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New Minister Vows ‘Fresh Attitude Towards Public Education’

front thumb for New education minister Rob Fleming


Former critic turned education minister Rob Fleming talks to the Tyee about his first priorities. Read more »

By Katie Hyslop, Today


False Creek Flats

How Vancouver’s Housing Crisis Is Harming Employers

As prices push out their prospective workers, job creators are scrabbling to adapt.

By Christopher Cheung, Today



BC Needs a Big Money Corruption Inquiry, Fast

Did major donors to BC Liberals reap favours harming the public interest? Time to find out.

By Lisa Sammartino, Yesterday


John Horgan

BC NDP’s So-Called ‘Dismal Decade’ Never Was

In many ways the party outperformed Socreds and BC Libs, as BC’s Business Council knows.

By Bill Tieleman, Today

Recent Stories



Bici Libre! Bike Program Builds Autonomy for BC’s Migrant Farm Workers

Volunteer-run group links up workers with bikes, or tools to fix them.

By Rachel Sanders, Yesterday



A Target of Scheer Vindictiveness

The Tories have learned nothing and forgotten nothing about Omar Khadr.

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday



Earthquake Expert Proposes ‘No Frack Zone’ around Critical Infrastructure

Measure would protect public from growing threat of industry-triggered quakes.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Yesterday



Please Advise! Will Spicer Quitting Loosen the Jaws of Fake News?

And did anyone fact check whether it’s true cheetahs never prosper?

By Steve Burgess, 21 Jul 2017


Lelu Island

BC’s LNG Industry Dealt Another Blow as Regulator Forced to Re-Review Gas Pipeline

Federal appeal court rules National Energy Board erred in earlier ruling.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Jul 2017


Sign near Mount Polley open pit gold and copper mine

Residents Near Mount Polley Disaster Fear Time Running out for Justice

Days before deadline to lay provincial charges, authorities have not completed investigation.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Jul 2017


Dawson City: Frozen Time

Century-Old Film Treasure Unearthed in ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time’

Bill Morrison’s new work strings together incredible footage, long buried under an old Yukon ice rink.

By Dorothy Woodend, 21 Jul 2017


BC wildfire

Are We Ready for a ‘Managed Retreat’ from the Coasts — and from the Forests?

If British Columbia were smart, we’d be reviewing our options now.

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Jul 2017


John Horgan, just sworn in

After 10 Year Freeze, New NDP Government Raises Welfare Rates

$100 bump to income assistance coming this September. Advocates say it’s still not enough.

By Katie Hyslop, 20 Jul 2017



Ten Civil Liberties and Human Rights Priorities for BC’s New Government

The BCCLA will be tracking these to-dos in coming months.

By Josh Paterson, 20 Jul 2017


BC wildfire

Wildfires: Should BC Do More to Help Homeowners ‘Stay and Defend’?

It’s risky, but many saved their property by not evacuating. The Tl’etinqox First Nation fought side by side with firefighters.

By Zoë Ducklow, 20 Jul 2017


Minister of children and family development, Katrine Conroy

What Child and Youth Advocates Want from BC’s New Government

Every ministry’s plate is piled high. But for those that serve kids, there’s a long list of to-dos.

By Katie Hyslop, 20 Jul 2017



The Story Behind the ‘South Pacific Island of Rubbish’

From pristine paradise to rubbish dump: the same Pacific island, 23 years apart.

By Jennifer Lavers and Alexander Bond, 19 Jul 2017



Tyee Poll: Which of BC’s New Ministers Has the Biggest Job Ahead?

Tell us what you think.

By Tyee Staff, 19 Jul 2017



‘It’s Insulting’: BC Liberals Issue Mining Permits in Tsilhqot’in Territory as Wildfires Rage

Outgoing government made the decision on July 14.

By Carol Linnitt, 19 Jul 2017


John Horgan cabinet

BC’s New Premier John Horgan Unveils Gender-Balanced Cabinet

Experienced MLAs Carole James, Adrian Dix and David Eby awarded senior positions.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Jul 2017



The Oil Party Is Over, Trudeau — Even Canada’s Energy Firms Know It

Why are corporations more candid about industry’s realities than our prime minister?

By Ross Belot, 18 Jul 2017


Vancouver school bathroom sink

A $5 Billion Mess: BC’s School Maintenance Bills Pile Up

‘It’s not a crisis yet, but it will be if we don’t do anything about it.’

By Katie Hyslop, 18 Jul 2017


Trump anguish

When Politics Is Harmful to Your Health

People of all political stripes experience anxiety and alienation — the question is how we address it.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Jul 2017


Charlie Angus

Why Charlie Angus Would Rock as Federal NDP Leader

Former punk rocker walks the talk — and speaks clearly and frankly about how his party can win.

By Bill Tieleman, 18 Jul 2017



Site C Dam Late for Key Milestones, Report Reveals

Project already behind schedule when Christy Clark claimed delaying families’ evictions would cost $600 million.

By Sarah K. Cox, 17 Jul 2017



What It’s Like to Grow up LGBTQ2S+ in British Columbia

Things are better than they were, but province still has far to go to support queer youth.

By Katie Hyslop, 17 Jul 2017



Staving Off the Coming Global Collapse

‘Overshoot’ is when a species uses resources faster than can be replenished. We’re already there. And show no signs of changing.

By William E. Rees, 17 Jul 2017



Mount Polley Disaster Brought Quick Government PR Response, Documents Show

Three-year-old FOI request reveals early belief laws broken and co-ordination with mine owner.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 14 Jul 2017



Where Will the Next Wildfire Hit? No Matter Where, We’re Not Prepared

Little changed after Fort Mac blaze, despite the fact extreme events are the new normal.

By Ed Struzik, 14 Jul 2017


John Horgan and Andrew Weaver handshake

How NDP and Greens Could Unite to Improve Workers’ Lives

Divisions on union certification are already clear. But don’t assume they’ll spoil the alliance.

By Paul Willcocks, 14 Jul 2017

Staving Off the Coming Global Collapse

‘Overshoot’ is when a species uses resources faster than can be replenished. We’re already there. And show no signs of changing.

By William E. Rees


Which cabinet minister has the biggest job ahead?

  • Children and Family Development?
  • Education?
  • Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources?
  • Environment and Climate Change Strategy?
  • Finance?
  • Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource?
  • Health?
  • Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation?
  • Labour?
  • Mental Health and Addictions?
  • Municipal Affairs and Housing?
  • Social Development and Poverty Reduction?
  • Transportation and Infrastructure?

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