Category: British Columbia

Langley dogs not lost, died from heatstroke in walker’s truck

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Langley dogs not lost, died from heatstroke in walker’s truck

Langley-area dog parks plastered with posters of six “missing” Langley dogs A dogwalker has allegedly admitted that six Langley dogs reported stolen a week ago actually died of heatstroke in the back of her truck. RCMP in in the B.C. community say six Langley dogs have been found dead. Police say no charges have yet been […]

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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 | 0 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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 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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Jane Sterk leaving BC Green leadership as expected

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Jane Sterk leaving BC Green leadership as expected

Jane Sterk like to be replaced by first-ever Green MLA Andrew Weaver First, Jane Sterk was going. Then, she was staying. Now, she’s going, for real. Jane Sterk, leader of the BC Green Party since 2007, will resign Aug. 24. Her unofficial resignation has been given by Twitter. Sterk was expected to resign soon after the […]

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