By Katie Hyslop, Today

A Tyee Series

Is Canada's Food Guide Past Its Best-Before Date?

Due to industry lobbying, it may be more about marketing than nutrition.



Young Prospects? Vancouver's Wealth Gap Demands a Drastic Move

We must stop how rising house prices are screwing millennials. Here's one way.

By Patrick M. Condon, Today



Harper's Foreign Policy Confirms Orwell's Insights

To sell a pointless war, foster 'protective stupidity' among citizens.

By Murray Dobbin, Today


A Tyee Series

Five Lessons for Canada from Germany's Clean Energy Revolution

The biggest? That renewables make the economy stronger, says German energy expert David Jacobs.

By Geoff Dembicki, Today

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Upcoming FACTS Vancouver Talk To Look at Climate Change and Solutions from Innovation

The 2014 French AmeriCan Climate TalkS will be introduced by David Suzuki and moderated by CBC's Bob McDonald, featuring panelists from both Canada and France.



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CONTEST: Enter To Win One Of Three Framed "Hope In Shadows" Prints

Twelfth year of Downtown Eastside photo contest gives those impacted by poverty a chance to share their stories and earn extra income



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Tyee Poll: Roughly What Do You Pay for Child Care?

Does it break the bank? Less than you thought? Let us know.




'I Must Stay Alive': Lucia Jang's Escape from North Korea

Pregnant and imprisoned, memoir excerpt recounts part of one woman's journey to freedom.

By Lucia Jang and Susan McClelland, 18 Oct 2014


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'Serial' Podcast: True Crime Storytelling at Its Finest

To call it addictive is an understatement. But should I be this entertained?

By Shannon Rupp, 18 Oct 2014



Lawyer Offers to Help Media Fight Harper Gov't Copyright Changes

Ottawa moves to legalize use of news footage in attack ads without permission.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Oct 2014


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Air Christy Hits New Milestone: $355,000

Where in the province is our premier's posse flying? Your latest update.

By Bob Mackin, 18 Oct 2014



If Drifting Ship Hits Haida Gwaii, 'It's Going to Be a Mess'

Officials says powerless, fuel-laden Russian vessel not currently headed towards land.

By David P. Ball, 17 Oct 2014


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A Tyee Series

How This Teen's Quest to Define 'Sustainability' Changed State Law

And why it could point towards a new model of 21st century public school education.

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Oct 2014


Author Dinaw Mengestu

Stuck Between Two Worlds: A Writers' Fest Preview

A Q&A with Dinaw Mengestu, whose new novel warns of ideology's dangers. Plus, four more great events (and what to read).

By Tomas Hachard, 17 Oct 2014


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Ministry Muzzled Expert on Gambling Addictions

Kuldip Gill told to say risks of putting slots on BC Ferries beyond her 'area of expertise.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Oct 2014



Court Challenge Launched to Save Mail Home Delivery

Unions, seniors and those with disabilities ready to fight, but Canada Post says it has a plan.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Oct 2014


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Is Vancouver an Innovator's Paradise?

Kicking off SFU's Community Summit, Sunday's Young Innovators Crawl showcases talent and the city they call home.

By Jesse Donaldson, 16 Oct 2014


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Who Do Copyright Laws Really Protect?

OpenMedia asked the world. Result: an agenda for creators and free expression.

By Reilly Yeo, 16 Oct 2014


BC ferries

Slots on Ferries a Complicated Bet, Warned Finance Ministry

Blindsided regulator detailed many concerns after transportation minister's public announcement.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Oct 2014



Pharmakon's Burdensome Body Horror

Disease sidelines artist, yields great art.

By Gregory Adams, 16 Oct 2014


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Single Moms Sue BC Gov't over Child Support Clawbacks

'It's their right to get that support,' says lawyer representing three mothers and their kids.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Oct 2014


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Will Child Care Ever Decisively Captivate Voters?

If not, it'll continue to plague Ottawa and elections as it has for decades, experts say.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Oct 2014



FIFA Women's Turf War Heats Up

Canadian Soccer Association files opposition to gender discrimination complaint.

By Bob Mackin, 15 Oct 2014



Campaigner's Indispensable Tip #1 (Sneak Peek at Tyee Master Class)

Here's one on strategy vs. tactics. Get dozens more from Tieleman Oct. 25.

By David Beers, 15 Oct 2014


A Tyee Series

'Food Doesn't Come from a Grocery Store'

Educators wage a veggie-roots campaign to put industrial agriculture in context, one school plot at a time. Third in a series.

By Katie Hyslop, 15 Oct 2014


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Add $80 Million to BC Place's Massively Blown Budget?

Crown corp. won't explain why it paid contractor 25 per cent more than $318-million fixed price contract.

By Bob Mackin, 14 Oct 2014


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Finding Home, Finding a Voice: A Special Reading

Tutored by author Michael Christie, writers with 'enough life experience to overwhelm a library' share their work.

By Michael Christie and Megaphone Vendors, 14 Oct 2014


Free Speech

Harper Wants Two Classes of Free Speech

Political attack ads may be noxious, but copyright isn't the right tool to stop them.

By Michael Geist, 14 Oct 2014


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In Wake of Mount Polley, Union Wants New BC Safety Regime

Ministry defends miners' exclusion from WorkSafeBC.

By David P. Ball, 14 Oct 2014


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Please Advise! Why Hasn't Postmedia Bought the Tyee Yet?

We're stumped, too. Dr. Steve explains the nuances of gobbling up everything.

By Steve Burgess, 14 Oct 2014

How This Teen's Quest to Define 'Sustainability' Changed State Law

And why it could point towards a new model of 21st century public school education.

By Geoff Dembicki


Approximately how much do you pay each month for child care, per child?

  • $0-500
  • $500-$750
  • $750-$1,000
  • $1,000-$1,250
  • $1,250-$1,500
  • $1,500+
  • Prefer not to say

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