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Stories for week starting Monday, September 25, 2023


What’s Behind the Surge in Alberta’s Electricity Prices

Power is an essential service. So why not treat it like one?

Junaid Jahangir, Today


Will Trudeau Survive the Nazi Affair?

In a season of stumbles, he’s added one more by slow-walking his apologies.

Michael Harris, Today


A Sunshine Coast School District’s Rename Is a Move Toward Reconciliation

Powell River’s name honours a key player in colonization. The name qathet was a gift from the Tla’amin Nation.

Katie Hyslop, Today


Inside the Vancouver Art Gallery’s New Moves

The cultural heavyweight welcomes fresh faces and a new location. Here’s what it means. A Tyee Q&A.

Dorothy Woodend, Today


SFU Teaching Assistants Launch Strike and Rotating Pickets

Impact on students and classes still not determined as job action starts today.

Zak Vescera, Today


In Alberta, Heavyweight Lobbying by Australia’s Coal Baron

Billionaire Gina Rinehart hired a firm with federal Conservative ties to press for Grassy Mountain mining.

Andrew Nikiforuk, Yesterday


What’s Ahead for BC Gig Workers

As another round of consultations ends, government promises action.

Zak Vescera, Yesterday


Please Advise! Is This a Golden (Bar) Age of Corruption?

Nostalgia aside, Dr. Steve has to admire the nervy graft of the new era.

Steve Burgess, Yesterday


Danielle Smith’s Pension Trickery: Why Voters Might Just Fall for It

Albertans have a long history of swallowing fantasies sold by Conservative leaders.

Graham Thomson, Yesterday


The Homophobia, Racism and Conspiracy Theories on Display at ‘Parents’ Rights’ Rallies

What it means for BC and Canada. And why it’s important to fight back.

Jen St. Denis and Katie Hyslop, 26 Sep 2023


CONTEST: Win Five Books from BC and Yukon

One Tyee reader will win a bundle of books from a genre of their choice: fiction, non-fiction or poetry.

BC and Yukon Book Prizes, 26 Sep 2023


Changes Are Coming for 911 Calls Across BC

Next-generation emergency response will be IP-based, rather than landline-based.

Michelle Gamage, 26 Sep 2023


We Might Think We Know Russia. Why We’re Wrong

And what our assumptions tell us. Inside a book by Orlando Figes, and where ‘The Story of Russia’ remains unwritten.

Crawford Kilian, 26 Sep 2023


Why First Nations Bear the Brunt of BC’s Drought

If we’re serious about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we need water policy reform.

Terry Teegee, 25 Sep 2023


This Renewable Energy Should Please Even Alberta’s UCP

Low-impact solar panels could slash emissions and increase farmers’ yields.

Joshua Pearce, 25 Sep 2023


We Brought Three Health Experts Together to Discuss BC’s COVID Strategy

‘Roll up your sleeves and roll down the windows.’ The virus is here to stay, but that doesn’t mean we’re any safer. A Tyee Q&A.

Michelle Gamage, 25 Sep 2023


Tracking a Ghost Sign on Kingsway

Blink and you may miss these fleeting glimpses of old Vancouver and the shopping habits of yesteryear.

Christopher Cheung, 25 Sep 2023


VIFF Is Back with a Stellar Selection of Global Cinema

This year, The Tyee is partnering with the festival to showcase groundbreaking documentaries.

Vancouver International Film Festival, 25 Sep 2023


Why We Need a ‘Slow Water’ Movement

To withstand drought and deluge, an H2O how-to from Erica Gies, author of ‘Water Always Wins.’ She speaks at UVic on Oct. 3.

Deborah Campbell, 25 Sep 2023