British Columbia

Jackie Wong
Conservative activists’ focus on children has been generations in the making, painting a falsely appealing portrait of indignant morality and relatable neighbourliness. hoto via Shutterstock.

Sept. 20, 2023

It’s called the ‘1 Million March 4 Children.’ But who are they really fighting for?

Ben Parfitt
The Middlesboro Bridge, over the Coldwater River collapsed in 2021 and still has not been replaced. It will cost $10 million to fix, part of which will go to shoring up the dikes at the bridge site. Photo via BC government.

Sept. 14, 2023

An FOI request reveals a lack of government action to address known risks.

Aldyn Chwelos, Kristen de Jager and Paul Voll
‘We shouldn’t be working in this.’ Tree planters say that industry pressures trap them in unsafely polluted settings. Illustration by Nora Kelly.

Sept. 18, 2023

As the job hazard grows across Canada, protections fail to keep up. A Tyee and Climate Disaster Project special report.

Athick grey haze brewed above Alberta’s Slave Lake region in the summer of 2021. Seth Forward thrust his shovel into the earth to carve a home for green-needled seedlings. The heat and swarms of horseflies plagued him. But as Forward planted tree after tree, he was more concerned with the dark sky and acrid smell in the air.

Zak Vescera
Current controls only limit increases while the same tenant lives in an apartment. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press.

Sept. 14, 2023

Owners would no longer be allowed unlimited increases if a tenant leaves or is evicted.

Helen Lui
Density can actually change our city for the better. PHOTO BY JEREMY VIA PEXELS.

Sept. 11, 2023

We constantly hear about the problems with density: tiny shoeboxes in the sky, looming towers and their shadows, traffic congestion, and overcrowding. But despite popular discourse, denser living can actually be good for us and our communities.

Density as health

Density brings public services, transit, parks, and amenities closer together. When we can walk our children to school or cycle to the nearby park, grocer, or restaurant, we reduce carbon pollutants, save money otherwise spent on cars, and get some exercise, too.

Amanda Follett Hosgood
The RCMP’s Community-Industry Response Group is a regular presence on Wet’suwet’en territory. The unit racked up more than $11 million in expenses for policing the area last fiscal year. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

Sept. 11, 2023

The force spent $11 million to patrol a remote road in Wet’suwet’en territory.

David Wallace-Wells
Illustration by Sam Whitney/The New York Times; photographs by Chris Hellier and georgeclerk/Getty Images

Sept. 6, 2023

Canadian wildfires have this year burned a land area larger than 104 of the world’s 195 countries. The carbon dioxide released by them so far is estimated to be nearly 1.5 billion tons — more than twice as much as Canada releases through transportation, electricity generation, heavy industry, construction and agriculture combined. In fact, it is more than the total emissions of more than 100 of the world’s countries — also combined.


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