Victoria writer Alicia Priest


By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today

For Writer Facing Brutal Truth, 'Telling My Story Was a Form of Survival'

Victoria-based Alicia Priest on a criminal dad, Yukon heist, and shitty deadlines.


Shale canola

'Difficult' Oil Faces Difficult Future, Predict New Reports

Why the forecast for extreme hydrocarbons may be shorter than advertised.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today


Homeless in Vancouver

Burnaby Mayor: Cities Can't Solve Homelessness Alone

Tyee columnist outraged at the wrong 'villain,' responds Derek Corrigan.

By Derek Corrigan, Today


eBook on the beach

Do eBooks Make Us Dumber?

If you want to follow the plot of your favourite mystery, read the print version.

By Shannon Rupp, Today

Recent Stories


Syncrude reclamation area

Greetings, from the Balmy Tarsands

Join Ian Gill as he spends a weekend hiking (and mildly trespassing) through the Fort McMurray projects.

By Ian Gill, Yesterday


CN Rail

Are Canada's Corporate Giants Re-engineering US Politics?

CN Rail and others raised millions for political parties down south in 2014.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Yesterday


Prime Minister Stephen Harper

'Party of One': An Indictment of Stephen Harper

Seeking a documented record of eight years of deliberate misrule? This is your book.

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday


Band Last Ex

Turn This Up and Howl Along

This year's expertly chosen musical Halloween picks.

By Gregory Adams, Yesterday


Kirk LaPointe

Is Visions' Union Controversy a Big Deal?

Councillor's appeal to labour donors either 'extraordinary' or 'non-issue', depending on who says.

By Doug Ward, 29 Oct 2014


A Tyee Series

Ideas With Your Fries? Giving Youth Credit for Food Smarts

Given support to explore on their own, some take food literacy to the next level. Last in a series.

By Katie Hyslop, 29 Oct 2014



Gunfire at Centre Block Prompts Overseas Flashback

Track record in East Timor, Afghanistan helped MP stay calm in Ottawa attack.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Oct 2014



Please Advise! Which Local Candidate Represents Me?

Depends, do you have ebola? No? Well, read on anyway for Dr. Steve's opinion.

By Steve Burgess, 29 Oct 2014


Jian Ghomeshi

A Kinkster's Take on the Jian Ghomeshi Saga

Read through the lens of a BDSM expert, there's so much that doesn't add up.

By Andrea Zanin, 28 Oct 2014


Vancouver mayoral candidates Kirk LaPointe (NPA), Gregor Robertson (Vision), Meena Wong (COPE)
A Tyee Series

Vancouver's House Price Crunch: Campaign Pledges and Pitfalls

On the trail as candidates tackle this election's hottest issue.

By Doug Ward, 28 Oct 2014


Teachers training

Too Many Teachers?

With three grads for every job, four paths to a balanced education workforce.

By Katie Hyslop, 28 Oct 2014


Homeless encampment

Burnaby, Surrey Shirk Responsibility to Help the Homeless

Meanwhile, Vancouver made it a priority to create shelter for those in need. What gives?

By Bill Tieleman, 28 Oct 2014


Tributes left for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Laws

Canada's past teaches knee-jerk responses rarely work.

By Michael Geist, 28 Oct 2014


A Tyee Series

What the 1970s Can Teach Us about Inventing a New Economy

A Hawaiian futurist recalls the two years he spent trying to end consumerism in Canada.

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Oct 2014



A Better Way to Deal with Sexual Predators

We need a stronger option for hospital imprisonment.

By Rafe Mair, 27 Oct 2014



Hope In Shadows Vendor Steps into the Light

Six-time contest winner Peter Thompson talks life, art and the meaning of home.

By Jesse Donaldson, 27 Oct 2014


A Tyee Series

How to 'Sell' Healthy Food to Kids

Turning the tables on unchecked food industry advertising means using some of the same tactics.

By Katie Hyslop, 27 Oct 2014


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Tyee Poll: What Issues Will Inform Your Municipal Election Vote?

With Nov. 15 fast-approaching, what are your biggest concerns?

27 Oct 2014


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Ottawa Shooting: News as Immediate, Messy, Public Process

Social media has changed how we know and respond to events.

By Alfred Hermida, 25 Oct 2014



Hold On to Your Turtlenecks, It's 'Whiplash'

This jazz thriller rocked the house at Vancouver's film fest and hits theatres this weekend.

By Dorothy Woodend, 25 Oct 2014



The Enemy Is Neglect of Mental Illness

The Ottawa shooter hardly fits the mould of sleeper cell terrorist.

By Mitchell Anderson, 25 Oct 2014


Oil prices diving

Andrew Nikiforuk Breaks Down the Global Oil Price Slump

What's causing it. What it means. Why it's political dynamite.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 24 Oct 2014


A Tyee Series

Time to Stop Freaking Out over Fat Kids?

Thin isn't the same as healthy, warns an academic and an eating disorder survivor. Part of a series.

By Katie Hyslop, 24 Oct 2014


Richard Florida

Creative but Poor? Yep, the 'Creative Class' Has Its Class Divide

'Creatives' are thriving, Richard Florida tells Tyee, but it depends on how you define creative.

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Oct 2014


Roland Paris

Canada Needs to Watch Gov't in Wake of Attacks: Security Expert

Killings in Ottawa and Quebec could be used as an excuse to monitor peaceful Canadians.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Oct 2014


Roy McMurter and daughters

Child Support Clawback Prevents Dad from Helping His Kids

'I feel like I'm not allowed to be a contributor to my own family,' Roy McMurter says.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Oct 2014

Tyee Multimedia

Turn it Up and Howl Along

This year's expertly chosen musical Halloween picks.

By Gregory Adams


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