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Secret Bans, Secret Trials: The Canadian ‘No-Fly’ Lists

First in a series to help you participate in the federal consultation on national security.

By Micheal Vonn, 22 Sep 2016


Star Progressive Pramila Jayapal on Why the Political Left Needs More Activists

It’s key to building successful campaigns today, says Bernie-backed US Congressional candidate.

By Katie Hyslop, 21 Sep 2016


Facing Homelessness Emergency, Seattle Weighs Bylaw Protecting Rights of Campers

Ordinance ‘totally applicable to Vancouver,’ says housing rights lawyer.

By Stefania Seccia, 19 Sep 2016


May to Weaver: No Extremist Fringe Elements in Green Party

But federal party leader stands by decision to purge shadow cabinet over Weaver criticisms.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Sep 2016


How to End Child Poverty, According to a Stanford Economist

Raj Chetty on ways to invest in kids for maximum impact. A Tyee interview.

By Katie Hyslop, 14 Sep 2016


Why We Greens Still Push for Anti-Occupation Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

Members on Israel and Palestine: ‘Green party values oblige us to stand with the oppressed.’

By  24 Green Party of Canada Signatories, 13 Sep 2016


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


Privacy Advocates Fear Bill C-51 Consultations Will Be Skewed

Backgrounder on national security written to address policy concerns, not the public’s, says OpenMedia.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Sep 2016


A Tyee Series

Youth in BC’s Northwest Interior Wrestle With Mega-Project Future

Jobs are badly needed, but is industry-as-usual the way? Many aren’t sold. First in a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 8 Sep 2016


‘Everything Is Fine’: A Tale of How Rape Can Shape a Life

At Vancouver’s Fringe fest, Jennifer Martin brings a long-secret story to the stage.

By Shannon Rupp, 8 Sep 2016


A Tyee Series

In BC’s North, Creating a Safe Place for Youth to Connect with Their Land

In conversation with ‘Youth On Water’ coordinator Anissa Watson. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 8 Sep 2016


‘The Killer Whale Who Changed the World’

Q&A with Mark Leiren-Young, whose forthcoming book looks at Moby Doll, the first orca captured and put on display.

By Michael Ruffolo, 7 Sep 2016


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


Four Times BC Teachers Took the Lead in History

A peek at BCTF’s upcoming centennial project reveals a union often ahead of its time.

By Jesse Donaldson, 5 Sep 2016


A Tyee Series

Jim’s Story: What Can Be Done to House Our Most Vulnerable Residents?

It isn’t lack of knowledge or politics that holds us back, but logistics, experts say. Last of two.

By Katie Hyslop, 2 Sep 2016


A Tyee Series

In Downtown Eastside, Jim’s Story Shows Holes in Vast Net of Systems and Services

Facing complex challenges, his struggle is emblematic of hundreds others. First of two parts.

By Katie Hyslop, 1 Sep 2016


Highlights from BC’s First Ever ‘World Indigenous Basketball Challenge’

Sixteen teams recently gathered in Burnaby for a slam-dunk tournament.

By Christopher Cheung, 31 Aug 2016


New Guide Created to Combat Islamophobia in Schools

National Council of Canadian Muslims hopes resource creates more inclusive classrooms.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 Aug 2016


RCMP Arrest Four Indigenous Protesters over Fish Farm Action

‘It is the right of any human to protect their land and water,’ says one protester.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 25 Aug 2016


BC Makes Little Progress on Public Service Diversity Gap

Visible minorities make up 27 per cent of population, but just 14 per cent of government workforce.

By Linda Givetash, 25 Aug 2016