The Tyee is not a news site. It is not "good journalism." It is an opinion site. They write stories with very clear opinionated slants. And people who agree with that slant gravitate to the site and call it "good journalism."
Their election "coverage" is nothing more than them asking for money to cover the election from the slant their readers want. Read their appeal again.
From your link:
We asked you to tell us which issues mattered most to you, promised to put your donation towards that area of reporting
This is no different than a consortium of advertisers requesting a newspaper cover an election issue from a particular point of view. This is the same old thing, just more obvious.
This shows me people don't want news that tries to be objective as possible, they want to read something that agrees with their opinions.