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B.C.'s Budgetary Sleight Of Hand

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.01.2014 | 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.

The Brands B.C. Loves Best

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

High street retailer London Drugs has been named "B.C.'s Most Loved Brand", after BC Business magazine teamed up with pollsters Ipsos to find out whic...

Too Many Struggling To Get By In A 'Have' Province

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Halifax or Vancouver? Ask most folk which city boasts the higher median family income and chances are they'll say Vancouver. They couldn't be more wrong.

Site C Dam Is Unneeded Archaic Mega-Project

Liz Logan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Liz Logan

We question where the region's breaking point is. We question how much is too much. We want to be clear that we are not opposed to development opportunities, our region has been welcoming oil, gas and mining projects for nearly 60 years. We simply want developers and government, including organizations like BC Hydro to respect the rights and values of those who live here every day.

Site C Putting 6 Mammal Species At Risk: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A report to be presented at a public hearing on the Site C dam says the massive project on the Peace River in northeastern B.C. ...

Site C Could Survive Most Powerful Earthquake Ever?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - BC Hydro engineers have told the Joint Review Panel for the Site C project that the dam's design is robust and could withstand a...

DAMMED

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The province of Alberta is concerned that a multibillion-dollar hydroelectric dam proposed in northeastern British Columbia coul...

Why BC Hydro's Hands Are Tied

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Officially, it is called the "Site C Clean Energy Project," but the scale and impact of a massive dam proposed by the province's...

Site C Review Begins With First Nations Welcome

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Environmental review hearings into the massive Site C hydroelectric dam proposed by BC Hydro began Monday with a welcome to pane...

DAM OPPOSED

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - To Gwen Johansson, the most valuable thing about the Peace River that wends its way though northern British Columbia and Alberta...

B.C. Schools Sunk By Hydro Bills

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Energy Minister Bill Bennett has turned down a request from the British Columbia School Trustees Association for a special deal or exemptio...

Site C's Supporters, Opponents At The Ready

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Supporters of BC Hydro's Site C hydroelectric project appear to have torn a page from the environmental strategy book, signing u...

BC Hydro Bills Set To Soar

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Hydro rates in British Columbia are set to increase up to 40 per cent over the next decade, but Energy Minister Bill Bennett said residents...

What Harm Will Site C Do?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Hydro has submitted a long list of species at risk that will be affected by its proposed Site C hydroelectric dam, after a joint federa...

Smart Meter Critics Go Commercial

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Opponents of BC Hydro's smart meters are going commercial in their fight against the wireless transmitters.The group Citizens for Safe Tec...

$1-Billion Hydro Project's Preferred Contractor Is..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Hydro says SNC-Lavalin has been selected as the preferred contractor to design and build the $1-billion John Hart Generating Station re...

Site C Hearings: Soon

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Public hearings into the massive Site C project proposed by BC Hydro will begin next month, after a joint federal-provincial review panel ...

The Cliché That's Costing B.C. Big Time

Jordan Bateman | Posted 12.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Whether BC Liberal or NDP, governments have grown reliant on the cash flowing from ICBC and BC Hydro ratepayers. Any suggestion of reduction is met with ministerial shrugs and the talking point: "How would we fund health and other services without that money? Should we raise taxes?" Yet, the ignored solution can be found in another cliché: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

Can This River Be Brought Back To Life?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - An aboriginal band in north-central B.C. has moved towards harnessing the power of a hydro-electric dam that flooded their territory and im...

Site C Review Stalls

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - It could be some time before a joint review panel considering the proposed Site C Dam in northeastern B.C., makes a decision abo...

Don't Want One? It'll Cost You

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Hydro customers who don't want a smart meter installed in their homes will have to pay up or consider other options for partially optin...

Not So Fast, BC Hydro

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark and Energy Minister Bill Bennett are trying to lessen the shock of possible 26-per-cent BC Hydro rate hikes connected...

BC Hydro Scraps 'Dead Ducks'

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - At least 10 contracts with independent power producers will be cancelled and another nine will be put off as BC Hydro looks for ways to cu...

Another Push For Controversial B.C. Dam?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Hydro expects a 40 per cent increase in energy demand in the province over the next 20 years, as the population expands and a nascent l...

Is BC Hydro Out To Get Him?

CBC | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Hydro is denying claims made by former Premier Bill Vander Zalm that the company intentionally placed smart meter equipment directly outside his ...