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RCMP Will No longer Ticket Chinese Drivers' Licences

CBC | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

RCMP in B.C. have reached an agreement with ICBC to stop ticketing drivers from China who temporarily using their drivers' licences while in the ...

ICBC Refund Cheques Will Be In the Mail

Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ICBC customers who want to find out if the public auto insurer owes them money will have to wait for a letter in the mail. ICBC will be informing ...

ICBC Database Error Overcharged 240,000 Customers

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia says that it will be informing customers within the next 90 days whether they have been bill...

Chinese Drivers' Licences Questioned By B.C. RCMP

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Thousands of Chinese drivers in Richmond may be using illegal licences from China, says RCMP in the Vancouver suburb. The force says it can't verif...

Too Many Struggling To Get By In A 'Have' Province

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Halifax or Vancouver? Ask most folk which city boasts the higher median family income and chances are they'll say Vancouver. They couldn't be more wrong.

ICBC Chair Resigns Unexpectedly

CBC | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The chair of ICBC's board of directors Paul Taylor has stepped down unexpectedly, just a year and half after he was appointed. In a news releas...

Vancouver's Most Dangerous Mall Parking Lot Is..

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Following the tragic death of a two-year-old Pitt Meadows boy who was hit by a car in a mall parking lot, ICBC has released a report that outlines cra...

The Cliché That's Costing B.C. Big Time

Jordan Bateman | Posted 12.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Whether BC Liberal or NDP, governments have grown reliant on the cash flowing from ICBC and BC Hydro ratepayers. Any suggestion of reduction is met with ministerial shrugs and the talking point: "How would we fund health and other services without that money? Should we raise taxes?" Yet, the ignored solution can be found in another cliché: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

ICBC Wants Insurance Rate Increase

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's government-run auto insurance company is seeking permission to once again hike its premiums, prompting critics to quest...

ICBC Downplays 'Ice Bomb' Bill

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Ice bombs that damaged cars after falling from the Port Mann Bridge last December have set ICBC back as much as $400,000, but the insurance company is...

Is ICBC A B.C. Liberals Cash Cow?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A consumers group is accusing the B.C. Liberal government of ignoring the public good while siphoning cash from the Insurance Corporation ...

$800 Lie Results In $200K ICBC Fine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A couple who lied to the provincial insurance agency in hopes of saving barely $800 in premiums has instead been ordered to pay the Insura...

Vancouver Pedestrian Deaths Soar

CBC | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver Police Department records show more pedestrians die on city streets than any other road user, and city hall is looking to do something about...

Guess Who ICBC Axed?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s public auto insurer is slashing 250 jobs, most of them in management.The restructuring move at the Insurance Corp. of B.C. means fi...

Fired ICBC Estimators Gain Union Muscle

CBC | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The union representing six fired Insurance Corporation of B.C. estimators says it will fight the dismissals because the employees were just doing what...

ICBC Employees Fired

CBC | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada British Columbia

ICBC has fired six of its estimators at the Richmond Claims Centre and an auto body shop in the city has lost its accreditation following an investiga...

1,500 ICBC Workers to Stike

CBC | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Unionized staff at 55 claims-related Insurance Corporation of B.C. locations will stage a one-day strike Sept. 18, their union said Tuesday. ...

A B.C. Government For The People, Not At The Expense Of The People

Laila Yuile | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Laila Yuile

I've written much about the air of entitlement this government has come to display, an attitude which sets an example from the top of government for all the levels below. How can one expect any government executive or bureacrat to display restraint when those in charge demonstrate a proclivity for excess? The truth is the average person is British Columbia just doesn't even listen to any of this bizarre hypocrisy anymore. The average person in this province is still struggling to make ends meet. Whether or not it's the most basic of needs such as food and shelter, or meeting mortgage and car payments, most people in this province are far removed from the reality of luxurious "vacations" oops I mean, conferences in Nairobi.

'Truth' From Gordon Campbell's Ex-Aide Comes Too Late

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

They say dead men tell no lies. That may never be truer than in the cutthroat blood-sport of B.C. politics. Consider Martyn Brown, the former chief of staff for Gordon Campbell and chief architect of the B.C. Liberals' decade in power. He's no longer in politics and suddenly feels very free to tell the truth about the B.C. government.

ICBC Executives Make Drunken Sailors Blush

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Former B.C. Premier W.A.C. Bennett once had a cabinet minister tell him he would treat taxpayers' money as if it were his own. "Oh, no, you won't," Bennett said, "not as long as I'm premier. That money is tax money, it's trust money, and I want 110 cents worth of value out of every dollar." That's a philosophy the overpaid executives at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) have clearly failed to embrace. That shouldn't be a surprise -- government monopolies are notoriously inefficient and expensive.

ICBC CEO Quits After Critical Review

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia

ICBC’s CEO Jon Schubert is quitting on the same day the B.C. government released a report criticizing the insurance corporation for having too many ...

Arson Is Another Piece In Vancouver Attacks Puzzle

CBC | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada

An arson in West Vancouver Friday morning is linked to an investigation into a mysterious series of more than a dozen attacks involving t...

Top Five Excuses For Drinking And Driving In BC

CBC | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada

"I can't be drunk, I'm the designated driver,” is one of the top excuses B.C. police have heard from impaired drivers this month, accor...

Get Outta My Way! Driver Manners Getting Worse In Canada?

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS — VANCOUVER - Has driver courtesy been tossed out the car window? Is the traffic "thank you" wave dead? Drivers polled for the...