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False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whales rarely seen in BC waters Efforts are underway to save a young false killer whale calf which has washed ashore on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The distressed cetacean was found in poor condition Thursday morning on North Chesterman Beach. The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has recovered the whale […]

Julie Paskall – Suspect charged in Surrey hockey mom murder

Julie Paskall – Suspect charged in Surrey hockey mom murder

Julie Paskell murder suspect Yosef Jomo Gopaul has criminal record in Ontario Authorities in British Columbia charged a suspect with second degree murder on Saturday in connection with the slaying of hockey mom Julie Paskall, a case that police said touched the hockey community across Canada. Yosef Jomo Gopaul, 27, was arrested Friday and will appear in […]

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

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 […]

Business

Canadian businesses paying more for electricity than Americans: Study

Canadian businesses paying more for electricity than Americans: Study

Small industrial Canadian businesses pay 30 per cent more than American businesses Canadian businesses and residents are paying more for electricity on average than Americans, according to a new study released by the Fraser Institute. The study examined residential, commercial and industrial electricity rates in 119 Canadian and American cities and found that electricity rates […]

Nearly half of small businesses hurt by poor telecom service: CFIB

Nearly half of small businesses hurt by poor telecom service: CFIB

CFIB survey shows small businesses frustrated by limited competition and bad customer service from telecom providers Nearly half of small and medium-sized businesses say limited competition and poor customer service with telecommunications providers is hurting their business, according to a new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. The CFIB says the lack of […]

Canadian millennials facing financial pressures: TD Survey

Canadian millennials facing financial pressures: TD Survey

Getting sound financial advice helps Canadian millennials save Canadian millennials have a difficult set of competing financial priorities such as monthly bills, paying down student loans, covering a night out and still trying to put something aside towards their savings, says a new survey by TD Bank. They also have competing sources of advice on […]

Canada

BC First Nation evicts CN Rail, logging companies, fishermen from lands

BC First Nation evicts CN Rail, logging companies, fishermen from lands

BC First Nation says companies have until Aug.4 to cease operations British Columbia First Nations are wasting no time in enforcing their claim on traditional lands in light of a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision recognizing aboriginal land title. The hereditary chiefs of the Gitxsan First Nations served notice Thursday to CN Rail, logging […]

Eric Holden, Canadian yacht set to win race around the world

Eric Holden, Canadian yacht set to win race around the world

Vancouver skipper Eric Holden set to win prestigious race Saturday In early October, about a month after Eric Holden and his crew set sail from London in a race around the world, the Henri Lloyd found itself following a migratory whale route. Whales, Holden said, were “popping up on all sides and not infrequently dead […]

Four federal byelections will be held June 30

Four federal byelections will be held June 30

Federal byelections seen as preview of general election next year Four federal byelections in Alberta and Ontario will be held June 30, and are being seen as a preview of what to expect in the federal election next year. The byelections will be held in the electoral districts of Fort McMurray-Athabasca (Alberta), Macleod (Alberta), Scarborough-Agincourt […]

Opinion

BC government debt growing rapidly because of CAPEX

BC government debt growing rapidly because of CAPEX

Liberals claim budget surplus, but total BC government debt rising Finance minister Mike de Jong recently issued a flurry of press releases touting the high credit rating of the BC government debt by various rating agencies. In one release he said: “The judgment of the rating agencies is an objective confirmation that by balancing our […]

More taxes simply buys more government

More taxes simply buys more government

High Canadian taxes means bigger government, not better government By Mark Milke “Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf,” said the American humourist Will Rogers. Indeed, but let’s not stop there. In Canada, debates over taxes, government and civilization lead some journalists and others into the land of make-believe […]

Are Canadian taxes unjust?

Are Canadian taxes unjust?

Calling Canadian taxes theft is either gross ignorance or dangerous rhetoric By Michael Flood It’s the giving season again. No, not Christmas, though it seems to sneak up on us just as fast. April 30 is coming round again and with it the need to pay our taxes. We all grumble and groan about it […]