February 20, 2018

Activists, community members applaud local governments’ stance on coal export expansion

Several Metro Vancouver municipalities are getting applause  from coal activists and people from the White Rock, Surrey and Bellingham areas - for expressing concerns about coal export expansion. More than 100 people came out Sunday in White Rock to show support and celebrate. Climate change activist Kevin Washbook says he's pleased with … [Read more...]

Liberal MLA not saying whether caucus members will ask Christy Clark to step down

Liberal MLA Kash Heed isn't saying whether caucus members will be asking Premier Christy Clark to step down. But Heed says people will be asking for an explanation about certain things. "People I hope, will maintain what we've discussed and call people to the carpet and hold these people accountable." Heed says there have been discussions with some … [Read more...]

Townhall meeting hosts city-wide PAC members

Next year's budget for the school year was the topic of a townhall meeting hosted by the Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council Thursday night. School Board Chair Patti Bacchus says about 35 representatives from Parent Advisory Councils across Vancouver came out to talk about what the budget looks like for 2013/2014. Bacchus says a lot of … [Read more...]

The leader of the BC Conservatives and turfed members disagree over state of legal battle

The leader of the BC Conservatives and rebel members thrown out of the party for opposing him are at odds once again, this time over the state of a legal battle. John Cummins told reporters Wednesday the court showdown with the so called dissidents is over. "Oh no that is far behind us it has been dealt with and it is no longer an issue." But one … [Read more...]

Two Tsawassen First Nation members appeal September election

The former Public Relations adviser for the Tsawwassen First Nation says September’s election result could be overturned following an appeal launched by two members. Alex Rose, a family friend and biographer of former Chief Kim Baird, explains what could happen with the appeal made by Kim’s brother, Mike Baird and Nation Member … [Read more...]

90% issues clear message from union members

BC's Health Science Association members have backed their bargaining committee by voting 90% in favour of a strike. Union President Reid Johnson says the resounding vote will send a clear message to BC's health employers that it's time to negotiate a fair and reasonable agreement. Johnson says the Government and Health Authorities have not … [Read more...]

Cities are falling apart say FCM members

While the Federation of Canadian Municipalities waits for a response from Ottawa on a new model for infrastructure funding, the Mayor of Port Coquitlam says some local upgrades are well past their due date, "Over the next ten years, we have five billion dollars worth of infrastructure that we need to upgrade or replace in the Metro Vancouver area; … [Read more...]

BCMA members agree to new deal with province

Members of the BC Medical Association have voted 92 percent in favour of a new four year master agreement with the provincial government. More than three thousand members took part in the vote. Health Minister Mike de Jong says the deal will improve patient access to family doctors and provide funding for recruitment. "It allows us to collectively … [Read more...]

Some CLBC board members quietly reappointed

Six out of the ten members of the Community Living BC Board have been quietly reappointed to new terms by the Provincial Government. The new terms running until July 1st of 2015 were handed out by Ministerial Order on Tuesday. However, the reappointments weren't made public until they were posted on the Government Board Resourcing and Development … [Read more...]

Newest Airport Staff Members Are Courteous, Helpful, and Not Human

They have names like Paige and Carla, and can provide directions on security procedures in two languages, information on forms of identification for customs-destined international travelers, or other basic facts. And they are not human. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]