Independent
journalism that swims
against the current.
Tyee News

John Vaillant Is a Tyee Builder

Snag a book by this award-winning champion of tigers and trees if you join him as a Builder. Want to know what hooks him? Read on.

Tyee Staff 23 Apr 2012TheTyee.ca

image atom
John Vaillant, Tyee Builder

"What hooks me about The Tyee? That it's authentic news written by dedicated journalists and citizens who are not beholden to corporate interests. What else hooks me? The BBC show, 'Father Ted.'" -- John Vaillant

Good news. While we can't promise you any new episodes of "Father Ted," we can assure you that The Tyee will remain on-air, or rather, online, for the foreseeable future. What we'd really like to do is increase our coverage of the news and issues that matter to our readers. John has already signed on to help us: he has become a Tyee Builder, and is supporting The Tyee as we try to become more sustainable. So have a group of other recognizable Canadians.

If you'd like to learn more about how to join them and ensure that The Tyee keeps producing the award-winning, story-breaking, investigative journalism you know and love, click on the yellow button below. If you sign up and support us with $15 a month or more, you can have a signed copy of John's book, The Tiger, or one of these other books by Canadian literary icons.

    Click to Become a Tyee Builder

About this Tyee Builder: John Vaillant is a freelance writer in Vancouver, BC. He won the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction in 2005 and the Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize for his first book, The Golden Spruce, a "tale of obsession so fierce that a man kills the thing he loves most." His second book, The Tiger, also garnered high praise: it won BC's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. John has also written for various publications including The New Yorker, National Geographic, The Atlantic, and The Tyee.

About the Tyee Builder Program: Want to give independent Canadian journalism a boost? You've come to the right place. The Tyee is trying to become fully sustainable. In order to do so, we've launched the Tyee Builders program to allow readers who love The Tyee's work to help fund more of it.

Every penny you support us with will go directly to pay Tyee writers and editors. And besides the warm, fuzzy feelings you'll get knowing you're helping dial up the volume on an independent voice in Canadian media, we've come up with a few other ways to thank you. Click on "Hammertime" above to learn more and start Building!  [Tyee]

  • Share:

Facts matter. Get The Tyee's in-depth journalism delivered to your inbox for free

Tyee Commenting Guidelines

Comments that violate guidelines risk being deleted, and violations may result in a temporary or permanent user ban. Maintain the spirit of good conversation to stay in the discussion.
*Please note The Tyee is not a forum for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, denying its existence or minimizing its risk to public health.

Do:

  • Be thoughtful about how your words may affect the communities you are addressing. Language matters
  • Challenge arguments, not commenters
  • Flag trolls and guideline violations
  • Treat all with respect and curiosity, learn from differences of opinion
  • Verify facts, debunk rumours, point out logical fallacies
  • Add context and background
  • Note typos and reporting blind spots
  • Stay on topic

Do not:

  • Use sexist, classist, racist, homophobic or transphobic language
  • Ridicule, misgender, bully, threaten, name call, troll or wish harm on others
  • Personally attack authors or contributors
  • Spread misinformation or perpetuate conspiracies
  • Libel, defame or publish falsehoods
  • Attempt to guess other commenters’ real-life identities
  • Post links without providing context

LATEST STORIES

The Barometer

Who Do You Think Will Win the Conservative Leadership Race?

Take this week's poll