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The Alberta Billionaire, A B.C. Mine And Clark's Liberals

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Nearly half of Imperial Metal's donations were made after Christy Clark was sworn in as premier, while $45,720 of Mount Polley's donations came via six separate cheques issued in one week alone in March 2013. Guess bank charges weren't an issue for the company.

HUGE Gold, Copper Mine Approved For B.C.'s North

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has granted environmental approval for a proposed $5.3-billion mine in the provinces north, which would ta...

Is Anyone Really Listening To B.C. Government Consultations?

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In the last year, there have been government white papers, discussion papers, no papers but input welcome, questionnaires, and form consultations on everything from local elections to booze, electoral boundaries to area-based tree farm licences, and trustee laws to government apologies.

Fears of Cost Overruns, Flooding of Peace Valley Loom on Eve of Site C Dam Report

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Opponents of the proposed Site C dam are hoping a report from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency panel, to be released Thursday, will emphasize potential environmental damage from the massive dam and persuade the federal and provincial governments that the project should be scrapped.

B.C. Liberals Have No Time To Debate 'Serious Issues'

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

"Today's BC Liberals" may have taken a little inspiration during last year's election campaign from former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell when she bluntly stated in 1993 that "an election is no time to discuss serious issues." It's why British Columbians could be forgiven for thinking that they missed something during the campaign after seeing some of the legislation introduced during the current legislative session.

B.C. Government Support for New Prosperity Mine Sends Confusing Message To First Nations

Adam Olsen | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

Despite the fact that the Tsilhqot'in and Secwepemc are opposed to the New Prosperity mine, the B.C. Liberal government continues to support the project. This is both profoundly troubling and inconsistent with their commitments to First Nations.

Win For Sacred Headwaters

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A remote area of northwest British Columbia considered sacred by aboriginals and resource rich by mining companies has received a reprieve ...

B.C. Business Leaders Support Controversial Mine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Some of B.C.'s biggest business leaders are urging the federal government to approve a controversial gold and copper mine, despite environ...

Minister Admonished For Land Application

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Before presenting his cabinet colleagues with a proposal to overhaul British Columbia's agricultural land reserve, Agriculture Minister Pa...

Land Reserve Independence In Jeopardy?

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A leaked cabinet document that proposes significant changes to British Columbia's Agricultural Land Reserve — millions of hectares of ch...

River Treaty On The Rocks?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Governments on both sides of the Canada-United States border are preparing for what could become a decade of negotiations to rework the 50-...

Audit Gives BC Hydro Failing Grade

CBC | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

An internal audit commissioned by BC Hydro has concluded the power company is not properly prepared for a major natural disaster such as an earthquake...

Minister Quiet On Hydro Rate Increases

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - BC Hydro power rates have no place to go but up because billions of dollars are being pumped into capital projects around the province to u...

B.C. Minister Thinks NDP Is The S*%t

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Liberal minister Bill Bennett's Internet use is raising eyebrows again. This time, he took to Twitter to call the Opposition NDP "turds." Benn...

Santa's Top 5 Naughty B.C. Liberals

Laila Yuile | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Laila Yuile

Children everywhere are writing to Santa, hoping that they haven't made the naughty list. Turns out that it's not only children who should be worried this year. I received a tip recently from a source in the North Pole and Santa is more than a little upset with the B.C. Liberals. I was happy to help him assemble the top 5 naughty list in B.C. politics.

Wanted: Cash For B.C. Municipalities

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Hundreds of municipal politicians preparing to convince the British Columbia Liberal government to help pay for local sewer upgrades, the p...

BC Liberals Slam New Democrat MLA Over Cuba Vacation

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A Cuban vacation for an Opposition British Columbia New Democrat has drummed up old-school, red-scare communist rhetoric from the Liberal g...

B.C. Liberal Rebel Seeks Re-Election

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A rebel member of the B.C. Liberal caucus is among three who will seek re-election in 2013. Bill Bennett, the MLA for Kootenay East, has announced ...