Newfound Threat to Oilsand Projects



TYEE EXCLUSIVE: Researchers discover ancient salt formation key factor in Alberta steam fracking disasters. Read more »

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today



Will BC Cover Pricey Hep C 'Miracle' Treatment?

Patients have waited decades for such a 'finite cure,' but most can't pay for it.

By Pauline Holdsworth, Today


A Tyee Series

To Combat Weak Social Ties, a New Way to Create

An 'arts hive' with focus on therapy puts expression before instruction.

By Olivia Fellows, Today


Danny Fazio

Croc Dogs! Jicama Slaw! Surrey Joins the Food Cart Revolution

Mobile food festival heads to BC's second-largest city.

By David P. Ball, Today

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Tyee Poll: What's Your Ultimate Road Trip Song?

Summer's here! Time to hit the tar. What tunes keep you rolling?



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Colleges and Universities Finally Earn Back Carbon Cash

Capital project funds don't equal millions paid in offsets, but they help.

By Katie Hyslop, 26 Jul 2014



To the Tsilhqot'in, with Gloves

How a people, its chiefs and a chief justice have bravely ennobled the Canadian spirit.

By Ian Gill, 26 Jul 2014


Tom Henheffer

Why Is a Weakened CRA Still Auditing Charities?

In austere times, it seems there's plenty of money to go after enemies of the government.

By Tom Henheffer, 25 Jul 2014


Ginger Goodwin

To Praise Ginger Goodwin Is to Revere a Radical

Feisty miner reminds that comfortable compromisers are easily forgotten.

By Mark Leier, 25 Jul 2014


Wolf in repose

BC's Wolf Killing Plan a Big Step Backwards

Released in April, the province's strategy for grey wolves lags behind its 35-year-old predecessor.

By Gary R. Allan and Brad Hill, 25 Jul 2014



Groups 'Pull Together' to Cover First Nations' Enbridge Legal Expenses

'These things we're protecting are priceless,' says chief of Northern Gateway challenge.

By Emily Fister, 25 Jul 2014



Steam Injection Fracking Caused Major Alberta Bitumen Leak

Review finds fractures spread like cracks on a frozen lake, resulting in uncontrolled seepage.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 24 Jul 2014


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Study Confirms Grizzlies Living on Unprotected Coastal Islands

Local tour guide's knowledge, now backed by research, raises major conservation concerns.

By Cara McKenna, 24 Jul 2014



Critic Blasts BC Ferries' 'Newest Port of Call': Liberal-rich Okanagan

Company calls promotion of party donor hotels a 'coincidence.'

By Bob Mackin, 24 Jul 2014


Musician Lewis

The Mystery of L'Amour

Weirdo '80s synth dude captures the wallets of record nerds.

By Gregory Adams, 24 Jul 2014


Fraser Doke

'Gay and Grey': AIDS Generation Reaches Retirement

Diagnosed when HIV was a 'death sentence,' old age catches these seniors off guard.

By Emi Sasagawa, 23 Jul 2014


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A Tyee Series

Vancouver's New Make-It-Yourself Parks

'Parklet' program puts public space in neighbours' hands.

By Olivia Fellows, 23 Jul 2014


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Please Advise! My Great American Road Trip Has Gone Awry

A travellin' Steve Burgess explains how to make the best of a sputter-filled vacation.

By Steve Burgess, 23 Jul 2014


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Monday's SkyTrain Fail Exposes 'Integration Risk'

Months ago, Evergreen project's board flagged issues linking old and new rail systems.

By Bob Mackin, 22 Jul 2014


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'Snowpiercer' Is the Must See Movie of Summer

Because it's so brilliantly timely. So why won't they show it at your local theatre?

By Dorothy Woodend, 22 Jul 2014


Gas pump

BC's Climate Plan Is Working, so Why Stop Now?

We know the carbon tax is effective. We know the public wants it. Time to ramp up our efforts.

By Josha MacNab, 22 Jul 2014


Finance Minister Mike de Jong

BC Libs Give Secret Payouts, but No One Pays for Breaking the Rules

Don't expect much more than a 'tut tut' for these taxpayer abuses.

By Bill Tieleman, 22 Jul 2014


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Supreme Court to Personal Data Plunderers: Get a Warrant!

Ruling strikes blow against warrantless disclosure of web and telecom subscriber info.

By Michael Geist, 22 Jul 2014


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Tyee Poll: Do You Support the Idea of Sanctuary Cities?

It's a initiative that allows those without legal status to access city services without fear of being deported.

21 Jul 2014


Jarrah Hodge

Crap, I'm Ineligible for Public Office

Trish Kelly is young, female, openly sex positive. If she can't run, neither can I and so many others.

By Jarrah Hodge, 21 Jul 2014


A Tyee Series

What If Canada Exported Clean Energy Instead of Oil?

In Africa, where solar is cheaper than diesel, Quebec's Windiga is doing just that.

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Jul 2014



As Global Borders Shift, a Study of Our Own

Canada's borders, set by imperialists, need a 21st century redraw. Get out your pen!

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Jul 2014


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Stand up for BC!

Why I am a British Columbian first, a Canadian second. How about you?

By Rafe Mair, 21 Jul 2014


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CONTEST: Six Food Cart Fest Prize Packs up for Grabs

Sundays in Vancouver, and now Saturdays in Surrey, enjoy rolling cuisine in a festival atmosphere.

21 Jul 2014


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Rising Star: Photojournalist Ian Willms

How a 20-something Torontonian won over international heavyweight media. A Q&A.

By Mark Taylor, 19 Jul 2014

To the Tsilhqot'in, with Gloves

How a people, its chiefs and a chief justice have bravely ennobled the Canadian spirit.

By Ian Gill


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