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BC Ferries Bike Fee Violates the Spirit of Two Wheels, Say Cyclists

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$2 surcharge supposed to cover cost of bike infrastructure, but many routes have no bike racks. Read more »

By Katie Hyslop, Yesterday

opinion

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Greyhound’s Withdrawal Will Hurt Northern and Interior BC

Without inter-city transportation links, rural communities face loss of accessible health services and safe, affordable travel.

By Amanda West, Today

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‘12 Years A Slave’

Toronto Star Crosses Taste With Tempest in a Wine Glass

Even as they beg for money, Canadian newspapers can’t even get the puff pieces right anymore.

By Shannon Rupp, Today

opinion

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Energy Innovation Means Site C Already a White Elephant

From battery storage to cheap solar, tech change is set to upend traditional utilities like BC Hydro.

By Mitchell Anderson, Yesterday

Recent Stories

news

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VIDEO: Designing the Rental Housing Renaissance

Watch our tour through Canada’s rental history and see how to build into the future.

By Christopher Cheung, Yesterday


opinion

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Is It Time to Move Our Cities?

The devastation in Mexico City reveals there’s wisdom in moving house to avoid repeating, and impending, catastrophes.

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday


opinion

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My Summer With the World in Flames

A family break on the Sunshine Coast became a smoke-covered reminder of the apocalyptic reality of climate change.

By Naomi Klein, 22 Sep 2017


news

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Foreign Worker Program Driving Down Wages, Breaking Alberta Law, Unions Charge

Government program helping employers recruit foreign workers despite high unemployment, says AFL.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Sep 2017


opinion

Christy Clark and John Horgan

Proportional Representation Offers BC Stable Government and Pragmatic Legislation

Toxic and ideological first-past-the-post system needs to be replaced.

By Devon Rowcliffe, 22 Sep 2017


culture

Author Lynn Gehl

Dare to Rethink Your Preconceptions of Indigenous People, Says Author

Lynn Gehl’s book challenges Western science, Justin Trudeau’s reconciliation rhetoric and Joseph Boyden controversy.

By Emilee Gilpin, 22 Sep 2017


news

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‘Tough Decision’ on Site C Whatever Review Finds, Says Minister

Commission’s preliminary review identifies risks, seeks more information from BC Hydro.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Sep 2017


news

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Tensions Rising in Fish Farm Occupations

DFO warns of charges; ‘See you in court,’ say Indigenous protesters.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Sep 2017


mediacheck

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Journalist Ross Howard: ‘He’d Want Us to Make up Our Own Minds’

Paying tribute to a true pro who urged ‘be curious about the consequences of your work.’

By Mark Schneider, 21 Sep 2017


news

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Freedom of Information Delays Worsened During BC Liberals’ Final Years

NDP claims improvement since election but remains vague on reforms to FOI laws.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Sep 2017


news

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A Call for Canadians to Fill the Gaps in Our Child Welfare System

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada calls on citizens to be youth-in-care ‘allies’ with money and support.

By Katie Hyslop, 21 Sep 2017


news

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Liberals Big Losers, NDP and Greens Winners in Political Finance Reform

Horgan defends party subsidies as ‘modest cost’ during transition to new system.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Sep 2017


news

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Fish Farm Occupation Moves From Sea to City

Fish farm opponents urged the government to followup on campaign pledge and shut down facilities on Vancouver Island First Nations territories.

By Emilee Gilpin, 20 Sep 2017


culture

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As Climate Change Opens the Arctic, an Adventurer Rows the Northwest Passage

Book chronicles expedition through the changing North.

By Kevin Vallely, 20 Sep 2017


news

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Canadians Fed Up With Anti-Tax Rhetoric, Says Reform Advocate

Fair tax coalition, doctors offer support for government’s plan to close loopholes used by high-income earners.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Sep 2017


news

Green leader Andrew Weaver and Premier John Horgan

BC’s ‘Wild West’ Political Fundraising Ends

Union, corporate donations banned; parties to get public subsidy.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2017


opinion

Yukon students

Canada Needs a True Northern University in an Era of Climate Change

A multi-campus enterprise would help us learn to flourish in the warming North.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Sep 2017


opinion

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Greens Political ‘Hostage-Taking’ Preview of Grim Future Under Proportional Representation

New Zealand’s coming election shows small parties gain too much power under complicated MMP system.

By Bill Tieleman, 19 Sep 2017


opinion

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Big Oil and Gas Helped Shape BC’s Climate Plan

Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Encana, Imperial Oil, Shell Canada, Suncor, Teck and Woodfibre Energy among the fossil fuel heavyweights invited by the BC government for secret meetings to craft the province’s climate change strategy.

By Shannon Daub and Zoë Yunker, 18 Sep 2017


presents

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Come to the Water and Celebrate Vancouver’s Thriving Shoreline

Paddle a kayak, touch sea creatures, create crafts, listen to live music and much more at the fourth annual Water’s Edge Day in Vanier Park.

By Tyee Staff, 18 Sep 2017


presents

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Vancouver Walk for Reconciliation a Chance to Learn, Listen and Keep the Dialogue Going

Chief Robert Joseph survived a painful past to become a key figure in the movement: ‘Reconciliation really starts internally.’

By  Tyee Staff and Contributors, 18 Sep 2017


news

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Some Special Needs Kids Still Waiting for School to Start

Districts say it’s rare, but parent advocates say kids are asked to stay home every September.

By Katie Hyslop, 18 Sep 2017


polls

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Tyee Poll: Do You Agree That Vancouver Needs a Comprehensive Plan for Its Waterfront?

Tell us what you think.

By Tyee Staff, 18 Sep 2017


culture

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A New Blueprint for Organizing for Change

‘Engagement Organizing’ offers insights on effective campaigning for unions, parties and social activists.

By Paul Willcocks, 18 Sep 2017


culture

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Writer Takes Readers on Reconciliation Journey Across Canada

‘We need to ensure our families understand the history.’

By Emilee Gilpin, 15 Sep 2017


culture

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Pandemics, Politics and the Spanish Flu

One of the worst plagues in human history is largely forgotten now. For our own sakes, it’s time to remember what happened.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Sep 2017


Come to the Water and Celebrate Vancouver’s Thriving Shoreline

Paddle a kayak, touch sea creatures, create crafts, listen to live music and much more at the fourth annual Water’s Edge Day in Vanier Park.

By Tyee Staff

 

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