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Stories for week starting Monday, November 18, 2019

analysis

‘Institutions Benefit from Sunlight’: A Reporter’s Take on BC’s New Whistleblower Protections

Tyee’s Andrew MacLeod recently shared his views with provincial officials.

Andrew MacLeod, Today


news

Harmful Algal Blooms Kill Farmed Salmon near Tofino

Cermaq first reported the die-off on Nov. 15. A local environmental group estimates thousands of fish were affected.

Andrew Nikiforuk, Today


mediacheck

StarMetro Vancouver to Shut Down in Torstar Cost-Cutting Move

Five more daily newspapers shuttered, 73 jobs lost across Canada.

Christopher Cheung, Yesterday


analysis

Buzz Holling’s Resilient Universe

The renowned ecologist taught us the virtues of variability and volatility. He died this summer.

Andrew Nikiforuk, Yesterday


culture

It’s Not Your Fault You’re Addicted to the Screen

Understand the five big factors — and the powerful forces — driving our shift from real to virtual worlds.

Bryan Carney, Yesterday


analysis

It Bears Repeating: Renewables Alone Won’t End the Climate Crisis

‘We have to look at downsizing, degrowth, using less.’

Andrew Nikiforuk, Yesterday


presents

Experience Europe Without the Jet Lag at the Cinematheque

The 22nd Annual European Union Film Festival comes to Vancouver, Nov. 22 to Dec. 2.

The Cinematheque, 18 Nov 2019


news

MEC’s Anti-Union Campaign Shows Deck Stacked against BC Workers, Says Organizer

Outdoor equipment co-op accused of using weaknesses in province’s labour code to fight employees’ union drive.

Andrew MacLeod, 18 Nov 2019


analysis

How to Turn Cherry’s Bigotry into a Positive for Hockey

Racial inequality has long marred Canada’s game. Make it truly ‘for everyone.’

By Ryan Snelgrove and Victoria Kabetu, 18 Nov 2019


analysis

Trudeau’s Climate Change Math Is Incomplete

Emissions from Canada exports have tripled since 1992’s UN pact. But who’s counting?

Chris Kennedy, 18 Nov 2019