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What to Do When Anonymous Trolls Throw You Hate? Heed Leslie Jones

Like the Ghostbusters star, I too received sexist, racist screeds as a female newspaper manager.

By Jody Paterson, 20 Jul 2016


news

Canada Must Act Faster to Save Refugee Lives, Says MP

Jenny Kwan says trusting UN agencies to vet refugees would help get threatened people to safety.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Jul 2016


mediacheck

Pokémon Go Brings New ‘Augmented Reality’ Legal Issues to Light

Not to mention the whole issue of trespassing. Play safe, kids.

By Michael Geist, 19 Jul 2016


opinion

'White Trash': A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold

New book shows how America's class and race attitudes were shaped in the country's earliest days.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Jul 2016


news

Protecting Your Privacy, an Expert Guide

Tips from reporting duo McKie and Bronskill, who previously investigated how to access government secrets.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 8 Jul 2016


news

Contract Jobs, 'Flexible' Work Open Door for Employer Abuses

Group organizing to push for changes to employment laws to reflect new work reality.

By Linda Givetash, 6 Jul 2016


opinion

Ignore the Elites: You Have a Right to Vote

Post-Brexit, some pundits call the referendum 'anti-democratic.' Don't buy it.

By Bill Tieleman, 5 Jul 2016


opinion

How a File-sharing Lawsuit Could Erode Your Internet Privacy

Downloaders should pay attention to this 'reverse class action' filed by a film company.

By Michael Geist, 28 Jun 2016


news

Canada Must Act to Help North Korean Refugees, NDP MP Says

Jenny Kwan says Ottawa should expedite process for those 'whose lives are at risk.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 25 Jun 2016


culture

Fostering Change: Cabaret Promotes Support for Youth 'Aging Out' of Care

Vancouver celebs share stories tonight to highlight need to help former children in care.

By Katie Hyslop, 23 Jun 2016


opinion

The European Union and the Misery of Bigness

Brexit voters should recognize Leopold Kohr's belief that large institutions concentrate power and ignore local needs.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 23 Jun 2016


news

Health Firing Inquiry 'Adversarial, Intimidating'

Refusal to fund legal costs in ombudsperson's probe unfair, says Rebecca Warburton.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jun 2016


culture

Cholera in Haiti: A True-Crime Medical Thriller

Book exposes international effort to hide the truth -- UN camp was responsible for outbreak that has killed thousands.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jun 2016


opinion

Court's Ban on Some Set-Top Boxes Threat to Innovation

Ruling tips balance with injunction blocking disruptive technology with both legal and illegal uses.

By Michael Geist, 21 Jun 2016


culture

Meet the Olympians Without Nations

This first-ever team of refugees will compete in the Rio 2016 Games.

By Christopher Zumski Finke, 20 Jun 2016


news

Syrian Refugees in BC Left Without Support, MPs Told

Advocate calls for more help finding housing and starting life in Canada.

By Janice Dickson, 15 Jun 2016


news

Vancouver Councillor Bewildered by Libs' Refusal to Decriminalize Pot

Kerry Jang says argument that NDP motion would help organized crime doesn't make sense.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Jun 2016


opinion

Fixing Surveillance Starts with Spy Agencies Coming Clean

Full airing of practices needed in wake of privacy breaches, metadata sharing.

By Michael Geist, 14 Jun 2016


opinion

On Orlando: Why Silence Still Equals Death

Sunday's killings a painful reminder of how all forms of marginalization and dehumanization are connected.

By Tom Kertes, 14 Jun 2016


news

A Tyee Series

'Aging Out' of Foster Care Needn't Be Traumatic, Youth Say

The hard part is getting government to meet its own best practices across BC. First of two.

By Katie Hyslop, 7 Jun 2016