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by Dermod Travis on Thursday Dec 12 2019

B.C. may have developed an allergy, an allergic reaction, if you will, to getting to the bottom of things.

It's the only explanation. Whenever there's more than a whiff of a scandal in the corridors of power, the government of the day often falls back on a line that could be easily lifted and paraphrased from the 1992 film A Few Good Men: “the public can't handle the truth!”

by Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Wednesday Dec 11 2019

When it comes to health taxes, Premier John Horgan started with a stumble and then fell over backwards. Now he needs to pick himself up and keep his promise to taxpayers.

Here’s what happened.

by Contributor on Monday Dec 09 2019

The BC Government recently announced that people in B.C. will receive their last bill for Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums in December 2019, putting more money back into the pockets of British Columbians, as the B.C. government works to make life more affordable for all.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

Researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph are forecasting that food prices for Canadian families will rise between two to four percent in 2020.

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 03 2019

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference said in a media release that a Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) locomotive engineer died Monday night in an accident at the company’s rail yard in Port Coquitlam, BC.

by John Horgan on Sunday Dec 01 2019

I will never forget the moment a six-foot tall teenager told me he felt small. He was one of ten youth climate activists I met with at the height of the September climate strikes.

At that meeting, this young man told me the global scale of the climate crisis makes him feel like the impact he can have is miniscule.

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 28 2019

It has been a long road to recovery for a cat who was found emaciated and terrified inside a shipping container in April. The stowaway cat, who was later named Journey, survived a harrowing three-week voyage from Shenzhen, China to the Port of Vancouver before being discovered hiding in a crate delivered to an auto glass distribution company in Prince George.

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Regional Chief Terry Teegee, BC Assembly of First Nations; Cheryl Casimer, First Nations Summit; Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs; and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation, have issued the following statement:

by Contributor on Monday Nov 25 2019

In a media release Monday, the BC Government said at 1:55 p.m. (Pacific time) on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, a test of B.C.’s wireless alerting system will be conducted as part of the national Alert Ready system to improve public safety in the event of emergency.  

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Thursday Nov 21 2019

How pension funds choose to invest has significant bearing on how we collectively address the climate emergency and the needed transition from fossil fuels, says a report released today by the Corporate Mapping Project and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office. 

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