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Free tickets to five DOXA films for Tyee Builders!

We just drew five random names from our list of over 1,600 Tyee Builders. Each of these fabulous supporters of independent Canadian journalism will get a pair of tickets to one of the following documentary films screening soon at DOXA Documentary Film Festival. Read more…

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Herring fishermen ask feds for $6 million to compensate losses

Commercial herring roe fishermen are asking the federal government to compensate their losses after a decision to reopen fisheries was capsized by First Nations' opposition. Read more…

Regulator approves more steaming at leaking oilsands site

Despite an unresolved leak, the Alberta Energy Regulator has given bitumen extractor Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. permission to once again start steaming parts of its Primrose and Wolf project in the Cold Lake Weapons Range. Read more…

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VIEW: Parents plead against education cuts in open letter to premier

Premier, you are hearing from your families. Please listen and take action to supplement the 2014-15 Education Budget now, before school boards across the province are forced to compromise our children's education. As taxpayers, we are willing to shoulder the costs. The province cannot afford to keep adding to an education deficit that will impact future generations. Read more…

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Newspapers hire ex-Clark aide to oppose her new recycling scheme

British Columbia biggest daily and weekly publishers have hired a key member of the BC Liberals' 2013 re-election campaign in a last-ditch effort to change Environment Minister Mary Polak's mind about the imposition of a hidden tax on newsprint. Read more…

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VIEW: Trinity Western seeks protection from discrimination in order to promote it

How is it that Trinity Western University persuaded the Law Society of British Columbia to permit it to accredit its law school? Read more…

Bureaucrats expected Les contract controversy

British Columbia government communications staff anticipated tough questions from reporters about how much John Les would be paid to co-chair a review of earthquake readiness in the province. Read more…

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UPDATED: Teachers begin 'administrative' job action Wednesday

Six weeks after taking their strike vote, the BC Teachers' Federation gave its 72-hour phase one job action notice today. It's the union's way of pushing back on what they see as a stalled contract negotiations with the provincial government. Read more…

Developer eyes Downtown Eastside SRO, worries low-income tenants

After a developer toured their property, tenants of the Chelsea Hotel on 33 W. Hastings are fearful of a possible future on the streets. Read more…

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Province slow to review earthquake readiness

Experts claim British Columbia is overdue for a major earthquake that could cause deaths and damage, but the March 11-announced probe of the province's readiness doesn't appear to be in a rush to get going. Read more…

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BC Cons leadership vote turnout revealed

The BC Conservative Party's participation rate for the April 12 convention that elected new leader Dan Brooks looks better than previously reported. Read more…

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Toronto Star to pay new digital journalists less than print writers

The Toronto Star announced it will hire eight digital journalists who will be paid less than other journalists in the newsroom and it is considering another round of editorial buyouts. The newspaper also laid off 11 full-time page editors and eight staff in the circulation department. Read more…

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Advocates say promises broken in Vancouver affordable housing redevelopment

The fate of Heather Place, an affordable housing complex some have described as Vancouver's next "Little Mountain," is still unclear. Read more…

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BC exempts sweet gas plants, ski resorts from enviro assessment process

The B.C. government has exempted some gas processing plants from its environmental assessment process and changed the process of environmental review for ski resorts. Read more…

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$7.2-billion abandoned pipeline fund in the works

The National Energy Board will soon launch a $7.2-billion fund to pay for the cost of abandoned pipelines in an effort to keep landowners from footing the bill. Read more…

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Green councillor proposes municipal campaign donation limits

Tim Louis isn't hopeful a motion to limit campaign donations to municipal parties and candidates in B.C. will fly with a Vision Vancouver-dominated city council. Read more…

No charges laid in fatal Lakeland mill fire 

For the second time in recent months, Crown prosecutors declined to lay charges in a fatal mill explosion occurring in the B.C. Interior. Read more…

Alberta bitumen boom accompanied by rising worker injuries

Excluding occupational disease and vehicle accidents, Alberta, with a population of four million, now reports 5.9 times more fatalities due to workplace injury than the United Kingdom, which has a population of 141 million, according to Athabasca university labour expert Bob Barnetson. Read more…

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In 2012, a CBC 'Hockey Nightmare in Canada' foretold?

Six hundred and fifty-seven jobs lost, $130 million slashed from the CBC's budget, the broadcaster announced today. Was this "Plan B?" Read more…

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Farnworth bows out, makes Horgan likely next NDP leader

Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan is poised to become the next leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party after Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth today withdrew from the race. Read more…

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