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

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CRANBROOK, B.C. - The B.C. government has taken on the roll 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 09.24.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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.

Is Anyone Really Listening To B.C. Government Consultations?

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In the last year, there have been government white papers, discussion papers, no papers but input welcome, questionnaires, and form consultations on everything from local elections to booze, electoral boundaries to area-based tree farm licences, and trustee laws to government apologies.

B.C.Teachers To Start Rotating Strikes

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Public school students in British Columbia will find themselves at the centre of the dispute between teachers and the province next week a...

B.C. Threatens To Cut Teachers' Wages

CP | Keven Drews and Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government is threatening to cut teachers' wages by five per cent if a new contract agreement isn't reached by the end of the sch...

Find Out What B.C. Politicians Expense

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbians will soon be able to see the personal spending records of the politicians they send to Victoria.After several recent spe...

Province Backs Down On Agricultural Land Changes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Thousands of letters have forced the B.C. government to consider making changes to a proposed law affecting the management of the province'...

Historic Deals Open Sacred Headwaters To Development

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A British Columbia First Nation whose territory includes some of the province's most majestic and resource rich lands signed revenue-sharin...