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news

One in Five Kids in BC Is Poor, Report Finds

Despite small gains in reducing poverty, ‘a lot of people are just holding on.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2016


opinion

With Trump in Power, Canada Has to Live by Its Wits

On health care and global health in particular, we need to move fast.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Nov 2016


news

Materials Sent to RCMP on Health Firings Include Concert Footage, Film

‘I don’t know what their interest in the movies was,’ says Ramsay Hamdi, fired with six others.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Nov 2016


news

Fired Health Workers Blast Ombudsperson Investigation

Delays, lack of information criticized by lawyers for two workers, family.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Nov 2016


news

Cost of Constitutional Challenges Too High, Says Brian Day’s Backer

Funder of lawsuit that could transform health care says most Canadians can’t afford such cases.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Nov 2016


news

Bill Granting Amnesty for Reporting Drug Overdoses Set to Clear Next Hurdle

MP says law would help stem ‘catastrophic’ loss of life.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Oct 2016


opinion

Hurricane Matthew Deals Haiti Its Worst Blow

Time for Canada to come up with new, better ways to help devastated country.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Oct 2016


culture

How Nazi Germany Fought a War on Drugs

‘Blitzed’ reveals how meth almost led to German victory — and doomed Hitler.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Oct 2016


opinion

Stunting: The Silent Global Disaster

When 25 per cent of world’s children are malnourished, we are all affected.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Oct 2016


opinion

Why Barack Obama Should Lead WHO, And Why He Won’t

World Health Organization needs a leader to battle for resources, make tough choices.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Sep 2016


opinion

Hillary Hurt by Pneumonia? US Leaders Have Weathered Worse

Reflecting on age, health and politics.

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

Bringing a Love of Movement to Northwest BC’s Wilderness

In conversation with Forest Parkour BC founder Wyatt Chandler. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 12 Sep 2016


opinion

Carfentanil: The Drug War Goes Nuclear

Escalating drug risks for users, first responders mean it’s time to legalize cocaine, heroin.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Sep 2016


news

Future of Public Health Care at Stake in Major New Trial

Private clinics’ constitutional challenge, starting Tuesday, aims to end ban on extra billing.

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Sep 2016


presents

Mental Illness Born in Battle Between Parents’ Genes, Suggests SFU Prof

Bernard Crespi has been awarded the school’s Sterling prize for brave, controversial work.

By Christopher Cheung, 2 Sep 2016


news

Fentanyl Crackdown Could Bring Deadlier Drugs, Says Expert

Health Canada restricts imports of materials for drug linked to overdose epidemic.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 1 Sep 2016


news

Ottawa’s Health Care Promise Viewed Carefully by Doctors

Minister’s vow to uphold the Canada Health Act could be clearer, says physician.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 Aug 2016


opinion

Critical Services Suffering in BC’s So-Called Great Economy

BC Liberal spin hides less-than-stellar performance on health, education, and more.

By Bill Tieleman, 23 Aug 2016


opinion

BC’s Profound Moral Failure on Disability Rates

On Sept. 1, a tiny increase coupled with bus pass clawbacks will shame us all.

By Paul Willcocks, 15 Aug 2016


opinion

Anthrax in Siberia: A Warning for Canada

Outbreak in a gas-dependent, climate-changing region is worth paying attention to.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Aug 2016