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Five Policies That Would Have Helped Me Stay in Vancouver

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opinion

Rent control, affordable child care and a relaxation of pet bans for renters would address affordability in the short term. Read more »

By Jessica Barrett, 20 Nov 2017

news

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Despite What Politicians Say, Hundreds of BC Gas Wells Leak Methane

Industry regulator withheld data from government for four years.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 23 Nov 2017

opinion

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Please Advise! What’s the Doctor’s Prescription for Site C?

Who knows? But whatever he decides, John Horgan is going to need help with a nasty headache.

By Steve Burgess, Yesterday

news

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Construction Unions Pressing for Completion of Site C

As decision nears, unions lobby government and wage campaign to save dam jobs.

By Sarah Cox, Yesterday

Recent Stories

culture

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Before You Say You Hate Modern Dance, Think of the Chimpanzees

Jane Goodall’s discoveries with our simian cousins provide a clue as to what dance tells us about human nature.

By Dorothy Woodend, Yesterday


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Tyee Poll: Your Thoughts on the Liberals’ Goal to Cut Homelessness in Half

By Tyee Staff, Yesterday


opinion

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Here’s a Spill Response System to Get Us to ‘World-Class’

Indigenous people are almost always on the frontlines facing coastal oil spills.

By Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett, 23 Nov 2017


opinion

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Trudeau, Orwell and ‘Deliverology’

PM embraces a political fad that promises accountability and delivers — well, nothing.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 23 Nov 2017


news

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Federal Government Back with Big Dollars for Housing

‘This is very significant.’

By Christopher Cheung and Katie Hyslop, 22 Nov 2017


news

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Federal Housing Policy ‘Step in Right Direction,’ Says Horgan

Premier promises initiatives in February budget, hedges on campaign promise of 114,000 new units.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Nov 2017


opinion

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A Tale of Three Mega-Dams, and Why Site C Could Face the Axe

Troubled Muskrat Falls and Keeyask projects going ahead, but BC government has more options for Site C.

By Jonathan Drance, Glenn Cameron and Rachel V. Hutton, 22 Nov 2017


news

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Program Helping Indigenous Parents Undersubscribed, Says Provider

With so many Indigenous kids in care, why aren’t more south Vancouver Island families enrolled in prevention programs?

By Katie Hyslop, 22 Nov 2017


news

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Washington Governor Touts Vancouver-Portland High-Speed Rail

Inslee visits legislature, talks rail, climate change and marijuana.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Nov 2017


news

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Little Change to Child Poverty in BC

BC is not the worst in Canada, but still remains above the national average with one in five kids in poverty.

By Katie Hyslop, 21 Nov 2017


opinion

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Our Kids Are Safe: It’s Homeless People Who Are in Danger

Protests against citywide housing for homeless ignore the real dangers to those living on the street.

By Jessica Hannon, 21 Nov 2017


presents

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Oceans Are the New Front Line in the Fight Against Climate Change

Last week, a panel of Canadian and French experts weighed in on the major environmental threats and the task at hand.

By Frederick Blichert, 21 Nov 2017


news

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Let Seniors Have Discounted Rides on Ferries, Says Watts

Surrey BC Liberal leadership contender’s announcement puts her in line with NDP government’s policies.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Nov 2017


opinion

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Cashing In On Trump’s War on Universities

Republicans are gutting U.S. education; Canada — with boldness — can reap the benefits.

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Nov 2017


opinion

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A Vancouver Parable: False Prophets, Green Illusions and Vanishing Neighbourhoods

How city development rules compel big projects at the expense of more affordable neighbourhoods with vibrant shopping streets.

By Scot Hein, 20 Nov 2017


culture

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Protect Our Local Glamour Industries from Scandals

Everything’s beautiful at the ballet? Only if the public keeps an eye on it.

By Shannon Rupp, 20 Nov 2017


news

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Government to Restart Winter Wolf Kill

Wolf defenders say human activity, not wolves, to blame for decline in caribou population.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Nov 2017


opinion

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Proportional Representation Will Provide Balance, Not Extremism

New Zealand’s PR system allowed the election of a young woman as PM with little compromise to her party’s platform.

By Warren Bell, 17 Nov 2017


news

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‘Red Flag’ Raised: Study Finds Possible Fracking Risk to Pregnant BC Women

Researchers found markers suggested benzene levels 3.5 times normal levels for women in northeast.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 16 Nov 2017


opinion

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Why Is Bill Tieleman Afraid of Democracy?

Attacks on proportional representation based on myths, ignore problems with current system.

By Kelly Carmichael, 16 Nov 2017


opinion

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What, Me Worry? Humans Are Blind to Imminent Environmental Collapse

Accelerating biodiversity loss may turn out to be the sleeper issue of the century.

By William E. Rees, 16 Nov 2017


culture

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Compassion Is the Key to Solving Our Problems

In her new book about saving Howe Sound, Pauline Le Bel describes how the logic of fear can be overcome by community, hospitality and a creative, open mind.

By Pauline Le Bel, 16 Nov 2017


mediacheck

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How Betty Ann Adam Came to Tell the Riveting Story of Her ‘Scooped’ Family

The making of Birth of a Family began decades ago when an Indigenous 7-11 worker wondered about being a journalist.

By David Beers, 16 Nov 2017


news

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BC Supreme Court Orders End to Fish Farm Occupation

Indigenous protestors vow to continue legal battle.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 15 Nov 2017


culture

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Raven Walks Around the World: A Q&A with Environmentalist Thom Henley

With the release of his new memoir, Henley discusses the successful partnerships between environmentalists, Indigenous people and politicians of all stripes.

By Katie Hyslop, 15 Nov 2017


opinion

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The Slow Decapitation of America

The powerful are winning the war against the institutions that protected society.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Nov 2017


Trudeau, Orwell and ‘Deliverology’

PM embraces a political fad that promises accountability and delivers — well, nothing.

By Andrew Nikiforuk

 

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