Charles Campbell edited the Georgia Straight weekly for 11 years, and helped to establish the venerable alternative newspaper as an influential and respected voice in the Vancouver media. As the Vancouver Sun's entertainment editor, he increased the section's readership by more than 30 percent in two years. Most recently, he served on the Sun's editorial board.
As an editor and writer he's been closely involved in work that has won more than 60 awards. In 2000, he was honoured with a Southam Fellowship by the University of Toronto's Massey College.
Stories by Charles Campbell
In his new book, East Van writer Matt Hern looks at new and old ways of thinking about land ownership.
What Tyee editors told senators back then resonates louder today.
Residents of homes built between 1912 and 1930 appeal Metro Vancouver decision Thursday.
High-rises up to 36 storeys proposed for Commercial and Broadway neighbourhood raise looming citywide question: who decides?
Quaint private residences can make parks special. Will Metro Vancouver kill Belcarra's unique cottages?
If you missed the memorial celebration of Green's life held Saturday, this will put you at home.
At Lord Selkirk Elementary my daughter started her life in school, accompanied by a ghost I knew as Aunt Timmie.
The groundbreaking theatre festival exemplifies Vancouver's cultural growth. (Or your money back.)
Blood, more blood, five fighters sent to hospital. The UFC 'will definitely be back.' The Mayor's onside, and the heritage minister explains his support.
This loser of a casino plan proves we missed a jackpot with Jack Poole's 1994 pitch.
The old guard came to lionize Jack Nichol, the fishermen's fighter when 'we still had natural resource industries.'
Arts funding a key form of economic stimulus: Heritage Minister Moore.
Fight back against a government that's singled you out for brutal budget cuts.
'Ruins in Process' web site archives and explains a vibrant art scene in the making.
A face in distress, but please spare us the details.
No party hurried to make a bold stand on childcare. But stakes are high.
Well-connected private stores make big margins while rural agency stores lose money on every bottle.
The retiring NDP maverick on the populist voter, Gordon Campbell, spitting out teeth and much, much more.
'FormShift' winners challenge city to be denser, greener, more exciting.
Tony Burman ran CBC news. Now he calls shots at the top Arab news network's English arm. Why can't we see it here? A Tyee interview.
Let’s scrap the park board and elect more councillors too.
Wait lists are long but empty classrooms stay off limits for care. Stressed parents are fuming.
Andrew Nikiforuk tells how the oil sands made Canada a suburb of Fort McMurray.
Inside story includes angry account by composer's daughter.
He broke rules, and lived life deliciously.
Imagining a great city is easy. Building it is hard.
When saving farmland and forging treaties conflict, sacred blood is spilled.
Collaborative writing is getting authors out of their garrets.
What prompted Conrad to sue Tom Bower? "Lies."
And other observations on Vancouver from the author of 'Architecture of Happiness.'
Nothing says Christmas like a big book of maps.
Michael Kluckner wants us to honour rural heritage buildings as well as urban ones.
'V0N 1B0' author Ian Verchere on its wild adolescence, the trouble with snowboarders, and dynamiting Lower Franz's.
'The Upside of Down' author Thomas Homer-Dixon wants individuals to take charge of our future. A Tyee interview (part 2).
Author Thomas Homer-Dixon on the coming crisis, new opportunities and more. A Tyee interview (part one).
TV pioneer pressed for local control, passion, quality.
Somerville's silly Massey Lecture against same-sex marriage.
Coupland's 'Everything's Gone Green' tweaks the city's film identity.
Writing the book on Hockey: A People's History.
Fixing the Agricultural Land Reserve will take vision and spine.
In our diverse, evolving country, there is no simple answer.
Writers haven't done justice to BC's crazy history, but we might yet.
A permanent addition to The Tyee domain aims to re-imagine the books section.
In the East Kootenays, critics see more proof the Agricultural Land Reserve isn't working.
Vancouver should stop gorging on delusional nostalgia.
Why did Canadians boo the U.S. hockey team? Because it sucked.
Join our BC election forum below! (A Tyee editor kick starts the fray by placing bets on Vancouver races.)
The COPE councilor on the big split, 'pugnacious' Tim Louis, the wards whipping, crime, taxes, and more.
The NPA's mayoral candidate on RAV, the DES, Southeast False Creek, supporting Wal-Mart and more.
Contracting out government jobs while hoping to lure global outsourcing our way. Last in a series.
Without basic info and strategy, Canadian governments are ill-equipped to deal with outsourcing's global impact. Third in a series.
Even the former Wal-Mart CEO frets about a nation of hamburger slingers. Second in a series.
Telus employees aren't the only ones fighting a complex, sometimes brutal battle. First in our four-part series.
Secret dealings favour machine politics over civic spirit.
Check out The Tyee’s fast, fair looks at the major election issues and where parties stand.
The Greenpeace co-founder's character and influence can't be overstated.
The NDP government angered enviros. Those feelings linger, but the Greens have not capitalized.
They fear government delay risks B.C.’s reputation and a $100 million investment in a complex Central Coast preservation initiative.
How to open up Canada's news media in an era of corporate concentration.
Remembering the day Gordon Campbell spun his DUI, and the news media went dizzy.
The irascible radio host on his new memoir, the Liberals and his own evolving politics (Would you believe Green Socialist?)
Call it a trial separation, all about hurt feelings, owed money and how to remain loved by the kids, er voters.
The CBC's David Grierson was devoted to his community. Saturday's memorial tribute in Victoria showed how grateful we were.
B.C. is set for a huge jump in city funding and perhaps even a breakthrough on treaties says the former premier, a powerful insider on both fronts.
Our shrines to lives sacrificed are too important to be left to politicians.
Development is raising ire between neighbors and at government. Time to overhaul the Islands Trust?
Community reporting award nomination honours heart of this website's mission.
Listening to Utah Phillips talk and sing reminds why folk songs matter now more than ever.
Every member of CanWest's election reporting team is white. CEO Leonard Asper was in B.C. speechifying to newspaper execs, so we asked why.
And how to prevent the next broken neck: It might just take one simple rule.
You're low on the phone company's list when your line's been down six months, the new boss makes over $1.2 million, and his flak tells you some rural fixes can take 30 years.
Meet P.S. Mueller, who likes Canada and draws really funny cartoons. That's enough for us. He's in.