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Premier Christy Clark Has Left Us No Choice

Lizanne Foster | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

What choices can I make as an individual taxpayer with the money you say you have saved me? I can't provide a better public transportation system. I can't provide more doctors or more nurses. I can't ensure our elderly are cared for.

B.C. Budget 2015 Pushes Dream Of White Picket Fence Further Out Of Reach

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

But what's really killing off the economic hopes of most British Columbians is the incessant nickel-and-diming by a government that lacks the political will to set personal income tax rates at a level where the tax burden is shared fairly among everyone in B.C.

B.C. Budget Balanced, But LNG Boom Nowhere To Be Seen

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Finance Minister Mike de Jong's budget projects a surplus of $284 million.

B.C. Pays $5.5 Million For Controversial First Nations Burial Site

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The amount is broken down as $850,000 for the land and $4.6 million for the private owner, who had started to build a retirement home on the property.

It's time To Implement Mount Polley Report Recommendations

Adam Olsen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

At this moment in time, all we really know is that the status quo in our mining industry cannot go on.

RCMP Warned Gov't Budget Cuts Would Affect Highway Of Tears Probe

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens — the commanding officer for the province — sent a memo to the province's director of police services outlining the potential impact of the cuts.

B.C. To Hunt Wolves By Helicopter To Save Endangered Caribou

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Government-contracted hunters were in helicopters over two regions of British Columbia on Thursday as the province launched a controversia...

Namu, B.C.: The Province Needs To Do More

Adam Olsen | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

For years British Columbians and Canadians have demanded that our governments do something about marine waste. The fish cannery in Namu, B.C. is the latest of many slow-moving environmental disasters.

LNG Pipelines Won't Carry Oil, Bitumen: B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A proposed network of pipelines from natural gas fields in British Columbia's northeast to liquefied natural gas export plants in the north...

2015 Resolutions For B.C.'s Government, As Suggested By You

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 01.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is wrapping up 2014 as one of Canada's least popular premiers. So that got us thinking: What could she and the rest of t...

B.C. Adults Must Now Pay For High School Upgrades

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver School Board is calling on the B.C. government to reverse a decision that will abolish funding for some adult students.Adult...

'Stuff Your Stockings With B.C. Coal': Province's Holiday Advice

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Someone on the B.C. government media team is working extra hard on pushing the holiday spirit. Case in point: a news release that advises you to "stuf...

Petronas B.C. LNG Project A 'Done Deal' Despite Delay: Clark

CP | Abdul Latheef, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - British Columbia's premier said Monday the province's multibillion-dollar agreement with Petronas to build a liquefied natural gas terminal ...

Dear Santa: Here Is What B.C. Wants For Christmas

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Dear Santa: You probably don't get Christmas letters from an entire province, but this year we hope you'll think of adding B.C. to your magical journey.

B.C. Post-Secondary Presidents Are Spending Like Rock Stars

Jordan Bateman | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

If these expenses are an example of presidents acting frugally in the face of funding shortfalls, taxpayers should be very concerned.

Petronas Delaying Proposed B.C. LNG Terminal

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - Malaysian energy giant Petronas said Wednesday it's delaying its proposed liquefied natural gas terminal near Prince Rupert, B.C., even thou...

B.C. Tax Rates A Win For Canuck Fans

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.17.2015 | 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 01.10.2015 | 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 01.03.2015 | 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 12.30.2014 | 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 12.30.2014 | 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 12.27.2014 | 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 12.24.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.14.2014 | 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...