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Law Infringes On Free Speech, Upheld: Judge

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia judge has upheld a law that requires anyone engaged in political advertising during a provincial election campaign to r...

Protection Of B.C. Waterfront Areas Flawed: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government lacks oversight of an environmental regulation meant to protect the areas that border rivers, lakes and streams, says t...

Environment Minister Backtracks On Assessments

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT NELSON, B.C. - British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak has done a complete turn around on a decision that would have exempted most of th...

B.C. Politicians React To Flaherty's Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Sorrow is being expressed across British Columbia over the sudden death of Canada's former finance minister Jim Flaherty, who has died at ...

B.C. Brings First Nations On Board With LNG

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has moved to bring First Nations on board its much-anticipated multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas bo...

Backed Out Of B.C. NDP Leadership Race

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - In a surprising political twist, British Columbia New Democrat John Horgan is poised to be crowned party leader next month as his only oppo...

How B.C. Plans To Fill LNG Jobs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has released a road map designed to attract and train the tens of thousands of workers that would be needed...

Controversial B.C. Grizzly Hunt Now Open

CP | Dene Moroe, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's controversial spring grizzly bear hunt opened Tuesday, with one of the highest number of hunting authorizations issued ...

Clark Preaching Gospel Of LNG

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

OTTAWA - Premier Christy Clark is projecting British Columbia will rival energy giant Alberta in terms of "contribution to Canada" once the province s...

Striking Truckers Reach Deal

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Striking truckers at Canada's largest port have a reached a deal to end a prolonged strike that officials said threatened the country's ec...

Company Wants Court To Quash Gold Copper Mine Rejection

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia company behind a proposed $1.5-billion gold and copper mine twice rejected by the federal government is asking the Fe...

B.C. Speaker Pays Back $5K For Husband's Flight

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The Speaker of British Columbia's legislature offered an apology to taxpayers Tuesday while at the same time repaying the more than $5,...

Is B.C. Properly Prepared For A Big Earthquake?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general has for the second time in 17 years criticized the provincial government for not being prepared for a ca...

Kwan's Unpaid Leave Still Being Worked Out: Dix

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's NDP Opposition leader says his party is still figuring out the terms of caucus member Jenny Kwan's unpaid leave from the...

B.C.'s Wild Pig Problem

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - If they've got any sense, these pigs should fly — or at least find a really good hiding place.The provincial government has declared open...

B.C. Has Canada's 1st Seniors Care Advocate

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia has appointed Canada's first seniors' advocate, but the Opposition New Democrats maintain the government missed the opport...

New B.C. NDP House Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C. New Democrat Bruce Ralston has been named the Opposition house leader while John Horgan runs for the party leadership.Ralston, the mem...

B.C. Govn't Issued Illegal Water Permits For Fracking: Lawsuit

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A pair of environmental groups allege the British Columbia government is skirting its own laws by allowing energy firms to spend years usi...

B.C. Signs On To Canada Job Grant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

OTTAWA - British Columbia is the latest province to sign a framework agreement with the federal government on the Canada Job Grant.Shirley Bond, the p...

Is B.C. Government Recording Everything It Should?

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - On a Tuesday morning last November, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford emerged from a meeting to an...

B.C. Premeir's Stance On Ukraine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is speaking up about the crisis on Europe's Crimean Peninsula, saying Ukrainians must be free from t...

MLA's Expenses Under Fire

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats are defending the legislature's Speaker after media reports revealed she had racked tens of tho...

MLA's Expenses Under Fire

CBC | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Legislative Speaker Linda Reid came under fire Tuesday for racking up $120,000 in various expenses and renovations, including a new  $48,000 touch-sc...

Medical Pot Grow-Ops Are Safe: Mayors

CBC | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Municipal politicians and police in B.C. say it's doubtful home marijuana grow-ops will be shut down when new federal rules come into play. As ...

B.C. NDP's 1st Leadership Candidate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - The BC NDP's finance critic is the first to throw his hat in the ring for leadership of the party.Mike Farnworth, who represent...