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A commitment to neighbourliness eases resistance to new supportive housing. Part of a series. Read more »

By Stefania Seccia, Today

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In Vancouver, a Teacher Helps Students Climb to New Heights

That’s how Trevor Stokes’s class reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.

By Christopher Cheung, Today

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Look What Supporting Independent Media Can Do

Tyee exclusive on Trudeau’s hidden ‘cash for access’ fundraisers shakes up Parliament.

By Robyn Smith, Today

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A Tyee Series

Killed for Following Orders

Last in a series on the fight to jail employers whose workers die preventable deaths on the job.

By Tom Sandborn, 3 Dec 2016

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Have a Look at These Tyee Holiday Greeting Cards

Starring: Christy, John, Andrew, teachers and… Bob Rennie?

By Tyee Staff Elves, 3 Dec 2016


culture

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‘Jackie,’ or the Suffocating Weight of Myth

Film on Jacqueline Kennedy rarely goes beyond a beautifully depicted surface.

By Dorothy Woodend, 3 Dec 2016


opinion

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‘Liz Never Needed Fixing. Her Difference Simply Needed a Home’

One dad’s slow journey to understanding disability pride.

By Al Etmanski, 3 Dec 2016


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Politics, Poverty, Privatization and Globalization Big Issues for BC’s Union Movement

BC Fed delegates talk hot topics during five-day convention.

By Linda Givetash, 2 Dec 2016


opinion

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Trudeau, More Dangerous to Environment than Harper?

I suggested it three and a half years ago. Still waiting to be proven wrong.

By Damien Gillis, 2 Dec 2016


opinion

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A Tyee Series

Still No Justice for BC Workers Killed in Twin Mill Blasts

Demands persist for new inquiry into bungled prevention, probe of Babine, Lakeland explosions. Latest in a series.

By Tom Sandborn, 2 Dec 2016


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Why Land Use in Mining Is Key to Reconciliation

Fair Mining Collaborative helps First Nations ensure rights, interests protected at every stage of projects.

By Tyee Staff, 2 Dec 2016


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Lanzinger Re-elected as Head of BC Federation of Labour

‘I’m so proud to be a leader of this group.’ Secretary-treasurer Ekman also acclaimed.

By Linda Givetash, 1 Dec 2016


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BC Fed Launches Campaign to Elect NDP Government in May

Effort to focus on jobs, wages and public services and increasing voter turnout.

By Linda Givetash, 1 Dec 2016


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New Tool Aims to Keep Low-cost Indigenous Housing Available

Association wants to see providers make best choices to stay open and debt free.

By Katie Hyslop, 1 Dec 2016


opinion

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A Tyee Series

‘They Ought to Slap the Cuffs on Them’

His son crushed to death on the job, a father demands enforcement of the Westray Act. Latest in series.

By Tom Sandborn, 1 Dec 2016


opinion

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Kinder Morgan Approval Insults Democracy, Science and Economic Logic

It’s an irrational political decision and affront to Canada’s interests.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 30 Nov 2016


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Kinder Morgan Plan ‘Almost’ Meets BC’s Five Conditions, Premier Says

Clark ‘pleased’ with progress made by company, feds in gaining province’s approval.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Nov 2016


opinion

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Climate Change, Not Spills, the Real Kinder Morgan Disaster

Trudeau’s Orwellian pipeline approval ignores looming threat to our grandchildren.

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Nov 2016


opinion

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A Tyee Series

‘Kill a Worker, Go to Jail’

The tenacious fight to make, and enforce, a worker safety law with teeth. Latest in a series.

By Tom Sandborn, 30 Nov 2016


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Horgan Makes Appeal to Workers: People of BC ‘Deserve Better’

NDP leader lays out series of election promises at BC Fed convention.

By Linda Givetash, 30 Nov 2016


opinion

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Trudeau Just Sacrificed BC for Big Oil

First Nations are owed so much more, and he will soon find that out.

By Judith Sayers, 29 Nov 2016


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Tyee Report Lands Trudeau in Hot Seat Over ‘Cash for Access’ Fundraiser

NDP asks what PM discussed with Toronto businessmen planning $1 billion in canola sales to China.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Nov 2016


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Trudeau Gov’t Approves Two Major Pipeline Projects, Vows Tanker Ban

On Kinder Morgan, PM says: ‘If I thought this project was unsafe for the B.C. coast, I would reject it.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Nov 2016


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Demand an End to Second-Class Status for Reserve Children: Blackstock

Activist tells BC Fed that Ottawa moving too slowly to end discrimination against Indigenous children.

By Linda Givetash, 29 Nov 2016


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Canola Businessman Paid to Meet Trudeau Ahead of Industry Deal With Beijing

Exclusive: NDP says Toronto fundraiser has ‘all the appearance of conflict of interest.’

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Nov 2016


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Libs and NDP Won’t Stand Up to Forestry Donor, BC Greens Imply in Fundraiser Pitch

New Dems’ president fires back, says party fights for industry jobs.

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Nov 2016


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A Tyee Series

The Day the Westray Mine Blew

‘I told him not to go back down’: Horror, heroism recounted by those who were there. Part two of six.

By Tom Sandborn, 29 Nov 2016


opinion

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Trudeau’s Effusive Praise for Castro an Assault on Cubans’ Human Rights

PM is not alone; Canadians — including tourists — are supporting a repressive, brutal dictatorship.

By Bill Tieleman, 29 Nov 2016


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Trudeau’s Six Unanswered Questions on Kinder Morgan Expansion

Government’s own ministerial panel reviewed the evidence, and posed these queries.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 28 Nov 2016


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Lanzinger Urges BC Fed Delegates to Work to Defeat Clark

‘Premier Poverty’ working for the rich while inequality grows, says president.

By Paul Willcocks, 28 Nov 2016


Kinder Morgan Approval Insults Democracy, Science and Economic Logic

It’s an irrational political decision and affront to Canada’s interests.

By Andrew Nikiforuk

 

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