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Stories for week starting Monday, August 2, 2021


Restrictions, Travel Warning as Okanagan COVID Cases Continue to Rise

Bars, nightclubs and gyms closed, gatherings limited as case counts climb despite earlier measures.

Moira Wyton, 6 Aug 2021


John Furlong’s Accusers Finally Will Get a Hearing

Nine years after bombshell allegations against the former Olympics CEO, a rights tribunal is set to review the RCMP’s probe.

Amanda Follett Hosgood, 6 Aug 2021


Rising Concerns about UBC’s COVID Reopening Plans

Faculty members want vaccination requirement, mandatory masking and other measures.

Moira Wyton, 6 Aug 2021


An End of Life Shrouded in Hospital ‘Protocol’

Francis Jordan died in care in White Rock. For his relations, finding out and then claiming his body proved a bizarre quest.

Francesca Fionda, 6 Aug 2021


Alberta Joins Team ‘Just Give Up’

Kenney’s new policies are unscientific, self-serving and place his government among a growing global club.

Andrew Nikiforuk, 6 Aug 2021


BC to Stay the Course on Reopening Plan Despite Rise in Cases

But one expert says the spread of the Delta variant calls for a return to masks and some other measures.

Moira Wyton, 5 Aug 2021


BC’s Shellfish Farmers Struggle After Heat Wave Decimates Oysters

The heat dome exposed significant gaps in crop support, says an industry advocate.

Vaishnavi Dandekar, 5 Aug 2021


One Family’s Struggle Through the Pandemic Immigration System

Aiming for Vancouver, the McDougalds spent eight months in limbo. They’re luckier than many others.

Michael John Lo, 5 Aug 2021


Where There’s Smoke, There’s a Fire Lookout

Trina Moyles’s new memoir documents gruelling summers scanning for wildfires in northern Alberta. An excerpt.

Trina Moyles, 5 Aug 2021


BC’s Fourth Wave Is Here

COVID cases are rising in the province despite vaccination campaigns.

Moira Wyton, 4 Aug 2021


Seven Years after Mount Polley Disaster, Mine Waste Still Flows into Quesnel Lake

A ‘temporary’ permit allows wastewater to be dumped in the water. That may not change anytime soon.

Amanda Follett Hosgood, 4 Aug 2021


Vancouver Police Shove a Man to the Ground, Then Confront a Witness Recording It

‘This... is how they act here every day and have for years,’ says Downtown Eastside community advocate.

Jen St. Denis, 4 Aug 2021


Why Canada’s Struggling Small Businesses Should Become Co-ops

COVID has hammered a number of enterprises, but we’re ignoring one way to potentially save them.

Marcelo Vieta, 4 Aug 2021


One Woman’s Dance with Heat Dome Death

Advocates warn the province is moving too slowly in tracking and managing the health risks from extreme hot weather.

Hiren Mansukhani, 4 Aug 2021


NDP Leader Visits Kamloops Residential School Site

Jagmeet Singh says his party will ‘do everything possible to fight for justice.’

Michael Potestio, 3 Aug 2021


It’s the ‘Danger Zone’ for Vaccine-Resistant COVID Strains. And More Science News

The latest pandemic findings gathered by The Tyee.

Brian Owens, 3 Aug 2021


The NDP Has Lost Its Way on Old Growth and the Environment

The party’s commitment to sustainability and slowing climate change slipped away once it won power.

Gerry Warner, 3 Aug 2021


BC’s Faltering Effort to Manage Water Use Brings a Looming Crisis

Thousands of groundwater users could be cut off in March as they fail to apply for water licences. Critics blame government inaction.

Andrew MacLeod, 3 Aug 2021


Residential Schools, Good Intentions and the Road to Hell

The claim that the architects of the system meant well is a dangerous, destructive lie. We should all denounce it.

Ryan Turnbull, 3 Aug 2021


Mumilaaq Qaqqaq Is Still Hard at Work

The Nunavut MP’s speech bidding farewell to racist federal politics shook the internet. But she’s not going anywhere yet.

Amanda Follett Hosgood, 2 Aug 2021


One Year on the Downtown Eastside Beat

Jen St. Denis shares how reporting exclusively on one Vancouver neighbourhood has changed her approach to journalism.

Jen St. Denis, 2 Aug 2021


Objects of Affection: The Last Batch

From kitchen gadgets to the coziest coats, we’ve loved to see what Tyee readers love most. Last in a series.

Dorothy Woodend, 2 Aug 2021