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David Beers

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David Beers is the Tyee's founding editor. Under his leadership from 2003 to 2014, The Tyee's traffic grew to eclipse a million page views in a month and its team won many prizes including, twice, Canada's Excellence in Journalism Award, and, twice, the North America-wide Edward R. Murrow Award.

He remains committed to the aim that gave rise to The Tyee -- pursuing sustainable models for journalism.

He also co-founded Tyee Solutions Society, a non-profit that seeks philanthropic support for journalism in the public interest, reporting projects made available to be published by other publications as well as The Tyee.

He is an independent consultant to digital publishers on editorial and business structures.

He is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Previous to The Tyee, Beers was Chief Features Editor creating new projects and sections at the Vancouver Sun, and before that was senior editor at Mother Jones magazine and the San Francisco Examiner before the Hearst Corporation merged it with the San Francisco Chronicle. He has written for numerous publications including Harper's, National Geographic and the Globe and Mail, and authored a highly praised memoir of growing up in Silicon Valley, Blue Sky Dream.

Stories by David Beers

opinion

Trump’s Violent Summoning of the Unhinged

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

By David Beers and Michael Fellman, 10 Aug 2016


opinion

Farewell to Mel Hurtig, Canada’s Best Friend

He stood on guard for the nation’s highest ideals and potential.

By David Beers, 5 Aug 2016


opinion

Seven Jason Kenneys: A Must-Read Memo for Albertans

The many faces of a would-be unifier, from Marci McDonald’s in-depth Walrus profile.

By David Beers, 26 Jul 2016


culture

A Tyee Series

'I'm Right and You're an Idiot'

How to detox our democracy. The Tyee talks with author James Hoggan.

By David Beers, 23 May 2016


mediacheck

Save Canada's News Media? Like We Said in 2005...

What Tyee editors told senators back then resonates louder today.

By David Beers and Charles Campbell, 24 Feb 2016


tyeenews

Come Listen to the Man Fracking Powers Tried to Silence

Why you should spend Thursday, Jan. 28, with Andrew Nikiforuk. A special Tyee event.

By David Beers, 18 Jan 2016


mediacheck

Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben Knock Paris Climate Deal

Too little, too late. Redouble the fight, say two leading activists.

By David Beers, 14 Dec 2015


tyeenews

What If the Rich Didn't Control Canada's Media?

Get lost hedge funds and oily advertisers, The Tyee is reader-funded.

By David Beers, 3 Dec 2015


mediacheck

Strategic Deal in 16 Key Ridings Can Scuttle Harper: Tech Pro

Data cruncher details how parties, voters could work together to beat Tories.

By David Beers, 10 Oct 2015


opinion

No-chance Candidates Have One Week to Quit for Good of Canada

Running against Harper? Take this Canada First Pledge. Voters, demand this!

By David Beers, 21 Sep 2015


news

Eight Things about the Man Hired to Save Harper

Meet 'evil genius' Lynton Crosby.

By David Beers, 11 Sep 2015


opinion

The Delusions of David Frum's Mind

Stephen Harper make you worried and angry? Chill, says Canada's prodigal Republican son.

By David Beers, 20 Aug 2015


opinion

Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled

The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.

By David Beers and Tyee Staff and Contributors, 10 Aug 2015


opinion

Stephen Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: More Evidence

Canada's most ethically corrupt government? You be the judge. Second of two.

By David Beers and Tyee Staff and Contributors, 6 Aug 2015


opinion

Stephen Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence

An omnibus of sins, topping 50. Tell us ones we've missed, we'll add to the PM's rap sheet.

By David Beers and Tyee Staff and Contributors, 4 Aug 2015


opinion

Same-Sex Marriage a Civil Right? 'Vile and Disgusting' Said Harper

Don't confuse Canada's tolerance with PM's expressed views.

By David Beers, 29 Jun 2015


culture

A Tyee Series

Mel Hurtig Tags Stephen Harper: 'The Arrogant Autocrat'

The great Canadian nationalist talks to The Tyee. Read slices of his razor-like book here all week.

By David Beers, 8 Jun 2015


news

How to Ask Strangers to Finance Your Dreams

This Tyee Master Class will teach you the basics of crowdfunding. May 30, enrol now.

By David Beers, 25 May 2015


mediacheck

Five Takeaways from the NDP Breakthrough in Alberta

Sifting the rubble, and opportunity, the morning after Notley's earthquake.

By David Beers, 6 May 2015


mediacheck

Turn Andrew Nikiforuk Loose this Federal Election, Give Today

He's an old style journalist the powerful want muzzled. Canada needs his reporting.

By David Beers, 9 Apr 2015


mediacheck

The Charlie Hebdo Massacre: Context and Responses

Outpouring of support for slain journalists' right to free speech after terrorist attack on French satirical magazine.

By David Beers, 7 Jan 2015


mediacheck

Tyee's Hottest Stories in 2014

BC's fight over public ed, Harper's library massacre, kinkster wisdom, Norwegian bling and a Burnaby 'gorilla.' Our most read this year.

By David Beers, 31 Dec 2014


blogs

We are reeling in The Hook, for now

By David Beers, 22 Dec 2014


mediacheck

Time for 'Adult Discussion' on Canada's Oil Future, Says Tyee's Nikiforuk on CBC

Election preview? Plunging oil prices, Norway's petro-smarts drive debate on The National.

By David Beers, 15 Dec 2014


mediacheck

LaPointe Blames Loss on Vision's Negative Blitz and Media 'Animus'

Writing in Maclean's, ex-editor says biased former employees a factor in defeat.

By David Beers, 21 Nov 2014


blogs

Keystone a forest killer: Tyee contributing editor Nikiforuk in New York Times

By David Beers, 18 Nov 2014


opinion

Why The Tyee Said No to BC Government's Demand

Lawyer's letter sought to stop publishing details from internal health ministry emails obtained by reporter Andrew MacLeod.

By David Beers, 6 Nov 2014


mediacheck

The Tyee Comes out Once a Week, Right? Um, Way Wrong

And two other myths shattered about how you can get our headlines fresh. Pass it on!

By David Beers, 5 Nov 2014


blogs

As Site C dam gets environmental approval, a local journalist's case against

By David Beers, 14 Oct 2014


news

How Vancouver Team Won Control of .eco Empire

Sharing proceeds, governance with enviro community key, say social entrepreneurs.

By David Beers, 9 Oct 2014


tyeenews

Tyee Master Class on Political Campaigning to Win: Enrol Now

On Oct. 25, Bill Tieleman shares his secrets of success.

By David Beers, 9 Oct 2014


blogs

Tirade at Tyee by immigration minister's top aide analyzed tweet by tweet

By David Beers, 24 Sep 2014


culture

Vancouver Secedes! The Saga Wraps up

Revisiting one smart alecky guess at Vancouver's future first published in 1997. What came true?

By David Beers, 22 Aug 2014


culture

What If Full of Itself Vancouver Seceded from Canada?

And became its own city state? In 1997 David Beers imagined it happening right about now. It was satire, but how much feels true today?

By David Beers, 21 Aug 2014


mediacheck

A Tyee Series

Mr. Nuttall Goes to Ottawa (Thanks to You)

Meet The Tyee's new reader-funded reporter on Parliament Hill.

By David Beers, 18 Aug 2014


blogs

Sayers: How Tsilhqot'in decision puts both treaty process, load on courts, at risk

By David Beers, 5 Jul 2014


mediacheck

Update: The Tyee Is Hiring a New Editor in Chief

Closing date for applications now set at July 5. Help lead a Canadian media success story.

By David Beers, 17 Jun 2014


mediacheck

New, Improved Tyee, Brought to You by You

See the new categories above? You did that. Thanks, partner.

By David Beers and Geoff D'Auria, 2 Jun 2014


mediacheck

Catch Up Fast to the Digital Data Storytelling Trend

Tyee Master Class will equip you with latest skills and tools.

By David Beers, 26 May 2014


mediacheck

What's Your Version of Vancouver as 'Greenest City'?

Eight experts cut through the rhetoric. You can, too, at Thursday's free Spur event.

By David Beers, 19 May 2014


mediacheck

Two Tyee Series Win National CAJ Awards

Prizes go to Krystle Alarcon, David P. Ball for labour and coal investigations.

By David Beers, 15 May 2014


mediacheck

Canada's Champion Advocacy List Builder on How It's Done

Open Media's Steve Anderson built a digital citizen's movement. Here's a taste of his May 3 Tyee Master Class.

By David Beers, 25 Apr 2014


mediacheck

How a War Photographer Can Help You Take Better Pictures

Learn to shoot in 'challenging' settings from Tyee Master Class instructor Chris Grabowski.

By David Beers, 21 Apr 2014


mediacheck

Protect Your Work: Creativity and Digital Law

Martha Rans, expert on copyright, fair dealing, social media, leads Saturday's Tyee Master Class.

By David Beers, 31 Mar 2014


opinion

Former Budget Watchdog Kevin Page on Canada's 'Grotesquely Wrong Elites'

And how to re-democratize government spending. A Tyee interview.

By David Beers, 10 Mar 2014


blogs

Slammed by court on teacher dealings, Libs can't say they weren't warned

By David Beers, 28 Jan 2014


news

Rafe Mair Lands Hard, Bounces Back

Tumble down stairs put him out of action, for now. Send a get well wish.

By David Beers, 20 Jan 2014


mediacheck

Tyee's Most Read Stories in 2013

Election fever, Harper's 'book burning,' Ikea's locked out workers, tattoos, naked men... Here's what clicked.

By David Beers, 1 Jan 2014


mediacheck

Get up to Speed on 'The New Digital Publishing'

A sneak peek at Saturday's Tyee Master Class for literary do-it-yourselfers.

By David Beers, 25 Nov 2013


tyeenews

Tyee National Campaign Hits Target in Night of Overwhelming Support

Readers rally to keep the dream of a Tyee reporter in Ottawa alive.

By David Beers, Sarah Berman, Geoff D'Auria, Julie Jenkins, Ashley Massmann and Phillip Smith, 19 Nov 2013


mediacheck

Down to the Wire in Tyee's Fundraising Race to Go National

Last day! Support's been amazing! Let's close that gap to $100,000 by midnight!

By David Beers, Geoff D'Auria, Julie Jenkins and Phillip Smith, 18 Nov 2013


mediacheck

How to Turn Data into Great Digital Maps: Beginners Welcome

Enrol now for Saturday's Tyee Master Class taught by expert 'data herder' Hugh Stimson.

By David Beers, 18 Nov 2013


mediacheck

Learn to Make Videos that Make Change: Tyee Master Class

Kai Nagata drew 1.3 million views in a year. Saturday, he shares how.

By David Beers, 11 Nov 2013


mediacheck

Crowdfund Your Dream: Saturday's Tyee Master Class

Expert Ian MacKenzie on the new billion dollar 'kickstarter' economy for creatives.

By David Beers, 4 Nov 2013


blogs

Rallies in six cities support 150 office cleaners dumped to save two dollars an hour

By David Beers, 31 Oct 2013


mediacheck

Help The Tyee Go National

At this critical moment in Canadian democracy, you can bring more fact-driven independent reporting to the national conversation.

By David Beers, Geoff D'Auria, Julie Jenkins and Phillip Smith, 28 Oct 2013


mediacheck

Tyee Master Class: Connecting People to Your Cause

Communications pro Amanda Gibbs reveals digital success secrets on Nov. 2. Enrol now!

By David Beers, 22 Oct 2013


news

The First Annual Report to Tyee Builders

This year was a rip-roaring success. Read all about it in the first annual report to our monthly members.

By David Beers, 21 Oct 2013


blogs

Best letter to editor Tyee has ever received?

By David Beers, 25 Sep 2013


blogs

Tyee article by Nikiforuk cited in Economist report on Alberta floods

By David Beers, 27 Jun 2013


blogs

Negative campaigning crushed NDP: Tyee readers' top reason for election outcome

By David Beers, 11 Jun 2013


tyeenews

Master the Video Art of Cracking People Up

Dan Murphy on deflating big shots with viral videos, and this weekend's Tyee Master Class 'Guerrilla Video Production.'

By David Beers, 27 May 2013


blogs

How the National Post sold Rob Ford

By David Beers, 23 May 2013


tyeenews

Learn Viral Secrets in 'Guerrilla Video Production'

Enrol in Tyee Master Class taught by Kai Nagata and Dan Murphy June 1 & 2.

By David Beers, 20 May 2013


blogs

Don't blame pipeline stance for NDP 'collapse': Dogwood campaign director

By David Beers, 14 May 2013


blogs

Liberals gained support on economy at end: Braid of Ipsos-Reid

By David Beers, 14 May 2013


blogs

Condo-king Bob Rennie predicts Liberal victory minutes before polls close

By David Beers, 14 May 2013


blogs

VIEW: Globe murky on how its error ridden pro-BC Liberal editorial was crafted

By David Beers, 13 May 2013


blogs

VIEW: Portrait of Mary Polak as a young politician

By David Beers, 8 May 2013


news

Learn How to Promote Your Creative Work on the Web

May 25 Master Class is for writers, artists, musicians, dancers, architects, anyone with a creative side.

By David Beers, 6 May 2013


blogs

Conservatives slam BC Liberal gov't for hiding details of foreign miners investigation

By David Beers, 3 May 2013


tyeenews

Tyee Launches Afternoon Edition

Check us at lunch time for double our daily coverage until election day.

By Robyn Smith and David Beers, 30 Apr 2013


tyeenews

Welcome to Tyee's Live Blog of the Debate

Our journalists are posting a running analysis of the back and forth. Join us!

By David Beers, 29 Apr 2013


tyeenews

Help Us Live Blog the Debate Tonight

Tyee writers will be posting comments in real time, and you can join in.

By David Beers, 29 Apr 2013


news

Your 'Master Class' Chance to Learn Do It Yourself Polling Secrets

Angus Reid VP Mario Canseco will share cutting edge techniques you can do in house.

By David Beers, 25 Apr 2013


blogs

'Committed' investment in Black's $25 billion refinery idea evaporates

By David Beers, 22 Apr 2013


mediacheck

See 'Whipped,' Sean Holman's Expose on Slavish Politicians

Premiering doc includes BC MLAs regretting lockstep party obedience.

By David Beers, 22 Apr 2013


culture

New Writing Prize Honours Michael Fellman

Award of $1,000 offered for bold, erudite political analysis tied to history.

By David Beers, 19 Apr 2013


tyeenews

Pry open the Energy Sector with Andrew Nikiforuk Saturday

Ace investigative reporter to share knowledge, skills at Tyee Master Class.

By David Beers, 17 Apr 2013


blogs

What do Tyee readers care about? We launched The Barometer to find out

By David Beers, 15 Apr 2013


tyeenews

Learn Deep Research and Political Ops this Saturday

What do you need to be a digital sleuth and tactician? Take the Tyee Master Class.

By David Beers, 10 Apr 2013


blogs

VIDEO: Dix and his party enjoy some April Fools fun

By David Beers, 2 Apr 2013


news

Learn How to Turn Data into 'Maps' that Tell Stories

Latest tools make it easy, and powerful, says Saturday's Master Class instructor Hugh Stimson.

By David Beers, 1 Apr 2013


blogs

Christy Clark's failed gamble was to ignore the Glen Clark strategy: Bula

By David Beers, 5 Mar 2013


blogs

MLA Simpson on an October election: 'Not until 2017'

By David Beers, 3 Mar 2013


blogs

'If Christy Clark calls it quits': Blogger Peters mulls attempt to delay election

By David Beers, 2 Mar 2013


tyeenews

Good for Your Brain: Five New Tyee Master Classes

First half of spring's offerings now open for enrollment. Skill up, make an impact.

By David Beers, 28 Feb 2013


blogs

BC Conservatives name former Falcon backer chair of Vancouver campaign

By David Beers, 27 Feb 2013


news

Five Tyee Fellowship Recipients Chosen

Wide range to reader-funded journalism projects aimed at educating public.

By David Beers, 27 Feb 2013


news

Jump on The Tyee's Election Hook!

Launching today, your one-stop check-in for all things related to BC's provincial election.

By David Beers and Robyn Smith, 25 Feb 2013


blogs

'Champion' of children Clyde Hertzman mourned

By David Beers, 11 Feb 2013


mediacheck

Truth, Lies and Media: New York Times' David Carr

Ahead of Sunday's talk, the news culture vulture on tweeted fakery, Lance Armstrong's lies, and more.

By David Beers, 28 Jan 2013


blogs

Canada is world's biggest housing bubble: Atlantic magazine

By David Beers, 25 Jan 2013


news

Canada's Stake in China's Green Revolution: Event

Back from Beijing, Tyee's Dembicki speaks Wednesday on a massive market's promise and risks.

By David Beers, 14 Jan 2013


blogs

Wente on her plagiarism: like 'running a red light'

By David Beers, 9 Jan 2013


blogs

Dix's agenda? Hear Tyee's MacLeod on CFAX at 1 pm today

By David Beers, 9 Jan 2013


opinion

Ten Inspired Ideas for 2013 (In Case You Missed Them)

Smart phones as cars, Robin Hood loan forgivers and eight more brain sparks.

By David Beers, 9 Jan 2013


blogs

Minister Lake says a Pembina LNG policy prescription 'does not make sense'

By David Beers, 19 Dec 2012


books

'111 West Coast Literary Portraits'

Silvery images, golden words. A gift to lovers of British Columbian culture.

By David Beers, 15 Dec 2012


blogs

MLA Simpson blasts politicians for seeking photo-op glory with business owners

By David Beers, 21 Nov 2012


mediacheck

Six Takeaways from the US Election

What we learned about the American mood and how to win the presidency in 2012.

By David Beers, 7 Nov 2012


mediacheck

Save Douglas & McIntyre!

In so doing, we will be saving a vital cultural catalyst. But who will answer the call?

By David Beers, 25 Oct 2012


blogs

CBC's 'The Current' zeroes in on temp miner recruiting charges

By David Beers, 24 Oct 2012


mediacheck

Furlong Libel Case a Big 'Test': Tyee Master Class Leader Leo McGrady

Media law is fast shifting. A few seats remain for this Saturday's crash course.

By David Beers, 23 Oct 2012


blogs

Three of four Canadians against ceding control of resources to foreign governments: poll

By David Beers, 20 Oct 2012


blogs

Full text of Canada-China FIPA and Explanatory Memorandum

By David Beers, 14 Oct 2012


blogs

Linguistics expert George Lakoff on how Obama blew the debate

By David Beers, 4 Oct 2012


culture

Drink and Laugh at America on Thursday

First ever 'Tyee'd Talks' event will feature Canada Party satirists pitching their takeover of the White House. With special guest Raffi!

By David Beers, 21 Sep 2012


opinion

Global Idols for a Day

Scenes from the SING! multi-lingual karaoke fests in downtown Vancouver.

By David Beers, 31 Aug 2012


tyeenews

Applications Open for $5000 Tyee Reporting Fellowships

Have an investigative or solutions-focused project you want to tackle? Your ticket could be a reader-funded fellowship.

By David Beers, 16 Aug 2012


blogs

Canada triumphs as bronzest nation!

By David Beers, 13 Aug 2012


blogs

Canada now second bronzest nation!

By David Beers, 9 Aug 2012


blogs

Groups urge BC premier to launch public inquiry on Integrated Case Management system

By David Beers, 9 Aug 2012


blogs

Canada, third bronzest nation!

By David Beers, 8 Aug 2012


blogs

Tyee's Anderson on CBC radio today discussing Norway's oil wealth lessons for Canada

By David Beers, 1 Aug 2012


blogs

For car sharing, Vancouver tops Seattle and Portland

By David Beers, 31 Jul 2012


blogs

US gun culture and resonance in Canada chronicled by Tyee

By David Beers, 24 Jul 2012


blogs

Seven ways media screws up mass murder stories noted by media expert

By David Beers, 20 Jul 2012


blogs

Audit all private clinics in BC urges public health care advocate

By David Beers, 20 Jul 2012


blogs

'Contradictory' ethics rulings on Clement, Paradis and Guergis: Democracy Watch

By David Beers, 18 Jul 2012


blogs

Clark in war of words with her old home, CKNW

By David Beers, 16 Jul 2012


blogs

NPA's Anton pens love letter to the oil sands

By David Beers, 4 Jul 2012


blogs

Contradicting BC premier, shale gas calculated to be 'dirty' as coal

By David Beers, 25 Jun 2012


opinion

The Energy Conversation Canada Needs

We must fashion together our story of transition. Coolly, rationally and with good will. Here's what The Tyee and Tyee Solutions Society will be contributing.

By David Beers, 18 Jun 2012


opinion

Remembering Michael Fellman

The acclaimed historian was generous of spirit and wisdom, gifts he shared with Tyee readers.

By David Beers, 13 Jun 2012


books

A Tyee Series

Seven Goals to Build the Conservative 'Dream'

TYEE LIST #14: Call it the Segal Test: Senator Segal's traits of a good Tory. Does Harper make the grade?

By David Beers, 26 May 2012


tyeenews

Tyee Builders Tally: Amazing!

Your pledge totals smashed through the ceiling of our expectations. We're floored!

By Shannon Smart and David Beers, 18 May 2012


books

Taras Grescoe's Excellent Adventure on Public Transit

The author of 'Straphanger' on global riders, killing fares, SkyTrain and more. Plus an excerpt on mobile Vancouverism.

By David Beers, 4 May 2012


blogs

Clark's deal with feds costs BC taxpayers $154M a year: Schreck

By David Beers, 3 May 2012


tyeenews

Wave of Support 'Builds' in Final Days of Tyee's Drive

Something amazing has happened in the past two weeks. Help us finish strong!

By Shannon Smart and David Beers, 30 Apr 2012


blogs

'Comprehensive risk assessment' of sawmill dust ordered by WorkSafeBC

By David Beers, 26 Apr 2012


tyeenews

200 New Tyee Builders! Please Be the Next

Spend a bit to help us double the Tyee's impact. But hurry. Your reward books signed by acclaimed Canadian authors are going fast!

By Shannon Smart and David Beers, 23 Apr 2012


tyeenews

Please Become a 'Tyee Builder'

Atwood. Cameron. Klein. Gibson. Two dozen more great Canadians. And you? Join our new drive to double the Tyee's journalism resources.

By David Beers, 16 Apr 2012


mediacheck

Minister Moore's Sucker Punch to the CBC

After promising the broadcaster's budget was safe, the harsh truth came clear yesterday.

By David Beers, 30 Mar 2012


opinion

Blossoming Possibilities

Can't wait for winter to bud out? Click through these photographs of awakening spring by Tyee readers.

By David Beers, 10 Mar 2012


blogs

LA Times showcases BC's lessons from Climate Action Plan

By David Beers, 5 Mar 2012


opinion

A Last Conversation with Jim Green

The civic champion last week shared thoughts on his legacy, and what he yearned to accomplish still.

By David Beers, 1 Mar 2012


blogs

Budget puts BC 'last' in arts funding: Alliance for Arts and Culture

By David Beers, 21 Feb 2012


blogs

Budget signals waning of BC's climate change leadership: eco-group

By David Beers, 21 Feb 2012


blogs

Toews must go says National Post editor, and the tweets roll on

By David Beers, 21 Feb 2012


opinion

Mush?

Memo to world: Forget our impromptu 2010 Olympics hay bale jumping event. The cold truth about BC is evident in these 20 snowy photos by Tyee readers.

By David Beers, 18 Feb 2012


blogs

Foreign takeover score is 14,218 to two calculates Mel Hurtig, who speaks Saturday

By David Beers, 10 Feb 2012


tyeenews

Wake Up Tomorrow to a Weekend Edition

Oh, joyous day! Saturdays are for coffee, lounging, and now, more great Tyee content.

By David Beers, 10 Feb 2012


blogs

Bail out of F-35s while we can, argues UBC prof in Canadian Foreign Policy Journal

By David Beers, 8 Feb 2012


blogs

BC Hydro urges Clark to follow 'self-sufficiency' shift by halting private river projects

By David Beers, 7 Feb 2012


mediacheck

Ten Great Films About Newspapers Kick off Friday

'Stop the Presses' fest had lots of cinematic gems to choose from. What made the final edition?

By David Beers, 26 Jan 2012


blogs

CTV's Taggart: Getting anchor job brought out the mean in some 'friends'

By David Beers, 17 Jan 2012


mediacheck

Tyee Mobile and Video: Crazy Risks Pay off

Decision to join the 21st century seems to be working out.

By David Beers, 9 Jan 2012


blogs

Tyee's Nikiforuk, Sun's Skelton touted as Canadian Newsperson of Year

By David Beers, 1 Jan 2012


tyeenews

Tyee's Comments Go on Holiday

But we'll keep posting stories right into the new year. Oh, and here's what you liked in 2011.

By David Beers, 19 Dec 2011


news

Harper Team 'Lousy' Managers of Canada: Mulcair

NDP leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair on his 'cap and trade' climate plan, economic 'realism,' playing to win, and more.

By David Beers, 9 Dec 2011


news

Canada's Oil Sands Kill Africans, Says Greenpeace Leader

Rich nations owe 'climate debt' to poorer countries hit by drought, wars: Naidoo.

By David Beers, 30 Nov 2011


mediacheck

A Tyee Series

Carbon Series Reporters Unravel Complex Knot

Tyee Solutions Society project probes real results of BC's stated climate policies.

By David Beers, 23 Nov 2011


opinion

Paul Hawken Saw Wave of Change Coming: Now What?

Eco-entrepreneur wrote book portending Tahrir Square and Occupiers. He'll speak on new opportunities in Vancouver Tuesday. Here's a taste.

By David Beers, 11 Nov 2011


blogs

Occupy Vancouver tent dweller wins Last Candidate Standing contest

By David Beers, 7 Nov 2011


books

A Bohemian Vancouver, Lost and Found

Claudia Cornwall’s bio of Curt Lang retrieves a past much friendlier to creative vagabonds.

By David Beers, 2 Nov 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Tyee's New Writer in Residence Is Kai Nagata

After quitting CTV in a blaze of attention, he'll be exploring how to help repair Canada's 'public conversation'.

By David Beers, 12 Sep 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Six More Myths about Jobs

Rounding out our even dozen, reality checks on youth employment, corporate tax cuts, and more. Second of two.

By Ben Christopher and David Beers, 9 Sep 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Renegade Page Brigette DePape on Her New Series for Tyee

Where she's been since her 'Stop Harper' eye grabber, and where she's going.

By David Beers, 2 Sep 2011


blogs

Slow on rioters? Blame courts, not VPD, says journalist

By David Beers, 19 Aug 2011


tyeenews

Amazing! Readers Give $14,762 for Election Reporting

Final tally could go thousands higher, as many have pledged but not yet paid.

By David Beers, Shannon Smart and Geoff D'Auria, 20 Jul 2011


mediacheck

Needless Pain, a Global Scourge

Morphine can't be had in much of world; film by UBC students shows terrible toll.

By David Beers, 20 Jul 2011


news

A Tyee Series

BC's Big Election Is Coming, Help Tyee Cover It Best

What's your key issue? Tell us. Donate. And we'll send a skilled reporter to get the stories.

By David Beers, 4 Jul 2011


blogs

Debating HST inside the left: CCPA's Klein versus SFU's Pendakur

By David Beers, 29 Jun 2011


blogs

Video shows riot 'kissing couple' mowed down by police

By David Beers, 27 Jun 2011


news

A Riot of Crazy Scenes

Photos from Tyee readers and a sampling of what's being said online about last night's riot.

By Tyler Harbottle and David Beers, 16 Jun 2011


blogs

Canadians score high on 'better life', but not our political system

By David Beers, 24 May 2011


blogs

How nine prime 'strategic voting' races in BC ended up

By David Beers, 2 May 2011


news

Tyee Election Coverage Tonight

We'll give you breaking news. On the spot reports. Tweets. You're invited to join in.

By David Beers, 2 May 2011


blogs

Eco-groups tout poll showing broad oil tanker opposition in BC

By David Beers, 1 May 2011


mediacheck

Your Guide to How Tyee Covered the 2011 Election

Here's what we published and why. We'd like to know what you think of our work.

By David Beers, 30 Apr 2011


blogs

Dhaliwal (not laughing) says attendance criticism based on wrong data

By David Beers, 28 Apr 2011


blogs

Anti-Harper strategic voting website names four 'crucial' BC ridings

By David Beers, 28 Apr 2011


blogs

NDP wonder (with a wink) if Liberal Dhaliwal will resign

By David Beers, 28 Apr 2011


blogs

Carson likely to elude ethics punishment: Democracy Watch

By David Beers, 27 Apr 2011


mediacheck

The Worst of All Anti-Iggy Ads

Going negative is one thing, but where did they dig up this stuff?

By David Beers, 26 Apr 2011


blogs

Shuttle mobs: UVic students' latest voting innovations

By David Beers, 23 Apr 2011


mediacheck

Cool Election Web Stuff

Join a vote mob! Break up with Harper! Pore over Parliamentary law! See Layton with hair! And much more.

By David Beers, 22 Apr 2011


blogs

Helena Guergis doth protest too much: Democracy Watch

By David Beers, 19 Apr 2011


blogs

TV? Newspapers? We Canadians love our Internet the most

By David Beers, 12 Apr 2011


blogs

Why tonight’s debate might really matter

By David Beers, 12 Apr 2011


blogs

Stephen Harper most widely read Tyee writer so far this election

By David Beers, 10 Apr 2011


blogs

Vancouver considering restricting how protesters can send a message

By David Beers, 7 Apr 2011


blogs

Fraudster in the PMO? Ho hum, say Canadians

By David Beers, 6 Apr 2011


blogs

Meter readers put out of work by smart meters want new green jobs

By David Beers, 5 Apr 2011


blogs

HST causes contortions for Conservative candidates in BC

By David Beers, 5 Apr 2011


blogs

NDP leadership debate on environment to be streamed live Saturday, April 2

By David Beers, 1 Apr 2011


mediacheck

Revised Funding Model for Tyee

Last one didn't go as expected; high hopes for this one.

By David Beers, 1 Apr 2011


blogs

Canadian women in news still hit glass ceiling: study

By David Beers, 23 Mar 2011


mediacheck

Tweet Against Poverty: #bcwantsaplan

Join the conversation on Twitter to send a message to the premier. Finish this sentence: "I would be proud of my premier if..." and tag it #bcwantsaplan.

By David Beers, 11 Mar 2011


mediacheck

Top Online US Education Reporter to Speak

Louis Freedberg covers schools for a new arm of California's Center for Investigative Reporting. He'll share what he's learning tonight at UBC.

By David Beers, 10 Mar 2011


blogs

Weighted voting system didn't matter Saturday: Schreck

By David Beers, 28 Feb 2011


blogs

As new premier is elected, The Hook will be there reporting

By David Beers, 25 Feb 2011


tyeenews

A Tyee Series

Why Is The Tyee in the Vancouver Art Gallery?

We were selected to be part of the 'WE: Vancouver' exhibit. And to explain our idea for better journalism.

By David Beers, 10 Feb 2011


mediacheck

Regulators of Our Digital Future Have Lost Public's Trust

Oligopoly friendly policies have taken Canada to the bad place we're at now.

By David Beers, 9 Feb 2011


mediacheck

Canadians Just Became World's Biggest Internet Losers

Only here, big telecoms get to say you use 'too much' internet and whack on more charges, the CRTC affirmed yesterday.

By David Beers, 26 Jan 2011


blogs

Reusable food-to-go cartons pioneered in Portland

By David Beers, 21 Jan 2011


opinion

Arizona Shooting: Americans Must Face This Reckoning

Steady poisoning of US political culture led here. Can that culture now take responsibility?

By David Beers and Michael Fellman, 9 Jan 2011


mediacheck

A New Round of Tyee Fellowship Winners

Thanks to you who gave, five ambitious reporting projects are coming soon to The Tyee's pages.

By David Beers, 3 Jan 2011


news

Top Tyee Stories of 2010

Protests, politics, sliding mud, Alberta crude, porn, a preacher and of course the Olympics. The pieces that most grabbed you, based on page views.

By David Beers, 31 Dec 2010


books

Hungry for Tart Food Writing? This Event's For You

This Wednesday at the Museum of Vancouver, one last "Food and Beers."

By David Beers, 3 Dec 2010


news

Top Local Food Ideas, From 100-Mile Diet's Creators

Join James MacKinnon and Alisa Smith Nov. 25 at MOV for next 'Food and Beers' event.

By David Beers, 19 Nov 2010


blogs

Parliamentary poverty reduction plan hailed by advocates

By David Beers, 18 Nov 2010


blogs

Children’s advocacy group slams Campbell’s snap tax cut

By David Beers, 11 Nov 2010


blogs

Wave of climate change deniers elected to Congress

By David Beers, 4 Nov 2010


blogs

Watts? Falcon? Abbott? Coleman? Who’s a good bet to lead Libs?

By David Beers, 3 Nov 2010


blogs

Whistleblower protector a 'disaster' say watchdog groups

By David Beers, 27 Oct 2010


tyeenews

Tweet! Recommend! Help Tyee Stories Ripple Out

We've made it easier to Twitter and Facebook our stuff. It's a great way to help build our Tyee community.

By David Beers, 27 Oct 2010


blogs

BC seeking framework for new 'hybrid' businesses with social missions

By David Beers, 26 Oct 2010


mediacheck

Tweet! Help Tyee Stories Ripple Out

We've made it easier to Twitter and Facebook our stuff. It's a great way to help independent journalism swim far and wide.

By David Beers, 26 Oct 2010


mediacheck

'Kickstarter' Gives You a Way to Invest in Arts Projects

Chris Cannon wants to make a mockumentary, so he's pitching the idea online to potential backers.

By David Beers, 25 Oct 2010


news

Can Vancouver Feed Itself? Find Out Thursday

Come to the next 'Food & Beers' discussion at the Museum of Vancouver. Plus: Who won September's 100-Mile Chef contest?

By David Beers, 10 Oct 2010


opinion

Rick Salutin's Last Words

Why did The Globe fire its popular columnist? Do his last pieces offer clues?

By David Beers, 30 Sep 2010


blogs

Bucking trend, Terasen opts to ‘in-source’ customer service jobs

By David Beers, 23 Sep 2010


blogs

Block Bell's CTV buy, say open media advocates

By David Beers, 14 Sep 2010


tyeenews

Tar Sands Expert Nikiforuk to Speak at UBC

Tyee writer-in residence will reveal 'Who Regulates Canada's Oil Patch, and for Whom?'

By David Beers, 9 Sep 2010


blogs

Tyee Hook reporters off until after Labour Day

By David Beers, 30 Aug 2010


blogs

Cuts and no ‘voice’: Letter tells why BC Arts Council chair quit

By David Beers, 18 Aug 2010


blogs

Google-Verizon deal alarms Canada's open Internet advocates

By David Beers, 10 Aug 2010


news

Andrew Nikiforuk Is Tyee's First Writer in Residence

An interview with the expert tar sands journalist who will be writing here about 'Energy and Equity.'

By David Beers, 15 Jul 2010


blogs

BC's carbon tax 'not as good as it used to be?' asks think tank

By David Beers, 12 Jul 2010


blogs

Make CSIS’s Fadden come clean, or fire him, says Kwan

By David Beers, 8 Jul 2010


blogs

Investigate $1 billion softwood deal 'slush fund': US Congress members

By David Beers, 7 Jul 2010


blogs

Canwest gets a new name: Postmedia Network Inc.

By David Beers, 2 Jul 2010


blogs

VIDEO: Police rushing protestors singing 'Oh Canada'

By David Beers, 28 Jun 2010


blogs

Fourteen G20 protesters arrested in early morning raid: report

By David Beers, 26 Jun 2010


blogs

Good news for Cascadia's wildlife watchers

By David Beers, 25 Jun 2010


blogs

Get rid of Vancouver viaduct, copy SF's 'spectacular' choice: planner

By David Beers, 24 Jun 2010


blogs

Oil sands backer Ignatieff now for ban on northern BC tankers

By David Beers and Josh Massey, 21 Jun 2010


tyeenews

Attention Journalists: Call for $5,000 Tyee Fellowships

Thanks to our generous readers who gave $14,906, you are invited to apply.

By David Beers, 18 Jun 2010


blogs

Study undercuts stereotypes about politicians

By David Beers, 16 Jun 2010


tyeenews

You Did It!

Tyee Fellowships Fund drive sails well past magic $10,000 mark.

By David Beers, 14 Jun 2010


blogs

Campbell's Bilderberg adventure remains mysterious

By David Beers, 8 Jun 2010


opinion

Deepak Chopra's Appeal

The rich New Age guru claims he can fly and halt aging. Why do people listen? What does he say to a skeptic?

By David Beers, 7 Jun 2010


culture

A Tyee Series

Guess Who Won a Night at the Opera?

Congrats Michael Bean, you're joining our Opera buff David Tracey at 'Madama Butterfly.'

By David Beers, 28 May 2010


tyeenews

Help Us Fund More Great In-Depth Reporting

The Tyee Fellowships, thanks to you, give independent journalists what they need to do their best work.

By David Beers, 20 May 2010


blogs

Gulf spill hardens BC First Nations opposition to Enbridge tar sands pipeline

By David Beers, 5 May 2010


blogs

Sun cuts meant ‘lost depth’, more ‘small crime stories’: editor

By David Beers, 3 May 2010


news

A Tyee Series

'Share Tactics': A Series Funded by Tyee Readers

Chris Cannon discovered the benefits of sharing clothes, transport and shelter, a journey enabled by you who gave to the Tyee Fellowship Funds.

By David Beers, 20 Apr 2010


blogs

Big enviro groups back FSC eco-forest certifier against rivals they say 'greenwash'

By David Beers, 31 Mar 2010


blogs

Canwest bidder David Black has record of buying, then slashing

By David Beers, 14 Mar 2010


blogs

Quitting Canwest, Skulsky claims ‘ultimate confidence in leadership team’

By David Beers, 13 Mar 2010


blogs

Bidders for Canwest papers emerge; CEO Skulsky quits, said to be next Lions boss

By David Beers, 12 Mar 2010


blogs

German reporter slipped security to join athletes in closing ceremony

By David Beers, 10 Mar 2010


blogs

Olympics fan threatened with arrest for wearing US flag

By David Beers, 2 Mar 2010


blogs

'Leave big guns at home for demos' civil liberties group tells VPD

By David Beers, 19 Feb 2010


blogs

Tyee reader offers eye-witness account of LiveCity melee

By David Beers, 17 Feb 2010


blogs

Story misquotes Tyee editor on who's calling shots for protesters

By David Beers, 15 Feb 2010


blogs

Luger's death: Questions mount over who bears responsibility

By David Beers, 13 Feb 2010


blogs

Amy Goodman recounts bizarre grilling by Canadian border guards

By David Beers, 5 Feb 2010


tyeenews

Thanks to You, the Tyee's Best Year Ever

However you wish to measure our success, the credit goes to you and all our supporters.

By David Beers, 1 Jan 2010


blogs

British Columbians have least faith in RCMP

By David Beers, 24 Dec 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Eroding Pensions, Political Flashpoints

Expect more strikes and other battles over pensions if ministers can't craft real reform in Whitehorse this week.

By David Beers and Andrew MacLeod, 17 Dec 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Ignatieff's Path to Pension Reform

UT prof Keith Ambachtsheer crafted idea for safer, voluntary alternative to RRSPs.

By Jim Sutherland and David Beers, 10 Dec 2009


news

A Tyee Series

How Your Canadian Pension Benefit Could Double

Plan's backers, including labour, see a safe, easy way to change the retirement horizon for younger Canadians.

By Jim Sutherland and David Beers, 9 Dec 2009


news

A Tyee Series

The RRSP Mirage

Too many personal plans are coming up way short. The push is on to reinvent Canada's deal with retirees.

By Jim Sutherland and David Beers, 8 Dec 2009


blogs

US journalist’s howl over Olympics interrogation is going viral

By David Beers, 2 Dec 2009


blogs

Afghan women's leader Joya brings anti-war message to Vancouver

By David Beers, 13 Nov 2009


blogs

Don’t treat Ocean Lady passengers as criminals: watchdog group

By David Beers, 19 Oct 2009


culture

A Tyee Series

Andrew Struthers Creates a First in Film

His 'Americanface' is 64 YouTube clips that add up to a feature film. Watch his experiment unfold on The Tyee, starting today.

By David Beers, 19 Oct 2009


blogs

Asper memo to staff vows to emerge ‘even more powerful’

By David Beers, 7 Oct 2009


blogs

Media gets schooled on the label 'protester'

By David Beers, 6 Oct 2009


tyeenews

'Ending Homelessness': Paulsen to Speak at Museum of Vancouver

Tyee's investigative editor has spent three years digging deep for solutions.

By David Beers, 1 Oct 2009


blogs

Media crash threatens newsroom diversity: AAJ president

By David Beers, 26 Sep 2009


blogs

Americans here invited to defend Canadian health care

By David Beers, 15 Sep 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Good to Grow: A Series Funded by Tyee Readers

David Tracey says the time is ripe for an urban farming revolution in BC.

By David Beers, 18 Aug 2009


news

Helping Homeless by Hosting 2010 Visitors

New non-profit’s bright Olympics idea to be unveiled tomorrow.

By David Beers, 11 Aug 2009


opinion

A Tyee Series

Eat Your History

While creating the 100-Mile Diet, James MacKinnon realized local foods have amazing pasts. Result: a new Tyee series.

By David Beers, 6 Aug 2009


news

A Tyee Series

'Toxics: Your Right to Know'

Amanda Euringer found out how to fight for health safety, thanks to you who funded her journey.

By David Beers, 13 Jul 2009


news

Your Guide to the New Tyee

A changed look. A number of new features. Please tell us what you think.

By David Beers, 13 Jul 2009


blogs

Canwest CEO Skulsky said to be next BC Lions boss

By David Beers, 10 Jul 2009


tyeenews

On Monday, a New Tyee

We're changing our design and adding features readers wanted.

By David Beers, 8 Jul 2009


blogs

Press gallery dozing on missing email scandal: Oberfeld

By David Beers, 26 Jun 2009


books

Michael Pollan, Garden Fresh

The 'In Defense of Food' author on picky-eating kids, Obama's menu for America, the 100-Mile Diet and more.

By David Beers, 12 Jun 2009


blogs

Fundraiser for UBC Farm to be Michael Pollan-ated

By David Beers, 4 Jun 2009


blogs

BC gov’t stops warning FOIs are copyrighted

By David Beers, 4 Jun 2009


blogs

‘Climate justice’ a hot new policy area

By David Beers, 29 May 2009


tyeenews

Tyee's Kimmett Will Dive into Marine Science

Reporter wins Metcalf fellowship to study coastal ecologies in Rhode Island.

By David Beers, 25 May 2009


tyeenews

Int'l Prize for Tyee Article

Sean Condon's portrait of Vancouver homeless man's last weeks wins global award.

By David Beers, 18 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


tyeenews

Follow Election Results on Tyee's Twitter and The Hook

Breaking news and analysis, up to the minute.

By David Beers and Monte Paulsen, 12 May 2009


tyeenews

Guide to Tyee Election Reporting

You gave. We reported. A round-up of our coverage so far.

By David Beers, 9 May 2009


blogs

On Bill Good’s dead air tactic

By David Beers, 23 Apr 2009


tyeenews

Your Issues, Your Donations

Tyee readers gave four times (!) our original goal to boost election coverage.

By David Beers, 20 Apr 2009


blogs

BC's carbon tax kerfuffle goes global

By David Beers, 17 Apr 2009


tyeenews

Tyee Ramps up Election Coverage

Issues. Analysis. Spin unspun. How we're helping to inform your decision.

By David Beers, 16 Apr 2009


tyeenews

Tyee Donors Are Telling Us Their Top Election Issues

Contributions zoom past $5,000 as drive continues four more days.

By David Beers, 10 Apr 2009


tyeenews

Want Great Election Reporting? Please Donate

We're asking you to tell us your biggest issue, and help fund a Tyee reporter to nail it.

By David Beers, 6 Apr 2009


blogs

Dubious honor for Seattle mayor: Tent city claims his name

By David Beers, 31 Mar 2009


news

Want One Port Mann Bridge, or a Light Rail Metropolis?

UBC team says region could be transformed for $3.1 billion cost of span.

By David Beers, 25 Mar 2009


blogs

Canadian firm said to be key factor in SF Chronicle's fate

By David Beers, 18 Mar 2009


culture

A Tyee Series

Leiren-Young and His 'Green Chain'

Filmmaker discusses BC premiere of his movie on love of forests. A Trees and Us podcast.

By David Beers, 6 Mar 2009


blogs

Ace reporter Holman among staff laid off at Vancouver 24 Hours

By David Beers, 5 Mar 2009


blogs

Don’t blame me for that hellish screech: radio reporter

By David Beers, 4 Mar 2009


blogs

Recession as equalizer: Liberals’ economic record may look like NDP’s

By David Beers, 24 Feb 2009


news

Design the Next Vancouver

'FormShift Vancouver' contest invites new ideas for a vibrant, greener, denser city.

By David Beers, 23 Feb 2009


blogs

Coleman shrugs off six-story wood structure safety fears: Holman

By David Beers, 10 Feb 2009


blogs

Vancouver’s low pay out of whack with home prices: tech blogger

By David Beers, 30 Jan 2009


blogs

CanWest gets $50 million worth of good news

By David Beers, 29 Jan 2009


blogs

CanWest freezes all hiring, salaries, travel

By David Beers, 26 Jan 2009


opinion

Campbell's Global Warming Game

While eagerly enabling tar sands and freeways, he's cooled out green foes.

By David Beers, 26 Jan 2009


blogs

Canadian Frum aims to rebuild US right, rehab Herbert Hoover

By David Beers, 23 Jan 2009


opinion

A Tyee Series

Give Us Your Big Idea for 2009

Let's do some group problem solving. Post a comment, or send your article.

By David Beers, 22 Jan 2009


blogs

Could ‘Cash for Clunkers’ rev up Canada’s auto biz?

By David Beers, 19 Jan 2009


blogs

Click through history: CBC’s inauguration archives

By David Beers, 16 Jan 2009


blogs

The Hook lands on top lists

By David Beers, 5 Jan 2009


books

Irony to Plummet in 2009?

Hard times and a popular president could be bad for smart alecks.

By David Beers, 2 Jan 2009


blogs

The Hook named top blog by Beyond Robson

By David Beers, 16 Dec 2008


opinion

A Prius for Every Student

That's what you could do at UBC, for the price of its new Skytrain line.

By David Beers, 16 Dec 2008


tyeenews

Our Gift to You: Geist Magazine

Great reading. It's our holiday present when you sign up for our free Tyee e-zine.

By David Beers, 12 Dec 2008


mediacheck

Three Wins, Thanks Tyee Fans!

You voted us several Best of 604 online awards.

By David Beers, 12 Dec 2008


blogs

New poll tracks Canadians' mounting fear, misery

By David Beers, 9 Dec 2008


blogs

Rick Mercer feasts on Ottawa debacle

By David Beers, 5 Dec 2008


blogs

Prentice for Conservative Leader?

By David Beers, 1 Dec 2008


blogs

Where's BC's promised capital spending splurge?

By David Beers, 25 Nov 2008


blogs

CBC staffers get Scrooged this season

By David Beers, 24 Nov 2008


news

'Change' Wins in Vancouver

Now the hard part. What will 'change' mean? Notes from last night's landslide.

By Geoff Dembicki, Irwin Loy and David Beers, 17 Nov 2008


blogs

Relive Obama’s run on The Tyee

By David Beers, 6 Nov 2008


blogs

Former Global TV reporter giving regular spankings to BC media

By David Beers, 29 Oct 2008


blogs

Too much ‘oil bashing’ from Obama and McCain: Fraser Institute

By David Beers, 23 Oct 2008


blogs

Mayoral homelessness debate: reporter’s notebook

By David Beers, 23 Oct 2008


blogs

Byers wants another crack at Fry

By David Beers, 16 Oct 2008


opinion

Election's Big Winners and Losers

These get our votes. Please add your own.

By David Beers and Monte Paulsen, 15 Oct 2008


blogs

In Vancouver-Kingsway, an NDP rookie replaces Emerson

By David Beers, 15 Oct 2008


opinion

What Did Voters Say Today?

Catch our fresh election night analysis on The Hook.

By David Beers and Monte Paulsen, 14 Oct 2008


blogs

Federal election: Highlights of Tyee coverage

By David Beers, 14 Oct 2008


blogs

Who’s afraid of the big green tax shift? Not most voters

By David Beers, 12 Oct 2008


blogs

Do Women Like Stephen Harper?

By David Beers, 10 Oct 2008


tyeenews

Help Us Make The Tyee Better

Do you have a few minutes to complete our readership survey?

By David Beers, 6 Oct 2008


opinion

Welcome to Tonight's Debate Blog-O-Rama

Please join our pundits in posting a comment below.

By David Beers, 2 Oct 2008


blogs

Take part tonight in Tyee’s debate Blog-O-Rama

By David Beers, 2 Oct 2008


blogs

Harper’s ‘worst nightmare’ now runs Tory campaign

By David Beers, 30 Sep 2008


blogs

Ladner peddles his reasons for bike vote

By David Beers, 30 Sep 2008


blogs

Tyee’s McMartin charting key BC vote patterns daily

By David Beers, 30 Sep 2008


blogs

Will Ladner’s bicycle vote flatten his tires?

By David Beers, 26 Sep 2008


blogs

RCMP find Hayer investigation allegation unsubstantiated

By David Beers, 23 Sep 2008


tyeenews

Get on The Hook!

The Tyee's new politics superblog launches today. Nice timing, eh?

By Monte Paulsen and David Beers, 8 Sep 2008


books

'So Help Me, Jesus, This Is Dangerous Work'

Gary Geddes' brilliant ode to ironworkers who risked all to raise a bridge.

By David Beers, 1 Sep 2008


tyeenews

Green Your Campbell Cash: The Big Winners

Five projects proved most popular, but all of us won.

By David Beers, 31 Jul 2008


tyeenews

Top Five 'Campbell Cash' Projects to Share $2,500 Prize

Vote now so your favourite climate action project gets piece of increased prize money.

By David Beers, 14 Jul 2008


news

SkyTrain Billions Better Spent on Trams: Study

Money for single UBC subway line could pay for region laced by light rail.

By David Beers, 5 Jun 2008


Music to His Eyes

Mark Mushet's portraits of musicians bend the usual notes.

By David Beers, 30 May 2008


tyeenews

Tyee to Sponsor Vancouver Mayoral Race Debate

Teams with 24 Hours to let three Vision candidates spar.

By David Beers, 7 May 2008


mediacheck

New Funding Model for Tyee

Bold tactic could redefine independent media.

By David Beers, 1 Apr 2008


tyeenews

Special Offer: Geist for Free!

Just subscribe here to Tyee's e-mailed headlines.

By David Beers, 27 Mar 2008


tyeenews

Tyee Fellowship Winners

Five in-depth series coming soon to our pages.

By David Beers, 22 Feb 2008


opinion

Apology

Mair column contained errors.

By David Beers, 17 Jan 2008


news

Correction and Apology

Clearing up confusion over Province newspaper cartoonists.

By David Beers, 27 Dec 2007


tyeenews

Wow! Thanks So Much

Surge of donations will support fresh round of in-depth reporting.

By David Beers, 21 Dec 2007


tyeenews

Comment Threads Will Close for Holidays

Thanks for a great year! Time for a short break.

By David Beers and Geoff D'Auria, 19 Dec 2007


tyeenews

Fellowships Drive Nearing Goal

Almost there! Help us get over the top.

By David Beers, 10 Dec 2007


tyeenews

Tyee's Reporting Team Grows

Added: Victoria bureau chief, investigative editor.

By David Beers, 3 Dec 2007


tyeenews

Help Us Fund More Tyee Fellowships

Build on the success you've made: independent reports, reader funded.

By David Beers, 28 Nov 2007


mediacheck

A Tyee Series

Marc Edge on 'Asper Nation'

His new book traces 'dangerous' rise of CanWest Global.

By David Beers, 13 Nov 2007


opinion

Vancouver Eats Its Young

City risks driving away its up and comers.

By David Beers, 23 Oct 2007


books

A Tyee Series

William Gibson Hates Futurists

The author of 'Spook Country' on how Osama Bin Laden was handed victory, how to really fight terrorists, the appeal of retro-virtual reality, and why Vancouver is like a video game.

By David Beers, 18 Oct 2007


tyeenews

New Round of Tyee Fellowships

Journalists invited to apply for $5000 grants.

By David Beers, 12 Oct 2007


mediacheck

Honours for Tyee Reporters

Salcito, Barrett finalists for Webster award.

By David Beers, 6 Sep 2007


mediacheck

Rafe Mair Back on Air

New live Internet radio show launches tomorrow.

By David Beers, 3 Sep 2007


opinion

A Tyee Series

John Armstrong, Working Stiff

His hilarious memoir of horrible jobs starts today in The Tyee.

By David Beers, 21 Aug 2007


Strike Is All About Olympics

But maybe not in the way you've heard.

By David Beers, 25 Jul 2007


opinion

Selling Doomsday Debits

In BC's wasteful forest biz, carbon credits don't grow on trees.

By David Beers, 24 Jul 2007


tyeenews

Tyee's New Daily Delivery

Get the 'Daily Catch' mornings in your e-mail for free.

By David Beers, 11 Jul 2007


opinion

A Tyee Series

No Fares! A Reader-funded Solutions Series

Is it crazy to imagine free public transit? Or crazy not to? You made possible Dave Olsen's inquiry.

By David Beers, 5 Jul 2007


tyeenews

Support the Media You Want

Tyee's drive for new readers (last chance to help!) is part of a grassroots push for news diversity.

By David Beers, 3 Jul 2007


tyeenews

Five Minutes, Please, to Help the Tyee Grow

We need more regular readers to stay strong. Please subscribe free to our weekly e-zine.

By David Beers, 13 Jun 2007


opinion

A City's Fragile Soul

The push to slick up Vancouver, and the price.

By David Beers, 7 Jun 2007


tyeenews

Help Us Find New Friends

We're launching a fun new way to reach new readers. Please help!

By David Beers, 30 May 2007


mediacheck

A Tyee Series

Tyee's New Approach to Comments

A system designed to promote thoughtful posts.

By David Beers, 16 May 2007


mediacheck

A Tyee Series

Can We Still Talk Online?

Push is on to improve reader forums on the Net. First in a series.

By David Beers, 15 May 2007


MLAs Sitting Pretty

Panel recommends 29 percent pay hike.

By David Beers, 1 May 2007


opinion

Oiling up the Coast

Harper shrugs off 35-year ban on risky tanker traffic.

By David Beers, 30 Apr 2007


news

A Tyee Series

Reconciling with First Nations: A Reader-funded Solutions Series

You made possible Sandra Shields' hopeful look at the 'New Relationship' in her community.

By David Beers, 30 Mar 2007


mediacheck

Tyee Reporter Lands Prize

Mining expose garners top honour for young journos in North America.

By David Beers, 26 Mar 2007


opinion

Farm Workers' Deaths: A Tragedy Foretold

BC Libs long criticized for gutting worker safety.

By David Beers, 8 Mar 2007


Budget 2007: Cracked Foundation?

Critics take crowbars to 'Building a Housing Legacy'

By David Beers, 21 Feb 2007


Maher Arar, Free to Speak

Tomorrow at UBC, he shares his harrowing story.

By David Beers, 15 Feb 2007


Campbell's Emissions

He appears to endorse firm targets on global warming gasses.

By David Beers, 12 Feb 2007


Ethanol to the Rescue?

Energy from corn! says Bush. What could go wrong?

By David Beers, 26 Jan 2007


Pickton: Reader Beware?

Vancouver's paper of record sends mixed signals.

By David Beers, 25 Jan 2007


Oh Sh%#!!

Year's Big Story #2: Iraq, the climate, and the big reckoning.

By David Beers, 28 Dec 2006


This Just In! Lots of Homeless!

Year's Big Story #5. Housing activists spark action.

By David Beers, 25 Dec 2006


NDP Corners Coroner's Defenders

James accuses Campbell, Les of 'misleading' the public.

By David Beers, 23 Nov 2006


Depravity.com

Cop forced to watch child abuse live on net.

By David Beers, 3 Nov 2006


New Feature: 'Today's Big Story'

Check daily for quick briefings on the day's hot news story.

By David Beers, 23 Oct 2006


opinion

9/11's Power to Change

After the attack came the question: will this make us better, or worse?

By David Beers, 10 Sep 2006


news

A Tyee Series

'Rough Weather Ahead': A Reader-funded Exposé

You who gave made possible Chris Wood's powerful series on global warming and BC.

By David Beers, 10 Aug 2006


books

Douglas Coupland's Mid-life Circus

The restless, prolific artist on why guns make him feel safe, how buses impede cars and whether the blogging bubble will burst.

By David Beers, 3 Aug 2006


news

'You Can't Spin Mother Nature'

PR pro Jim Hoggan picks a fight with the climate change deniers.

By David Beers, 13 Jul 2006


opinion

Tyee Fellowships Launched

Journalists please apply. Donors, many thanks!

By David Beers, 19 Feb 2006


news

The Leader the Libs Need?

Liberal insiders want UN's top human rights fighter to clean up the party.

By David Beers, 17 Feb 2006


news

Coroner Whistleblowers Rebuffed by Les

Solicitor General rejects concerns by Committee for Competent Death Reviews.

By Quentin Dodd and David Beers, 10 Feb 2006


opinion

Our Election Night Forum

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By David Beers, 23 Jan 2006


opinion

Please Support The Tyee's Two New Fellowship Funds

Your opportunity to create the best independent journalism in BC.

By David Beers, 6 Dec 2005


news

Sullivan Draws New Fire for Supporting Addicts' Habits

Mayor, police union head call candidate a bad fit to chair Police Board.

By David Beers, 8 Nov 2005


news

School Stalemate: How We Got Here

Verbatim, nearly two decades of politicians' wrangling in the Legislature.

By Will McMartin and David Beers, 21 Oct 2005


opinion

The Peter Newman Tapes

The power profiler on Gordon Campbell, Stephen Harper, David Radler, voting NDP and more.

By David Beers, 27 Sep 2005


mediacheck

Dee Hon Named a Webster Finalist for Tyee Series

Stories offer a personal and scientific account of Attention Deficit Disorder.

By David Beers, 13 Sep 2005


opinion

How Did 9/11 Change US Culture?

Four years ago, I saw Americans' 'sense of immunity' assaulted, and predicted a mental shift. Where did it lead?

By David Beers, 12 Sep 2005


mediacheck

Tyee Commenter Posed as Editor

Hoax perpetrated after being blocked from site for remarks.

By David Beers, 3 Aug 2005


opinion

A Clear View of Vancouver

Author Lance Berelowitz on the city’s shiny dreams and scruffy potential. A Tyee interview.

By David Beers, 25 May 2005


opinion

Poll: BC's Rush to the Centre

Tyee survey finds nearly half would have voted for 'middle' party had it existed.

By David Beers, 23 May 2005


opinion

Beat Will McMartin at His Own Game!

Your chance to outwit The Tyee’s election prognosticator – and win a book.

By David Beers, 11 May 2005


Watching Last Night's Debate

Running commentary from Tyee editors and readers.

By David Beers, 3 May 2005


news

Tyee Launches ‘Superblog’ for Election

Original Tyee reporting. Takes from other media and blogs. Visit early and often for your politics fix.

By David Beers, 6 Apr 2005


opinion

The Ridings that Will Decide Battleground BC

Tyee’s new daily feature projects seats up for grabs for NDP and Liberals. And updates as fortunes shift.

By David Beers, 31 Mar 2005


opinion

New Look. New Book. And More Spring Growth at The Tyee.

Encouraged by your interest and support, we’ve redesigned and launched new initiatives.

By David Beers, 22 Mar 2005


opinion

An Open Letter to Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo

The B.C. Liberals intend to close the legislature five weeks early on Thursday, denying serious scrutiny of $13 billion in expenditures of taxpayers' money. Your Honour, you have the power to prevent this abuse of democracy.

By David Beers, 8 Mar 2005


mediacheck

Creating Counterweights to Big Media

How to open up Canada's news media in an era of corporate concentration.

By David Beers and Charles Campbell, 2 Feb 2005


mediacheck

Tyee Published Article with Fabricated Details

Double check reveals 'Confessions of a Speed Demon' was a largely fictional account.

By David Beers, 2 Dec 2004


opinion

What now for the Democrats?

The party did a lot with a lousy candidate. Some advice, second guesses, and opinions from elsewhere on the net.

By David Beers, 4 Nov 2004


Ready for Take-Offs

Meet Paul Myers, The Tyee's new digital cartoonist with a '24-track mind'.

By David Beers, 15 Sep 2004


culture

Ready for Take-Offs

Meet Paul Myers, The Tyee's new digital cartoonist with a '24-track mind'.

By David Beers, 15 Sep 2004


opinion

The Silence on Sex Candidate

Mary Polak effectively stymied sex ed in Surrey schools. Now she has Liberal ambitions.

By David Beers, 10 Sep 2004


opinion

Read The Tyee's New Novel!

Brand new, funny and fresh, Too Many Georges is a serialized romp from B.C. to American's surreal heartland

By David Beers, 30 Jul 2004


news

Why The Tyee Blinked Off

A server malfunction threw us off-line for several days. We're back.

By David Beers, 28 Jul 2004


news

After the Deal

Foes of the Liberal government weigh the pain, costs and opportunities created by a bruising labour dispute and a general strike that wasn't

By David Beers, 3 May 2004


mediacheck

CanWest Editor Fears for Your Mind

It's timidly closed if you read The Tyee, says the boss of the Times-Colonist. Huh? Think again.

By David Beers, 30 Mar 2004


When Musician and Photographer Improvise

Mark Mushet's portraits push beyond pre-packaged images that musicians' handlers want to see.

By David Beers, 5 Mar 2004


opinion

The Tyee's First 100 Days

A report from the editor. And a request: Please subscribe free to our weekly email edition.

By David Beers, 1 Mar 2004


culture

The Jesus Mel Missed

The maker of CNN documentary on Jesus fills in what's lacking in Gibson's 'Passion': the politics, the appeal, even a realistic face for the hero.

By David Beers, 23 Feb 2004


culture

All About Psychopath, Inc.

Makers of hot doc 'The Corporation' talk about soulless power, 'socially responsible' business, unions, and trying to know what's real anymore.

By David Beers, 16 Jan 2004


news

Carole James Drummed into Power

The NDP's new leader vows to hit the road again to build her party "one person at a time."

By David Beers, 24 Nov 2003


news

Oh, Joy!

Outgoing New Democrat Leader Joy MacPhail lets fly on Gordon Campbell, the Greens, reinventing the NDP, and "Barbie doll political coverage in this province."

By David Beers, 19 Nov 2003


Looking for Some Good, Clean Troublemaking?

The kind we're talking about makes the world a better place. Here's where you'll find the pointers, and inspiration you need.

By David Beers, 14 Nov 2003