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A Record Year for The Tyee, Thanks to You

In 2020, more people read The Tyee than any other year since we started in 2003. Looking back on the year-that-was may feel bleak, but there's a lot we accomplished, too.

Here at The Tyee, we've collected those successes to share with you in our newly-minted 2020 Impact Report.

We're excited to share all the details. We welcomed three new reporters and developed our editorial and management team. We collaborated with other publications and you, our readers, to find solutions. We couldn't have done it without our Tyee Builders. And we thank you.

Need some silver lining to 2020? Read the full report here.


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Digging Into Alberta Coal Policy

The Alberta government recently announced the reenactment of the 1976 Coal Policy — which they quietly axed in 2020 without citizen engagement. Critics herald the move as largely tactical.

But what’s to come of open-pit mining in the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains? Australian coal mining companies were up on the deal before Albertans, and the Coal Association was the only group consulted.

Civilians and musicians spoke up. Ranchers took the government to court. Now the Alberta government is picking up the pieces from courting investors behind closed doors. Lack of trust in the provincial regulator resounds.

The Tyee started following the issue last August. Deep dive with us to follow it through.

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Clean Water Is a Human Right
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Can the government point to one, or more, places where they have completed a [First Nations] water facility?


You’d think there would have been some progress on this by now — some measure of success, a way to see where we were and how far along we’ve got. I see nothing.


Provinces should be taking a bigger role if they aren’t already. They are closer to the communities in question and may be of help with logistics and local knowledge.


Long past time to put this into high gear.

Graham, in response to The Tyee article “Bad Water Sickens First Nations. But Government Doesn’t Track the Toll”

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Schools Through the Pandemic

We've followed concerns of parents and teachers since schools were first shuttered and the initial return to classrooms.

Many have felt their needs are not being accommodated, and parent-teacher networks have arisen to follow outbreaks in schools. Parents have highlighted the difficulties of remote learning for their families, and some have faced tough choices about sending their kids back to school.

Educators have wondered how to adapt their teaching to a pandemic environment, from remote learning to self-directed education to the curriculum. Kids' long-term mental health is a growing concern.

Deep dive to learn more from parents, teachers, students and health and education experts.

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