Independent media needs you. Join the Tyee.



Four Harsh Truths for Canada’s Lovestruck Pipeline Politicians

A reality check for our bitumen-besotted leaders.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today


An Inevitable Disaster, a Failed Spill Response

Bella Bella spill shows politicians’ promise of ‘world class’ response empty - and always will be.

By Heather Libby , Yesterday


Tugboat Fuel Spill on BC Coast a ‘Warning,’ Says NDP MP

‘Disaster’ shows risks in Liberals’ failure to act on promised tanker ban: Nathan Cullen.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Oct 2016


Just Like Santa, Kinder Morgan Is Coming to Town This December

While some players call pipeline expansion naughty, others find it very nice indeed.

By Bill Tieleman, 18 Oct 2016


Want to Fix Climate Change? The Green Jobs BC Conference Is Coming

Two-day event explores changing career landscape in a low-carbon economy.

By Tyee Staff, 17 Oct 2016


Alexandra Morton Sues DFO for Allegedly Failing to Protect Wild Salmon

Lack of measures to prevent transfer of deadly disease from farmed fish breaks law, suit charges.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 15 Oct 2016


Premier’s Promise of Mining Bonanza Not Quite Fulfilled, NDP Says

Clark vowed ‘eight new mines in operation by 2015.’ Success? Depends on how you count.

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Oct 2016


At-Risk Frogs, Owls May Be Harmed by George Massey Tunnel Replacement

Environmental assessment application for the project closed on Oct. 3.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Oct 2016


Pipeline Memo Guiding Trudeau Gov’t ‘Riddled with Mistakes’

Economist Allan tells Natural Resources it was ‘dangerously misled’ four ways.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 7 Oct 2016


Canada’s Fishing Industry at Risk of Major Stock Collapse

In fall report, federal watchdog said 15 threatened stocks are still being fished.

By Kelsey Johnson, 5 Oct 2016


BC Shouldn’t Idle on Carbon Tax While Canada Catches Up, Says Opposition

Federal plan for national carbon price lets BC freeze its current tax until 2020.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Oct 2016


Fish Farm Sues Alexandra Morton for Trespassing

The activist-biologist, a long-time critic of the industry, describes development as a ‘SLAPP’ suit.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 30 Sep 2016


In September, Did the Liberals Out-Harper the Conservatives?

On climate, foreign workers, and unions, Trudeau government moves this month have rankled progressives.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Sep 2016


Trudeau Liberals Approve Petronas LNG Project on BC’s Coast

Environmentalists immediately condemn decision: ‘Honestly, we expected better.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Sep 2016


New Poll Shows Perils For BC Liberals and NDP

Clark plagued by low approval, NDP policies unknown, and Kinder Morgan a risk for both parties.

By Bill Tieleman, 27 Sep 2016


‘Water Will Drive Most Decision-making’ in BC’s Future, Says Land Champion

Deborah Curran, 2016 Real Estate Foundation award winner, on how land use and water flow together.

By Chris Wood, 26 Sep 2016


New BC Pipeline Spill Details Show Largest Involved 1,000 Litres of Oil

Oil and gas commission releases details on seven crude oil spills in 2015.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Sep 2016


Inside the Hidden, Connected Lives of Trees

Author chronicles a secret world of the woods, and its importance to our lives. See him at upcoming Vancouver Writers Fest.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Sep 2016


Crash of ‘The Mechanic’: Oil Sands Flogger Bruce Carson Found Guilty

Harper insider convicted on three counts of illegal lobbying.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Sep 2016


Crude Oil Pipeline Leaks on the Rise in BC

Critics say trend contradicts industry claims of improving safety.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2016