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Beware the ‘Weaponized’ Web, Says Guy Who Helped Elect Trump

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie on Facebook, democracy and hope. Read more »

By Zoë Ducklow, Today

culture

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‘Toxic Beauty’: The Ugly Business of Pretty

Documentary reveals the unregulated, secretive and dangerous world of personal care products.

By Dorothy Woodend, Today

news

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How a Team of Women Helped Make BC a World Leader in Treating Postpartum Depression

Forty years ago, one doctor noticed new moms weren’t getting help they needed. It led to a revolution in care.

By Zoë Ducklow, Yesterday

analysis

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What’s Your Carbon Budget? You Probably Don’t Want to Know

But if politicians ran governments on them, the planet might have a fighting chance.

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday

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opinion

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Why Do We Cruelly Lock Poor People Out in the Rain?

An Abbotsford income assistance office literally did that to its clients. It’s a sadly apt metaphor.

By Paul Willcocks, Yesterday


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Toward a Youth Manifesto on Digital Rights and Responsibilities

Workshop has students explore issues around growing up in the digital age.

By Katie Hyslop, 17 Apr 2019


opinion

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Please Advise! How Did Kenney the Scandal King Do It?

Turns out, Alberta’s premier-elect had a trump card: blind loyalists.

By Steve Burgess, 17 Apr 2019


news

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Jason Kenney Wins in Alberta, Setting Stage for Fierce Conflicts

Observers predict legal fights ahead for leader who vowed to scrap on social issues and environment.

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Apr 2019


news

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Improved Protection for BC Workers? It Might be Up to the Greens

Legislation to change the labour code and the Employment Standards Act expected this month.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Apr 2019


opinion

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Here’s Why Ottawa’s Politicos Can’t Understand Wilson-Raybould and Philpott

Two women of integrity meet men of expediency. It was bound to fail.

By Mitchell Anderson, 17 Apr 2019


culture

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The Lessons of Notre Dame

We’re paying for our neglect — whether of the Earth or our heritage — in many ways.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Apr 2019


opinion

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The Victory Speech Alberta Will Never Hear

We let oil turn our citizens into subjects. Now we must turn it around.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 16 Apr 2019


news

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Are Conservative Senators Going to Kill Law Protecting Indigenous Rights?

Bill adopting UN declaration stalled and in danger of dying.

By Zoë Ducklow, 16 Apr 2019


culture

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‘I Wanted to Understand Money and as a Writer I Had Zero Clue’

So Alisa Smith quit journalism to be an accountant and spy novelist. Smart move.

By Isabel Ruitenbeek, 16 Apr 2019


analysis

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How Can You Avoid Dementia? We Just Don’t Know — So Why Not Try a Healthy Life?

Diving into the research around brain health produces more questions than answers.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Apr 2019


news

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Is Social Media Destroying Our Democracy?

A recent debate saw a professor, author, technologist and data journalist argue the question.

By Gabrielle Plonka, 15 Apr 2019


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Let’s Show Some Love for Tyee Builders Today

They make our journalism possible. You can join them.

By Jeanette Ageson and Emma Cooper, 15 Apr 2019


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Tyee Poll: What’s Been Missed in the Alberta Election Discussion?

By Tyee Staff, 13 Apr 2019


opinion

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We’re Oil Sands Workers and We Aren’t Buying What Kenney’s Selling

Alberta is better off with Notley’s energy policies. Here’s why.

By Kim Conway, 12 Apr 2019


news

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Police Still Secretly Tracking TransLink Riders? Yes, Even More

Two years after sparking a provincial probe, Tyee finds practice has grown.

By Bryan Carney, 12 Apr 2019


culture

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Kicked In the Head: The Crazed Allure of Liverpool Football

In Vancouver, we meet before dawn to sing our hymn and pray for redemption.

By Ian Gill, 12 Apr 2019


analysis

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Eleven Ignored Issues that Albertans Should Think about Before They Vote

Most critically it must decide: will its future be sticker or boomer?

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 12 Apr 2019


culture

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Cliteracy, Power and the War against Women’s Sexual Pleasure

New films show the damage done by taboos around women’s bodies.

By Dorothy Woodend, 12 Apr 2019


news

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‘Wage Redress’ for BC Workers in the Social Service Sector — But Only if They’re in a Union

Government commits $40 million to close wage gap for unionized employees, not for non-union workers.

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Apr 2019


opinion

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How NOT to Fix Alberta’s Hurting Jobs Economy

Toss 85,000 out of work, ignore global energy shifts. That’s Kenney’s UCP plan.

By Gil McGowan, 11 Apr 2019


opinion

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Five Reasons to Care about RCMP Monitoring Your Social Media

Surveillance is going ahead without oversight or accountability, for one.

By Paul Willcocks, 11 Apr 2019


culture

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The Bartenders Building Community One Drink at a Time

Vancouver’s neighbourhood pubs and bars bring connection to a city where it sorely lacks.

By Gabrielle Plonka, 11 Apr 2019


opinion

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Canada’s Pride, the Canadarm, Now Has a Massive US Company in Its Orbit

How one firm tapped Mars dreams, patriotism and job hopes to commandeer our national space strategy.

By Melody Ma, 10 Apr 2019


opinion

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Why Kenney’s Attack on School Gay-Straight Alliances Is Wrong — and May Backfire

GSAs bring great benefits, and research suggests Albertans recognize them.

By Darren Lund, 10 Apr 2019


news

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Can BC’s Greens Avoid Disaster in the Next Election?

LNG debate gave party a chance to stake out its own turf, but collapse of support in byelection a warning.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Apr 2019


Here’s Why Ottawa’s Politicos Can’t Understand Wilson-Raybould and Philpott

Two women of integrity meet men of expediency. It was bound to fail.

By Mitchell Anderson

 

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