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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...

LNG Not The Climate Change Solution B.C. Promises: Report

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A report from the Pembina Institute pokes holes in the British Columbia government's claim that exporting liquefied natural gas is the gre...

B.C. Mayor Caught In Theft Scandal

Castanet | Wayne Moore | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Osoyoos Mayor, Stu Wells, who abruptly dropped his re-election campaign at the last minute, has found himself in the middle of a theft scandal. Wel...

B.C. Gov't Clears 90 Tonnes Of Illegally Dumped Waste

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CRANBROOK, B.C. - The B.C. government has taken on the role of the junk man and cleaned up 90 tonnes of illegally dumped waste metal on Crown land nor...

Elections BC Sides With Kinder Morgan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Elections BC says energy giant Kinder Morgan does not need to register as a third-party advertiser in the province's civic election campai...

It's Time To Take The First Real Step Towards A Debt-Free B.C.

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

You may not realize it, but you're drowning in debt. In fact, we all are.

West Vancouver Spends Twice As Much As Surrey: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A new report comparing per capita spending among 17 Metro Vancouver municipalities says there are significant discrepancies across the reg...

Proposed B.C. LNG Income Tax Rate Cut In Half

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government climbed down from its proposed goal of a seven per cent income tax on liquefied natural gas, earning praise...

B.C. LNG Emissions Law Greenest In World: Environment Minister

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - New legislation introduced in British Columbia requires liquefied natural gas plants to meet emission standards or face penalties and makes...

B.C. Can't Get Away With Voiding Contract Clauses: BCTF Lawyer

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A litany of consequences arise if the British Columbia government is allowed to get away with rubbing out hundreds of clauses from the tea...

Proposed Massive B.C. Dam Granted Environmental Assessment Approval

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The proposed $7.9-billion Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River cleared major environmental hurdles Tuesday as the federal and Britis...

15,000 People Hit By B.C. Gov't Data Breach

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is trying to notify about 15,000 people who had their personal information hacked because they applied for seasonal job...

Kinder Morgan Should Register With Elections BC As Advertiser: MP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C. - A Vancouver-area member of Parliament believes energy giant Kinder Morgan should register with Elections BC as a third-party advertise...

B.C. Gov't Ignored Recommendations To Help Kids: Watchdog

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's government has ignored repeated calls to develop action plans on child poverty, domestic violence and aboriginal childre...

B.C. LNG Window Closing: Industry Group

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - With the provincial government on the cusp of announcing its tax and environmental regime for liquefied natural gas, the head of an indust...

First Nations Overlapping Claims A Barrier: B.C. Treaty Commission

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Despite the glacial pace of negotiations, the British Columbia treaty process remains a viable option for First Nations to pursue self-det...

What Kitimat Can Teach Squamish About Standing Up To Big Projects

David Burke | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David Burke

Enbridge is expected to be a significant issue in this fall's municipal election campaign in Kitimat, just as Woodfibre LNG is expected to be in Squamish.

Petronas Threatens To Delay B.C. LNG Project By A Decade

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - The B.C. and federal governments could miss out on billions in liquefied natural gas investment for at least a decade unless, by the end of ...

B.C. Gov't Apologizes For Firing Worker Who Committed Suicide

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The allegations were serious, a stern-faced British Columbia health minister announcing that seven employees had been fired and the RCMP ha...

B.C. Premier Chides Feds Over TFW Overhaul

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has accused federal politicians of "tragically misdirected" policies over the issue of temporary fo...

The Battle Against the Tar Sands Is About to Change

Mike Hudema | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Hudema

Working in Alberta, the belly of the tar sands beast, the odds are often overwhelming but, over the past few months, something has changed. The resistance to the tar sands has not only grown in leaps and bounds, it is changing the dynamics of the entire fight.

Citizens Should Demand That B.C. 'Completely Rethink' Its LNG Strategy: Expert

David Burke | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David Burke

Given all the impacts and uncertainties, he added, "Maybe one of the best things you can do in British Columbia is kee this resource in the ground."

Crack In Mount Polley Mine Dam Noted In 2010: Report

CBC | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A four-year-old report on Mount Polley's tailings pond, which collapsed this summer, notes that inspectors found a tension crack in the earthe...

5 Reasons B.C. Should Say No To The Site C Dam

DeSmog Canada | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Does Site C make sense for the people of B.C.? There are five key reasons why it's not.