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Why Spending More on ‘Defence’ Is Foolish

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analysis

While Trump wants Canada to spend more on its military, Russia is winning the cyber war. Read more »

By Crawford Kilian, Today

news

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Squamish Nation Plans Cleansing Ceremony After Shannon Falls Deaths

Nation to push for greater awareness of its traditional use of land now in provincial parks.

By Alastair Spriggs, Today

culture

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A Memoir: Addiction, Mental Illness and Survival

In From Strive to Thrive, Gayle Chapman offers an unflinching look at her life.

By Aaron Chapman, Today

news

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The High Cost of Being a BC Farmer

Finding affordable farmland is increasingly difficult as nature and the market deliver their blows. Part one in a series.

By Jess Mackie, Yesterday

Recent Stories

analysis

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BC Taxpayers Digging Deep for LNG Subsidies, Tax Breaks

From cheap power to low taxes, companies winning special benefits from government.

By Marc Lee, Yesterday


news

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Vancouver — Again — Runaway Leader in North American Housing Unaffordability

Lower house prices are one solution, but so are better paying jobs.

By Christopher Cheung, 13 Jul 2018


news

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Why Vancouver’s Election Is a Referendum on Unchecked Capitalism

In October, voters will decide if City Hall belongs to the rich, or the rest. Last in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Jul 2018


culture

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The Angler: Labours of Love, From Animation to Heavy Metal to Documentaries

Looking to feel better about humans? This is the weekend guide for you.

By Dorothy Woodend, 13 Jul 2018


analysis

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Canada’s Housing Crisis Brings Violence to Poor Women

Life in Vancouver’s SROs a risk to all residents — but especially women.

By Alexandra Collins, 12 Jul 2018


mediacheck

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Can Reporting on Vulnerable People Do More Harm than Good?

Journalists need more than good intentions when venturing into the Downtown Eastside to tell its stories.

By Jess Mackie and Steph Eva Wood, 12 Jul 2018


opinion

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Why I Got Arrested Protesting the Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Billions of dollars for a pipeline would be better spent on social housing, job creation and renewable energy.

By Jean Swanson, 11 Jul 2018


opinion

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Please Advise! Is it OK to Yell at Trump’s Apparatchiks in Public?

Public shaming might not work, says Dr. Steve. But it sure feels good.

By Steve Burgess, 11 Jul 2018


opinion

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Please Admit You Don’t Like Poor People So We Can Move On

In order to override cognitive reactions to visible poverty, you’ve got to admit your biases.

By Hanna Brooks Olsen, 11 Jul 2018


news

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Offshore School Changes Don’t Go Far Enough, Say Teachers

Government tightening some rules after review, but risks remain, say critics.

By Katie Hyslop, 10 Jul 2018


tyeenews

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Fellowship a Chance to Reconsider How We’re Governed

UBC graduate Andrew Seal wins the first Merv Adey Memorial Fellowship to examine the upcoming referendum on electoral reform.

By Barry Link, 10 Jul 2018


opinion

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What’s Big Pharma Buying When It Gives Money to Your Doctor?

Just 10 drug companies gave $75 million to Canadian doctors and health organizations in 2017.

By Joel Lexchin, 10 Jul 2018


polls

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Tyee Poll: Which of B.C.’s Proportional-Representation Options Do You Like?

Mixed-member? Urban-rural? Dual-member? Or still confused?

By Tyee Staff, 9 Jul 2018


culture

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Barack Obama’s Triumph — And How It Went So Wrong

Advisor’s book offers a look at the White House failure to anticipate the rise of Trump.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Jul 2018


news

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Vancouver, Can We Talk About Housing Without Getting So Angry?

It’s supply! It’s demand! It’s offshore buyers! Instead of winning arguments, let’s chill and talk about the future.

By Christopher Cheung, 9 Jul 2018


news

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The Socialist Activists Fighting Amazon In Seattle

And their advice for Vancouver. Fourth in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Jul 2018


news

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Laid-off Care Home Workers Remain in Limbo

Union says government must end practice of contract flipping.

By Jess Mackie, 6 Jul 2018


news

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The RCMP Thought Solidarity Was a Communist Plot

RCMP agents wrote that Communist Party ‘subversives’ created the BC Solidarity Coalition in 1983 to take over the government and topple capitalism.

By Stanley Tromp, 6 Jul 2018


opinion

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1983: The Year BC Citizens and Workers Fought Back

Operation Solidarity ended in bitterness, but mass protests scored dramatic victories against Bennett government.

By Rod Mickleburgh, 6 Jul 2018


culture

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The Angler: Getting Festive With Mythmaking and Dance

Indian Summer and Dancing on the Edge provide art and understanding.

By Dorothy Woodend, 5 Jul 2018


opinion

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What Does the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Get From Its Right-Wing US Partner?

Atlas Network ‘has reshaped political power in country after country,’ report says.

By David Climenhaga, 5 Jul 2018


opinion

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Young Woman from the Bronx Just Transformed Our Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning Democrat victory shows socialism doesn’t have to be a dirty word.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Jul 2018


opinion

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Thinking Fairly About BC’s Referendum on Proportional Representation

Look to Dr. Who and American philosopher John Rawls’s theory of the ‘original position.’

By Stephen Tweedale, 4 Jul 2018


culture

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An Artist Paints ‘The Faces We Pass By Every Day’

Meet the people of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in Alex Sandvoss’s oil-on-canvas paintings.

By Paula Carlson, 4 Jul 2018


opinion

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Sorry for Our Toddler’s Screams, Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner: Blame the Housing Crisis

Kids bring impossible choices when there is nowhere to live.

By Tamara MacNeil, 4 Jul 2018


news

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BC’s Options for Proportional Representation Explained

… in under five minutes.

By Megan Dias, 3 Jul 2018


Barack Obama’s Triumph — And How It Went So Wrong

Advisor’s book offers a look at the White House failure to anticipate the rise of Trump.

By Crawford Kilian

 

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