Christopher Cheung is a reporter at The Tyee.

Vancouver, Where Did Your Shophouses Go?

Once upon a time in Vancouver, it was common to stroll to a nearby street corner to pick up some groceries, candy, or even some... Read More

‘I’m not homeless. I just don’t have an address’

Carin Clarke became homeless for one night when the City of Vancouver towed her RV. “I had no clothes. I had no food,” she said. “That... Read More

Vancouver’s Shady Inequality

We all know about wealth inequality in expensive Vancouver. But there’s also inequality when it comes to who has the shade, and who’s... Read More

Transit gain doesn’t have to equal renter pain

Allan Fernandez knows his building’s days are numbered. Others like his in Burnaby have already been bulldozed to chips, replaced by... Read More

How Vancouver dealt with two pandemics, a century apart

In 1977, historian Margaret Andrews found herself on the hunt for a Vancouver doctor who’d worked during the Spanish flu outbreak. It... Read More

The pandemic is reforming even sidewalks

“It feels like there are more people in the world!” The Lonsdale shopping strip in North Vancouver feels different to Amy Amantea, who... Read More

It’s complicated — our relationship with Instagram and nature

On a hike to Upper Joffre Lake near Pemberton this summer, I saw a dozen people frozen in the same pose. In one hand, they held out... Read More

Track to the future: Advocates want to passenger rail back to the Fraser Valley

A century ago, interurban rail service helped Fraser Valley communities develop — and it could do the same thing today, says a group... Read More

A window into making the city of glass greener and happier

Tea leaves won’t reveal the truth. Instead, study Vancouver’s windows and you’ll see that the city’s aspirations to be green and... Read More