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B.C. Tax Rates A Win For Canuck Fans

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

This revenue -- which doesn't include corporate taxes, property taxes, sales tax or a myriad of other taxes B.C. residents are charged -- pays for things that benefit people far outside the Canuck dressing room. The Canuck players' income tax bill alone covers roughly the cost of 600 young teachers - or 425 Vancouver police officers.

Let's Go For Bragging Rights In B.C. Elections

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Considering that local councils in B.C. spend more than $8 billion a year of our money, it's a bit of a paradox that most voters -- if it's anything like last time -- will find something else to do this Saturday. In 2011, some communities saw turnouts of less than 30 per cent. In Vancouver, 34.6 per cent of voters cast a ballot. So maybe it's time to spark some inter-provincial rivalry for bragging rights.

The Best Way For B.C. To Honour Canada's Soldiers Is To Vote

Lizanne Foster | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

I hope that our respect goes beyond pinning the poppy on our lapels. I hope our respect extends to standing in line at a polling booth.

Clark Denies Offering LNG Jobs To Temporary Foreign Workers

CBC | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is hitting back at the NDP's claims she plans to bring in temporary foreign workers to build LNG plants instead of foc...

Clark Offered B.C.'s LNG Jobs To India Workers: NDP

CBC | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is coming under fire for reportedly offering jobs building B.C.'s LNG industry to workers in India. According to a s...

LNG Not The Climate Change Solution B.C. Promises: Report

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A report from the Pembina Institute pokes holes in the British Columbia government's claim that exporting liquefied natural gas is the gre...

B.C. Gov't Clears 90 Tonnes Of Illegally Dumped Waste

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CRANBROOK, B.C. - The B.C. government has taken on the role of the junk man and cleaned up 90 tonnes of illegally dumped waste metal on Crown land nor...

B.C. Can't Get Away With Voiding Contract Clauses: BCTF Lawyer

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A litany of consequences arise if the British Columbia government is allowed to get away with rubbing out hundreds of clauses from the tea...

Proposed Massive B.C. Dam Granted Environmental Assessment Approval

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The proposed $7.9-billion Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River cleared major environmental hurdles Tuesday as the federal and Britis...

Christy Clark's Proposed Policy Overhaul Is Breathtakingly Stupid

Sandy Garossino | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

B.C.'s Christy Clark government is proposing to overhaul of the Societies Act, and they've distributed a snoozer of a White Paper to let you know all about it. If you've dozed off already, WAKE UP, because there's a massive zinger quietly planted deep inside.

B.C. Gov't Ignored Recommendations To Help Kids: Watchdog

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's government has ignored repeated calls to develop action plans on child poverty, domestic violence and aboriginal childre...

B.C. Gov't Apologizes For Firing Worker Who Committed Suicide

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The allegations were serious, a stern-faced British Columbia health minister announcing that seven employees had been fired and the RCMP ha...

B.C. Public Schools Need More Funding, Not Fundraising

Mellissa Kimberley | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Mellissa Kimberley

I find that the inadequacies of public education funding have ignited a fire in me. Is anyone else feeling like we should stop fundraising for the things that should be funded by the government?

First Nations' Ultimatum: Pick Between Dam And LNG

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - With a decision imminent on the Site C hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia, area First Nations have delivered a message...

B.C. Deeper In Debt Despite Claims Of Balanced Budget

Charles Lammam | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

"B.C. is currently on target to balance the 2014/15 budget," declared B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong while unveiling the government's latest financial update. In reality, however, B.C.'s government debt will grow again this year.

B.C. Mayors, Councillors Out To Pickpocket Taxpayers Yet Again

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

An important travel advisory for provincial politicians headed to this week's Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) conference in Whistler: keep a close eye on your government issued credit cards.

Return To Classes 'Very Emotional'

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - While his striking kindergarten teacher was off-the-job, four-year-old Branden Reynolds was working hard — reading up to 12 books a day,...

B.C. Auditor General For Local Gov't Fizzled Quick As Canucks 1st-Round Draft

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

We had such high hopes.

Christy Clark Event Caterers Find Restaurant Window Smashed

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Maple Ridge restaurant that catered an event for B.C. Premier Christy Clark says it was on the receiving end of "harsh" criticism from anti-governme...

Bus Driver Rejected Student Fare Due To Strike: Teen

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. teen says that a TransLink bus driver rejected her discounted student fare because of the teachers' strike. Sydney Walsh paid $1.75 to get o...

Domestic Violence In B.C. Left 18 Dead This Year: Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Black eyes, numerous stitches and guns put in her mouth convinced Robin Russell she would be better off taking her chances with death rathe...

B.C. Teachers' Strike Violates My Right To Education

Callista Ryan | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Callista Ryan

I'm a 16 year old student whose future is at stake, my rights are being violated, and I need you to hear me out.

B.C. Teachers' Strike Is Like Watching Parents Divorce

Alyson Jones | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alyson Jones

As a therapist, I specialize in assisting families through separation and divorce, and this entire impasse has reminded me of the dynamics that exist between high conflict parents when they are separating. In the case of a high conflict divorce, the collateral damage is always the children.

Fish Near Mine Spill Exceed Guidelines But Still Safe To Eat: Gov't

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LIKELY, B.C. - The B.C. government says fish tissue collected near the site of a tailings spill showed elevated levels of selenium, but that fish from...

What Is It With B.C. Government And Expensive, Poorly Managed Computer Projects?

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Taxpayers deserve to know why these projects are going over budget, why they are failing, and precisely what government plans to do about it.