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Stories for week starting Monday, June 18, 2018


New Fish Farm Rules Set By BC Government

Fate of contested Broughton licences still undetermined.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today


Please Advise! How Much Worse Can Donald Trump Get?

So much worse, says Dr. Steve, that we need a calendar to chart the daily outrages.

By Steve Burgess, Today


Why the Opponents of BC’s New Tax on Homes Over $3 Million Are Wrong

No it’s not radical, punitive, confiscatory or unfair. Here’s why.

By Rhys Kesselman, Today


Canada Needs a Bold New Approach to Migrants, Refugees

Facing a tidal wave of people, we need partnerships not walls.

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday


Trump Terrorism Against Children

Separating children from their parents is a tactic of tyrants. It’s time to fight back.

By Henry Giroux, Yesterday


Ministry Announces Largest Vancouver School Seismic Upgrade Yet

The $79.3 million to replace Eric Hamber Secondary is part of a larger push to meet 2030 deadline with 176 schools to go.

By Katie Hyslop, 20 Jun 2018


Canada’s Parks Have Lost Their Way — and Time Is Running Out

Packed with people and facing development, national parks are failing wildlife.

By Ed Struzik, 20 Jun 2018


How We All Can Help Improve Indigenous Child Welfare Today

Part 13 of a series. Big structural change takes time. Improving lives of kids in care doesn’t have to.

By Katie Hyslop, 20 Jun 2018


Five Critical Issues to Consider Before the Province Renews Fish Farm Licences

Aboriginal title, disease risks and lack of DFO regulation of the industry are prime concerns.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Jun 2018


How Developers Sway Vancouver Elections

Despite new campaign donation laws, their influence isn’t over. Second in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Jun 2018


Opus Hotel Pulls Plug on Bar Video Feed over Urinals

After privacy complaint filed, screens coming out during reno.

By Jody Paterson, 19 Jun 2018


Government Had No Influence on TimberWest Deal, Says Pension Fund

Complainants in lawsuit seek testimony from former forests minister Rich Coleman over fund’s purchase of forestry company.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jun 2018


BC to Fund On-Reserve Housing in Groundbreaking Plan

Important to help people live in home communities, says minister.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jun 2018


Join Us to Talk About a New Path to Healthier Communities

Andrew MacLeod’s book looks beyond medical care to identify what makes us sick. We need to talk about it.

By Tyee Staff, 18 Jun 2018


Good Intentions, Not Enough Action in Indigenous Child Welfare Plan, Says Advocate

Part 12 of a series. Minister Jane Philpott says the government knows the way out of the crisis. Cindy Blackstock has a different plan.

By Katie Hyslop, 18 Jun 2018