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Massive B.C. Gold Mine Gets Environmental Approval

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The federal government approved the environmental assessment application on Friday for the massive KSM gold and copper mine in northwester...

Controversial B.C. Minister Shuffled To New Job Same Day As Critical Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark has shuffled her cabinet, moving Amrik Virk out of his advanced education portfolio on the same day an updated report...

Riverview Hospital To Get 40 New Beds For Addiction Rehab

CBC | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Health Minister Terry Lake has announced the addition of 40 new beds at Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam, B.C. to assist in the addiction recovery of t...

Controversial B.C. Dam Approved By Government

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has approved its most expensive mega project with the construction of an $8.8 billion dam on the Peace Rive...

'Stuff Your Stockings With B.C. Coal': Province's Holiday Advice

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Someone on the B.C. government media team is working extra hard on pushing the holiday spirit. Case in point: a news release that advises you to "stuf...

B.C. Rent Control Hike Would Hurt Tenants: NDP

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. NDP is criticizing the province's Liberal party for a proposal that would hike the percentage by which landlords can increase their tenants' ...

Petronas B.C. LNG Project A 'Done Deal' Despite Delay: Clark

CP | Abdul Latheef, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - British Columbia's premier said Monday the province's multibillion-dollar agreement with Petronas to build a liquefied natural gas terminal ...

Dear Santa: Here Is What B.C. Wants For Christmas

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Dear Santa: You probably don't get Christmas letters from an entire province, but this year we hope you'll think of adding B.C. to your magical journey.

The Traditional Evidence Is Clear: Kinder Morgan Must Go

Torrance Coste | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Torrance Coste

If a tar sands tanker hits a rock on the Kinder Morgan shipping route past Vancouver Island, the resulting spill could decimate wild salmon, clams, and other food sources that First Nations have relied on for centuries.

New Victoria Mayor Declines To Pledge Oath To The Queen

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The new mayor of Victoria, B.C. declined to pledge allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II during her inauguration, sparking controversy during her very firs...

B.C. Says Action Taken On 75 Per Cent Of Pickton Inquiry Recommendations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's government says it has taken action on 75 per cent of the recommendations made two years ago after a public inquiry into...

Petronas Delaying Proposed B.C. LNG Terminal

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - Malaysian energy giant Petronas said Wednesday it's delaying its proposed liquefied natural gas terminal near Prince Rupert, B.C., even thou...

B.C. Minister's University Scandal Emails To Be Reviewed

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's finance minister ordered a review Monday of newly revealed emails connected to the province's advanced education ministe...

Mount Polley Clean-Up Will Take Years: Gov't

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - Four months after a torrent of mine water and waste gushed into two south-central British Columbia lakes, the province says the ...

Clark Calls B.C. NDP Irrelevant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark has attacked the Opposition New Democrats as irrelevant and without principles during a question period where she off...

Coming Soon: Cold Beer From B.C. Gov't Stores On Sundays

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Liquor laws are set to loosen up on April 1 in British Columbia, but the province's attorney general says residents shouldn't expect huge p...

BC Ferries Cuts Threatening Local Businesses: Study

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's mid-Coast region has been hit hard by government ferry service cuts that threaten to turn the community of Bella Coola i...

Guest Limit Means B.C. Seniors May Eat Xmas Dinner Alone: Horgan

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A Scrooge-like policy at some Vancouver Island seniors' care homes could mean elderly residents won't have Christmas dinner with their fami...

Some B.C. Legislature Guards To Get Guns, Training

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Guards at British Columbia's legislature will soon be packing pistols and wearing bullet-proof vests while members of the public will have ...

B.C. Government And Pharma, Too Cozy For Comfort

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Make no mistake: drugs are big business, even the behind-the-counter kind.

Proposed B.C. Ski Resort In Avalanche Zone: B.C. NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

INVERMERE, B.C. - The B.C. New Democrats and governing Liberals can't agree on whether the day lodge for the New Jumbo Glacier Resort is being built i...

Russian Cargo Ship A Wake-Up Call For B.C. Coast

Caitlyn Vernon | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Caitlyn Vernon

"On my mind as the saga unfolded were the fisheries the Haida depend on for jobs and food, as well as the whales and migratory birds that would be impacted by a spill."

The Best Way For B.C. To Honour Canada's Soldiers Is To Vote

Lizanne Foster | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

I hope that our respect goes beyond pinning the poppy on our lapels. I hope our respect extends to standing in line at a polling booth.

Clark Denies Offering LNG Jobs To Temporary Foreign Workers

CBC | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is hitting back at the NDP's claims she plans to bring in temporary foreign workers to build LNG plants instead of foc...

Clark Offered B.C.'s LNG Jobs To India Workers: NDP

CBC | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is coming under fire for reportedly offering jobs building B.C.'s LNG industry to workers in India. According to a s...