Investigations

THE BIG GRAB Part 4: Dirtier by the Barrel

Oil sands boosters say the industry is getting cleaner. But the data says it's not: CO2 is rising per barrel and overall, the future looks even worse.

THE BIG GRAB Part 3: Fewer Jobs and GDP

The oil sands have a dirty little secret: They generate far fewer jobs and wealth per tonne of carbon dioxide than other industries.

THE BIG GRAB, Part 2: Elbows Out, Hogging the Pie

The oil sands are cranking up their carbon output as fast as ordinary Canadians are making cuts. But the companies don't plan on paying for more than their fair share.

The BIG GRAB series: Alberta's oil sands play dirty

As ordinary Canadians dig deep to ease their carbon footprint, Alberta's oil-sands pollution wipes out their sacrifice.

THE BIG GRAB Part 9: Made-In-Canada Solutions

We end our series with a look at several existing made-in-Canada strategies that will build a prosperous future for us all.

THE BIG GRAB Part 1: Knock, knock. The low-carbon future is here

As ordinary Canadians dig deep to ease their carbon footprint, Alberta's oil-sands pollution wipes out their sacrifice.

New slang and new self-awareness for native teens in Vancouver high schools

Seven native teenagers stand under a bus shelter bench at Commercial Drive and Broadway in East Vancouver. The teens toss jokes back and forth. Some smoke, others pace around. They gesture and talk....

Koch industries web of influence

Koch spends tens of millions trying to shape federal policies that affect their global business empire. Koch's influence extends beyond the U.S. to Canada and Europe.

Ethnic segregation a reality for Vancouver high school students

“Birds of a feather flock together,” says a senior at St. George's, the city's all-boys private school, when asked why his peers segregate along ethnic lines during school assemblies. He could...

South Asian students on 'Frenchies,' ethnic cliques and the new cool

Ninth graders Amita, Anuja, and Laleh* identify “The Frenchies” as the cool group who reigns supreme at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary. The group's nickname refers to French Immersion students – a...