The Tyee

In British Columbia, there’s a good news story about the news

Hidden by gloomy tales of the decline of North America’s news media is a success story in southwestern British Columbia. Here, a cluster of digital outlets have flowered by paying for top notch...

Kai Nagata on "Ethical Oil: the puppet rap," Ezra Levant's "loneliness" and Big Oil's media influence

Kai Nagata talks about the origins of the Ethical Oil puppet rap, journalism and which videos he'd love to make next.

Journeys to the Edge fundraiser draws support for international reporting

Non-profit organization Journeys to the Edge held a fundraiser for its upcoming trip to Afghanistan at Hycroft Manor Wednesday evening. Freelance journalist and editor Roberta Staley and her...

NDP leadership candidates ducking debate on capitalism

Heading into the final weeks of the NDP leadership race, the candidates still have not debated the most important challenge facing society -- the destructive force of modern-day capitalism.

LOCO BC empowers local businesses to be environmentally sustainable, socially engaged, and profitable

Can environmental sustainability, community engagement and the buy-local movement really increase profits for local businesses and help them compete in the global market? LOCO BC founder and business...

Media Democracy Days: the future of journalism

Corporate concentration and a confusing online outlook can make for grim times, panelists said. But they also encouraged optimism and engagement.

Rx for Canadian media's sorry state

There is a cure.

2011 Canadian Online Publishing Awards: VO honoured in three categories

The Vancouver Observer won silver for the "best newsletter" category of the The Canadian Online Publishing Awards last night. It was also a finalist in the categories of "best overall online-only...

Top Vancouver events for Sep 22 - 25

I have always wanted one of those Vancouver neighbourhood shirts, like the ones pictured above. And this week would be a good time to wear it, since there seems to be an underlying neighbourhood...

Tzeporah Berman gives pointers to young would-be environmental activists

At the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference, activist Tzeporah Berman met with a downcast Canadian Youth Delegation. Harper’s government had punched far above its weight to ensure a meaningless...