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Premier Christy Clark

B.C. Liberals return $93,000 in donations

New information comes as RCMP are reviewing possible violations of the B.C. Elections Act.

Premier Christy Clark
An oil tanker being loaded at Westridge Terminal at the end of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby.

Province green lights Kinder Morgan pipeline, reaches benefits deal

Environmental certificate comes with conditions in addition to those set by the National Energy Board

An oil tanker being loaded at Westridge Terminal at the end of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby.
The Nimpkish is to be replaced with a larger ferry to serve the Bella Bella-Bella Coola route on the B.C. Central Coast.

BC Ferries projects now eligible for federal funds

Replacing the Nimpkish on the Bella Coola run and upgrading the Langdale terminal on the Sunshine Coast are top priorities

The Nimpkish is to be replaced with a larger ferry to serve the Bella Bella-Bella Coola route on the B.C. Central Coast.
Installation of a fifth and sixth generating unit at Mica dam has taken eight years.

Dam expansion done as BC Hydro demand slumps

Four per cent rate increase expected next year to keep up with big maintenance, construction of Site C on the Peace River

Installation of a fifth and sixth generating unit at Mica dam has taken eight years.
Premier Christy Clark announces new programs at the province's inaugural technology summit in Vancouver.

Computer coding to start in Kindergarten

Programming introduction to begin next September, goal is to make it mandatory says Premier Christy Clark

Premier Christy Clark announces new programs at the province's inaugural technology summit in Vancouver.
Red Chris Mine in northwest B.C. began operation this summer after protests and multiple reviews of its tailings facility. It processes one of the world's largest copper-gold deposits, but low commodity prices threaten operation for this and other B.C. mines.

Hydro break proposed for struggling mines

Deferred electricity payments would be repaid with interest, Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett says

Red Chris Mine in northwest B.C. began operation this summer after protests and multiple reviews of its tailings facility. It processes one of the world's largest copper-gold deposits, but low commodity prices threaten operation for this and other B.C. mines.
Flanked by taxi drivers and managers, NDP leader John Horgan calls for a huge increase in fines aimed at Uber and other web-based ride services.

Ride-sharing company spooks taxi firms

Transportation Minister Todd Stone wants all drivers licenced, NDP's John Horgan calling for fines up to $20,000 aimed at Uber

Flanked by taxi drivers and managers, NDP leader John Horgan calls for a huge increase in fines aimed at Uber and other web-based ride services.
NDP leader John Horgan speaks to delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention in Whistler Thursday, while outgoing UBCM president Rhona Martin and incoming president Sav Dhaliwal listen.

Horgan blasts ‘shoddy’ municipal pay study

NDP leader John Horgan says leaked report on generous pay hikes 'an insult' to councils before their November elections

NDP leader John Horgan speaks to delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention in Whistler Thursday, while outgoing UBCM president Rhona Martin and incoming president Sav Dhaliwal listen.
Kootenay rancher Faye Street argues for secondary uses on farmland, even if it's a prison, as long as it doesn't interfere with agricultural production.

Farmland fate a test for parties

Strict secondary residence rules are needed in areas with non-farm development pressure. In most rural areas, they are a mistake

Kootenay rancher Faye Street argues for secondary uses on farmland, even if it's a prison, as long as it doesn't interfere with agricultural production.
BCTF president Susan Lambert is flanked by teacher local representatives from all 60 school districts at the union's convention in Victoria Monday.

B.C. on collision course with teachers

The only negotiated contract the B.C. Teachers' Federation has ever signed is…

BCTF president Susan Lambert is flanked by teacher local representatives from all 60 school districts at the union's convention in Victoria Monday.
Noted physicist Lady Gaga has been invoked in a protest campaign against providing wireless Internet in schools.

B.C. VIEWS: Going Gaga over smart meters

VICTORIA – This summer, BC Hydro starts installing 1.8 million smart meters…

Noted physicist Lady Gaga has been invoked in a protest campaign against providing wireless Internet in schools.
Classroom at Courtenay elementary school hit by a collapsing chimney in 1946, when a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rolled across Vancouver Island.

B.C. has history of big earthquakes

VICTORIA – Friday's earthquake off Japan was a test for B.C.'s tsunami…

Classroom at Courtenay elementary school hit by a collapsing chimney in 1946, when a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rolled across Vancouver Island.
Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett said it would be a 'cruel irony' if rural party members won a greater say in Saturday's leadership vote, only to be shut out by a mailing delay.

PIN mailing delay hits B.C. Liberal race

Access code numbers mailed out to B.C. Liberal members hadn't arrived in parts of B.C. by Friday, forcing the party to try reaching thousands of members by phone so they can participate in their first-ever electronic leadership vote Saturday.

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett said it would be a 'cruel irony' if rural party members won a greater say in Saturday's leadership vote, only to be shut out by a mailing delay.
Shuswap MLA George Abbott celebrates with leadership rival Moira Stilwell, who dropped her own bid to support Abbott as the next B.C. Liberal leader and premier.

Falcon, Abbott pick up key support

VICTORIA – The race to replace Premier Gordon Campbell entered the home…

Shuswap MLA George Abbott celebrates with leadership rival Moira Stilwell, who dropped her own bid to support Abbott as the next B.C. Liberal leader and premier.