February 18, 2018

VSB claims Gov’t shorted carbon offset compensation

The Vancouver School District says the money doled out by the Ministry of Education to compensate for carbon offsets has come up a little short. Trustee Allan Wong says they have received 100-thousand dollars from the Carbon Neutral Capitol Program, "We had a number of submissions. Proposals the 100-thousand dollars, based on their website, is for … [Read more...]

Updated: Gov’t framework for 10 year deal with teachers

CKNW has obtained the full 24 page document outlining the BC Governments framework to reach a ten year deal with teachers. It is called Working Together for Students and introduces four key elements to secure a decade of labour peace with the teachers union. The Province wants to index teachers salaries to an average of other major public sector … [Read more...]

Gov’t aims to seize several properties

BC's latest civil forfeiture claim involves a woman accused of purchasing property in Kelowna, Vancouver and Richmond... with money linked to crime. The province is looking to seize properties located on Burrard Street in Vancouver and Marin Crescent in Kelowna, as well as two others in Richmond.... along Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue. Another … [Read more...]

Govt. brings down BCTF legislation this afternoon

  The provincial government will bring in legislation this afternoon that will attempt to resolve its long-running contract dispute with BC teachers. There is speculation the bill will extend the union's last contract, while directing non-monetary issues to a mediator. That mediator is expected to find savings within that existing contract, … [Read more...]

NDP Leader wants Gov’t action on incomes

BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix is calling for more government action to combat income inequality. His call comes after a report released by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development that shows equality in Canada is going down because of a growing wage gap. Dix says the disparity is especially pronounced in BC, "Well specifically, for … [Read more...]