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The Pricey Cost Of B.C. Liberals' Secrets

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Just how far is the B.C. government willing to go to guard its secrets? A great distance, if the 2012 health ministry firings are any indication. Four million documents linked to the firings have mysteriously materialized out of thin air for the latest investigation into the scandal, this one by B.C. ombudsperson Jay Chalke.

FIFA Women's World Cup Was a Triumph for Vancouver

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

While the FIFA tournament was a national event, with six Canadian cities hosting games, Vancouver has been the big winner -- especially because the Americans made the final. While tickets for the championship match were sold out long ago, the influx of visitors from south of the border spiked spending this weekend.

FIFA Women's World Cup a Winner for Tourism

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Last week, FIFA took centre stage in the world media for all the wrong reasons. This week, the beautiful game will rely on its most beautiful players to re-focus attention on the sport itself. That means eyes of the soccer world will be on Canada for the entirety of the 2015 Women's World Cup, which starts on June 6 with a pair of matches in Edmonton and culminates on July 5 in Vancouver.

This Dog Had The Best. Day. Ever. In Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

May your springtime adventures be as happy as Five's, everyone.

Why the Grey Cup Matters to Canada

Vacay.ca | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada

Rob Bridges was among the many visitors to Vancouver this week that reminded me why the Grey Cup matters. A proud Hamiltonian, Bridges travelled more than 4,300 kilometres to cheer on his hometown team, despite the fact they were overwhelming underdogs.

Why the Grey Cup Is More Than Just a Game

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

Rob Bridges was among the many visitors to Vancouver this week that reminded me why the Grey Cup matters. A proud Hamiltonian, Bridges travelled more ...

New Roof At BC Place Leaks. Again

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The fancy new(-ish) retractable roof at BC Place in downtown Vancouver has apparently started leaking. Again. Some fans who attended the Vancouver ...

Former B.C. Lottery Boss Repays $55,000

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA – The former boss of the B.C. Lottery Corporation has paid back $55,000 collected while he was found to be in a conflict of interest. Mi...

Dogs Leap To Death From BC Place Ledge

CBC | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A concrete ledge fronting shrubbery on Vancouver's BC Place plaza has been fooling some off-leash dogs, leading them to jump over it and fall about 10...

WATCH: BC Place's Sound Wave Lights

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Tonight marks the second and final night of Vancouver's popular Contact Winter Music Festival. The annual Blueprint Events electronic dance music p...

Adrian Dix: The Unpredictable Premier?

Jordan Bateman | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Voters want to know where their potential leaders stand before they have to walk into a polling station and put a tick next to a party's name. While it's impossible for anyone to fully anticipate and articulate every possible challenge and scenario ahead of a four-year term in office, taxpayers want a predictable pattern set out. Political leaders should be able to change their mind as circumstances change, but nothing had changed about asset sales or Kinder Morgan.

Clark Campaign Negative: Poll

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Christy Clark and the BC Liberals are running the most negative provincial election campaign of all four major parties, according to new figures relea...

BC Place Sale Not Easy As It Looks

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Selling the Crown-owned BC Place stadium to pay off government debt may be a popular proposal during the provincial election, but experts ...

BC Place Under The Hammer?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. NDP government would put debt-ridden BC Pavilion Corporation (PAVCO) under severe scrutiny, charging a panel with a viability plan for its futu...

Stop PavCo's Banana Republic Tactics On BC Place Info Requests

Jordan Bateman | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Why shouldn't taxpayers know what the B.C. Lions or Vancouver Whitecaps pay to play in our $563 million stadium? Why shouldn't we be aware of the legal issues surrounding the stadium's roof? Or why the Telus naming deal died?

B.C. Place Costs Under Investigation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The NDP says B.C.'s auditor general will examine the half billion-dollar cost of renovating B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, work that inc...

Crossed Off my Bucket List? Hearing "Hey Jude" Live

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Music
Kolby Solinsky

Hearing "Hey Jude" live? How can that not be on your bucket list? Is there another song anywhere in the universe that begs the same effect, or comes with the same aura, when its played to people who've paid to see and hear it? On Sunday night, Paul McCartney had his way with 60,000 Canadians.

BC Place Workers Gear Up For Strike, While Grey Cup Looms

CBC | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada

Workers at BC Place have issued a 72-hour strike notice, saying ongoing contract negotiations have gone nowhere. On Monday, the union repr...

BC Place Finds Its Retractable Youth

CP | Jim Morris, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A multi-million dollar makeover has transformed BC Place Stadium from a dinosaur of a building teetering on obsolescence to a facility sto...