Bcpoli

B.C. Budget 2015: The Status Quo Isn't Good Enough

Charles Lammam | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

De Jong should be commended for B.C.'s exclusive membership in the balanced budget club. But with its commitment to the status quo, the government misses an opportunity to build an even better economic future.

Harper Announces Tax Breaks For B.C. LNG Industry

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Harper says the tax relief will be available for capital assets acquired up to 2025.

B.C. Budget Balanced, But LNG Boom Nowhere To Be Seen

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Finance Minister Mike de Jong's budget projects a surplus of $284 million.

B.C. Pays $5.5 Million For Controversial First Nations Burial Site

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The amount is broken down as $850,000 for the land and $4.6 million for the private owner, who had started to build a retirement home on the property.

Here's What Kinder Morgan's Keeping Secret About B.C. Spill Response Plans

Carol Linnitt | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

So, what did Kinder Morgan tell Washington State that it refuses to tell B.C.?

B.C. Wolf Cull Will Likely Last 5 Years: Deputy Minister

CBC | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"We're going to be doing this for the next five years."

B.C. Throne Speech Lacks Bold LNG Predictions

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Previous bold forecasts of a liquefied natural gas bonanza for the province were muted.

It's time To Implement Mount Polley Report Recommendations

Adam Olsen | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

At this moment in time, all we really know is that the status quo in our mining industry cannot go on.

Nanaimo Considers Mandatory Cat Licences

CBC British Columbia | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Nanaimo, B.C. city council recently passed a motion to work on a bylaw that would require residents to license their cats, despite staff recommendatio...

Companies Will Now Have To Pay For B.C. Groundwater

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Companies will pay little more than a toonie.

B.C. Open Government Went From 'Key Priority' To 'What's That?'

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

It would seem -- somewhere along the way -- the government decided doing something to British Columbians was easier than working for them.

RCMP Warned Gov't Budget Cuts Would Affect Highway Of Tears Probe

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens — the commanding officer for the province — sent a memo to the province's director of police services outlining the potential impact of the cuts.

Mt. Polley Report Advice Shouldn't Be Cherry-Picked: First Nations

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

First Nations Summit Grand Chief Ed John says there's a massive need for mining reform in the province.

Spyware Removed From Saanich Mayor's Office

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The employee-monitoring software has been disengaged from all workplace computers.

We Were Denied ER Care Because Of Politics: B.C. City Councillors

CBC | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

An investigation has been launched.

It's Time To Rethink B.C.'s Medical Services Plan Tax

Andrew Weaver | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

Overhauling our current, regressive approach would be a positive step in addressing poverty and income inequality, and ensuring a sustainable health care system for now, and future generations.

Cause Of Massive B.C. Mine Spill Revealed

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The report says the dam's design didn't take into account the glacial environment.

Privacy Violations On Upswing In B.C.: Watchdog Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s privacy watchdog is calling for improved teamwork between the government and her office.

Clark Promises More Funding For Mine Safety

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Clark said that her government would hike the budget this year for B.C.'s Ministry of Mines and Energy by nearly $10 million

When Mother Earth Has Nothing Left To Give, We Must Slow Down

Ecojustice | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ecojustice

We must learn from people who have a deep connection to place and accept that the earth has limits that must be respected.

'Come Home': Clark To B.C. Oil Sands Workers

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Go West, oil worker.

B.C. Burial Site Deal Is 'Big Success' For First Nations

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. First Nations are celebrating a "big success" after news that the provincial government is purchasing a controversial piece of land from a privat...

B.C. To Hunt Wolves By Helicopter To Save Endangered Caribou

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Government-contracted hunters were in helicopters over two regions of British Columbia on Thursday as the province launched a controversia...

Namu, B.C.: The Province Needs To Do More

Adam Olsen | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

For years British Columbians and Canadians have demanded that our governments do something about marine waste. The fish cannery in Namu, B.C. is the latest of many slow-moving environmental disasters.

B.C. First Nation Bans Bottled Water

CBC | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A First Nation near Lillooet, B.C. has banned the sale of bottled water in an attempt to highlight the need for safe drinking water in indigenous comm...