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Change to cost government $1 billion a year. Read more »

By Andrew MacLeod, Today

news

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Drug Users, Advocates Demand Faster Action on Overdose Crisis

Responses ramping up, but with more than 1,000 dead treatment options still limited.

By Jackie Wong, Today

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Another Wild West Show? BC’s Regulatory Experiment with Professional Reliance

Critics say it amounts to deregulation and less government oversight.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today

opinion

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Budget Tax Cuts Come at Big Cost for Those Who Need Help

Remember Alex Gervais when Christy Clark tries to buy your vote today.

By Bill Tieleman, Today

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Michelle Stilwell

BC Gov’t Hikes Disability Rates by $50, Maintains Freeze on Welfare

NDP critic describes increase as ‘Christy Clark giving back money she took away last year’ with bus pass clawback.

By Andrew MacLeod, Today


opinion

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The Real Reason You Can’t Afford a Home

A seismic shift in the global financial system is driving Vancouver’s soaring housing costs.

By Geoff Dembicki, Yesterday


opinion

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We Need a BC Budget that Truly Lifts All Boats

Years of tax cuts and deregulation have left many British Columbians drowning. We say, enough.

By Stephanie Smith, Yesterday


opinion

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Where Have America’s Real Conservatives Gone?

The ones who valued moral propriety, rigorous policy, public decency — and not grabbing women?

By Mitchell Anderson, Yesterday


culture

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The Documentaries Are Getting Angry

Films like ‘Angry Inuk’ are sharp, fierce manifestos, proving film’s power to slash new trails in the darkness.

By Dorothy Woodend, 18 Feb 2017


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Senator Larry Campbell Vows Push to Legalize Opioids

Campbell says he’s prepared to do ‘heavy lifting’ on prescription bill as fentanyl ravages BC.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Feb 2017


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To Fund Canadian Content, Don’t Tax the Internet, Tax Foreign Companies!

Like Netflix, for one. It would be more fair.

By David Christopher, 18 Feb 2017


opinion

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A Joy-filled Farewell for Ellen Frank, Fierce Fighter for Marginalized Voices

The self-described ‘Jewish lesbian feminist mother, grandmother and activist’ passed away in Vancouver Jan. 30.

By Tom Sandborn, 18 Feb 2017


news

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NDP’s Horgan Reintroduces, Again, a Bill to Stop Wealthy Donors from ‘Buying’ Government

New version would prevent premier, cabinet from receiving pay from a political party.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2017


opinion

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BC’s Massive Tax Giveaway to the Rich

Over 16 years, our system has been reshaped to favour the top one per cent of households.

By Alex Hemingway and Iglika Ivanova, 17 Feb 2017


opinion

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A Future No One Could Have Believed

Or how pitching an editor on a Donald Trump sci-fi thriller in 1987 would have ended badly.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Feb 2017


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‘Modular’ One-Person Homes Fill a Need in Vancouver

City, Ottawa, Vancity Credit Union — and one man’s estate — make for innovative transition housing.

By Katie Hyslop, 17 Feb 2017


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Tyee Poll: What Are You Reading in the Age of Trump?

For example, dystopian novels have been flying off the shelves. Or maybe you only read tweets these days?

By Tyee Staff, 16 Feb 2017


culture

Stuart McLean

Stuart McLean: Laughter, Tears and the Soul of Our Country

Storyteller touched millions, and made Canada a better place, and us a better people.

By Jim Sinclair, 16 Feb 2017


tyeenews

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Hey BC Voter! Together, Let’s Dive Deep on Site C

I spent all summer reporting on the megaproject, and still have so many questions. How about you?

By Zoë Ducklow, 16 Feb 2017


news

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Warning for BC: Methane Emissions Still Increasing in Big US Shale Play

Despite drilling downturn in Pennsylvania, potent greenhouse gas on the rise.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 16 Feb 2017


news

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Legal Challenge to Force Electoral Reform Winning Support, Say Organizers

Fair Voting BC says fundraising campaign has reached $63,000 in first week.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Feb 2017


news

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‘You Just Don’t Care’: Sister of Fired Health Researcher Slams Clark

Premier’s allegations of NDP ‘hacking’ reminded Linda Kayfish of events that led to her brother’s death.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Feb 2017


opinion

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Ten Years Ago, a Throne Speech that Prioritized the Climate

It launched a frenzy of action never before seen in BC. Today, it’s a distant memory.

By Marc Lee, 15 Feb 2017


news

Wendy Mah

Chronic Care Home Understaffing Hurting BC’s Seniors, Say Advocates

Groups want sector reform, increased support, on the election agenda.

By Linda Givetash, 15 Feb 2017


news

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Throne Speech Promises Tax Breaks after ‘Years of Sacrifice By All of Us’

On LNG, government admits ‘unforeseen headwinds have created challenging conditions.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Feb 2017


opinion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Trudeau’s Lost Opportunity to Build a Better Democracy

Proportional representation not perfect, but cynical broken promise much worse.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Feb 2017


news

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Should Old Rental Buildings Be Saved — or Sacrificed?

A building boom decades ago is still housing half of Canada’s tenants. But time is running out on a generation of apartment buildings.

By Christopher Cheung, 14 Feb 2017


opinion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Six More Broken Liberal Promises

Maybe you thought it was just electoral reform? Looking back at 500 days of governance.

By James Wilt, 14 Feb 2017


opinion

Premier Christy Clark

Christy Clark’s World of ‘Alternative Facts’

Consider today’s throne speech promises in light of the premier’s past prevarications.

By Bill Tieleman, 14 Feb 2017


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Alberta’s Growing $30-Billion Liability: Inactive Wells

Compared to other jurisdictions, province lets oil firms off the hook when it comes to cleaning up.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Feb 2017


Tyee Multimedia

The Documentaries Are Getting Angry

Films like ‘Angry Inuk’ are sharp, fierce manifestos, proving film’s power to slash new trails in the darkness.

By Dorothy Woodend

 

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