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

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.23.2014 | 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 11.22.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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 10.25.2014 | 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...

An 'Epic' LNG Battle Pits Squamish Against B.C. Liberals

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

We all have busy lives. And that's exactly how the more mischievous of politicians like it. A busy, distracted, and somewhat plump populace who, even if they find out about a government program they don't like, won't quite be able to find the time, energy, or solidarity to do battle. In the case of B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her grandiose LNG dream, that's the modus operandi.

B.C. Teachers' Fight: It IS All About the Money

Elisha Bonnis | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Elisha Bonnis

I regularly see comments on social media such as, "If you really cared about the kids, you wouldn't ask for a signing bonus." Since when is there an inverse correlation between how much teachers care about students and how much of a wage increase they ask for through bargaining?

Why B.C.'s Murky Political Lobbying Industry Is So Troubling

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The intertwining of lobbyists with a political party's fundraising apparatus is worrisome, because ultimately both sides risk developing a dependency on keeping the other happy and the money flowing. It rarely ends well.

B.C. Minister Broke Rules, Keeps Job

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats are calling on Premier Christy Clark to boot her minister of advanced education from cabinet af...

B.C. Government Failures Have Worsened Dispute With B.C. Teachers

Ramesh Ranjan | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ramesh Ranjan

If Crown corporation execs and Christy Clark's makeup/communications team warrant hefty increases to their already bloated salaries, why can't there be an agreement on a reasonable wage increase for teachers?

B.C. Liberals Know How To Party

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Negotiations with B.C. teachers must be stressful, judging by the steam Education Minister Peter Fassbender was letting off on a mechanical bull o...

Clark Not Worried About Russia-China Gas Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s premier is brushing aside a massive natural gas deal between China and Russia, insisting she's not worried it will affect her provi...

Site C Dam Not The Answer For This Or Next Generation

Adam Olsen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

If the B.C. Liberals move forward with Site C they are locking British Columbians into huge, long-term debt while stifling innovation in energy production and transmission for another generation.