City of Vancouver Addicted To Debt

City of Vancouver Addicted To Debt

07.18.2014
It's important to remember that the city, like the rest of us, has to pay interest on debt in addition to repaying the principal. With...
Teachers' Union Hopes For Mediation Next Month

Teachers' Union Hopes For Mediation Next Month

The Canadian Press  07.16.2014
VANCOUVER - Both sides in British Columbia's ongoing teachers' dispute are talking about "mediation" but still remain far apart on key...
B.C. Budget Surplus $200M Higher Than Forecast

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

Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press  07.15.2014
VICTORIA - British Columbia's post-election budget surplus came in $200 million higher than forecast, but the province's finance minister...
Gov't Won't Impose Settlement In Teachers' Strike: Finance Minister

Gov't Won't Impose Settlement In Teachers' Strike: Finance Minister

The Canadian Press  07.15.2014
VANCOUVER - The B.C. government will not impose a settlement in the teachers' dispute even if there's no deal by September, the finance...
Troubling Isn't The Word For It, Minister De Jong

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

07.15.2014
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...
Gay MLA, Partner Rejected As Adoptive Parents

Gay MLA, Partner Rejected As Adoptive Parents

07.11.2014
A gay Vancouver politician says he and his husband were rejected as foster parents because of their sexual orientation. Spencer Chandra-Herbert,...
B.C. Climate Action Plan 2.0?

B.C. Climate Action Plan 2.0?

07.10.2014
Clearly there's a difference between trying to read the tea leaves on where the government could be going with climate action in the province,...
An 'Epic' LNG Battle Pits Squamish Against B.C. Liberals

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

07.10.2014
We all have busy lives. And that's exactly how the more mischievous of politicians like it. A busy, distracted, and somewhat plump populace...
Enbridge Unswayed By Supreme Court Ruling

Enbridge Unswayed By Supreme Court Ruling

Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press  07. 9.2014
CALGARY - The Supreme Court of Canada's recent ruling on aboriginal title has not swayed Enbridge Inc.'s outlook for its controversial...
Meet B.C.'s Ford Nation

Meet B.C.'s Ford Nation

07. 9.2014
That's what makes Ford Nation so extraordinary -- the incredible dichotomy that exists when it comes to criticism of most politicians and...
B.C.'s $1-Billion Investment Fails To Improve Primary Health Care

B.C.'s $1-Billion Investment Fails To Improve Primary Health Care

07. 4.2014
Since 2006, British Columbia has spent more than $1 billion to improve primary health care. So have B.C. patients benefited from such a...
2nd Mediator Declines To Help Solve Teacher Dispute

2nd Mediator Declines To Help Solve Teacher Dispute

Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press  07. 2.2014
VANCOUVER - Mediation is off the table for now in the ongoing labour dispute between British Columbia's striking teachers and their employer,...
B.C. Raises Speed Limit On Some Highways

B.C. Raises Speed Limit On Some Highways

The Canadian Press  07. 2.2014
VANCOUVER - An overhaul of speed limits on British Columbia roads means drivers can put the pedal a little closer to the metal on some...
B.C. Teachers' Fight: It IS All About the Money

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

07. 2.2014
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...