Forget The Bonus, The Real Money Is In Severance Pay

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Former chief administrator Penny Ballem, 65, will receive $556,000 as a parting gift for the hastily arranged exit. News that undoubtedly warmed the cockles of the hearts of residents across Vancouver when they learned of it.

ICBC Rate Hike Could Be Blamed On Fraudsters: Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"While the number of crashes is relatively unchanged, ICBC is also reporting more crashes with multiple injuries than ever before, with more cases being potentially fraudulent."

B.C. Budget 2015 Pushes Dream Of White Picket Fence Further Out Of Reach

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

But what's really killing off the economic hopes of most British Columbians is the incessant nickel-and-diming by a government that lacks the political will to set personal income tax rates at a level where the tax burden is shared fairly among everyone in B.C.

ICBC Releases Top Fraud Files Of 2014

The Huffington Post B.C. | Montana Cumming | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

For instance, a travel blog revealed holes in a woman’s claim.

ICBC Blocking Thousands Of Drivers For Unpaid Port Mann Tolls

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A record 25,000 drivers have unpaid tolls on the Port Mann bridge.

Coquitlam Man Going To Jail For Keying Cars

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. man who keyed more than a hundred vehicles in the Lower Mainland will be spending time in jail for the vandalism. Soo Yo Kim, 37, was sente...

Pastafarian Loses B.C. Driver's Licence Over Holy Colander

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Surrey man has officially lost his driver’s license after the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) rejected a photo of him wearing a p...

ICBC Wants To Hike Basic Rates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is aiming to hike basic insurance rates by 5.2 per cent.Spokesman Adam Grossman says in a wr...

B.C. Man Fights To Wear Colander In Driver's Licence Pic

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. man is fighting for his right to wear a pasta strainer on his head in his driver's licence photo, arguing that it is his religious freedom to d...

Your Refunds Are (Finally) In The Mail: ICBC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Four months after B.C.'s public auto insurer identified a multimillion-dollar billing error, cheques are being mailed to customers reimbur...

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...