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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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.22.2014 | 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 06.20.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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...

Order Would Force Teachers To Mark Exams During Full Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government's bargaining agent is seeking an order that will compel unionized teachers to mark exams in the event of a full-scale ...

Arresting Pimps Doesn't Make Sex Workers Safer: Advocates

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Odd nighttime hours, secluded areas of the city and a pervasive reluctance to report safety concerns were all conditions a Vancouver woman...

B.C. Addicts Allowed To Keep Using Prescription Heroin

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A group of addicts in Vancouver who were part of a clinical trial examining the use of prescription heroin have won a temporary injunction...

Horgan Goes After Northern B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Recently acclaimed New Democratic Party Leader John Horgan is touring northeastern British Columbia to drum up traditionally scarce votes i...

B.C. Group Taking Right To Die Fight To Supreme Court

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A B.C. civil liberties group has filed their written argument against an appeal court decision upholding the country's ban on assisted sui...

How You Might Get Dinged By New Recycling Program

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government's controversial new recycling program takes effect Monday, irking some local business owners who say that additional c...

B.C. Apologizes For 'Historical Wrongs' Against Chinese Immigrants

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Shui Lee endured decades of intolerance and racism in Canada just because he is Chinese, but on Thursday the 58-year-old restaurant owner s...

Government To Offer All-Party Apology For Chinese Head Tax

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark says an apology to Chinese-Canadians that is more than 140 years overdue will be offered Thursday in British Columbia...

Petition Against B.C. Parks Law Hits 166,000

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's environment minister disputes environmentalists' claims that a new law threatens the future of provincial parks by allo...

B.C. Wants Routine HIV Tests For Adults

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Once labelled absurd, the idea of mass testing of adults for HIV and AIDS is now part of the routine in British Columbia, proving the provi...

B.C. Has 70 Questions For Kinder Morgan

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has questions for Kinder Morgan about the proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline through the pr...

What Is Site C's Future?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An $8-billion hydroelectric dam proposed by British Columbia's Crown utility would cause significant adverse effects on the environment an...

Computer System Crash Putting B.C. Kids At Risk?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Technology Minister Andrew Wilkinson says he's had to reboot the B.C. government's computer system for vulnerable people after it crashed a...