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Why the Struggle of Renters is Canada’s ‘Ultimate Housing Problem’

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Being a low-income renter is terrible. Here’s how it got that way. Read more »

By Christopher Cheung, Today



Loved Ones Lost: ‘I Want This Time to Teach You’

An addicted daughter’s words became her mother’s work. Last in a series.

By Jackie Wong, Today


Boaty McBoatface

Why Referenda — on Electoral Reform or Any Other Issue — Are Bad Democracy

Citizens’ assemblies offer a way to involve public in informed decisions.

By Ruben Anderson and Naomi Devine, Today


Kinder Morgan protester

Three Ways B.C. Could Stop Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Plan

Despite Rachel Notley’s claims, new provincial government could still halt project, say experts.

By James Wilt, Today

Recent Stories


Cariboo Friendship Society’s Eagle Nest apartment building

Higher Rents, Fewer Units As Indigenous Housing Agencies Lose Subsidies

More than 40 per cent of providers not ready for end of agreements; 10 per cent fear closure.

By Katie Hyslop, Yesterday


Ibrahim Bruno El-Khoury

Political Neophyte Takes Aim At NDP Leadership

Ibrahim Bruno El-Khoury says grassroots groups key to his uphill campaign.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Yesterday



It’s Official: Liberals 43, NDP 41, Greens 3

Clark says she plans to govern; Horgan says New Democrats, Greens finding common ground; Weaver hints at deal by next Wednesday.

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 May 2017



British Probe into Political Campaigns’ Use of Personal Data Reaches into BC

British privacy commissioner seeking information from Victoria’s Aggregate IQ, help from provincial counterpart.

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 May 2017



Canada a World Leader in Health? Not Exactly

WHO annual report shows we have grounds for pride — and embarrassment.

By Crawford Kilian, 24 May 2017



Video: Mega-Mansions Threat to Farmland, Says Critic

Richmond’s new 11,000-square-foot limit won’t slow loss of agricultural land, warns councillor.

By Christopher Cheung, 24 May 2017


Ida DeKelver’s centennial project

Trekking 1,400 Kilometres With Two Mules to Celebrate Canada

The story of Ida DeKelver, from ‘The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds and Found Their Country.’

By Tom Hawthorn, 23 May 2017


Bryan Johnson, left, a coding workshop crew and Germain Tanoh

‘Black Boys Code’ Aims to Change Face of Tech World

Workshops introduce black youth, boys to possibilities in sector.

By Katie Hyslop, 23 May 2017


Andrew Weaver

Greens, NDP Would Sacrifice Legitimacy By Imposing Proportional Representation

Changing voting system without a referendum ‘illegitimate and insulting.’

By Bill Tieleman, 23 May 2017



‘Foreign’ Reporting Is So Last Century, Let’s Remake It

Why UBC students teamed with peers in Colombia, China and India to tell ‘Surviving the City’ stories.

By Stefan Labbe and Sophie Woodrooffe, 22 May 2017



Latest Instalment in Alien Franchise a Bloody, Hollow Mess

‘Alien: Covenant’ will leave you longing for the perfect simplicity of its perfect predecessor.

By Dorothy Woodend, 22 May 2017



Win Tickets to the Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films

Come be inspired at this unique June event.

By Tyee Staff, 22 May 2017



Canadian Speculators, Not Foreign Money, Are Driving up Home Prices

And our political leaders are doing little to stop them.

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 May 2017



Loved Ones Lost: Death of a Downtown Poet

Mel Hennan drew a community to him with his art, activism and cheerful embrace of life.

By Jackie Wong, 19 May 2017



Goldilocks Voters Decided Clark Not To Their Taste

Lessons for all three parties from election results.

By Dermod Travis, 19 May 2017


'Anne with an E'

Handmaids, Anne and the Americanization of Canada

Slick U.S. TV adaptations of two Canadian classics strip away any trace of this country.

By Shannon Rupp, 19 May 2017


960px version of Christy Clark housing affordability announcement

BC Liberals’ Housing Plan Worsens Affordability Crisis: CMHC Head

FOI documents show federal agency feared taxpayer loans to first-time buyers will drive up prices, increase risks.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 May 2017


'Voices of the Street' 2017 cover

In Vancouver, ‘Voices of the Street’ Renewed My Faith in Storytelling

Listening to the words of these talented writers reminded me why journalism matters.

By Vanessa Hrvatin, 18 May 2017


Andrew Weaver

New Government Should End BC Hydro, ICBC Shell Games

Liberals manipulated Crowns for political gain. It’s time for an approach based on policy, not politics.

By Richard McCandless, 18 May 2017



Unaffordable Cities, Look to Quality Public Housing in Vienna

Exhibit in Vancouver highlights possibilities when housing is considered a public good.

By Christopher Cheung, 17 May 2017



Liberal ‘Gerrymandering’ Handed Them Election Win: Analyst

BC Liberals told electoral boundary commission to protect sparsely populated ridings in party strongholds.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 May 2017


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You Have Two Weeks to Save Electoral Reform

A May 31 vote by MPs could keep reform alive despite Trudeau’s broken promise.

By Laura Cameron, 17 May 2017



Companies Still Hiring Foreign Workers when Canadians Available, Says Auditor General

Problems persist, particularly in caregiver and seafood industries.

By Kelsey Johnson, 16 May 2017


Depressed writer

‘Niedzvieckian’ Prize Goes to Writer Most Burned by His Own Hot Take

Or how not to start a dialogue.

By David Beers, 16 May 2017



BC Vote Doesn’t Change Support for Kinder Morgan, Says Ottawa

But election outcome carries a warning for Justin Trudeau, analysts say.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 May 2017



If Libs and Greens Ally, ‘It Will Be about Power and Ego,’ Say BC Activists

‘A majority of British Columbians voted for change,’ groups warn.

By Doug Ward, 16 May 2017

The Tyee Is Hiring a New Editor in Chief (One-Year Maternity Leave)

Help lead Canada’s feistiest independent news site. Applications accepted until June 5.

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