Dirk Meissner

B.C. Liberals make pitch to continue government as a minority in legislature

British Columbia entered a new stage of political uncertainty Wednesday as the final vote count from an election held more than two weeks ago confirmed the province's first minority government in 65...

Clark wants all-party input on party donations panel; rules out taxpayer funding

Premier Christy Clark wants an independent panel to review political financing in British Columbia, but her political opponents are accusing the Liberal government of delaying reforms by not backing...

Broad tax breaks, targeted spending increases in B.C. pre-election budget

British Columbia's government is staking its re-election on a nearly $1 billion cut in medical service premiums, a small business tax reduction and carefully targeted spending increases on education...

B.C. signs LNG benefits deals with First Nations on proposed Petronas project

The manager of a proposed liquefied natural gas export plant on British Columbia's northern coast joined Premier Christy Clark Wednesday in touting two agreements reached with First Nations as...

B.C. drug overdose crisis, deadliest of long career, says health officer

Among the medical diplomas, certificates and degrees on Dr. Perry Kendall's office wall is a framed copy of a newspaper with a headline that screams, "City Doctors Give Okay to Socialized Medicine."...

B.C.'s health minister campaigns to raise legal smoking age to 21

British Columbia's health minister says he wants to see the province raise the legal smoking age to 21. Terry Lake said he's an ardent anti-smoker and believes the longer people are legally prevented...

B.C. government reviews homeowner grants amid rising property assessments

Homeowners across parts of southern British Columbia have received big increases in the assessed value of their homes, prompting the government to review who qualifies for a grant that helps reduce...
Bernard Richard

Former New Brunswick youth advocate, politician, picked as B.C.'s new child rep

A former New Brunswick politician and the province's first child advocate is British Columbia's acting representative for children and youth and is slated to assume the post full-time by early next...

Sunken B.C. tug's tanks now pumped out, thousands of litres of fuel not recovered

More than 90,000 litres of diesel have yet to be accounted for after a group overseeing cleanup of a spill from a submerged tug on British Columbia's central coast said the tanks aboard the Nathan E...
The W.A.C. Bennett Dam on the Peace River

Oil and gas downturns in B.C. and Alberta ease Site C labour force concerns

Alberta's loss is British Columbia's gain as fears of labour shortages for the construction of the massive Site C dam evaporate amid a slump in the oil and gas industry, says a new report released...