Mediator Declines To Help End Teachers Dispute

Mediator Declines To Help End Teachers Dispute

The Canadian Press  06.22.2014
VANCOUVER - A veteran mediator has turned down a request to try to settle British Columbia's teachers strike.B.C. Teachers Federation spokesman...
Gov't Reaches Out To Mediator To Help End Teachers' Dispute

Gov't Reaches Out To Mediator To Help End Teachers' Dispute

The Canadian Press  06.22.2014
VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is hoping to hear back from a veteran mediator this weekend to find out if he is available...
New B.C. Liquor Laws Could RAISE Beer Prices

New B.C. Liquor Laws Could RAISE Beer Prices

Steven Chua, The Canadian Press  06.22.2014
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's new happy hour laws may actually raise prices for beer at some bars.The province is now allowing pubs to...
Striking Teachers, Province Finally Agree On Something

Striking Teachers, Province Finally Agree On Something

Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press  06.20.2014
VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government agreed Friday to bring in a mediator to try and resolve the impasse that has put thousands...
CHEERS, Happy Hour Is Here

CHEERS, Happy Hour Is Here

The Canadian Press  06.20.2014
VICTORIA - Happy happy hour, British Columbia.New liquor laws take effect today that allow bars and pubs to offer for the first time the...
Crochet Pipeline Protest Stretches Across B.C. Waterway

Crochet Pipeline Protest Stretches Across B.C. Waterway

The Canadian Press  06.20.2014
HARTLEY BAY, B.C. - The women of the Gitga'at Nation of British Columbia say they stretched wool yarn across the Douglas Channel on Friday...
The Robbery Known As Class Composition Is B.C.'s Dark Secret

The Robbery Known As Class Composition Is B.C.'s Dark Secret

06.19.2014
When there are 30 students, two grade levels, seven IEPs, five ELL (English Language Learners), three pending designations, two on the...
Too Many B.C. Kids Waiting For Homes: Report

Too Many B.C. Kids Waiting For Homes: Report

Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press  06.19.2014
VICTORIA - On any given day in British Columbia more than 1,000 children in government care are waiting to be adopted, says a report released...
B.C. Government Compares To South Africa Apartheid Era

B.C. Government Compares To South Africa Apartheid Era

06.19.2014
I find myself here at a time when workers' rights, won over many struggles over a century ago, are in danger. I am here now when the very...
Teachers' Union Calls For Mediation To End Dispute

Teachers' Union Calls For Mediation To End Dispute

Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press  06.19.2014
VANCOUVER - With no sign of a deal on the horizon, British Columbia's unionized teachers called Thursday for mediation in hopes an independent...
B.C. Minister Broke Rules, Keeps Job

B.C. Minister Broke Rules, Keeps Job

Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press  06.18.2014
VICTORIA - British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats are calling on Premier Christy Clark to boot her minister of advanced education...
B.C. First Nations Unite To Fight Pipeline Approval

B.C. First Nations Unite To Fight Pipeline Approval

Dene Moore, The Canadian Press  06.18.2014
VANCOUVER - One of the biggest hurdles for the Northern Gateway project is one the company has never had the means to address.Now that...
Food Bank Opening For Surrey Teachers

Food Bank Opening For Surrey Teachers

06.18.2014
B.C. teachers continued to walk the picket line Wednesday, prompting the creation of a special food bank to help those struggling to make...
Harper Just Picked A Pipeline Fight He Can't Win

Harper Just Picked A Pipeline Fight He Can't Win

06.18.2014
The next hurdle, should it come to that, is the escalation of protests and the use of peaceful civil disobedience to stop the pipeline....