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‘Death Threat’: How Eerie and Frightening Emails Inspired a Graphic Novel

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culture

Vivek Shraya to launch the work with a presentation in Vancouver Sunday. Read more »

By Dorothy Woodend, Today

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As US Meets with Taliban, Afghan-Canadians Watch and Worry

Expats fear hard-won gains for women will be sacrificed in peace talks.

By Aria Nasimi, Today

news

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Vancouver School Closures Would Hurt Neighbourhoods, Disadvantaged Students, Say Parents

Faulty metrics and failure to consider all factors led to a flawed approach, critics charge.

By Samantha McCabe and Zak Vescera, Today

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‘A Civil Rights Issue’: Groups Hope Courts Will Toss Out First-Past-the-Post

With Liberals reneging on electoral reform, advocates pursue charter challenge.

By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday

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culture

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At the Vancouver Opera, Fairytales, Fables and Faustian Bargains

Local festival aims to bring a larger-than-life art form down to earth. With darn good singing.

By Dorothy Woodend, Yesterday


analysis

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Why PEI’s Green Breakthrough Offers Hope to Weaver and Company

OK, it’s a tiny province. But there are still lessons from the Greens’ emergence as official Opposition.

By Paul Willcocks, Yesterday


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Tyee Poll: Are You Better Off Now, after Four Years of Trudeau’s Liberals?

By Tyee Staff, Yesterday


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Loblaw, Leniency and Corporations’ Secret Weapon in Managing Governments

Question raised about amnesty for grocery giant in bread price-fixing scandal that cost Canadians hundreds of millions.

By Bryan Carney, 24 Apr 2019


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Cullen and Rankin: A Tyee Conversation

The two New Democrats look back and ahead as they make their parliamentary exit.

By Christopher Guly, 24 Apr 2019


opinion

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Mark Carney Says Climate Change Will Bring Economic Disaster. Will the Powerful Listen?

Global bank heads say urgent action needed to prevent a ‘Minsky moment’ collapse in asset prices.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Apr 2019


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Sneaky ‘Sniper-Targeting’: Tyee Proves Facebook Privacy Flaw Still Exists

Tech giant, despite claims, kept ‘bug’ letting clients locate, spy on individuals.

By Bryan Carney, 23 Apr 2019


culture

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Vancouverism — Good Urban Planning, or Platitudes?

Former planner Larry Beasley’s new book provides an insider’s look at the principles that shaped the city.

By Christopher Cheung, 23 Apr 2019


news

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Trudeau Promised a Stronger Middle Class. How’d He Do?

Average families have seen small gains under Libs, but many Canadians feel worse off.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Apr 2019


opinion

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When ‘Trust’ Becomes a Hurdle

Trudeau just reminded us once again how little confidence Canada has in racialized minorities.

By Genevieve Fuji Johnson, 22 Apr 2019


news

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‘The Wet’suwet’en Need to Lead This. That’s All There Is to It’

Today, Chief Na’Moks briefs the UN on Canada’s Indigenous rights progress. He’s well prepared.

By Amanda Follett Hosgood, 22 Apr 2019


culture

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‘Toxic Beauty’: The Ugly Business of Pretty

Documentary reveals the unregulated, secretive and dangerous world of personal care products.

By Dorothy Woodend, 19 Apr 2019


news

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Beware the ‘Weaponized’ Web, Says Guy Who Helped Elect Trump

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie on Facebook, democracy and hope.

By Zoë Ducklow, 19 Apr 2019


analysis

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What’s Your Carbon Budget? You Probably Don’t Want to Know

But if politicians ran governments on them, the planet might have a fighting chance.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Apr 2019


opinion

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Why Do We Cruelly Lock Poor People Out in the Rain?

An Abbotsford income assistance office literally did that to its clients. It’s a sadly apt metaphor.

By Paul Willcocks, 18 Apr 2019


news

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How a Team of Women Helped Make BC a World Leader in Treating Postpartum Depression

Forty years ago, one doctor noticed new moms weren’t getting help they needed. It led to a revolution in care.

By Zoë Ducklow, 18 Apr 2019


news

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Toward a Youth Manifesto on Digital Rights and Responsibilities

Workshop has students explore issues around growing up in the digital age.

By Katie Hyslop, 17 Apr 2019


opinion

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Please Advise! How Did Kenney the Scandal King Do It?

Turns out, Alberta’s premier-elect had a trump card: blind loyalists.

By Steve Burgess, 17 Apr 2019


news

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Jason Kenney Wins in Alberta, Setting Stage for Fierce Conflicts

Observers predict legal fights ahead for leader who vowed to scrap on social issues and environment.

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Apr 2019


news

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Improved Protection for BC Workers? It Might be Up to the Greens

Legislation to change the labour code and the Employment Standards Act expected this month.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Apr 2019


opinion

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Here’s Why Ottawa’s Politicos Can’t Understand Wilson-Raybould and Philpott

Two women of integrity meet men of expediency. It was bound to fail.

By Mitchell Anderson, 17 Apr 2019


culture

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The Lessons of Notre Dame

We’re paying for our neglect — whether of the Earth or our heritage — in many ways.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Apr 2019


opinion

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The Victory Speech Alberta Will Never Hear

We let oil turn our citizens into subjects. Now we must turn it around.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 16 Apr 2019


news

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Are Conservative Senators Going to Kill Law Protecting Indigenous Rights?

Bill adopting UN declaration stalled and in danger of dying.

By Zoë Ducklow, 16 Apr 2019


culture

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‘I Wanted to Understand Money and as a Writer I Had Zero Clue’

So Alisa Smith quit journalism to be an accountant and spy novelist. Smart move.

By Isabel Ruitenbeek, 16 Apr 2019


analysis

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How Can You Avoid Dementia? We Just Don’t Know — So Why Not Try a Healthy Life?

Diving into the research around brain health produces more questions than answers.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Apr 2019


Sneaky ‘Sniper-Targeting’: Tyee Proves Facebook Privacy Flaw Still Exists

Tech giant, despite claims, kept ‘bug’ letting clients locate, spy on individuals.

By Bryan Carney

 

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