Tom Fletcher

Downtown Eastside alley in Vancouver

BC VIEWS: BC promotes poverty and crime

Premier Christy Clark will likely make poverty and housing an election issue, but her government's approach is flawed

Downtown Eastside alley in Vancouver
B.C.'s annual Asia forest products trade delegation tours Longhua Wood Products factory in China in 2015.

B.C. plots strategy for wood products exports

Sales to China decline as Canada-US softwood lumber talks near deadline for possible US trade action

B.C.'s annual Asia forest products trade delegation tours Longhua Wood Products factory in China in 2015.
Canada Post employees are in a legal strike position this week

B.C. prepares for possible postal disruption

Province has alternatives if Canada Post employees begin strike action

Canada Post employees are in a legal strike position this week
Forests Minister Steve Thomson promotes oriented strandboard panel construction in China on his annual Asian trade mission

Lumber exports shift to U.S. as China sales slump

Asian demand for B.C. wood products peaked in 2013, analyst says China sales on pace for 50 per cent drop

Forests Minister Steve Thomson promotes oriented strandboard panel construction in China on his annual Asian trade mission
Premier Christy Clark meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Paris climate summit last year. Both have been accused of a lack of follow-up since then.

Tree planting, gas leaks next in climate plan

No increase for carbon tax, 2020 greenhouse gas reduction abandoned as forests, natural gas industry focus of efforts

Premier Christy Clark meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Paris climate summit last year. Both have been accused of a lack of follow-up since then.
Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm is sworn in by Lt. Governor Judith Guichon after being re-elected in 2013.

Prosecutor appointed in MLA Pat Pimm case

Peace River North MLA arrested, released after incident in Fort St. John, has resigned B.C. Liberal caucus for a second time

Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm is sworn in by Lt. Governor Judith Guichon after being re-elected in 2013.
Project president Oberto Oberti designed Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort.

B.C. approves Valemount glacier resort plan

Designer of Kicking Horse and Jumbo resorts gets approval to proceed with $175 million project east of Prince George

Project president Oberto Oberti designed Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort.
A totally spontaneous expression of gratitude breaks out for Premier Christy Clark and Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes at the Quesnel rodeo after a rural school fund was announced in June.

BC VIEWS: Premier Red Green’s fast fixes

Premier Christy Clark has pulled out the duct tape to fix up rural schools, school buses and the minimum wage

A totally spontaneous expression of gratitude breaks out for Premier Christy Clark and Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes at the Quesnel rodeo after a rural school fund was announced in June.
A modified Ford 'little deuce coupe' like this one that appeared on the cover of the Beach Boys' 1963 album of the same name

Collector program expanding to ‘muscle cars’

ICBC adds the popular cars to its roster of vehicles that qualify for collector plates

A modified Ford 'little deuce coupe' like this one that appeared on the cover of the Beach Boys' 1963 album of the same name
Modified versions of the 1969 Camaro SS and other popular vehicles will soon be eligible for B.C. collector plates

Collector program expanding to ‘muscle cars’

Collector plates will be available next year for modified as well as stock cars made between 1958 and 1974

Modified versions of the 1969 Camaro SS and other popular vehicles will soon be eligible for B.C. collector plates
The Armstrong Shamrocks take on the Kelowna Raiders in Game 1 of the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League championship Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Armstrong Shamrocks host Game 1 of TOSLL final

The Armstrong Shamrocks begin defence of their Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League Rowcliffe Cup championship tonight

The Armstrong Shamrocks take on the Kelowna Raiders in Game 1 of the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League championship Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.
Using a backdrop of new construction in Victoria

BC VIEWS: Real estate tax increases windfall

Finance Minister Mike de Jong found an extra half billion from property transfer tax last year, with much more to come

Using a backdrop of new construction in Victoria
Stephen Colbert records an episode of his U.S. comedy show from Vancouver during the 2010 Olympics

BC VIEWS: Housing ‘crisis’ decades in the making

Expo 86, and later the Vancouver Olympics, were designed to put B.C. and Vancouver on the world map

Stephen Colbert records an episode of his U.S. comedy show from Vancouver during the 2010 Olympics
Premier Christy Clark tours Downie Timber mill in Revelstoke July 13

B.C. Liberals to report donors sooner

Premier Christy Clark vows 'real time' disclosure before next election, but NDP's John Horgan says only people should be allowed to donate

Premier Christy Clark tours Downie Timber mill in Revelstoke July 13
UBC mine engineering professor Dirk van Zyl (left) is appointed to review the Mt. Polley mine tailings dam failure by Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett

New rules in effect for mine tailings ponds

Permits will specify dam construction, water level, motion detection and independent review, Mines Minister Bill Bennett says

UBC mine engineering professor Dirk van Zyl (left) is appointed to review the Mt. Polley mine tailings dam failure by Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett
Justice Minister Suzanne Anton expects the Civil Resolution Tribunal will result in faster strata property dispute resolution at lower cost

Condo dispute tribunal begins work

Early intake of strata property dispute resolution applications begins for Canada's first online tribunal

Justice Minister Suzanne Anton expects the Civil Resolution Tribunal will result in faster strata property dispute resolution at lower cost
Sharon Noble

Smart meter class action suit fails

Effect from thousands of wireless meters impossible to assess against other radio frequency emission sources

Sharon Noble
Farmland at Reid Lake

B.C. farmland protected from reforestation

Regulation change closes loophole that allowed British company to buy up B.C. farms and convert them to forest for carbon offsets

Farmland at Reid Lake
B.C. Conservative leader Dan Brooks speaks at a resident hunter protest at the B.C. legislature

Brooks wants B.C. Conservative job back

Dan Brooks quit in January, but now says an internal legal dispute is behind him and he will stand for leader again in September

B.C. Conservative leader Dan Brooks speaks at a resident hunter protest at the B.C. legislature
Construction in the Peace River bed began last winter

Site C a lone bright spot for northern B.C.

Nearly 80 per cent of 1,447 people working on Peace River dam are B.C. residents, says Energy Minister Bill Bennett

Construction in the Peace River bed began last winter