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Stories for week starting Monday, January 16, 2017

news

BC’s Rural School Strategy Off to a Rocky Start

‘I want to know what the purpose of this is,’ says skeptical Kootenay Lake district chair.

By Katie Hyslop, Today


news

A Tyee Series

Young, Homeless, and at Risk in BC’s Interior

In Kamloops, a window on ‘hidden’ struggles of youths who have no place to call home. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, Today


opinion

‘Wild West’ Political Fundraising Makes BC a Laughing Stock

How money changes everything for the worse in Clarkbekistan.

By Bill Tieleman, Today


culture

‘What a City Is For’: How We Can Find Our Way Home

In his new book, East Van writer Matt Hern looks at new and old ways of thinking about land ownership.

By Charles Campbell, Today


opinion

Baby Boxes: Too Good an Idea to Adopt?

They’re premised on the idea that all kids are equal. Is ‘families first’ BC ready?

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday


opinion

‘Duty to Consult’ a Cruel Joke If First Nations Can’t Handle the Load

Insider reveals hidden barrier to fair dealing with Indigenous governments about big-ticket projects.

By Alex Power, Yesterday


mediacheck

A Nine-Step Plan to Fix the Vancouver Sun and Province

It’s not too late to save the city’s dailies from a grim fate — here’s how.

By Darren Atwater, Yesterday


news

No, Homelessness Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

Calgary and other cities are ‘wrapping’ their citizens in help, starting with shelter. It works.

By Stefania Seccia, Yesterday