Three-Term Surrey Mayor Won't Run Again

Three-Term Surrey Mayor Won't Run Again

04.27.2014
Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts announced her departure from city politics Saturday afternoon at the grand opening celebration for the new city...
Why British Columbians Want to Speed the Shift to Clean Energy

Why British Columbians Want to Speed the Shift to Clean Energy

04.27.2014
Though the B.C. government primarily sees China as a market for carbon-based fuels -- including the roughly eight million metric tonnes...
Teachers Wage Demands Will Hurt B.C.'s Credit Rating: Negotiator

Teachers Wage Demands Will Hurt B.C.'s Credit Rating: Negotiator

Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press  04.25.2014
VICTORIA - Wage demands by British Columbia's teachers are so high they threaten the province's financial future, the Liberal government's...
'If LNG Fails, This Town Will Fail'

'If LNG Fails, This Town Will Fail'

The Canadian Press  04.24.2014
FORT NELSON, B.C. - The mayor of Fort Nelson, B.C., has issued a public apology to provincial bureaucrats and gas industry officials expelled...
Odd, Outlandish And Over-The-Top Donations To B.C. Political Parties

Odd, Outlandish And Over-The-Top Donations To B.C. Political Parties

04.23.2014
What do a Conservative party senator from Ontario, the Toronto Blue Jays, an Ontario public sector union and a part-owner of the Calgary...
Law Infringes On Free Speech, Upheld: Judge

Law Infringes On Free Speech, Upheld: Judge

James Keller, The Canadian Press  04.21.2014
VANCOUVER - A British Columbia judge has upheld a law that requires anyone engaged in political advertising during a provincial election...
Why Does B.C. Gov't So Desperately Want Grizzly Bears Dead?

Why Does B.C. Gov't So Desperately Want Grizzly Bears Dead?

04.19.2014
We want these bears dead. This is the message the B.C. government's "reallocation policy" sends across the country. This policy is also...
Squamish on the Precipice: Saying 'No' to LNG

Squamish on the Precipice: Saying 'No' to LNG

04.19.2014
We were told how other towns that accepted this industrial turn now look. It's not pretty. "Drive through some of those towns," we were...
Rock Stars, Politicians, Doctors Support Drug Policy Reform

Rock Stars, Politicians, Doctors Support Drug Policy Reform

04.19.2014
"The reality is that young people today have easier access to marijuana than to alcohol and tobacco. That should be the core of the conversation...
Protection Of B.C. Waterfront Areas Flawed: Report

Protection Of B.C. Waterfront Areas Flawed: Report

The Canadian Press  04.16.2014
VICTORIA - The B.C. government lacks oversight of an environmental regulation meant to protect the areas that border rivers, lakes and...
Town With Most To Gain Leads On Northern Gateway Rejection

Town With Most To Gain Leads On Northern Gateway Rejection

04.16.2014
With a federal decision on Northern Gateway imminent, this vote in Kitimat sets the tone. If the Canadian government supports the project,...
Environment Minister Backtracks On Assessments

Environment Minister Backtracks On Assessments

The Canadian Press  04.16.2014
FORT NELSON, B.C. - British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak has done a complete turn around on a decision that would have exempted...
B.C. Quietly Drops Environmental Requirement

B.C. Quietly Drops Environmental Requirement

Dene Moore, The Canadian Press  04.16.2014
VANCOUVER - The B.C. government is exempting about 99 per cent of the natural gas produced in the province from automatic environmental...
Killing B.C. Environmental Reviews 'Not In The Public Interest'

Killing B.C. Environmental Reviews 'Not In The Public Interest'

04.15.2014
"Environmental assessments are supposed to allow the public and regulators to better understand and avoid potential risks. Removing the...