B.C. Teachers Should Vote No To Tentative Deal

B.C. Teachers Should Vote No To Tentative Deal

09.17.2014
Despite what I know was a Herculean effort on the part of our bargaining team, I very much hope that B.C. teachers will vote no to the...
B.C. Teachers' Strike Was About Values, Not Economics

B.C. Teachers' Strike Was About Values, Not Economics

09.17.2014
Now, do I feel as though both sides compromised equally on this contract? No. I do feel like the teachers gave up more. But as much as...
How To Keep Big Money Out Of B.C. Municipal Elections

How To Keep Big Money Out Of B.C. Municipal Elections

09.16.2014
Local elections for mayor and council are around the corner in British Columbia. The more I learn and read about elections and government,...
Veteran Mediator Elevated To Hero Status In B.C.

Veteran Mediator Elevated To Hero Status In B.C.

09.16.2014
Veteran mediator Vince Ready is being hailed as a hero for mediating the contentious B.C. teachers' dispute to a tentative deal after five...
DEAL

DEAL

Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press  09.16.2014
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's long-warring government and teachers' union have made unprecedented educational labour peace with a six-year...
B.C. Teachers' Dispute Spins Into Boycott Of Businesses

B.C. Teachers' Dispute Spins Into Boycott Of Businesses

Andree Lau  09.16.2014
A grassroots campaign is underway to boycott B.C. businesses aligned with a coalition that has waded into the legal aspects of the current...
B.C. Teachers' Strike Is Epic Struggle Of Dinosaurs

B.C. Teachers' Strike Is Epic Struggle Of Dinosaurs

09.15.2014
Millions of years ago, a triceratops and a Tyrannosaurus rex fought it out as the Cretaceous period came to a end. Neither realized their...
Is Mother Nature Trying To Say Something About Teachers' Strike?

Is Mother Nature Trying To Say Something About Teachers' Strike?

09.15.2014
As the two sides of the B.C. teachers' strike continue to hunker down with a mediator, Mother Nature appears to be making a statement. Teachers...
Do B.C. Parents Have To Buy Toilet Paper Soon As Part Of School Supplies?

Do B.C. Parents Have To Buy Toilet Paper Soon As Part Of School Supplies?

09.15.2014
Then there is the issue of school supplies. I have watched the list steadily lengthen over the years. This year alone, I have spent $300...
Former Fugitive 'Bushman' Runs For Mayor

Former Fugitive 'Bushman' Runs For Mayor

The Canadian Press  09.15.2014
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A man who was on a two-year run from police as the so-called Bushman of the Shuswap has now decided to make a different...
Promising? Marathon Teachers' Strike Talks Go Into Wee Hours

Promising? Marathon Teachers' Strike Talks Go Into Wee Hours

09.15.2014
Discussions between the B.C. teachers' union, the province and a mediator went late into the night over the weekend, as British Columbia...
Ontario Teachers Donate $100,000 To Striking B.C. Counterparts

Ontario Teachers Donate $100,000 To Striking B.C. Counterparts

Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press  09.12.2014
VANCOUVER - Chief negotiators were quietly hunkered down for talks as another week without school loomed on the horizon for half-a-million...
A Rough Guide To E80 And The B.C. Teachers' Strike

A Rough Guide To E80 And The B.C. Teachers' Strike

09.12.2014
Everybody watching the B.C. public teachers' strike has heard of E80, and nobody understands it. Even the negotiating teams can't agree...
Christy Clark Is Balancing the Budget at the Expense of Kids and Teachers

Christy Clark Is Balancing the Budget at the Expense of Kids and Teachers

09.12.2014
The current teachers federation vs. government struggle is more than a labour dispute. For those who look closely, what's revealed is a...