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It's Time To Take The First Real Step Towards A Debt-Free B.C.

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

You may not realize it, but you're drowning in debt. In fact, we all are.

Proposed B.C. LNG Income Tax Rate Cut In Half

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government climbed down from its proposed goal of a seven per cent income tax on liquefied natural gas, earning praise...

B.C. LNG Emissions Law Greenest In World: Environment Minister

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - New legislation introduced in British Columbia requires liquefied natural gas plants to meet emission standards or face penalties and makes...

B.C. Needs To Turn Jobs Blueprint Green

Lizanne Foster | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

The B.C. Jobs Blueprint has a few worthy goals that, if achieved, will go a long way toward addressing both societal injustices and economic needs: a dramatic increase in young people entering the trades, training opportunities for aboriginal students, and support for education and training for people with disabilities. But where the plan falls apart is that it focuses on an industry that not only spews vast amounts of chemicals into our waterways but also speeds up global warming, the driver of climate change.

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...

Vancouver's 'Anti-Everything' Mayor May Not Be 'Right Kind' Of Leader

Mike Klassen | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

Christy Clark told the audience that to ensure economic growth in B.C. they had to help elect the "right kind of leaders" in the upcoming municipal elections. It was a message clearly meant to infuse the campaigns currently happening in Vancouver.

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. LNG Must Build 'Communities, Not Camps': Horgan

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The promised massive benefits of British Columbia's liquefied natural gas industry must flow to residents and not to big energy companies, ...

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?

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.

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...

B.C. Liberal Insiders Charged In Ethnic Vote Scandal

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Charges have been approved under British Columbia's Election Act against two people and a corporation over the April 2012 byelection in the...

B.C. Liberal Insiders Charged In Ethnic Outreach Scandal

CBC | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Brian Bonney and Mark Robertson have each been charged with three offences under the Elections Act in relation to election contributions and expenses....

B.C. Teachers Won't Stop Striking Just Because We're Asked Nicely

Cecelia Griffiths | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Cecelia Griffiths

B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender has asked the teachers to stop striking now, please. I hate to disappoint you, Mr. Fassbender, but it doesn't matter how nicely you ask. What matters is that you fund public education. Properly.

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.

Christy Clark's Bridesmaid Sues NDP MLA

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NDP MLA Rob Fleming is being sued by a B.C. deputy minister — and bridesmaid of Premier Christy Clark — for comments he made about her position in...

Teachers Create Satirical Christy Clark Board Game

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Two B.C. teachers have created a satirical board game that lets you "race across British Columbia to shut down schools, privatize the industry and rai...

Connecting The Dots Between Mount Polley Mine Owner, Squamish LNG, Harper

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

With the curtains slowly opening around politicians and corporate owners, the sordid, unholy bedfellow goings-on would make Ron Jeremy blush. (Cover your eyes now children and those pure of heart.)

A Teacher's Appeal To BC Liberals Of Conscience

Lizanne Foster | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

We are appealing to BC Liberals of conscience, BC Liberals who walk with integrity to speak to your peers in the party. Speak to them about what you feel is at stake if public education continues to be underfunded and your leader continues her crash and burn attack that started 12 years ago.

Troubling Isn't The Word For It, Minister De Jong

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

If cabinet ministers had theme songs, B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong's would likely be "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," because when there's a misstep in government it's a safe bet he'll be troubled by it.

B.C. Budget Surplus $200M Higher Than Forecast

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's post-election budget surplus came in $200 million higher than forecast, but the province's finance minister said that do...