'One Tough Mother' Runs For Surrey Mayor

'One Tough Mother' Runs For Surrey Mayor

09.22.2014
Surrey city councillor Barinder Rasode announced today she will be running for Mayor of Surrey in the upcoming municipal election.  Rasode...
I Refuse To Stop Spending My Own Money On My Classroom

I Refuse To Stop Spending My Own Money On My Classroom

09.22.2014
Yes, I've bought the materials in the boxes that I'll be hauling to work each day this week. And yes, I sincerely wish that I hadn't had...
A Normal Sunday, At Last

A Normal Sunday, At Last

09.21.2014
The early afternoon sun brightens the kitchen as it shines down through the skylight; I can hear my two youngest children, managing to...
BACK TO SCHOOL!

BACK TO SCHOOL!

Steven Chua, The Canadian Press  09.21.2014
VANCOUVER - Many parents and students in B.C. are relieved school is finally starting on Monday after three weeks of delay, and some say...
Teachers Shut Out Of B.C. Liberal Fundraiser After 'Security' Concerns

Teachers Shut Out Of B.C. Liberal Fundraiser After 'Security' Concerns

09.21.2014
A group of teachers who bought tickets to B.C. Liberal fundraiser say they were rejected from attending after concerns about “security,”...
'Neither Side Got Exactly What They Wanted'

'Neither Side Got Exactly What They Wanted'

Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press  09.19.2014
VANCOUVER - With British Columbia's teachers' strike resolved, George Tso is shifting from stress to school-mode after three weeks using...
Report Exposes Government Mismanagement Of B.C. Ferries

Report Exposes Government Mismanagement Of B.C. Ferries

09.19.2014
The report is straight to the point -- a decade's worth of backward ferries policy is damaging the provincial economy. Frankly, for a government...
The Last Day of School

The Last Day of School

09.19.2014
As families in B.C. prepare for the long-awaited return to school, I am inspired to sit down and write out my own reflections of this past...
B.C. Teachers' Strike Ends With Bittersweet Contract Approval

B.C. Teachers' Strike Ends With Bittersweet Contract Approval

Tamsyn Burgmann and Dene Moore, The Canadian Press  09.19.2014
VANCOUVER - Half a million British Columbia students will start their school year next week after the province's strike-weary public school...
Bridge Between Gabriola And Vancouver Island To Be Considered

Bridge Between Gabriola And Vancouver Island To Be Considered

The Canadian Press  09.19.2014
VICTORIA - Ferry service between Gabriola Island and Vancouver Island is so unreliable and expensive that it needs to be replaced by two...
B.C. Teachers Vote On Bittersweet Contract Deal With Province

B.C. Teachers Vote On Bittersweet Contract Deal With Province

Dene Moore, The Canadian Press  09.18.2014
VANCOUVER - The mood was bittersweet Thursday as British Columbia teachers cast ballots on a tentative contract deal that could bring down...
The Conspiracy Of Silence In B.C. Schools Is Over

The Conspiracy Of Silence In B.C. Schools Is Over

09.18.2014
Well, here we are, with a deal to vote on. We're climbing up out of the trenches, dusting ourselves off, holding our noses against the...
Outgoing Surrey Mayor Wants To Join Harper's Team

Outgoing Surrey Mayor Wants To Join Harper's Team

The Canadian Press  09.18.2014
SURREY, B.C. - The outgoing mayor of British Columbia's second-largest city says she hopes to run for the federal Conservative party in...
B.C. Teachers' Strike 2014: At What Cost?

B.C. Teachers' Strike 2014: At What Cost?

09.17.2014
These past three months have been an exercise in spinning plates, deciding what bills must be paid now and which can sit for a month; making...