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Join Us for Teatime Under the White Gaze

Pour the tea! Join journalists Christopher Cheung and Simran Singh for a discussion about race and representation in Canadian media.

Tyee Staff, 3 Dec 2021


I’m Finishing Up as Tyee Editor-in-Chief

Robyn Smith has some personal news, as they say.

Robyn Smith, 3 Dec 2021


Torture by Planning

To understand how Vancouver uses and abuses public input on major developments, look at Commercial Drive’s Safeway site.

Charles Campbell, 3 Dec 2021


The Tyee Is Hiring a Managing Editor

Come join our independent newsroom. Applications open now until Jan. 2.

Jeanette Ageson, 3 Dec 2021


On Fossil Fuel Subsidies, the Facts Matter

The BC Green leader responds to the energy minister’s Tyee op-ed on provincial subsidies.

Sonia Furstenau, 3 Dec 2021


Overdose Prevention Sites Bring Broad Health Benefits, Study Finds

‘Isolation is what kills drug users,’ says one advocate.

Moira Wyton, 2 Dec 2021


First Nations Want Overhaul of Emergency Planning and Response

The system for aiding people in disasters ‘needs to be chucked out and redone,’ says Stό:lō president.

Francesca Fionda, 2 Dec 2021


Celebrate Indigenous Stewardship at the Miác̓i Canned Salmon Festival

Free event features a rock-star lineup of musicians and storytellers. Don't miss it this Saturday.

Salmon Nation, 2 Dec 2021


Doctors’ Group Calls for More Rapid Testing in Light of New Variant

With Omicron in BC, we need a ‘vaccine-plus strategy,’ says one physician.

Moira Wyton, 2 Dec 2021


Please Advise! What’s Santa Gifting This Terrible Year?

We’ve all had another hard one. You’d think at least the gifts would be decent.

Steve Burgess, 2 Dec 2021


‘I Want to Leave. I’m Not Blocking the Road’

While his wife Sleydo’ opposed a pipeline, Cody Merriman intended to stay home with the kids. He ended up arrested, too.

Amanda Follett Hosgood, 2 Dec 2021


Inflation Hits Those on Disability Assistance Hard: ‘Mostly, It’s Heartbreaking’

After COVID supports ended, daily stress and financial calculations returned.

Paloma Pacheco, 1 Dec 2021


BC Still Has Ways to Go to Eliminate Anti-Indigenous Racism in Health Care

Progress has been made on fewer than half of the ‘In Plain Sight’ report recommendations.

Katie Hyslop, 1 Dec 2021


Ken Lyotier Was a Binner Who Made Things Better

After surviving chronic illness, homelessness and addiction, he was driven to help others.

Jen St. Denis, 1 Dec 2021


CONTEST: Win a $100 Gift Certificate to Any Independent Bookstore in BC!

Support your community bookstore this holiday season with great local reads.

Read Local BC, 1 Dec 2021


Booster Shots May Come Sooner as Omicron Is Detected in BC

Understanding the new variant will ‘take weeks and months,’ says Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Moira Wyton, 1 Dec 2021


Where Was the Warning?

The forecasts were dire. An alert system existed. But action came so ‘very, very late’ that a former provincial flood official says there needs to be an independent investigation.

Ben Parfitt, 1 Dec 2021


Climate Champions Learn What They Can Win at the Local Level

In BC and across Cascadia, Indigenous people, neighbourhood fighters, eco-activists and local officials are joining to notch victories. Here’s how.

Peter Fairley, 30 Nov 2021


It’s Me Again. Now I’m Called Omicron

I’ve travelled the world for two years and made great connections. Change is good!

Andrew Nikiforuk, 30 Nov 2021


It’s a Perfect Storm of Stress. How to Cope

Our region is awash in calamity. We asked experts for things people can do to protect their mental health.

Netanya Castillo, 30 Nov 2021


The Indian Act Imposed Patrilineage on Indigenous People

‘Gehl v Canada’ documents one Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe woman’s years-long struggle for status and gender equity.

Lynn Gehl, 30 Nov 2021


Bike Mentorship Program Empowers Vancouver Newcomers with Cycling

Donate now to HUB Cycling to support communities that face barriers to healthier transportation.

HUB Cycling, 30 Nov 2021


‘ReBoot’ Reinvented Animation. Its Creators Still Feel the Love

The first computer generated cartoon was made in BC. A look back at the revolution it sparked.

Tim Ford, 30 Nov 2021


Omicron: More than Just a ‘Scariant’?

Even if the variant proves not to be a nightmare, its lesson that everyone’s safety is connected demands action.

Crawford Kilian, 29 Nov 2021


Let’s Talk Fossil Fuel Subsidies in BC

Here’s what the NDP government is doing. And why numbers used by the Greens are misleading.

Bruce Ralston, 29 Nov 2021


What If Riding the Bus Were Free?

Saying ‘no fares’ could make public transit better and streets safer, while speeding up climate and justice progress. Who’s on board?

andrea bennett, 29 Nov 2021


Vancouver’s Dramatic New Plan for Broadway: Five Questions

Here’s what’s in the sweeping proposal, and what council needs to know before voting on it.

Patrick Condon, 29 Nov 2021


Workers at Major Supportive Housing Provider Share Safety Concerns

The union representing Atira Property Management Inc. workers conducted a survey showing that many employees are worried about their safety.

Jen St. Denis, 29 Nov 2021


CONTEST: Win Seven Books on Social Justice Issues in Canada

One Tyee reader will take home a prize pack featuring prominent voices in the conversation around equity.

First United, 29 Nov 2021