Tyler Dawson, SudburyStar

Tyler Dawson


Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Recent articles by Tyler:

First Nation members have Charter free speech rights on reserves, says B.C. civil liberties group

'The issue of free speech on reserve is critical. Away from media attention, political repression is a frequent occurrence on many reserves' → Read More

Seven hot tubs and $230,000 worth of beef stolen in Alberta

Police aren't certain if the same suspect committed both crimes → Read More

'It wasn't an accident': B.C.'s Sea to Sky Gondola comes crashing down to earth — again

The gondola was first vandalized in August 2019, when a cable was sliced, causing the remaining cable strands to snap, sending some 30 gondola cars tumbling → Read More

As much of U.S. burns, western Canada has quieter-than-usual wildfire season due to rain and COVID lockdowns

While the fire season hasn’t been as bad north of the U.S.-Canada border this year, that doesn’t mean Canadians have not felt the effects → Read More

Alberta justice minister warns Edmonton and Calgary not to comply with calls to 'defund the police'

Kaycee Madu told the Post that if cities continue to cut police spending, he would work on a way to give money directly to police forces → Read More

Prepping for prayer: A COVID-fighting robot goes to church in Ontario

Father John L. Borean said the robot wheeled through his church, spraying a solution that could potentially keep away bacteria and viruses for up to 30 days → Read More

Our pick of the peak COVID gatherings of the summer (when we should have known better)

They happened everywhere, right across the country — at conferences and funerals and religious gatherings. But there were a few that grabbed our attention → Read More

Chinese university dress code sends a wrong message. How other schools deal with campus clothing

While dress codes have fallen out of favour in many Western institutions, the Chinese university is far from the only post-secondary school to have one → Read More

COVID-19 back-to-school drama has been kryptonite for hero top doctors in B.C. and Alberta

B.C.'s Dr. Bonnie Henry and Alberta's Dr. Deena Hinshaw have both found themselves under fire lately from anxious and angry parents and teachers → Read More

Canadian politicians advocate fight for equality but condemn the toppling of controversial statues

The statue was damaged during a weekend protest organized by the Coalition for BIPOC Liberation → Read More

1,000 km/h Edmonton-Calgary pod commute is the latest twist of an exploration that's been happening for ages

The high-speed pod would be whisked along by 'electrically-driven magnetic propulsion' inside a tube suspended on pillars, reducing the commute to a… → Read More

Leslyn Lewis' remarkable rise from virtual unknown to conservative prominence in one leadership race

Lewis came out as a strong contender in the Conservative party, a woman of colour who can lend some diversity. She, and her policies, resonated — especially in the west → Read More

Woman sues city councillor and City of Brampton for alleged sexual assault during trade mission to Turkey

The suit accuses Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon of assaulting the woman in a hotel room in Ankara over the course of nearly an hour, ignoring her continuous protests → Read More

Julie Payette, rebellious and embattled Governor General, rubber-stamps prorogue request

The narrative of controversy that continuously surrounds Payette raised the prospect of even more political drama on Tuesday → Read More

Having simmered for more than a decade, land disputes at Caledonia are heating up again this summer

The Caledonia controversy shows elements of the Indigenous governance issues at play in the Wet'suwet'en protests against the Coastal GasLink pipeline → Read More

Virtual frosh weeks and no-guest dorm policies: Campus life in the age of COVID-19

COVID transmission has been spreading among Canadians in their 20s, leading some health experts this summer to start calling it a 'young person's disease' → Read More

U.S. court slaps Saudi crown prince with summons over Canadian hit squad case

The summons lists 12 additional defendants who, dissident Saad Aljabri alleges, were involved in a failed attempt on his life → Read More

'Things are not good right now': Jordan Peterson battling COVID-19, U.K. paper reports

'He'll get better, but he's definitely taken a step back and it's just really unfortunate ... it's been a disaster,' Peterson's told the Sun → Read More

Saudi 'Tiger Squad' assassins tried to enter Canada to kill dissident Saad Aljabri: U.S. lawsuit

The lawsuit says the squad — part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's personal mercenary group — tried to enter Canada in October 2018 → Read More

With school reopening weeks away, there is still plenty of homework to be done, teachers say

On social media, parents and teachers have rallied, with open letters demanding changes to make schools safer upon reopening → Read More