Category: British Columbia

Bomb found in Prince George near University of Northern BC

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bomb found in Prince George near University of Northern BC

Bomb found in Prince George after reports of shots fired in area The RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit made an emergency trip from Vancouver to Prince George Wednesday morning after what an IED was found near the University of Northern British Columbia on Tuesday night. Cpl. Craig Douglass of the Prince George RCMP says just after […]

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British Columbia boxers victorious against Saskatchewan

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
British Columbia boxers victorious against Saskatchewan

British Columbia boxers go 2-0 against Saskatchewan; Marcus Hume and Leo Sammerelli post decision wins over Abbas Shah and Nolan McKay The 2014 amateur boxing season kicked off with a bang Friday night at the Cascades Casino as the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre played host to Clash at the Cascades 26, an event pitting […]

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Burnaby derailment spills coal into creek that feeds lake

| January 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Burnaby derailment spills coal into creek that feeds lake

Burnaby derailment follows other high-profile accidents in Quebec and North Dakota with trains carrying crude oil A Burnaby derailment Saturday morning has spilled coal used for steel-making into into a creek that feeds a nearby lake, raising fears of damage to a sensitive ecosystem. The Canadian Pacific Railway train operated by a CN Rail crew […]

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BC Liberals – How much did they spend to be re-elected?

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
BC Liberals – How much did they spend to be re-elected?

BC Liberals financial history raises questions about 2013 election spending Do you remember, as the election in British Columbia got underway last April, how the BC Liberals and the BC NDP were ranked? The BC NDP had the voters, nearly 20 points ahead in the polls. The BC Liberals had money, about $10.7 million, in their […]

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Harper ministers descend on BC to save Northern Gateway

| September 22, 2013 | 6 Comments
Harper ministers descend on BC to save Northern Gateway

Eleventh-hour rush of meetings won’t change minds on Northern Gateway With Parliament prorogued until October 16, Harper cabinet minister after cabinet minister has suddenly shown up in British Columbia, requesting meetings about Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. Chiefs of First Nations. Municipal leaders. Community town halls. No venue is too small, no location too distant not to be […]

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Adrian Dix resignation points to BC NDP successor’s challenge

| September 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
Adrian Dix resignation points to BC NDP successor’s challenge

BC NDP must fight back hard against Liberals, elect “clean” leader different from Adrian Dix BC NDP leader Adrian Dix did the gracious thing this week and resigned. Even in resignation, Dix retained the high road he had travelled throughout the May election. Therein lies the story of his downfall. When you’re up against an opponent […]

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BC Hydro and Christy Clark’s betrayal of BC voters

| September 15, 2013 | 4 Comments
BC Hydro and Christy Clark’s betrayal of BC voters

BC Utilities Commission wants to review BC Hydro rates but Energy Minister Bill Bennett refuses You don’t get to be on the board of a crown corporation like BC Hydro, or become its CEO or other senior officer, without being favourable to the party in power. That may not be an official “rule of appointments,” but […]

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British Columbia youth leaving for greener pastures

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
British Columbia youth leaving for greener pastures

British Columbia interprovincial migration picks up as opportunity contracts If the Christy Clark government in British Columbia would really like to make a difference for the province’s future, they’d do well to figure out how to keep BC’s youth in the province. This isn’t a call for a job creation program. It’s about getting the fundamentals right, […]

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BC carbon tax not responsible for dropping gas consumption

| August 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
BC carbon tax not responsible for dropping gas consumption

More cross-border gas purchases more responsible than BC carbon tax By Jock Finlayson   The BC carbon tax has been attracting renewed attention. Last month Ottawa-based think tank Sustainable Prosperity (SP) issued a report claiming that the BC carbon tax has triggered a rapid-fire decline in fossil fuel consumption, leading to a sizeable drop in […]

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BC Ferries – No planning, policy vision, funds crippling service

| August 18, 2013 | 6 Comments
BC Ferries – No planning, policy vision, funds crippling service

BC Liberal failures with BC Ferries forcing fares up, use down The big BC Ferries news this week didn’t make the headlines. The media was full of indignation at the pay rises and bonuses paid to BC Ferries senior executives. The opposition BC NDP were all over this, pointing out that the “profit” BC Ferries reported was […]

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