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RCMP Arrest Four Indigenous Protesters over Fish Farm Action

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‘It is the right of any human to protect their land and water,’ says one protester. Read more »

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today

news

Public school

BC Education Funding Report Triggers War of Words

New report finds per student public education funding second lowest in country.

By Katie Hyslop, Today

opinion

Omran Daqneesh

What Might We Teach Kids Like Omran Daqneesh?

And what might they teach us, if we welcomed them to Canada with open arms?

By Crawford Kilian, Today

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Premier Christy Clark

BC Makes Little Progress on Public Service Diversity Gap

Visible minorities make up 27 per cent of population, but just 14 per cent of government workforce.

By Linda Givetash, Today

Recent Stories

news

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Dirty Water and Good Intentions: The Murky Case for Victoria Sewage Treatment

Scientific argument for $1-billion project is far from watertight.

By Michael Ruffolo, Yesterday


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Ottawa’s Health Care Promise Viewed Carefully by Doctors

Minister’s vow to uphold the Canada Health Act could be clearer, says physician.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Yesterday


culture

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Yearning for Learning This Fall? Try a MOOC

It’s the perfect cure for back-to-school nostalgia. No lumpy cafeteria food required.

By Shannon Rupp, Yesterday


opinion

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Critical Services Suffering in BC’s So-Called Great Economy

BC Liberal spin hides less-than-stellar performance on health, education, and more.

By Bill Tieleman, 23 Aug 2016


news

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America, Keep Your Guns Out of Canada, CBSA Warns

Border agency launches awareness campaign following increase in firearms seizures.

By Amanda Connolly, 23 Aug 2016


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First Nation Serves Evictions Notices to BC Fish Farms

Orders follow a number of developments, including federal decision to extend licences.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 22 Aug 2016


opinion

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Christy Clark Gives Up Climate Change Battle

BC’s brief commitment to action ends with launch of ‘leadership plan’ that rejects expert panel’s advice.

By Paul Willcocks, 22 Aug 2016


news

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Food or Bus Pass? Clawback Creates Hard Choices for British Columbians with Disabilities

Tears, resignation as people on disability assistance discuss how they’ll try to make ends meet.

By Cherise Seucharan, 22 Aug 2016


presents

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Win Two Tickets to the 2016 Land Awards Gala!

Passionate about sustainable land use? Don’t miss this event, full of inspiring leaders in the field.

By Tyee Staff, 22 Aug 2016


news

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Dispatch from Rio’s ‘Eviction Museum’

Some 4,000 used to call the Vila Autodromo favela home. Then came the mega-sporting events.

By Bob Mackin, 19 Aug 2016


news

China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi

With China Visit, Trudeau to Strive for ‘More Balanced’ Relationship

PM’s trip should bring clarity to what’s been an interesting connection so far.

By Janice Dickson, 19 Aug 2016


news

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The Altruism of the Humpback

In California, scientists glimpse a surprising protective streak among a certain type of whale.

By Joshua Rapp Learn, 19 Aug 2016


culture

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A Cruel Summer of Wretched, Big Movies

Sexism, racism, hackery and Meryl Streep drive a film reviewer to despair.

By Dorothy Woodend, 18 Aug 2016


opinion

Protestors for electoral reform

Proportional Representation Leads to More Diverse, Cooperative Politics

A response to Bill Tieleman and other electoral reform naysayers.

By Devon Rowcliffe, 18 Aug 2016


presents

Syrian refugee at SFU

With Cameras in Hand, Young Syrian Refugees Learn Storytelling

SFU photography workshop aims to help newcomers develop a voice.

By Christopher Cheung, 18 Aug 2016


opinion

Green leader Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May, Liberal?

As leader decides her future, don’t forget: many green leaves turn red in the fall.

By Susan Delacourt, 18 Aug 2016


opinion

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Alberta Offers Lessons in Keeping Dams Safe From Fracking

BC Hydro feared effects of fracking-induced earthquakes, relies on ‘understandings’ to reduce risk.

By Ben Parfitt, 17 Aug 2016


news

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Review of Harper’s Anti-Terrorism Bill Likely to Launch End of Summer

Long anticipated look at C-51, national security starts ‘soon,’ official says.

By Amanda Connolly, 17 Aug 2016


opinion

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Yemen’s War: A Test for Canada, and We’re Flunking

Another hospital bombed, more civilians killed. How long will we tolerate it?

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Aug 2016


opinion

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Hydro Officials Quietly Feared Fracking Threat to Peace River Dams

FOI reveals Crown corp’s behind-the-scenes negotations for a buffer zone around projects.

By Ben Parfitt, 16 Aug 2016


mediacheck

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Canada’s Innovation Sector Ripe for Trolls

Government should install safeguards against abuse of intellectual property rights.

By Michael Geist, 16 Aug 2016


opinion

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Proportional Representation Empowers the Extreme and Bizarre

That’s why I’m against it as an option for Canada’s electoral systems.

By Bill Tieleman, 16 Aug 2016


opinion

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Police Should Improve, not Drop, Terror Suspect Stings

Learning the right lessons from Driver, Nuttall and Korody.

By André Gerolymatos, 15 Aug 2016


opinion

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Don’t Say No to ‘Slow Growthers,’ Hear Them Out

Measures like GDP make little sense in a world of tightening environmental constraints.

By Tom Green and Michael Barkusky, 15 Aug 2016


opinion

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BC’s Profound Moral Failure on Disability Rates

On Sept. 1, a tiny increase coupled with bus pass clawbacks will shame us all.

By Paul Willcocks, 15 Aug 2016


mediacheck

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Should Your Taxes Subsidize Big Media?

As pressure mounts for bailouts, time to look at how bad traditional outlets have become.

By Shannon Rupp, 15 Aug 2016


First Nation Serves Evictions Notices to BC Fish Farms

Orders follow a number of developments, including federal decision to extend licences.

By Andrew Nikiforuk

 

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