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As BC Housing Starts to Blow Past Forecasts, NDP's Critics Fall Silent

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analysis

Not long ago BC Libs and friends warned of ‘plummeting’ into ‘economic winter.’ Now, crickets. Read more »

By Will McMartin, Today

opinion

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Decriminalizing Drug Use Isn’t a Slippery Slope — It’s a Proven Path Forward

We’re wasting money and killing people with our current approach. Why is BC rejecting change?

By Laura Dale, Today

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New Old Growth Protections More Symbolic than Symbiotic, Environmentalists Say

Province vows to protect 54 trees, describing it as a ‘first step.’

By Brandon Wei, Today

news

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Youth Taking Action: Rallies across Canada Seek CBC Leaders’ Debate on Climate

Voters need to hear specifics on climate strategies and Green New Deal, say campaigners.

By Braela Kwan, Yesterday

Recent Stories

culture

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The Meth Gators Will Bite Our Butts. And We Deserve It

‘Crawl’ is this summer’s animals-gone-wild film. Given what we’ve done to the world, I’m team gator.

By Dorothy Woodend, Yesterday


culture

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From Hong Kong, With Dissent

The role, and power, of printed matter in civil movements highlighted at Vancouver exhibition.

By Rachel Lau, Yesterday


polls

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Tyee Poll: Has Canada Been Infected with the Trumpian Sickness? If So, How Do We Respond?

By Tyee Staff, Yesterday


culture

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Can Canada and China ‘Harmonize’ Relations? Or Will We Be the Next Sacrificial Chicken?

A new book on China offers insight and analysis that should change Canadian policy.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Jul 2019


news

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Canada Has a New Fisheries Act. How Does It Stack Up?

Details are still to come, but experts say overdue changes could help threatened species.

By Holly Lake, 17 Jul 2019


news

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All A’bored: Riding the Sweet, But So Slow, Skeena Train

It’s an essential service, despite the snail’s pace. I just hope it doesn’t grind to a halt.

By Amanda Follett Hosgood, 17 Jul 2019


culture

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Despair Is Contagious. But We Need Hope to Fuel Our Fight for Change

Perhaps it’s uncool, but a little optimism and celebration of small wins can keep us going.

By Ashli Akins, 16 Jul 2019


culture

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On the Hunt for Vancouver’s Last Payphones

Once ubiquitous, the payphone has become an endangered species.

By Christopher Cheung, 16 Jul 2019


news

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‘We Are Living in a Growing Corporate Dictatorship’

A Q&A with Leah Gazan, the ‘fearlessly progressive’ Indigenous socialist running for the NDP this fall.

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Jul 2019


opinion

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Canada’s Divisions Are Hardening

Two polls show we’re succumbing to populist emotions that drove Trump’s rise.

By Paul Willcocks, 15 Jul 2019


news

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Growing Risk Diseased Deer Meat Is Ending Up on Canadians’ Tables, Critics Warn

Measures to keep deer with chronic wasting disease off market inadequate, say advocates.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 15 Jul 2019


news

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Changing Climate, Vanishing Old Growth Bring Increased Fire Risk for Coastal Forests

‘It’s getting worse,’ expert warns. ‘As the climate is shifting, these factors are becoming more extreme.’

By Brandon Wei, 15 Jul 2019


news

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Cucumbers or Cannabis? The Battle Over Pot Crops on BC’s Farmland

Communities ‘under attack’ by cannabis corps, says Delta mayor. But producers say there’s land enough for all.

By Braela Kwan, 15 Jul 2019


analysis

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Why Greens Hired a Fighter, Warren Kinsella, to ‘Protect’ Elizabeth May

Former Liberal coms strategist styles himself the ‘Prince of Darkness’ of Canadian politics.

By Michael Harris, 12 Jul 2019


opinion

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Why Not an NDP-Green-Liberal Coalition to Battle the Climate Crisis?

Polls suggest a minority government, but we need a full coalition. Imagine the possibilities.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Jul 2019


culture

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Vancouver Is Showing Terrific Art Right Now

Calling all lovers of wind, beauty, controversy, dogs. And of course, fine works.

By Dorothy Woodend, 12 Jul 2019


opinion

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The Right Whale in the Wrong Place

Theirs is a dark industrial fable that, with continued inaction, could become any species’ story.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 11 Jul 2019


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Postmedia Expects at Least $8 Million in Taxpayer Subsidies

Focus is still on cutting costs, says CEO. Big winners seem to be US hedge funds.

By Paul Willcocks, 11 Jul 2019


opinion

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Jason Kenney’s Dumb Inquiry

We could use an honest probe into foreign political funding and meddling. His version is not that.

By David Climenhaga, 11 Jul 2019


culture

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Everywhere You Look, Sisters Are Doing It to Themselves

Sex, that is. Masturbation, we mean.

By Dorothy Woodend, 11 Jul 2019


culture

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Snapshots of Vancouver’s Many Mount Pleasants

The neighbourhood as heritage, then hipster, then Hootsuite. Its greatest change may be to come.

By Christopher Cheung, 10 Jul 2019


culture

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‘The Reality Bubble’: Or Pretending Ourselves to Death

Our illusions and blind spots keep us happy. And could doom us.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Jul 2019


polls

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Tyee Poll: Is the NDP Radical Enough? Or Should It Go Full Regina Manifesto?

Tell us what you think.

By Tyee Staff, 10 Jul 2019


opinion

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Please Advise! What Dr. Steve Learned on his Summer Vacation

Boris Johnson is lazy, dishonest and a ‘chancer.’ And the UK’s next PM.

By Steve Burgess, 9 Jul 2019


culture

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‘You Have to Be Brave and Stick Up for Yourself’

Three LGBTQ+ people talk about working in STEM and the struggle to find acceptance and understanding.

By Hilary Leung, 9 Jul 2019


opinion

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Faceoff: Two Experts on the Best Way to Address Vancouver’s Housing Crisis

Patrick Condon and Tom Davidoff debate radically different solutions to increase affordability.

By Patrick Condon and Tom Davidoff, 9 Jul 2019


Undone: A Newcomer’s Story

Farid was happiest when jotting down plans for his new life in Canada. Within a year of arriving, he was dead. A special report.

By Katie Hyslop

 

Has Canada been infected with the Trumpian sickness?

  • It’s not that bad.
  • The news media has to call out racism and provide critical analysis of parties’ plans.
  • It’s our challenge. We have to reach out to our neighbours and build constructive dialogue even when we disagree.
  • Voters need to punish parties that play on our fears instead of offering real policies addressing real issues.
  • It’s too late. We’re screwed.
  • I don’t know.

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