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Stories for week starting Monday, January 16, 2017

culture

‘Tampopo’: Celebration of Food, Friendship, Sex and Hope Still Satisfies

A Japanese classic, this slurpable film feast screens in Vancouver later this month.

By Dorothy Woodend, Yesterday


opinion

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

My father urged me to follow my own path. It led me far from his side, into a sea of sorrow.

By Joanne Stassen, Yesterday


news

BC Hydro Can’t Be Ordered to Make Power Cheaper for Poor, Commission Rules

Lawyer calls decision ‘disappointing,’ as low-income customers struggle to pay bills.

By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday


opinion

The World Changes Today: Canada Better Change Too

Trumpism is smashing the old order in trade, war and even global health; we need a new plan.

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Jan 2017


opinion

When Stigma Kills: Fears and Prejudices Undermine Health Care

From overdoses to AIDS to Zika, stigma has made problems worse.

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Jan 2017


news

Expanding Tar Sands Will Kill Paris Targets and Climate Stability, Report Finds

Pipeline approvals ‘make the goals impossible to reach,’ finds Oil Change International.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Jan 2017


news

NDP’s Horgan Again Vows to Ban Big Money, Says Rich Donors Too Powerful

Ban would ‘put people back at the centre of our politics where they truly belong,’ says leader.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jan 2017


news

Imagining City Life After the Car

Our love affair with the private vehicle is waning. Does it still deserve a third of our urban living space?

By Christopher Pollon, 19 Jan 2017


news

A Tyee Series

At Kamloops School for Indigenous Youth, a ‘Focus on the Successes’

Strong bonds between students and adults make the difference, says teacher Jordan Smith. Part of a series.

By Katie Hyslop, 19 Jan 2017


news

Is Trump Driving Canada into China’s Clutches?

Critics fear Beijing will use trade rift with U.S. to seek concessions from Trudeau government.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Jan 2017


news

Alberta Energy Regulator’s Response to Ernst Case ‘Inaccurate and Misleading’, Say Professors

Agency misrepresents Supreme Court ruling on right to sue over alleged Charter violations, they say.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Jan 2017


presents

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Reserve your tickets now for this 'Beyond the Headlines’ event. Feb. 22 in Vancouver.

18 Jan 2017


news

BC Landlords Group Wants Members to ‘Rent It Right’

New registry tests landlords on knowledge of tenants’ rights and their own obligations.

By Christopher Cheung, 18 Jan 2017


opinion

The Political Pearls of Kevin O’Leary

Where does our (maybe) next PM stand on family values, national pride and the greater good? Read on.

By David Beers, 18 Jan 2017


news

A Tyee Series

Kamloops ‘Wrap Force’ Fights Youth Homelessness

Once homeless herself, Katherine McParland now campaigns to shelter the most vulnerable. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 18 Jan 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, 17 Jan 2017


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, 17 Jan 2017


opinion

‘Wild West’ Political Fundraising Makes BC a Laughing Stock

How money changes everything for the worse in Clarkbekistan.

By Bill Tieleman, 17 Jan 2017


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, 17 Jan 2017


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, 16 Jan 2017


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, 16 Jan 2017


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, 16 Jan 2017


news

A Tyee Series

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, 16 Jan 2017