'They Killed My Beautiful Lake'

Skeed Borkowski


Skeed Borkowski built his lodge, and life, on Quesnel Lake. Then the Mount Polley dam burst. Read more »

By Tom Hawthorn, Today


Arbutus community gardens

Vancouver Gardens Railroaded By Mean Tactics

CP Rail removes plots, pressuring the city to pay more for its private land.

By Bill Tieleman, Today


CETA handshake

Leaked CETA Treaty: One Thing to Applaud

Massive, controversial EU-Canada deal manages to do copyright right.

By Michael Geist, Today


Proposed Morrison open-pit copper-gold mine

Northern BC Mine Suspended as Experts Probe Polley Spill

Development of Morrison project near Smithers now on hold.

By Maura Forrest, Today

Recent Stories


Mount Polley tailings dam spill

Blue-Ribbon Panel to Lead Mount Polley Probe

Engineering experts tasked with uncovering what, or who, caused the spill.

By Bob Mackin, Yesterday


Cabinet Minister Bill Bennett

Why Bill Bennett Needs to Resign

Tradition decrees he take 'ministerial responsibility' for Mount Polley mess on his watch.

By Rafe Mair, Yesterday



When First Nations Burial Sites and Development Collide

Grace Islet dispute is harbinger of many more, unless BC makes changes.

By Judith Sayers, Maureen Grant, Dave Schaepe, Robert Phillips and Murray Brown, Yesterday


Jeremy Nuttall

Mr. Nuttall Goes to Ottawa (Thanks to You)

Meet The Tyee's new reader-funded reporter on Parliament Hill.

By David Beers, Yesterday


Ski mountains

Jumbo Ski Resort Running Out of Time

Deadline for Kootenay megaproject looms, and company still has work to do, critics say.

By Bill Metcalfe, Yesterday


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Tyee Poll: What Should Your New Ottawa Reporter Cover?

Supported directly by readers like you, veteran reporter Jeremy Nuttall is ready to take your concerns to Ottawa.




Two Canadian Rogues in the Spanish Civil War

Bethune fought with his blood bank; Liversedge, his everyman scrappiness. Two gripping reads.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Aug 2014



Man, Motorcycle, Macadam: On the Road with Ian Gill

It takes patience and humility to ride in a valley like this.

By Ian Gill, 16 Aug 2014



'Into the Storm'

When climate change deniers risk our future, is this film's monster tornado hero or villain?

By Dorothy Woodend, 16 Aug 2014



Mediator Poised to Jump into Teacher Dispute

With schools scheduled to reopen soon, Vince Ready is 'monitoring' the situation.

By Katie Hyslop, 15 Aug 2014


Mount Polley mine tailings disaster

Imperial Metals Faces Scrutiny over Other Mines' Safety

Corner-cutting, cost savings a 'pattern of behaviour,' mining consultant alleges.

By David P. Ball, 15 Aug 2014


Minister Bill Bennett

Tailings Dams 'Have Not Breached,' Says Minister... Except When They Have

Several other incidents offer insights into BC spill.

By Maura Forrest, 15 Aug 2014



Leaked CETA Treaty: Major Blow to Buy Local

Final draft language spells end of local procurement policies by all levels of Canadian governments.

By Andrea Rexer, 14 Aug 2014


Napoleon Gómez Urrutia

Mexican Union Leader Who Denounced Mining Giant Now a Canadian

Napoleón Gómez Urrutia fled to Vancouver to avoid charges he says are false.

By Bob Mackin, 14 Aug 2014


Mount Polley tailings dam spill

Minister Polak's False Statement on Mine Inspections

And more of the Tyee's coverage (so far) attempting to separate fact from spin on the Mount Polley disaster.

By Maura Forrest, 14 Aug 2014


Europe, Canada flag

Leaked: Secret Final Draft of CETA Treaty

Groundbreaking deal in the works exposed in Germany. A Tyee first look.

By Andrea Rexer, 14 Aug 2014


Small child, head shot

How Is Teachers' Strike Affecting Poor BC Families?

If school strike lasts into September, families and students could lose access to more than classes.

By Katie Hyslop, 14 Aug 2014


FKA twigs

FKA twigs Scares up Some Seriously Weird R&B

Leave the lights on for debut album 'LP1.'

By Gregory Adams, 14 Aug 2014



Ideology, Not Money, Holds Back Teacher Contract: BC Cons

Conservatives' ideas are based on shaky numbers, government retorts.

By Katie Hyslop, 13 Aug 2014


joe oliver

Joe Oliver's Oil-Fueled Love Song to Europe

Canada's new tune on energy exports: Forget Putin, buy from us!

By Andrea Rexer, 13 Aug 2014


Vancouver landscape

Debate: Should Vancouver Change How It Zones Big Projects?

Experts Gordon Price and Patrick Condon spar over good and bad of 'spot zoning.'

By Patrick M. Condon and Gordon Price, 13 Aug 2014


Robin Williams

Depression: Gazing Into the Abyss with Robin Williams

Actor's shocking passing reminds that darkness so often limns talent.

By Crawford Kilian, 12 Aug 2014


Premier Christy Clark

Crony Capitalism Appears Alive and Well at Mount Polley

When Imperial Metals called on BC officials to speed up enviro assessments, it received.

By Dermod Travis, 12 Aug 2014


Justin Trudeau

Trudeau Should Avoid Emery Support

Support from the fickle prince and princess of pot could burn the Liberal brand.

By Bill Tieleman, 12 Aug 2014


Domain name

Dot Ummm...

Case asks: Does anyone own a country's Internet top-level domain name?

By Michael Geist, 12 Aug 2014



On the Scene at Blockade of Mount Polley's Sister Mine Red Chris

Tahltan nation maintains roadblocks, says 'business as usual is over.'

By Dan Mesec, 11 Aug 2014

Mr. Nuttall Goes to Ottawa (Thanks to You)

Meet The Tyee's new reader-funded reporter on Parliament Hill.

By David Beers


Tyee Poll: What Should Your New Ottawa Reporter Cover?

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