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B.C. Auditor General For Local Gov't Fizzled Quick As Canucks 1st-Round Draft

Jordan Bateman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

We had such high hopes.

Christy Clark Event Caterers Find Restaurant Window Smashed

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Maple Ridge restaurant that catered an event for B.C. Premier Christy Clark says it was on the receiving end of "harsh" criticism from anti-governme...

Bus Driver Rejected Student Fare Due To Strike: Teen

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. teen says that a TransLink bus driver rejected her discounted student fare because of the teachers' strike. Sydney Walsh paid $1.75 to get o...

B.C. Liberal Insiders Charged In Ethnic Outreach Scandal

CBC | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Brian Bonney and Mark Robertson have each been charged with three offences under the Elections Act in relation to election contributions and expenses....

Domestic Violence In B.C. Left 18 Dead This Year: Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Black eyes, numerous stitches and guns put in her mouth convinced Robin Russell she would be better off taking her chances with death rathe...

What's Behind The Malaise With B.C.'s Local Elections?

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In Vancouver, less than one in five eligible voters re-elected Gregor Robertson in 2011. In Victoria, less than one in six re-elected Dean Fortin. In Nanaimo, Kamloops, and Prince George, less than one in seven elected their mayors.

B.C. Teachers' Strike Violates My Right To Education

Callista Ryan | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Callista Ryan

I'm a 16 year old student whose future is at stake, my rights are being violated, and I need you to hear me out.

B.C. Teachers' Strike Is Like Watching Parents Divorce

Alyson Jones | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alyson Jones

As a therapist, I specialize in assisting families through separation and divorce, and this entire impasse has reminded me of the dynamics that exist between high conflict parents when they are separating. In the case of a high conflict divorce, the collateral damage is always the children.

Vancouver Taking Pipeline Challenge To Federal Court

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The city of Vancouver is going to court to try and have global climate change considered in Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline propos...

Christy Clark's Bridesmaid Sues NDP MLA

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NDP MLA Rob Fleming is being sued by a B.C. deputy minister — and bridesmaid of Premier Christy Clark — for comments he made about her position in...

Teachers Create Satirical Christy Clark Board Game

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Two B.C. teachers have created a satirical board game that lets you "race across British Columbia to shut down schools, privatize the industry and rai...

What Is It With B.C. Government And Expensive, Poorly Managed Computer Projects?

Jordan Bateman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Taxpayers deserve to know why these projects are going over budget, why they are failing, and precisely what government plans to do about it.

B.C. First Nations Treaty Process Challenged In Court

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A stack of overlapping land claims by First Nations is a "cancer" within British Columbia's treaty process, says a prominent provincial ch...

B.C.'s Minimum Happy Hour Pitcher Price Drops

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government is taking a second shot at putting the happy back in happy hour.Bar owners and some drinkers complained the...

B.C. Carbon Tax Doesn't Hurt Agricultural Sector: Study

James Glave | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
James Glave

Despite industry claims to the contrary, British Columbia's carbon tax has not hurt the province's agricultural sector, a new Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions study concludes. Further, the study suggests that the more than $25 million worth of competitive "relief" that the provincial government has granted the industry in recent years may not have been necessary.

B.C. Budget Surplus $200M Higher Than Forecast

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's post-election budget surplus came in $200 million higher than forecast, but the province's finance minister said that do...

Support Staff Workers Sign Deals With B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - More than 3,000 support staff workers in six school districts have signed agreements with British Columbia.The agreements between local un...

B.C. School Student Grades Accidentally Emailed To Parents

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - British Columbia's privacy commissioner and the education ministry have been alerted to an incident involving one high school in Surrey...

New B.C. Liquor Laws Could RAISE Beer Prices

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's new happy hour laws may actually raise prices for beer at some bars.The province is now allowing pubs to change prices ...

CHEERS, Happy Hour Is Here

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Happy happy hour, British Columbia.New liquor laws take effect today that allow bars and pubs to offer for the first time the popular time-...

Too Many B.C. Kids Waiting For Homes: Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - On any given day in British Columbia more than 1,000 children in government care are waiting to be adopted, says a report released Thursday...

B.C. Minister Broke Rules, Keeps Job

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats are calling on Premier Christy Clark to boot her minister of advanced education from cabinet af...

Clark Vows To End Violence Against Aboriginal Women, Girls

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - British Columbia's premier signed an agreement with First Nations and Metis leaders Friday pledging to end violence against ab...

Teachers, B.C. Reaching Deal Not Impossible: Premier

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Teachers were holding protest rallies, schools were shuffling events, and with the union poised to announce whether a full-scale strike wo...

Northern Gateway Pipeline Need-To-Know Facts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Some facts about the Northern Gateway pipeline project:— Its estimated cost is $7 billion and rising.— The 1,177-kilometre twin pipeli...