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Meet The Scandalous Companies Working For BC Hydro

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Left out of its December release -- announcing the awarding of the $1.75 billion contract -- was any mention of collusion and bid-rigging by Korean-based Samsung C&T; the ongoing investigation by a Spanish magistrate and anti-corruption prosecutors into "allegations of misappropriation of public funds, falsifying documents and money laundering" at Acciona; and liquidity issues at Petrowest.

Cat Stuck On Hydro Pole Saved In 140 Characters Or Less

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia

#savethePrincetonBCcat

Someone's Idea Of A Fun Wednesday Is Sawing Down Hydro Poles

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Power went out for 6,000 customers.

B.C. Liberals Have Mastered The Art Of Returning Donors' Favours

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Just thumb through the party's 2009 donor list for a sense of how widespread the practice of awarding contracts to friends has become. Back then, someone must have woke up on New Year's Day with one hell of a hangover -- not from the night before -- but from the bank balance in the B.C. Liberal party's account.

Woman Killed As Windstorm Pummels B.C. Coast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Careful out there.

BC Hydro Applies To Increase Rates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Hydro President and CEO Jessica McDonald said the increase is included in the 10-year plan.

Balancing The B.C. Budget

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Petty. One word that springs to mind after last week's B.C. budget. At best, it's a lip service budget. Tweak here, tweak there, but devoid of any ...

Are B.C. Liberals And B.C. Hydro In Opposition?

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Make no mistake, there's a price to pay when B.C. Hydro becomes a political arm of government. The intertwining of self-interests gets complicated, while the interests of ratepayers can take a backseat to political interests.

B.C. Can't Take Another Four Years Of Christy Clark

Sarah Miller | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Sarah Miller

The people of B.C. are waking up, big time. I'm sure this scares the hell out of Clark, who might finally be coming to the realization that every scandal, misstep or moronic statement can't be fixed with a smiling photo op in a hard hat.

What Is B.C.'s Energy Future After The Paris Climate Agreement?

Blair King | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

In Paris Canada agreed to drop our greenhouse gas emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. To achieve this goal Canada will need to cut fossil fuels out of our transportation and home heating energy budgets by the middle of this century. Fossil fuels represent 60 per cent of B.C.'s current energy needs.

BC Hydro Hid Millions In Spending From Regulator: NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"...it is a terrible message to send when you have BC Hydro behaving in this way."

Heavy Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Sigh.

B.C. To Sign Massive Site C Dam Construction Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The contract is expected to create 1,500 jobs at its peak.

Thousands Lose Power As Heavy Winds Hit B.C.

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Victoria, Duncan, Abbotsford and Chilliwack were hit particularly hard.

Patronage Heaven, Keeping It In The Family

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Lip service to local autonomy.

Heavy Rain Now Follows Wicked Storm That Pounded B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The downpour could overwhelm debris-clogged drains, adding to the woes of the estimated 60,000 customers still waiting for power.

Dispelling Some Myths About British Columbia's Energy Picture

Blair King | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

Anyone who tells you that we don't need the new power from a project like the Site C dam doesn't understand British Columbia's energy picture.

Site C Dam 'Doesn't Make Sense' Says Former BC Hydro CEO

DeSmog Canada | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen says ratepayers will face a "devastating" increase in their electricity bills if the Site C dam is built

That's Some Power Outage Map, BC Hydro

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Balls!

It's Time B.C. Liberal Government Showed Us All Those Rainy-Day Savings

Lizanne Foster | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

Saving is a simple concept in some sense. You do without now so that you can have something you need or want later. The incentive to save now is the later reward. But what is the reward that the B.C. Liberals have in store for us after "saving" taxpayers' money for the past 14 years?

5 Seriously Disturbing B.C. Political Donations

DeSmog Canada | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

The 2014 financial reports from B.C.'s political parties are out and my face hurts from all of the eyebrow raising.

Site C Panel Chair Claims 'Dereliction Of Duty' By B.C. Government

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Kevin Grandia

Panel chair Harry Swain says that the province went ahead and approved the construction of the Site C dam in haste at a time when, "there's a whole bunch of unanswered questions, some of which would be markedly advanced by waiting three or four years."

Premier Sides With Union On $8.8-Billion Site C Dam

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Not allowing unionized workers on the $8.8-billion project would have amounted to "chaos."

Beware BC Hydro Scam Calls: Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Business owners were told on the phone that unless they paid immediately their power would be cut off in less than an hour.

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.