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Two More Great Reasons to Support Tyee's Election Reporting Fund

And one massive thank you to those who've already pitched in.

By Jane Armstrong 30 Mar 2015 | TheTyee.ca

Jane Armstrong is editor in chief of The Tyee.

Last week, The Tyee launched a national drive to expand our 2015 federal election coverage. Our goal is to raise $50,000. After just one week, our readers -- you! -- have contributed more than $23,000. We're overwhelmed, grateful and greatly buoyed.

Your support tells us that you want to read the stories we tell.

As our campaign enters the second week, here are two more reasons to contribute: Andrew Nikiforuk and Katie Hyslop. They are just two of The Tyee's many wonderful journalists, and your contribution will help pay for more national election stories from reporters of their calibre.

Help expand The Tyee's federal election coverage today.

Andrew Nikiforuk covers energy issues for The Tyee. Last December, he brought you the remarkable story of Ann Craft, an Alberta realtor waging a battle with provincial regulators over damage to her property. Craft's problems began in February 2012, when, one day, her front deck inexplicably lifted off the ground. She went looking for answers, and discovered that oil and gas activity in the region may have triggered an earthquake. Andrew documented her efforts to find answers, and followed up with a separate, exclusive report that detailed how hydraulic fracturing set off a swarm of earthquakes near Fox Creek, Alberta -- likely breaking a fracking earthquake world record.

Andrew is committed to the kind of investigative rigour that brought you these two reports. Over the years, he has won seven National Magazine Awards and top reporting honours from the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Katie Hyslop reports on education and youth issues for The Tyee. You may remember her dogged coverage of the teachers' strike in British Columbia last fall. But she's also reported from across the province. Last year, she travelled to Houston, B.C. for a series that detailed how the closing of a mill had shaken the lives of residents. Hyslop excels at finding human elements in public policy issues.

When you contribute to our national campaign drive, you'll help us fund reports from journalists like Katie and Andrew.

Contribute to The Tyee's federal election coverage now.

As our campaign enters its second week, a reminder that we're keen to hear from you. What are your hot-button issues? Are you concerned with our reliance on energy exports and lack of cohesive climate strategy? Are you wary of the security-related agenda touted by Ottawa leaders? What issues matter most to you?

Tell us by becoming a Tyee Builder.

We are beyond grateful for your generous support, and committed to assembling a first-rate election team. We're nearly halfway there. From all of us at The Tyee, thank you again.  [Tyee]

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