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Stories for week starting Monday, November 29, 2021


Inflation Hits Those on Disability Assistance Hard: ‘Mostly, It’s Heartbreaking’

After COVID supports ended, daily stress and financial calculations returned.

Paloma Pacheco, Today


BC Still Has Ways to Go to Eliminate Anti-Indigenous Racism in Health Care

Progress has been made on fewer than half of the ‘In Plain Sight’ report recommendations.

Katie Hyslop, Today


Ken Lyotier Was a Binner Who Made Things Better

After surviving chronic illness, homelessness and addiction, he was driven to help others.

Jen St. Denis, Today


CONTEST: Win a $100 Gift Certificate to Any Independent Bookstore in BC!

Support your community bookstore this holiday season with great local reads.

Read Local BC, Today


Booster Shots May Come Sooner as Omicron Is Detected in BC

Understanding the new variant will ‘take weeks and months,’ says Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Moira Wyton, Today


Where Was the Warning?

The forecasts were dire. An alert system existed. But action came so ‘very, very late’ that a former provincial flood official says there needs to be an independent investigation.

Ben Parfitt, Today


Climate Champions Learn What They Can Win at the Local Level

In BC and across Cascadia, Indigenous people, neighbourhood fighters, eco-activists and local officials are joining to notch victories. Here’s how.

Peter Fairley, Yesterday


It’s Me Again. Now I’m Called Omicron

I’ve travelled the world for two years and made great connections. Change is good!

Andrew Nikiforuk, Yesterday


It’s a Perfect Storm of Stress. How to Cope

Our region is awash in calamity. We asked experts for things people can do to protect their mental health.

Netanya Castillo, Yesterday


The Indian Act Imposed Patrilineage on Indigenous People

‘Gehl v Canada’ documents one Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe woman’s years-long struggle for status and gender equity.

Lynn Gehl, Yesterday


Bike Mentorship Program Empowers Vancouver Newcomers with Cycling

Donate now to HUB Cycling to support communities that face barriers to healthier transportation.

HUB Cycling, Yesterday


‘ReBoot’ Reinvented Animation. Its Creators Still Feel the Love

The first computer generated cartoon was made in BC. A look back at the revolution it sparked.

Tim Ford, Yesterday


Omicron: More than Just a ‘Scariant’?

Even if the variant proves not to be a nightmare, its lesson that everyone’s safety is connected demands action.

Crawford Kilian, 29 Nov 2021


Let’s Talk Fossil Fuel Subsidies in BC

Here’s what the NDP government is doing. And why numbers used by the Greens are misleading.

Bruce Ralston, 29 Nov 2021


What If Riding the Bus Were Free?

Saying ‘no fares’ could make public transit better and streets safer, while speeding up climate and justice progress. Who’s on board?

andrea bennett, 29 Nov 2021


Vancouver’s Dramatic New Plan for Broadway: Five Questions

Here’s what’s in the sweeping proposal, and what council needs to know before voting on it.

Patrick Condon, 29 Nov 2021


Workers at Major Supportive Housing Provider Share Safety Concerns

The union representing Atira Property Management Inc. workers conducted a survey showing that many employees are worried about their safety.

Jen St. Denis, 29 Nov 2021


CONTEST: Win Seven Books on Social Justice Issues in Canada

One Tyee reader will take home a prize pack featuring prominent voices in the conversation around equity.

First United, 29 Nov 2021