel

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Aug 2010


blogs

Ottawa has 'abandoned health': Canadian Medical Association Journal

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Aug 2010


blogs

Morton applies for expired salmon feedlot licences

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Aug 2010


blogs

Vancouver police release Pickton report

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Aug 2010


blogs

Anti-HST petition can go ahead: Supreme Court

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Aug 2010


blogs

Auditor General has 'reservations' about BC financial reporting

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Aug 2010


blogs

Canadians even worse off than Krugman thinks: CCPA

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Aug 2010


opinion

Idea: Give School Boards Power to Improve Learning

Province could make them 'venture educators' with real money to spend on experiments.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Aug 2010


blogs

Veterans ombudsman sets off Ottawa firestorm

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Aug 2010


blogs

Liberal MP calls for 'worldwide 911 system'

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Aug 2010


blogs

Air quality advisory issued for Metro Vancouver

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Aug 2010


blogs

Superbug from India is already in BC

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Aug 2010


blogs

Paddle for Wild Salmon planned for October

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Aug 2010


blogs

WHO declares pandemic over; ancient history in BC

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Aug 2010


blogs

Bob Rae holds town meeting in North Vancouver

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Aug 2010


life

Plagiarism for Beginners

Students, after reading this you can't blame Google for lulling you into copying other people's words.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Aug 2010


blogs

Ottawa cracking down on US deserters

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Aug 2010


books

Iconic Teddy, White Supremacist

History suggests Roosevelt created the template for American imperialism.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Jul 2010


blogs

Seniors' group attacks voluntary census with a voluntary poll

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Jul 2010


books

Genghis Khan, Feminist

When his sons ruined the empire, it was a woman who re-created Mongolia in the late 15th century.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Jul 2010


blogs

Salmon Arm debates major shopping centre

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jul 2010


blogs

BC AIDS group endorses decriminalizing drug users

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Jul 2010


news

A Tyee Series

'Native Youth Speak Out': A Series Funded by Tyee Readers

Jacqueline Windh pursued her quest to let First Nations kids speak about their lives, made possible by you who gave to The Tyee Fellowship Funds.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Jul 2010


blogs

UBC journalism students, prof up for Emmy awards

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Jul 2010


blogs

Doctors, journos join protest over census

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Jul 2010


blogs

Prosperity mine will be a net loss to BC: study

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Jul 2010


blogs

MP condemns closing of Nelson paper

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Jul 2010


blogs

Black Press closes five small-town papers

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Jul 2010


blogs

Tsilhqot'in Nation denounces BC support for Prosperity mine

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jul 2010


blogs

Federal review panel rejects Prosperity mine proposal

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Jul 2010


opinion

Democracy Died (Again) at G20 Toronto

Window breakers get jailed, peaceful protests get ignored, leaders do what they wish in secret, the rest of us are alienated. As intended.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Jul 2010


blogs

Students report on bad conditions in G20 detention centre

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Jun 2010


blogs

Victoria resists opening sea-lice records to public

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Jun 2010


mediacheck

Ho Hum, They're Rioting in Toronto

Much of the world media snoozed through the G20 clashes. Add your own links to good reporting below.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Jun 2010


mediacheck

The CSIS Affair: What Were They Thinking?

Fadden evoked questions the CBC failed to ask. Like why he dropped his bombshell, and why now?

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Jun 2010


news

Ji Won Park: An Eloquence Beyond Words

Eight years after surviving assault, she remains blind, able to share a smile if no words. Her attacker is now free.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Jun 2010


blogs

VSB responds to MacDiarmid's directive

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Jun 2010


blogs

MacDiarmid orders Vancouver School Board to submit balanced budget by June 18

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Jun 2010


blogs

Tory MP questions objectivity of sockeye inquiry's scientists

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Jun 2010


books

'The Best Blogger Ever'

I.F. Stone died as the Net was coming alive. Today's journalists should heed his prophecies.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Jun 2010


blogs

BC Education Coalition rebuts Comptroller General’s report

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Jun 2010


blogs

Comptroller’s report a ‘missed opportunity’: BCTF

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Jun 2010


blogs

Special advisor blasts Vancouver school board

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Jun 2010


blogs

Pandemic not over, but Canadian health agencies disagree

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jun 2010


blogs

Tories slip in polls; so do Liberals

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jun 2010


mediacheck

Top Ten Gulf Oil Spill Sites

Are you already numbing to the nightmare? Or hungry to learn the worst? Where to go to understand the unfolding catastrophe.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Jun 2010


blogs

Layton could win as coalition leader: poll

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Jun 2010


blogs

How the Forces announced Ménard’s sacking

By Crawford Kilian, 30 May 2010


blogs

Ministry of Education introduces cost-saving measure; BCTF unimpressed

By Crawford Kilian, 27 May 2010


books

'Murder City'

The violent horror of Ciudad Juarez. When Mexico's president visits Canada this week, will we be too polite to bring it up?

By Crawford Kilian, 27 May 2010


blogs

Fish farms: 'Cover-up from day one,' says Morton

By Crawford Kilian, 26 May 2010


blogs

Boreal forest pact 'too good to be true': WCWC

By Crawford Kilian, 26 May 2010


blogs

Surrey Conservative MP defends his parliamentary expenses

By Crawford Kilian, 25 May 2010


blogs

Liberals announce over 1,000 social housing units

By Crawford Kilian, 25 May 2010


blogs

Basi-Virk trial: Dirty tricks against fish-farm protesters?

By Crawford Kilian, 21 May 2010


blogs

Prentice: Canada, US will align regulations on truck emissions

By Crawford Kilian, 21 May 2010


blogs

Rural, First Nations communities still at risk of contaminated water

By Crawford Kilian, 20 May 2010


blogs

'Fact finder' to investigate College of Teachers

By Crawford Kilian, 18 May 2010


blogs

BC bloggers covering Basi-Virk trial

By Crawford Kilian, 17 May 2010


books

The 10 Most Harmful Novels for Aspiring Writers

Rand. Hemingway. Tolkein. Stay away if you know what's good for you!

By Crawford Kilian, 14 May 2010


news

BC's Biggest School District Faces Cuts as Enrolment Grows

Surrey's dilemma: buy a portable classroom or hire 1.5 teachers?

By Crawford Kilian, 12 May 2010


blogs

Penner warns of water shortages; North American April snow cover lowest since 1966

By Crawford Kilian, 8 May 2010


blogs

Conservatives in crossfire from Canadian, British doctors

By Crawford Kilian, 6 May 2010


blogs

Devinder Shory: Another Tory in trouble

By Crawford Kilian, 5 May 2010


blogs

Heed quits again

By Crawford Kilian, 5 May 2010


opinion

BC's Education Brownout

The province refuses to meet the true cost of sustaining our public schools, as a close analysis shows. We all will pay a price.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Apr 2010


books

Europe's Shift from War Culture to Peace Culture

As Canada weighs its role in Afghanistan, author James Sheehan looks at Europe and asks, 'Where have all the soldiers gone?'

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Apr 2010


blogs

Morton's walk to Victoria now in fifth day

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Apr 2010


blogs

Education funding sparks widespread protests

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Apr 2010


blogs

Morton brings DOJ on side against Marine Harvest

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Apr 2010


blogs

Elections BC sets petition numbers, Vander Zalm's spending limit

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Apr 2010


blogs

Guergis leaves cabinet, Tory caucus

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Apr 2010


blogs

BC teacher-librarians 'appalled' by cuts in Vancouver, Coquitlam

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Apr 2010


blogs

Rahim Jaffer story intensifies

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Apr 2010


books

Attila the Hun, Tragic Hero?

Despite his bad rap as a dumb brute, the barbarian boss was the smartest gangster around.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Apr 2010


blogs

VSB warns parents about school budget cuts

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Apr 2010


opinion

David Frum: Saviour of North America?

Good luck to the Canadian émigré trying to rescue the Republicans.

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Mar 2010


life

You Can't Google Home Again

Using Google Street View, you can open your laptop and visit all your old neighbourhoods. Beware of heartbreak.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Mar 2010


blogs

Alexandra Morton plans walk from Sointula to Victoria to defend wild salmon

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Mar 2010


blogs

Government, teachers dispute school funding

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Mar 2010


blogs

Canwest Global announces Asper's resignation

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Mar 2010


blogs

CCPA: '2010 BC Budget is underwhelming'

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Mar 2010


blogs

Tsunami alert for BC coast

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Feb 2010


blogs

Morton: Sea lice becoming drug-resistant

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Feb 2010


blogs

Parliamentary Budget Officer foresees trouble supporting ageing Canadians

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Feb 2010


opinion

BC School Closures: A Cure Worse Than the Disease

The number shut by BC's Liberals is 176 and climbing, but here's why the savings will likely prove a mirage.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Feb 2010


blogs

Maher Arar launches online human-rights magazine

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Feb 2010


blogs

Norwegian reports 'huge victory for sea lice'

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Feb 2010


blogs

BC chiefs protest fish farms with 29-hour fast

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Feb 2010


blogs

World media focus on luge accident as Olympics launch

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Feb 2010


blogs

Cariboo-Chilcotin school trustees vote to break the law

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Feb 2010


blogs

Supreme Court: Government doesn't have to bring Khadr home

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Jan 2010


books

The Eubie Blake Economy

As aging boomers create an 'elder culture' they are redefining our society's spending priorities. For the better?

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Jan 2010


blogs

BC school districts face closures and layoffs

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jan 2010


opinion

Time to Save Haiti

What if Canada stepped in and really tried to make a difference?

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Jan 2010


blogs

Profs blast prorogation as 'undermining democratic government'

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Jan 2010


blogs

Conservatives cut funding for education thinktank

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Jan 2010


blogs

Spring 2010 election? Pundits say yes

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Jan 2010


life

A Happy New Schmear to You!

The origins of the bagel, and the joy of baking and eating one.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Jan 2010


blogs

Mackenzie gas project gets green light

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Dec 2009


blogs

Harper to prorogue Parliament

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Dec 2009


opinion

A Tyee Series

Idea #8: Voting Beyond Borders

We live in a post-geographical world. It's time to ditch the riding system and bridge the rural-urban divide.

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Dec 2009


blogs

Court of Appeal turns down Mounties

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Dec 2009


blogs

Winston Blackmore makes a new year's prediction

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Dec 2009


life

Vanitas and Caritas

None of us need be empty. All can give the greatest gift.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Dec 2009


opinion

A Tyee Series

Idea #4: Let's Make It a Hypergreen World

Drastic times call for drastic measures. It's time to go hypergreen.

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Dec 2009


blogs

Classified info on detainees leaked in Christmas week

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Dec 2009


blogs

KAIROS fights back against government charge of anti-Semitism

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Dec 2009


blogs

BC Conservative MP not sure about causes of global warming

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Dec 2009


blogs

Colvin: ‘I am not a whistleblower’

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Dec 2009


blogs

BC sees continued sharp fall in H1N1 deaths

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Dec 2009


blogs

Canadian SF author says he was beaten by US border guards

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Dec 2009


blogs

Conservatives in trouble with voters; MacKay in trouble with right-wingers

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Dec 2009


books

The Explorer Far From Home

Peter Steele of the Yukon has led a remarkable life chronicling fellow adventurers. Time for a memoir?

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Dec 2009


blogs

Elizabeth May: Climategate 'an elaborate sting operation'

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Dec 2009


blogs

Minister 'pleased' with 49 per cent Aboriginal school completion rate

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Dec 2009


blogs

BC reports 8 new H1N1 deaths but peak is over

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Dec 2009


blogs

Monbiot: 'The real villain is Canada'

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Dec 2009


blogs

Paramedics reject industrial inquiry commission, demand 'true terms of reference'

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Nov 2009


blogs

NDP calls for public inquiry into Colvin's torture allegations

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Nov 2009


life

On the Trail of the Yukon's Black Pioneers

A bit of sleuthing reveals a rich history of risk takers.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Nov 2009


blogs

BC reports 5 new H1N1 deaths but peak may be over

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Nov 2009


blogs

Alberni schools face another round of school closures

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Nov 2009


blogs

Paramedics book off sick, decline extra shifts

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Nov 2009


blogs

Kendall: Flu may have levelled off

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Nov 2009


books

What Bird Flu Can Teach Us about Swine Flu

Secrecy and cultural bias are enemies. Information insures more survivors.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Nov 2009


news

Looking Forward to Remembrance Day 2010

A refuge for soldiers recovering from post-traumatic stress syndrome is taking shape in Vancouver.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Nov 2009


blogs

VPD adds 'sound cannon' to its Olympic armoury

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Nov 2009


blogs

Aglukkaq 'disturbed' that Taliban POWs offered H1N1 shots

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Nov 2009


blogs

BC records 8 new H1N1 deaths

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Nov 2009


blogs

Harper calls judicial inquiry into sockeye crash

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Nov 2009


blogs

Kendall: 'We're learning as we go' on vaccinations

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Nov 2009


blogs

Kendall: Vaccine supply will drop next week

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Nov 2009


blogs

BC downplaying H1N1 vaccine shortage

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Oct 2009


blogs

H1N1 cases already overtake BC pandemic plan forecast

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Oct 2009


blogs

Langley schools face huge budget cuts; teachers ask for meeting with MacDiarmid

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Oct 2009


blogs

Morton renews call for judicial inquiry after latest farmed-salmon escape

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Oct 2009


news

Want Cheap Tuition? Try Yukon College

Classes are small, and now it's a key outpost of climate change study.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Oct 2009


blogs

BC going to Supreme Court over polygamy case

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Oct 2009


blogs

Two die, 33 hospitalized with H1N1 in past week

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Oct 2009


blogs

BC shows third week of 'sharp increases' in flu

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Oct 2009


blogs

Over 8 million Canadians sick with swine flu by New Year's?

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Oct 2009


blogs

Aglukkaq, Butler-Jones say little in H1N1 news conference

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Oct 2009


blogs

BC publishers rally against funding 'clearcut'

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Oct 2009


blogs

Leaked flu report suggests problems in BC health: Dix

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Oct 2009


blogs

Victoria chops support to book, magazine industries

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Oct 2009


blogs

Education stakeholders unite against school cuts

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Oct 2009


blogs

Canwest Global files for creditor protection

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Oct 2009


blogs

Bear Creek Park a victim of Gateway project, critics charge

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Oct 2009


news

How Good is the BC Pandemic Plan?

If swine flu hits hard here, what the province can and will do is sketchy. Read for yourself.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Oct 2009


blogs

Canwest Global may sell papers; CBC, National Post sharing content

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Oct 2009


books

Did Young Barack Have a Ghostwriter?

Did an ex-Weatherman terrorist really write 'Dreams from My Father'? Dream on.

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Sep 2009


blogs

Landon tells truth, bows out

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Sep 2009


blogs

Blackmore blogs on his court victory

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Sep 2009


blogs

Teachers say $128 million cut in school budget

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Sep 2009


blogs

Tory candidate kisses his chances goodbye

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Sep 2009


blogs

Langley teachers, board see tough years ahead

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Sep 2009


blogs

BC RCMP call for civilian oversight

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Sep 2009


blogs

Sixth swine flu death in BC; outbreak in Yaletown school?

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Sep 2009


blogs

Langley teachers and board set for showdown tonight

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Sep 2009


blogs

Americans complain about lack of access to training in 2010 facilities

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Sep 2009


blogs

Braidwood inquiry set to resume Tuesday

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Sep 2009


blogs

Poll: 42% of Vancouver Point Grey voters would recall Campbell

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Sep 2009


blogs

Vancouver Island's first H1N1 death reported

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Sep 2009


blogs

Swine flu hits Ahousat First Nation on Vancouver Island

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Sep 2009


mediacheck

How the Media Blew the Flu

Hard-hit nations have vital stories to tell, but most Canadian reporting is local and sporadic.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Sep 2009


blogs

Morton takes Marine Harvest to court

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Sep 2009


blogs

Canwest/Ipsos poll puts Harper far ahead

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Sep 2009


blogs

Bloggers generally oppose budget update

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Sep 2009


blogs

Budget gets low marks on education

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Sep 2009


blogs

Social workers: 'People of BC simply cannot sustain more cuts'

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Sep 2009


blogs

Morton's new blog draws heavy traffic

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Sep 2009


blogs

BC school trustees livid over amalgamation talk

By Crawford Kilian, 31 Aug 2009


blogs

Did BC Ferries forget to renew its domain name?

By Crawford Kilian, 31 Aug 2009


blogs

Will Liberals present a 'shock doctrine' budget?

By Crawford Kilian, 31 Aug 2009


blogs

Vancouver School Board 'reeling' from facilities-funding cuts

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Aug 2009


blogs

BC bloggers give hostile reviews to Throne Speech

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Aug 2009


blogs

Students unhappy about throne speech

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Aug 2009


blogs

BC planning for new outbreak of swine flu

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Aug 2009


blogs

Arbitrator confirms BCTF position on class size

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Aug 2009


blogs

Federal NDP calls for emergency salmon summit

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Aug 2009


blogs

BC Greens call for 10% HST

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Aug 2009


blogs

Alberta doctors could earn $518/hour pandemic pay

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Aug 2009


blogs

Libraries campaign to keep provincial funding

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Aug 2009


blogs

Group asks Norwegian king to save BC wild salmon

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Aug 2009


news

Save the Sea that Touches BC

That's the bold agenda of Jennifer Lash and her Living Oceans Society.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Aug 2009


blogs

Did sea lice wipe out sockeye run?

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Aug 2009


blogs

Flu hearing stirs summer quarrel in Ottawa

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Aug 2009


blogs

BC records fourth H1N1 death

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Aug 2009


blogs

Bloggers give failing grade to HST

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Aug 2009


blogs

BC government offers 'royalty credit' to oil and gas drillers

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Aug 2009


blogs

New fires menace North Island power lines

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Aug 2009


blogs

Antler Lake fire growing, threatening power lines

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Aug 2009


news

The Coming Struggle over Swine Flu Vaccine

Only 40 per cent of BC health workers get flu vaccines, and many refuse.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Aug 2009


blogs

Antler Lake fire could black out northern Vancouver Island

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Aug 2009


blogs

CBC and its Friends squabble over The National

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Aug 2009


books

'Human Smoke'

Who gassed Iraqi insurgents? Churchill. Author Nicholson Baker sets fire to revered icons of the WWII era.

By Crawford Kilian, 31 Jul 2009


blogs

Sockeye run implodes; sea lice blamed

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Jul 2009


blogs

Midsummer funding cuts could cost students money

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Jul 2009


blogs

Students protest BC cuts to aid

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Jul 2009


opinion

Lunar Loony Tunes

Why in heavens are we trying to send humans back to the moon, and then to Mars?

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Jul 2009


blogs

Will Olympics need swine flu vaccinations?

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Jul 2009


blogs

Fraser Health reports BC's first H1N1 death

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Jul 2009


blogs

Canwest hits 6.5 cents; will Fox buy it?

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Jul 2009


books

Cold War Cult

Inside RAND, Robert McNamara's favourite think tank.

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Jul 2009


blogs

Some New Democrats want to 'take back' NDP

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Jul 2009


news

'Good Luck BC': Morton's Cry of Despair

Marine researcher accepts voters 'chose' farmed salmon, sealing fate of wild stocks.

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Jun 2009


blogs

Burnaby closes Marlborough Elementary because of swine flu

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Jun 2009


opinion

Making Democracy a Commons Insult

Question Period feels like watching schoolyard bullies scrap for status.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Jun 2009


blogs

Poll shows Harper in trouble

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Jun 2009


blogs

Will Canada trigger an official world pandemic?

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Jun 2009


books

Canada's Fire

How flames truly built this land.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Jun 2009


blogs

Canadians prefer, trust TV over other media

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Jun 2009


blogs

Manitoba Health won't say if First Nations reserve has swine flu

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jun 2009


blogs

Sun cartoonist Roy Peterson dropped as 'too expensive'

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jun 2009


books

Jeff Rubin's Shrinking World

The GM bailout is 'investment in obsolescence,' oil has peaked, says a top bank economist.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jun 2009


blogs

Will Tories sell the CBC?

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Jun 2009


blogs

Could General Motors build streetcars?

By Crawford Kilian, 31 May 2009


life

Ji Won Stands and Walks

On her long recovery from a random assault, it's been two steps forward, one back.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 May 2009


blogs

CBC English Services losing 350 jobs, 45 in Vancouver

By Crawford Kilian, 28 May 2009


books

Plagues and Their Uses

'Dread' details how epidemics help promote some sick political agendas.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 May 2009


blogs

Left-wingers rush to Harper's aid in $50 billion deficit

By Crawford Kilian, 27 May 2009


blogs

Do 'green shoots' signal end of recession?

By Crawford Kilian, 21 May 2009


blogs

Canwest lands $175 million in new financing

By Crawford Kilian, 20 May 2009


opinion

What Now?

After bringing the NDP far in 2005, this time Carole James couldn't seal the deal.

By David Beers and Crawford Kilian, 13 May 2009


news

BC's Education Budget Faces 'Structural Shortfall'

School trustees, administrators sound alarms.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 May 2009


blogs

BC reports 19 new H1N1 cases on Saturday

By Crawford Kilian, 9 May 2009


blogs

Harris pushes environmental issues in North Van-Lonsdale

By Crawford Kilian, 9 May 2009


blogs

Another BC school closed over 'influenza-like' illness

By Crawford Kilian, 6 May 2009


blogs

Vancouver schools braced for H1N1

By Crawford Kilian, 1 May 2009


tyeenews

Tyee's 'BC Blogs' List Revamped

More sites. 31 categories. And a Blog of the Week spotlighted.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Apr 2009


blogs

Alert Bay Mountie sues over asbestos in ferry

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Apr 2009


mediacheck

Surfing a Swine Flu News Tsunami

The blogosphere erupts with a topic gone viral.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Apr 2009


blogs

Peer into alternate universe through new STV site

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Apr 2009


blogs

BC Liberals planned 'frontal attack' to split green vote in 2007: Marining

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Apr 2009


news

Germs Winning in BC's Hospitals

Nasty infections are up steeply. Health workers, NDP blame Liberals.

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Apr 2009


blogs

The Hook's guide to BC election blogs

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Apr 2009


blogs

Students grade Liberals an F, NDP a C+

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Apr 2009


blogs

Canwest buys another week

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Apr 2009


news

'Running Against the System'

Some serious independent candidates explain why they've rejected BC's party politics.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Apr 2009


blogs

Tyee fulfills 1888 prediction for media funding

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Apr 2009


blogs

Canwest shares 'worthless': analysts

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Apr 2009


blogs

Canwest sells Score Media holdings

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Apr 2009


blogs

Liberals, NDP campaign in the tweetosphere

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Apr 2009


blogs

CanWest 'extends talks' with creditors

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Apr 2009


blogs

Judge overrules Pentagon, puts Kuebler back on Khadr's case: National Post

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Apr 2009


blogs

BCCLA protests cops' camera seizures

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Apr 2009


blogs

Is Canada becoming less democratic?

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Apr 2009


blogs

Left-wing bloggers erupt over Abdelrazik passport ban; right-wing bloggers quiet

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Apr 2009


blogs

CBC Radio One tops Vancouver ratings

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Apr 2009


blogs

BC teachers re-launch video campaign ads

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Apr 2009


blogs

The silence of the Afghans

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Apr 2009


blogs

Parliament sends CBC a get-well card, but no money

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Apr 2009


blogs

Candidates get snap quiz on public education

By Crawford Kilian, 31 Mar 2009


blogs

CBC starts begging for its life

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Mar 2009


blogs

Vaughn Palmer enters the blogosphere

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Mar 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Yuri's Invisible Wounds

Back from the Afghan war, a Canadian ex-soldier opens up about post-traumatic stress.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Mar 2009


blogs

What to do with forest waste wood?

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Mar 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Caring for Vets' Diseases, Stress Could Cost Canada $11.5 Billion

The true price of fighting in Afghanistan. First of two articles.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Mar 2009


blogs

Jarvis steps down as North Van-Seymour MLA

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Mar 2009


blogs

CBC facing 800 layoffs

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Mar 2009


blogs

'Going Galt' - Canadians follow new American fad

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Mar 2009


blogs

Fox News apologizes, US vets unimpressed

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Mar 2009


blogs

A lonely nation turns its eyes to Paul Krugman

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Mar 2009


blogs

Fox News laughs at Canadian Forces

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Mar 2009


blogs

StatsCan spinning the recession?

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Mar 2009


blogs

CBC staff, Media Guild unhappy about funding shortfall

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Mar 2009


blogs

Conservative blogger endorses Byers Tyee article

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Mar 2009


blogs

CBC freezes execs' pay, promises no radio ads

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Mar 2009


blogs

Canadian libertarians dream of Scott Reid as their first MP

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Mar 2009


blogs

YouTube a battlefield in BC election

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Mar 2009


blogs

Science minister won't say if he believes in evolution

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Mar 2009


blogs

Commercials back on CBC Radio?

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Mar 2009


blogs

BC teachers leave "Learning Round Table"

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Mar 2009


blogs

Seattle P-I shuts down on Tuesday

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Mar 2009


blogs

After newspapers, what? "No one knows"

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Mar 2009


blogs

Is Harper ditching his allies?

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Mar 2009


blogs

Pension funds dropped sharply in third quarter of 2008

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Mar 2009


blogs

Harper re-brands Canada's government, ditches wasteful apostrophes

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Mar 2009


blogs

Canwest wins more time; CP loses Sun papers

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Mar 2009


blogs

North Vancouver candidates start campaigning online

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Mar 2009


blogs

CTV BC lays off news production staff

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Mar 2009


blogs

Poll: Tories would lose Quebec in an election today

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Mar 2009


blogs

Canwest sells US magazine

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Mar 2009


blogs

NDP posts documents from BC Rail trial

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Mar 2009


blogs

Vancouver, Jakarta diverge on backyard chickens

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Mar 2009


blogs

Teachers plan vote on ethical pension funding

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Mar 2009


blogs

US lost 697,000 jobs in January

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Mar 2009


blogs

CTV drops 118 positions in 'stop gap' measures

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Mar 2009


blogs

Harper: We'll never defeat Afghan insurgents

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Mar 2009


blogs

CTV expects $100 million loss on conventional TV

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Feb 2009


blogs

CanWest Global wins 12-day reprieve

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Feb 2009


opinion

After Meltdown, Back to School?

We need a new post-secondary for a post-recession world.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Feb 2009


blogs

Media death watch grows serious

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Feb 2009


blogs

Catalyst shuts down Crofton mill, extends Elk Falls hiatus

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Feb 2009


blogs

Media covering their own demise?

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Feb 2009


blogs

CanWest Global nears 52-week low

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Feb 2009


blogs

Blogosphere reacts to Obama’s visit

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Feb 2009


blogs

Blogging the budget

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Feb 2009


blogs

Commissioner sees big problems with BC freedom of information

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Feb 2009


blogs

Voters’ guide to Bill 42

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Feb 2009


blogs

Conservatives “open” to idea of CBC Radio ads

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Feb 2009


blogs

CCPA launches new election blog

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Feb 2009


blogs

Bird flu hits Fraser Valley again

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Feb 2009


news

Why BC Schools Are Always Short of Money

Study finds $135 million shortfall in funding, traces the source.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Feb 2009


blogs

Vancouver seeks new city Poet Laureate

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Feb 2009


news

BC Teachers Take Pension Hit

Cuts could affect up to 100,000 retired and working, K through college.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Feb 2009


blogs

A cost-benefit analysis of BC gang warfare

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Feb 2009


blogs

December 2008 personal bankruptcies rise

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Feb 2009


books

The Barber Sleuth of Old Barkerville

Wellington Moses and the case of the gold-nugget stickpin.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Feb 2009


blogs

Poll shows strong support for BC public education

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Feb 2009


blogs

VoteSmart BC triggers pre-election skirmish

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Feb 2009


blogs

January sees 129,000 Canadians lose their jobs

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Feb 2009


blogs

CanWest puts E! up for sale

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Feb 2009


books

BC's Black Pioneer Women

Even the best educated woman in gold rush days faced racist harassment.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Feb 2009


blogs

Buy in Dunbar: It’s going to be waterfront property

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Feb 2009


blogs

Teachers comply with LRB order; will administer the FSA tests

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Feb 2009


books

The Freeing of Charles Mitchell

How a prisoner slave was liberated just by stepping onto Victoria soil.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Feb 2009


blogs

Independent MP Bill Casey defends himself against theft, embezzlement charges by Conservatives

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Feb 2009


blogs

Newspaper monitoring site passes grim milestone

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Feb 2009


blogs

Lieutenant-Governor’s home burns; arson suspected

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Feb 2009


blogs

A 1981 premonition of newspaper doom

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Feb 2009


blogs

Harper budget takes more criticism

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Feb 2009


blogs

North Island hospital plans draw mixed response

By Crawford Kilian, 31 Jan 2009


blogs

Independent clinics launch lawsuit based on Charter

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Jan 2009


blogs

Mixed BC reactions to Flaherty budget

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Jan 2009


blogs

Jim Flaherty’s favourite words

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Jan 2009


blogs

Ottawa, Victoria respond slowly to Abbotsford bird flu

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Jan 2009


blogs

Fraser Institute: Cut taxes, balance budget

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Jan 2009


blogs

Bracing for the new budget

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Jan 2009


blogs

Bird flu returns to Fraser Valley

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Jan 2009


blogs

Who’s involved in smear of Maher Arar?

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jan 2009


life

End of the California Dream?

The land of optimism is coming apart. Has the luck run out?

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jan 2009


blogs

Poll: Better a dead coalition than a live Harper government

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Jan 2009


blogs

New White House website raises the bar for everyone

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Jan 2009


blogs

Teachers, education minister reach no agreement on test

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Jan 2009


blogs

Did Omar Khadr see Maher Arar in Kabul?

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Jan 2009


blogs

Americans blame ‘planetary trends’ for global warming

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Jan 2009


blogs

Single transferable vote debate returns to BC

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Jan 2009


blogs

Teachers launch video campaign against Liberals, FSA

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Jan 2009


books

Return to the Vertigo Years

It's beginning to look a lot like 1900 again. Yikes.

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Jan 2009


blogs

Olympic Village players say too much, too little

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Jan 2009


blogs

Watching Gaza from space

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Jan 2009


blogs

Canadian right blogs rejoice in snowy winter

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Jan 2009


blogs

Globe & Mail offering severance packages

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Jan 2009


blogs

Meet Winston Blackmore online!

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Jan 2009


books

Searching for Google

Rise of the search engine ad machine and place to hang around in.

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Jan 2009


blogs

Newspapers facing a death spiral?

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Jan 2009


mediacheck

Blogging Gaza

What Israelis, Palestinians and Canadians are saying online.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Jan 2009


blogs

CEOs’ pay isn’t always great

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Jan 2009


blogs

Banned words cast pall over 2009 political chatter

By Crawford Kilian, 31 Dec 2008


blogs

Fifteen new Canadian provinces in 2010?

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Dec 2008


blogs

Canadian blogosphere divided over Gaza

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Dec 2008


blogs

Bloggers cold as the weather to Senate appointments

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Dec 2008


blogs

The official word on BC’s new senators

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Dec 2008


blogs

Chilliwack university disappears

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Dec 2008


blogs

Please don’t shoe the piano player

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Dec 2008


blogs

California goes for ‘Rae days’

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Dec 2008


blogs

Flaherty seeks advice from billionaires

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Dec 2008


blogs

An all-party coalition?

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Dec 2008


blogs

Vancouver school board wants FSA problem solved

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Dec 2008


blogs

BC Auditor General laps Liberals (for third time)

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Dec 2008


blogs

BC teachers won’t teach to the test

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Dec 2008


mediacheck

Obamasphere: Coming to Canada?

Iggy take note: Obama's endless web campaign has reinvented politics.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Dec 2008


blogs

What the neighbours are saying

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Dec 2008


blogs

Party websites not ready for prime time

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Dec 2008


blogs

Right-wing bloggers react to ‘Coupscam’

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Dec 2008


blogs

BC bloggers mostly unhappy about prorogation

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Dec 2008


blogs

Newbie’s guide to prorogation

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Dec 2008


blogs

Are Tories saying adieu, Quebec?

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Dec 2008


blogs

Labour rallies for coalition

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Dec 2008


blogs

Tory bloggers react to coalition

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Dec 2008


blogs

Is Stephen Harper tiger chow?

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Dec 2008


blogs

B.C. bloggers react to coalition

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Dec 2008


blogs

NDP may call the cops over taped call

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Nov 2008


blogs

All parties slow to react to crisis

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Nov 2008


blogs

Who’s in your coalition fantasy cabinet?

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Nov 2008


blogs

Tories running for their lives

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Nov 2008


news

Why BC's Credit Unions Aren't Melting Down

'We're more traditional,' says North Shore's CEO. Are you listening Wall Street?

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Nov 2008


blogs

North Vancouver shifts a little to the right

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Nov 2008


books

War and How We Told It

The Canada that first went to war, and how our war novels chose to remember.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Nov 2008


blogs

US ’08: CNN calls it for Obama

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Nov 2008


blogs

US ’08: Filipino Obama supporters

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Nov 2008


blogs

B.C. provincial Conservatives launch legal battle

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Nov 2008


opinion

Tyee's Blog Will Host Global Voices on US Election

How will world react? Check The Hook as people send dispatches from around the planet.

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Nov 2008


blogs

School board chair Dorais gives his side of the story

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Nov 2008


books

In Praise of Elmore Leonard

Tough heroes, vicious villains, and women who decide the outcome.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Oct 2008


opinion

Will Crash Pry Canada's Wealth Divide Even Wider?

As rich got richer here, middle class bet big on their houses.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Oct 2008


blogs

McCain gets poll-axed

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Oct 2008


blogs

School board elections: Critical but ignored

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Oct 2008


blogs

North Van NDP voted strategically and lost

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Oct 2008


blogs

VIDEO: Welcome to Canada, Yanks, But Don't Hurry

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Oct 2008


blogs

Buying bankrupt Iceland could be bargain for Canada

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Oct 2008


blogs

Will Canadians vote to save their homes?

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Oct 2008


blogs

‘Zoomer’ voters wield clout

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Oct 2008


news

'Zoomer' Voters Wield Clout

Seniors' turnout is so high, some say, each carries weight of two younger eligible voters.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Oct 2008


mediacheck

What the Debaters Didn't Say

Who cares about platforms or zingers? The real messages were non-verbal.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Oct 2008


blogs

'Dipper kissers footage pulled from Grit TV spot

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Oct 2008


blogs

Liberals latest attack ad depicts New Democrats smooching

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Oct 2008


blogs

Will the US market meltdown burn Canada's election?

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Sep 2008


news

Haida Gwaii's Next Wave

How hope for the future could reside in the new heritage centre.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Sep 2008


mediacheck

Blogs for Election Junkies

A rough guide to political sites in this season of elections, here and in the US.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Sep 2008


news

North Island Dreams of Better Days

Its aging, shrinking population earns below the BC average. How to turn things around?

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Aug 2008


books

Sick Politics

What flu epidemics tell us about social justice and mass amnesia.

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Jul 2008


books

We Created a Grizzly Monster

And now, even as we tremble, we're stunting his growth.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jul 2008


life

Ji Won Park May Yet Speak

Six years after a crippling assault, she's working to strengthen muscles, and better communicate.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Jun 2008


mediacheck

Indonesia's Bird Flu Blackout

And the foolish risk it poses to world health.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Jun 2008


opinion

Dying for the Rich

Our income gap is really a life and death health issue.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 May 2008


mediacheck

Winning Cyberspace in '08

What we can learn from Obama's new digital politics.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Apr 2008


life

'God-sent Land for Colored People'

BC's black pioneers arrived 150 years ago today. Why they came.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Apr 2008


books

Stalin: The Prequel

In more ways than one, he was a party animal.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Apr 2008


books

Reading Obama

His prose breaks all the rules with its mature complexity.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Mar 2008


mediacheck

The New Online Omnivores

We teachers must adapt to our wireless students.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Feb 2008


books

Curse of the CIA

Corrupt. Inept. Affliction to all. A killer history.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Feb 2008


life

BC's Amazing Black Pioneer

Why Mifflin Gibbs still matters today.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Feb 2008


books

Great Caesar's Ghost

General, dictator, martyr, god. He's in our political DNA.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Jan 2008


books

A Dangerous 'Golden Compass'?

Pullman's trilogy is a brilliant gift to the 'young adult.'

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Dec 2007


opinion

Time to Disband the RCMP

The case for reinventing Canada's police culture.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Nov 2007


opinion

At Risk: BC's Vital Foreign Student Industry

They spend $500 million a year here. Will they still?

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Nov 2007


books

Know Thy Enemy

'Looming Tower' searches for bin Laden's motives.

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Oct 2007


books

'The Shock of the Old'

We're not as inventive as we think. Luckily.

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Oct 2007


books

Rich as Hell

How the other one per cent lives.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Oct 2007


books

A Tyee Series

Naomi Klein's Global Coup

Her zooming book is reframing the debate.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Sep 2007


life

New Era for Train Travel?

Global warming might make rails sing again.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Sep 2007


opinion

The Student Loan Crush

How it got so heavy, and how to lighten it.

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Sep 2007


books

Israel in Alaska

Michael Chabon's Yiddish detective novel is a unique classic.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Aug 2007


books

The Fall and Rise of an American Empire

Just not the one you think.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Aug 2007


books

Mothers of a Native Hell

Meet two founders of BC's residential schools for aboriginal children.

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Aug 2007


opinion

Riverview Hospital's Secrets

What the trees and buildings would say.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Aug 2007


books

Radical Finns Persevere off BC Coast

Started as a utopian colony, Sointula holds lessons for other resource towns.

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Jul 2007


books

Why US Won't Elect a Saviour

Chalmers Johnson on America's addiction to war.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Jun 2007


mediacheck

Where I Get the Latest 'Nasties' on the Avian Flu

And what those insider blogs are saying.

By Crawford Kilian, 30 May 2007


news

The Unspoken Message of Ji Won Park

Five years after being attacked, she struggles silently.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 May 2007


Air India 182: New Questions

This week’s startling revelations raise new issues.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 May 2007


opinion

How BC Libs Aim to Reinvent Higher Ed

'Campus 2020' report promises upheaval without progress.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 May 2007


books

Homesick for Middle Earth

Tolkien's 'new' work proves a harsh prophecy.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Apr 2007


books

An Army Betrayed

'Fiasco' is the story of US armed forces done in by civilian masters.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Apr 2007


books

Summoning Galbraith's Spirit

The amusing economist is looking smarter every day.

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Mar 2007


books

Life's Harder in Seattle

Vancouver a kinder, gentler place for working poor finds UBC prof.

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Feb 2007


books

BC's Gardens of Eden

Why were aboriginal clam farms so far out of our sight?

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Feb 2007


books

Mark Twain, Father of the Internet

He saw it all clearly through his 'telelectroscope.'

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Jan 2007


books

Little Hope for the Ugly Fish

From the Antarctic to Granville Island, the toothfish symbolizes the ocean's plight.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Dec 2006


opinion

Stopped Worrying about Avian Flu?

This will get you going again. Start with latest UN report.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Dec 2006


life

The Impresario

Farewell to Ernie Fladell, who got (fun) things done.

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Dec 2006


books

Searching for China's Past

'Oracle Bones' seeks elusive history -- ancient and recent.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Dec 2006


books

When 'Art' Goes All Sci-Fi

Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road' stinks as literature and as genre fiction.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Dec 2006


books

Old War Looks Awfully Familiar

Mark Zuehlke plumbs the hubris and duplicity of the War of 1812.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Nov 2006


books

Giller Winner's Other Good Book

Surprise victory for Vincent Lam's 'Bloodletting' will also buoy his pandemic flu guide.

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Nov 2006


books

History Without Facts

Did China reach Cape Breton before Columbus sailed? It's a tempting thought

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Oct 2006


artsculture

'American Zeitgeist': Top Iraq Doc

For its sweep and complexity, best of grim new genre.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Oct 2006


books

'Pandemonium' Details Our Plagues

Andrew Nikiforuk says we have only ourselves to blame for bird flu, mad cow disease and a host of other diseases.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Sep 2006


books

Pierre Trudeau's Fascist Education

The future PM believed in coups until he escaped the church's grasp.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Sep 2006


books

Innis Found Truth on the Edge

A great Canadian thinker's enduring insights on empires, propaganda, and war.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Sep 2006


books

Up to Our Necks in Quick Books

A year after Hurricane Katrina, a hurried 'Deluge' joins a flash flood of instant tomes.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Aug 2006


books

'Crossings' Rewrites Slave History

Simon Schama's book puts slavery at the centre of the War of Independence, with echoes across Canada.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Aug 2006


opinion

Blogging a Nameless War

Authentic voices make Lebanon's tragedy real. Where to find them.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Aug 2006


books

BC Books No One Has Written

The province still has a vast literary landscape to explore.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Jul 2006


books

Marketing Pandemic

Deadly new illness sells, so why not stick with a story that rings true?

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Jun 2006


books

Unshakable Bug Books

What to read before the bodies start dropping.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Jun 2006


opinion

Fisk Raises 9/11’s Rude Question

Maverick journalist dared to research Muslim anger.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Jun 2006


The Visions of Ji Won Park

Four years after the attack, she draws and learns to speak.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 May 2006


opinion

The Real Emerson Problem

Lousy judgment is built into our political culture.

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Apr 2006


news

Worst Christmas Flu Ever

Mounting avian flu news makes blood run cold.

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Feb 2006


mediacheck

The Limits of Satire

Danish cartoons are dull barbs, badly aimed.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Feb 2006


opinion

Fighting a Campaign Online

Challenges of live, interactive politicking.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Feb 2006


opinion

Lessons of the Barbary Plague

Avian flu, and a century old epidemic in San Francisco's Chinatown.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jan 2006


mediacheck

Lies That Writers Tell Themselves

And Americans who tell more than Canadians.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Nov 2005


mediacheck

Avian Flu Gets Our Attention

Why we're finally hearing a lot about H5N1.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Oct 2005


opinion

The New School War

What's at stake in the teachers' strike.

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Oct 2005


mediacheck

Is Literacy Overrated?

Or are news media just overreacting?

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Sep 2005


opinion

Why Are College Enrolments Falling?

Prime suspects: Tuition hikes, barriers to returning drop-outs.

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Sep 2005


opinion

A Disaster to Make Hurricane Katrina Look Miniscule

The past teaches an avian flu epidemic could claim tens of millions.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Sep 2005


mediacheck

Avian Flu Bloggers Getting Alarmed

Pandemic watching is going viral on the net.

By Crawford Kilian, 4 Aug 2005


opinion

How Did Liberalism Get So Conservative?

It used to mean take charge optimism. No more.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Jul 2005


mediacheck

Blogging the Pandemic

Avian flu is scary, but a little knowledge is dangerous, too.

By Crawford Kilian, 1 Jun 2005


news

Ji Won's Progress

Brutally attacked three years ago, she fights paralysis. And she dreams.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 May 2005


opinion

Why Is Higher Ed off the Election Radar?

If you have to ask what an education costs, you can't afford one.

By Crawford Kilian, 13 May 2005


opinion

The Education of Minister Chong

Maxed out tuition fees and a slew of other political tests face B.C.’s new minister of advanced education.

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Jan 2005


opinion

Jane Jacobs Jars Our Memories

For all our technical advances, says the noted thinker, we’re forgetting a lot of crucial stuff.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Jan 2005


news

The Big One Here

What happened last time and what will happen next time.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Jan 2005


mediacheck

Iraq: Dyer's Consequences

The go it alone Bush doctrine, says a rock hard conservative, could bring us World War III.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Nov 2004


news

Teachers and Trustees: Same Schools, Different Worlds

The two groups appear to have little in common as they struggle to meet education's complex challenges.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Sep 2004


artsculture

Lies the Movies Told Me

Films about writers are full of deceit, but films about underdogs offer writers a lesson that matters.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Sep 2004


How to Be a Good Wife

In 1913, that is. 'Perpetual Honeymoon for the Vancouver Bride' told how. Part of a two-day series on marriage then and now.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Aug 2004


life

Fiery Thoughts

At Anahim Lake, musing while B.C. Burns.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Aug 2004


artsculture

Seared by 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

Michael Moore's roast of Bush left a North Vancouver audience energized.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Jun 2004


opinion

The Web of Influence

Will the Internet make a difference in this election?

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Jun 2004


opinion

A Condo in Vancouver: Escape from Empire?

Move over Chomsky. Author Chalmers Johnson accuses Americans of self-defeating imperialism, and calls B.C. a refuge.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 May 2004


news

How Bad Can a Flu Be?

Lethal to thousands is the answer. B.C.'s last pandemic proved that fear and denial are grave public health hazards

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Feb 2004


opinion

Today's Degree: Buyer Beware

Too many college students are spending a fortune on courses with no relevance to their future careers.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Feb 2004


opinion

Our Top Politicians Are Web Wimps

What do Belinda Stronach, Stephen Harper, Paul Martin and Jack Layton have in common? No Net savvy.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Jan 2004


opinion

Living Next Door to a Gun Culture

The PM may have the gun registry in his sights, but there is no political support for the American way of firearms. The body count is just too high.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Jan 2004


life

As Good a Shot as Oswald

Rifle in hand, I heard Kennedy was murdered. Suddenly the map no longer fit the terrain. Somehow it led to Canada.

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Nov 2003