January 21, 2018

Mayors frustrated over Province putting off transit decisions until May

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts says she's frustrated that any decisions on transit expansion in the Lower Mainland is going to have to wait until after May’s Provincial Election. Transportation Minister Mary Polak has said just that, as have other mayors already. But watts appears okay to wait, reiterating that the first thing to be done after May … [Read more...]

No big transit decisions until election is over

Transportation Minister Mary Polak has made it clear that she and Metro Vancouver mayors will not make any decisions on transit expansion before May's election. Deadlines have sailed by after months and months of talks between Polak and the mayor's trying to agree on project priorities, as well as how to pay for them. Some  mayor's blame the … [Read more...]

Latest BC Teacher discipline decisions

Another batch of discipline decisions from BC's Teacher Regulation Branch.In this one: a teacher with a chainsaw, an  photograph with a lollippop, and a misuse of school funds to buy snow tires.   First up, Stephen Alan Soames: he appeared at school with a chainsaw, and said he was 'going postal' and giving everyone a head start.' … [Read more...]

Union says government made some bad decisions

The union representing BC Hydro and ICBC workers, the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, is shaking it's head after Tuesday's Budget. COPE President David Black says the Government continues to take BC Hydro and ICBC dividends, "In the case of BC Hydro, I think that unfortunately, we have to pay the piper on some bad decisions that … [Read more...]