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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 08.22.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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...

Signed On For B.C. LNG Project

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. Premier Christy Clark says a proposed liquefied natural gas development has reached an important milestone now that four major energy...

Teachers Wage Demands Will Hurt B.C.'s Credit Rating: Negotiator

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Wage demands by British Columbia's teachers are so high they threaten the province's financial future, the Liberal government's chief contr...

Protection Of B.C. Waterfront Areas Flawed: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government lacks oversight of an environmental regulation meant to protect the areas that border rivers, lakes and streams, says t...

How B.C. Plans To Fill LNG Jobs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has released a road map designed to attract and train the tens of thousands of workers that would be needed...

B.C. Speaker Pays Back $5K For Husband's Flight

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The Speaker of British Columbia's legislature offered an apology to taxpayers Tuesday while at the same time repaying the more than $5,...

B.C.'s Wild Pig Problem

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - If they've got any sense, these pigs should fly — or at least find a really good hiding place.The provincial government has declared open...

B.C. Govn't Issued Illegal Water Permits For Fracking: Lawsuit

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A pair of environmental groups allege the British Columbia government is skirting its own laws by allowing energy firms to spend years usi...

Is B.C. Government Recording Everything It Should?

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - On a Tuesday morning last November, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford emerged from a meeting to an...

Are B.C. Teachers Preparing To Strike?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The long-standing animosities between British Columbia's unionized teachers and the Liberal government have surfaced again with the release...

B.C. Losing its Tax Advantage -- and Its People

Jordan Bateman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Our beautiful landscape, outdoorsy way of life, and mild weather can only overcome a certain amount of taxes. People are already beginning to vote with their feet, leaving our province for greener pastures -- another spin that will continue to speed up if the BC Liberals do not reverse course.

B.C.'s Budgetary Sleight Of Hand

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The funny thing about provincial budgets is that sometimes they tell you a lot more about a government's attitude than what the politicians might have intended when they first wrote the document.