VANCOUVER - Alberta's premier is urging the country to get behind several controversial pipeline projects linked to the province's oilsands, warning that all Canadians will "feel the pain" if they are...
Personalized learning will mean that more often than not your child will be interacting with his/her personal computer while completing courses online. It makes so much sense to try to sell this doublespeak version of "personalized" to parents. It's so much cheaper to buy a new computer than to pay a teacher's salary year after year.
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - Four months after a torrent of mine water and waste gushed into two south-central British Columbia lakes, the province says the mine's owner is only at the forefront of a clean-u...
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VICTORIA - British Columbia's finance minister ordered a review Monday of newly revealed emails connected to the province's advanced education minister and his time as a board member at Kwantlen Polyt...
In the aftermath of his grandson's arrest at Burnaby Mountain, environmentalist David Suzuki delivered a scathing speech blasting the RCMP for their treatment of anti-pipeline protesters. "To the RCMP...
VANCOUVER - About a dozen more people have been arrested at a pipeline protest in a conservation area in Vancouver.The protesters were taken away Saturday after crossing a police line on Burnaby Mount...
BURNABY, B.C. - First Nations vowed to stand in unity with protesters as police kept up arrests Friday in a Metro Vancouver conservation area where crews resumed survey work for the proposed Trans Mou...
With a four-year term, municipal officials will have more time to accomplish long-term goals and offer solid political leadership during the approval and construction of major infrastructure projects such as rapid transit lines.
VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark has attacked the Opposition New Democrats as irrelevant and without principles during a question period where she offered her support for the one-member Green Party.Cl...
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VICTORIA - Liquor laws are set to loosen up on April 1 in British Columbia, but the province's attorney general says residents shouldn't expect huge price differences in their favourite drinks.Suzanne...
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SURREY, B.C. - Energy utility FortisBC is preparing to introduce a common provincial rate for natural gas, resulting for some customers in annual savings of more than $200.The company says the B.C. Ut...
Saturday was a good day for local democracy in B.C. As one person noted online: "First time in my life I've had to wait to vote in a local election....What the hell is going on?" What was going on was that voters were coming out of the woodwork by the thousands in towns and cities across B.C. and it seems that those who skipped 2011 had one thing on their mind this time.
VICTORIA - British Columbia's mid-Coast region has been hit hard by government ferry service cuts that threaten to turn the community of Bella Coola into a dead-end town, says the operator of an eco-f...
This revenue -- which doesn't include corporate taxes, property taxes, sales tax or a myriad of other taxes B.C. residents are charged -- pays for things that benefit people far outside the Canuck dressing room. The Canuck players' income tax bill alone covers roughly the cost of 600 young teachers - or 425 Vancouver police officers.
What do you love about B.C.'s Fraser River, the Gulf Islands, and the Salish Sea? What are your concerns for the future of the Salish Sea region, the health of the B.C. economy and the impacts of climate change? The answers to these personal questions are fundamental to informing decisions about Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain expansion and are at the heart of "Directly Affected," a new documentary film produced by Vancouver filmmaker Zack Embree and Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
I worked for one of the campaigns and while things can get heated on the campaign trail, once the election has passed, you put your banners down and work with each other. That's something I've learned over the last few years. You may not agree with your MP or MLA or city councillor, but at the end of the day, they are your representative and your voice in government.
The voting day lineup at Mount Pleasant Community Centre. Vancouver voters showed much more interest in civic politics this year, with turnout in Saturday's election topping 44 per cent. Only about 3...
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There were a few surprises in Saturday's civic elections in B.C., with some mayoral upsets and one supposedly close race that turned out to be a blowout. The contest to lead B.C.'s fastest growing cit...
On Saturday, when every other town in B.C. voted for new municipal leaders, there was no voting in Jumbo, a "small town" with no residents and no buildings.
VANCOUVER - Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson won re-election Saturday, soundly defeating his main opponent despite indications late in the campaign that the mayor's bid for a third term was in trouble...
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It has become clear to me that public opinion has swung hard against Gregor Robertson's team. If their opponents could match Vision's base of volunteers and manpower provided by labour groups, it is most likely there would be a change in government. Alas, that is a big "if."
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Coters have been asking me, "What can one councillor do at Vancouver City Hall? How can you make a difference?" I am, after all, the lone candidate for a new party called OneCity -- or "One Dude" as a Province columnist put it -- in Saturday's municipal election. But I'm not lonely. I have a lot of good people backing my candidacy and this wider movement for positive change in Vancouver.
If anybody can operate pipelines and oil tankers, Canadians can. Proof of this is the track record of the Port of Vancouver which has operated safely with no major oil spills in more than 100 years. Voting for Gregor Robertson means voting to support a foreign-funded campaign that is keeping Canada over a barrel and costing our country billions.
The citizens of Surrey have an opportunity to elect candidates who will put the best interests of the residents and people first. Wow! Can you imagine? Let's make it happen.
Vision has squandered a great deal of the public confidence that returned it to power in 2011, and it's lost a good deal of mine. My recommendation, given an overall review of needed skill set and policy, is for a Vision-led minority government with a substantially empowered NPA and Green opposition.
To be a candidate who actually gets elected, I also have to be unique. As far as I know, I'm the only candidate that's marketing by getting matches on the dating apps Tinder, Grindr, and Scruff. I figure these are some of the best places to meet people these days. I go where my peers are and use the technology designed to connect us.
Four emails alleging sexual impropriety by a civic official are at the centre of controversy and a court battle over defamation. Last month, the emails were sent to District of Mission Mayor Ted Adle...
As a COPE candidate, Audrey Siegl is running in this week's municipal election. If she wins, Siegl will be the first woman of indigenous ancestry to take a seat at Vancouver city hall.
It's bad enough that David Black is allowing his newspaper chain to print misinformation. Newspaper people are usually pretty big on getting their facts right. But it is worse that Black is letting this happen at the same time he is seeking environmental credibility to bolster his refinery plans. The disconnect makes people wonder whether they can trust his "green" claims about Kitimat if his newspapers are preaching climate denial.
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Considering that local councils in B.C. spend more than $8 billion a year of our money, it's a bit of a paradox that most voters -- if it's anything like last time -- will find something else to do this Saturday. In 2011, some communities saw turnouts of less than 30 per cent. In Vancouver, 34.6 per cent of voters cast a ballot. So maybe it's time to spark some inter-provincial rivalry for bragging rights.
VICTORIA - A Scrooge-like policy at some Vancouver Island seniors' care homes could mean elderly residents won't have Christmas dinner with their families, says Opposition New Democrat Leader John Hor...
With less than two weeks to go before the civic election, incumbent mayor and Vision Vancouver leader Gregor Robertson is suing opponent Kirk LaPointe for defamation. In a statement of claim filed Thu...