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by Dermod Travis on Thursday Feb 14 2019

There's a bit of a Swiss cheese – full of holes – feel to some of the defences put forward by clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz to Speaker Darryl Plecas’s report that "accused the two of “flagrant overspending” including inappropriate expenses, lavish foreign trips, and questionable retirement and pay benefits."

by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Feb 12 2019

OPEN LETTER: The discriminatory, sexist comments about Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould being spread by government officials and staff are appalling and condemnable  

Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 12 2019

Fisheries and Oceans Canada was estimating there were 6 million late-summer run sockeye returning last August and September when it allowed 2.7 million fish to be harvested.

by John Horgan on Thursday Feb 07 2019

Over the past year and half, I’ve been working collaboratively with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee to strengthen the relationship between Washington state and B.C. and seize opportunities in the Pacific Northwest.

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

A two-month long search for an alleged armed robbery suspect who is wanted on outstanding warrants has led RCMP to seek the public’s assistance in locating him.

by The Narwhal on Tuesday Feb 05 2019

Internal documents released via Freedom of Information laws show that, while the B.C. government was publicly apologizing to the Fort Nelson First Nation for exempting natural gas plants from environmental assessments without consultation, the province quietly used a loophole to allow the exemptions to continue — a loophole that persists to this day

by Castlegar Source on Monday Feb 04 2019

After seven days, Merritt RCMP and Search and Rescue have suspended the search for missing rancher Ben Tyner.  The search is suspended at this time due to extensive coverage in the area where the horse was found on Jan. 28, as well as extreme cold and poor weather conditions.

by The Narwhal on Thursday Jan 31 2019

By Sarah Cox for The Narwhal

BC Hydro has gone to court to avoid revealing the names of public employees who decide which companies are awarded lucrative Site C project contracts during construction of the $10.7 billion hydro dam.

by Dan Kraus on Tuesday Jan 29 2019

I live next to a swamp. After 20 years of having this swamp as my neighbour, it’s kind of grown on me. I enjoy the spring flush of marsh marigolds, the annual reawakening of spring peepers, and I still smile when I see a colourful wood duck perched in a tree.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Friday Jan 25 2019

Any discussion of the upcoming provincial budget includes exchanges about how to contain ever-increasing health care costs.

Health care is by far the greatest provincial government expenditure and physician compensation – at about nine per cent – is a significant share of the BC budget. This important area of health policy, however, receives little public scrutiny.

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