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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...

B.C. Prisons Crowded, Unsafe: Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's jails are overcrowded, unsafe, tension-filled facilities that fail to prevent inmates from returning to crime when relea...

LNG Pipelines Won't Carry Oil, Bitumen: B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A proposed network of pipelines from natural gas fields in British Columbia's northeast to liquefied natural gas export plants in the north...

2015 Resolutions For B.C.'s Government, As Suggested By You

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 01.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is wrapping up 2014 as one of Canada's least popular premiers. So that got us thinking: What could she and the rest of t...

Jet Fuel Spill Charges Approved Against B.C., Company

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NELSON, B.C. - The British Columbia government and a fuel-service company are facing allegations under the Fisheries Act in a rare prosecution launche...

Vancouver MLA Seeks NDP Nomination For Federal Riding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver MLA is seeking the NDP nomination for the federal riding of Vancouver East.Mable Elmore currently represents the riding of Van...

B.C. Adults Must Now Pay For High School Upgrades

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver School Board is calling on the B.C. government to reverse a decision that will abolish funding for some adult students.Adult...

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...