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by Harvey Oberfeld on Wednesday Aug 17 2011

It’s the easiest way to dismiss what we see going on: a mindless group of hooligans, drunks and thieves wreaking havoc for havoc’s sake — and for profit.And that’s what the “official”  investigations always conclude afterwards. But they’re wrong.

There are several common threads that link the disturbances throughout the UK right now, France last year, Vancouver in June: all are...

by Anonymous on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

The B.C. restaurant industry is partnering with the Province to provide restaurant customers with the information they need to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

The $1.9-million Healthy Families BC – Informed Dining program will give customers the information they need to make healthier choices when eating out.

Participating restaurants...

by Damien Gillis on Tuesday Aug 02 2011

There are many instances I've come across in the past number of years which suggest to me the Campbell/Clark Government places no real value on the lives of its citizens - this despite Premier Clark's "families first" motto.

That's a bold claim, I know - which is why I'm going to state my case here, drawing on several specific and egregious exhibits. I will not pretend to be...

by Alex Atamanenko on Friday Jul 29 2011

The President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), John Manley wrote a letter to Prime Minister Harper to congratulate him on winning a majority government and to outline the policies that corporate Canada would like to see him implement during the course of his tenure.

The CCCE is an organization representing the one hundred and fifty most powerful...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Wednesday Jul 13 2011

The City, Vancouver Police and provincial appointees, former Olympic czar  John Furlong and former Nova Scotia deputy justice minister Doug Keefe are all busy investigating what went wrong and led to Vancouver’s latest riot: they will fail.

The problem is they all have a lot in common: they all are or have been members of the public establishment, now investigating the establishment’s...

by Anonymous on Tuesday Jul 05 2011

There have been more sudden infant deaths in British Columbia in the first half of 2011 than for all of 2010.

Sudden infant deaths occur when a previously healthy baby dies in sleep-related circumstances, and no cause of death is found on autopsy.

The BC Coroners Service is urging parents to educate themselves on safe sleep practices to ensure...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 04 2011

Public comments are now being sought on a new report that recommends short- and long-term actions to protect B.C.’s species at risk.

Developed by an independent, 10-member task force announced in the August, 2009 speech from the throne, members were chosen for their experience or expertise in a wide range of sectors, including environmental protection, mining, ranching...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 23 2011

By: Don McRae, Minister of Agriculture, B.C.

The places we live and work are important to all of us, but possibly none more so than communities with a rich agricultural tradition. 

These communities produce the food British Columbian families rely on, contribute to jobs we depend on, and are home to countless families, friends and neighbours. And like all...

by Laila Yuile on Monday Jun 20 2011

 …and how the hell does she plan to do that?

You know, there  really isn’t much that could still be said about the riots, that hasn’t been already, so I’m not even going there.  But there is only so much I can take of this stupid woman blasting her mouth off trying to look important and outraged… particularly in the face of all the cuts and closures the BC Liberals have made in the...

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Jun 17 2011

Yes, of course, it is a big stretch to suggest that Preston Manning, for the former head of the Reform Party had anything to do with the rioting in Vancouver after the hockey game. But in trying to determine what is at the root of this mindless violent – and the almost equally mindless spectator sport of watching the violence and doing nothing – we need to examine just how it could be...

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