Six Projects That Got it Right in 2017

Six Projects That Got it Right in 2017 r1 ... View this e-mail in your browser. Happy new year! Sending a huge thanks to all of you who donated over the holidays The start of a new year brings a great opportunity to reflect and set priorities for the year ahead.

In the past year, our people-powered journalism reached four million people and our reporting informed coverage by the New York Times, Globe and Mail and CBC. What's up next?

Well, it's all about you, dear readers

If you haven't noticed, we're trying to do this kinda crazy thing called "reader funded" journalism. Despite the fact we can count on one hand the number of news orgs using this approach in Canada, we are totally enamoured with it. Why? Because it puts you, the public, at the centre of everything we do. And we think that's kinda the way journalism should be.

Emma Gilchrist spells out our five commitments to readers in 2018. Did we miss something? Let us know what you think!

We're not the only ones reflecting on the year that was ...

It was a pretty epic year for Andrew Weaver and the B.C. Green Party, so Carol Linnitt sat down with Weaver and asked him 10 of our burning questions. Hint: one of these was about why he didn't threaten to topple B.C.'s NDP government over the Site C dam decision.

We found some bright spots from 2017

Despite the fact that many people saw 2017 as a dumpster fire of a year, we were able to dig up a few pretty awesome examples of companies working to do development right in Canada.

Check out our round-up of Six Projects That Got It Right in 2017.

Unfortunately, there's no good news for Santa's reindeer

Did you know reindeer and caribou are the same species? We couldn't resist a Santa-themed conservation story over the holidays.

In case you missed it, several of Canada's caribou herds are being driven to the point of local extinction. This primer on the state of Canada's caribou gives you the full scoop on why they're in such a bad way.

A red alert for Canada's Arctic

Ed Struzik, a fellow at Queen's University's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, has made his name in reporting on the Arctic. In this piece he outlines a list of urgent topics that need discussing regarding the future of Canada's North, but he emphasizes, oil and gas development isn’t one of them.

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