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Raw Logs and Lost Jobs: How the BC Government Has Sacrificed Forest Communities

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opinion

Growing raw log exports mean almost 5,000 lost employment opportunities. First of two. Read more »

By Ben Parfitt, Today

opinion

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The BC Liberals’ Time-Bomb Budget

MSP reductions set up to avoid pre-election pain, but bad news for next year’s budget.

By Paul Willcocks, Today

opinion

China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi

Trade Deal Ups Risks in Chinese Firm’s Takeover of Seniors’ Care Giant

FIPA means province could be blocked from improving care standards for residents.

By Scott Sinclair and Stuart Trew, Today

news

Alexandra Morton

Study Confirms Deadly Disease in BC Salmon Farms

Research identifies HSMI in farmed fish, links to widespread virus.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today

Recent Stories

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Tyee Contributor Christopher Pollon Nominated for Social Justice Book Award

‘The Peace in Peril’ makes longlist for George Ryga Award for Social Awareness.

By Robyn Smith, Today


opinion

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Why the Left Coast May Be Writing off Justin Trudeau

British Columbians fell hard for ‘sunny ways.’ For some now, the betrayal cuts deep.

By Michael Harris, 25 Feb 2017


news

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Government Cancels Contaminated Soil Landfill Permit in Shawnigan Lake

Who will clean up the mess, asks community?

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 24 Feb 2017


opinion

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To Critics, Massey Bridge Is an Environmental and Planning Disaster

And something called the ‘human kebab zone’ is involved. Last of two.

By Daniel Wood, 24 Feb 2017


opinion

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Please Advise! Is This BC Liberal Budget Trying to Romance Me?

I mean, reducing MSP premiums is an awfully nice gift. But so strangely timed...

By Steve Burgess, 24 Feb 2017


news

NDP leadership candidate Peter Julian

From the Shop Floor to Parliament Hill: Peter Julian Makes NDP Leadership Case

Former house leader speaks to The Tyee about his goals for the party.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 Feb 2017


polls

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Tyee Poll: What Do You Think of the Liberal Plan to Lower MSP Premiums?

What do you think of the Liberal plan to lower MSP premiums?

By Tyee Staff, 23 Feb 2017


opinion

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How BC Taxpayers Ended Up Paying for the $3.5-Billion Massey Bridge

A bridge over troubled waters, indeed. First of two.

By Daniel Wood, 23 Feb 2017


opinion

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Refugees: Ready or Not, Here They Come

In the midst of huge global displacement, the real question is how we welcome them.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Feb 2017


opinion

Filmmaker and activist Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart: A Rare Gift to the Oceans and the World

His film ‘Sharkwater’ drew us in, compelled us to act, and inspired us.

By Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, 23 Feb 2017


news

Debi Daviau

Scientists’ Union, Famed Whistleblower Fight for Better Whistleblower Protections

Current laws ‘not strong enough and don’t go far enough,’ says union’s Debi Daviau.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Feb 2017


news

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The Big Give: How Owners Got Rich, and Renters Didn’t

These nine graphs show how government widened the wealth gap between Canadians who rent, and Canadians who own a home.

By Christopher Pollon, Christopher Cheung and Chris Wood, 22 Feb 2017


news

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Budget Shortchanges BC Kids And Youth, Say Critics

Increases not enough to dent child poverty, warns economist.

By Katie Hyslop, 22 Feb 2017


opinion

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A Modest Proposal For Rewriting the US Constitution

American politics are broken. Here’s a repair manual.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Feb 2017


news

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MSP Premiums Cut in Pre-Election Budget

Change to cost government $1 billion a year.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Feb 2017


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, 21 Feb 2017


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, 21 Feb 2017


news

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, 21 Feb 2017


news

Shawnigan Lake

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

Critics say it amounts to deregulation and less government oversight.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Feb 2017


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, 20 Feb 2017


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, 20 Feb 2017


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, 20 Feb 2017


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


news

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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


mediacheck

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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


Tyee Contributor Christopher Pollon Nominated for Social Justice Book Award

‘The Peace in Peril’ makes longlist for George Ryga Award for Social Awareness.

By Robyn Smith

 

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