January 21, 2018

Surrey’s mayor pledges to unveil a crime fighting plan for Panorama Ridge

People living in Panorama Ridge left a meeting with Surrey's mayor with some hope a plan is coming after four bodies have been found on the same road this year. Bob Campbell with the local ratepayers association says people voiced their frusterations to Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and the RCMP. "The mayor said she was going to come up with a plan and … [Read more...]

NDP leader has plan to get young people voting

NDP leader Adrian Dix has a new idea to get more young people voting. He says he plans to table a bill on Monday to allow teens to register to vote at a younger age. He says the voting age of 18 would stay the same, but kids could start simply registering to cast a ballot starting at 16 years old. "Just a practical change that will ensure young … [Read more...]

Clark says she won’t resign over bungled ethnic outreach plan

Premier Christy Clark wants to set the record straight: She will not resign as a result of the botched ethnic outreach strategy. Clark was asked if she might step down if an ongoing investigation leads back to her. She says it won't.  "I've never seen the document, I had no involvement in the creation of the document so I can tell you I'm … [Read more...]

BC Conservatives announce Spending Smarter plan

The B-C Conservatives have released a 3-point plan to reform the Legislature and give MLAs greater scrutiny over public spending. It's called "Spending Smarter" and includes increasing the number of votes in the Budget Estimates each spring so there is a thorough analysis of financial outlays before they are made. As well, the Conservatives would … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Premier apologizes over ethnic vote plan

Premier Christy Clark has now issued an apology for documents confirming her office planned to win ethnic votes using government resources. Deputy Premier Rich Coleman read her prepared statement during Question Period this afternoon in Victoria.  "The document did not recognize that there are lines that can not be crossed in conducting this … [Read more...]

Abbotsford Police anti-gang plan appears to be working

Abbotsford Police have been busy trying to make their city the worst place for a gangster. After almost zero gang-related homicides in the last two years, chief constable bob rich says if they continue down this path, he's confident Abbotsford will be the safest city in BC. “We ensure people involved in gang aren't at bars and creating a … [Read more...]

Leaked documents show Liberals plan more election ad spending

The NDP says a leaked government document shows the Liberals are planning to spend more money on advertising in the lead-up to the spring election than previously disclosed.  Opposition leader Adrian Dix says the document that was presented to the Liberal caucus last month outlines 16.6 million dollars in Jobs Plan advertising, up from the … [Read more...]

To Do: Plan Next Year’s Antarctic Cruise Now

Make the trek to Earth’s South Pole and explore the wild, gorgeous wonders of Antarctica via expedition cruise ship. Here's why you should plan for next year...now. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Premier says no confusion over Education Plan

  The Premier does not think her government's Education Plan conflicts with another agreement signed between the Teachers Union and the Employer. Premier Christy Clark says her plan to reach a 10-year deal with teachers is a framework for the future. Clark denies it would be moot if the Teachers Union and the Employers group reach a new … [Read more...]

BC’s NDP leader’s back from Hollywood – still no firm plan for film industry

The leader of the provincial NDP is back from a fact finding mission in LA where he sat down with film executives. Adrian Dix says he met with people from studios like Disney and Warner Brothers to find solutions to film jobs leaving BC. But Dix wasn't ready to say what exact fixes the NDP would table. "We're going to assess and we're … [Read more...]