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Beth Hong

Beth is a former Associate Editor at The Vancouver Observer. She is currently a writer and freelance journalist. Follow her @beth_hong.

Christy Clark says BC still open to Northern Gateway

Premier Christy Clark said she's still waiting for Premier Alison Redford to call about giving BC a "fair share" of the environmental risks and revenues from the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway...

Enbridge Inc. faces critics at Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel hearing: live blog

Enbridge Inc. will face tough questions from intervenors at the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel's hearing in Edmonton this afternoon. Among them are the Government of BC, the Alberta Federation...

What Vancouver women think about the US Republican Party's "war on women"

While Clint Eastwood's strange "invisible Obama chair" endorsement of Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention last night took over news headlines and Twitter feeds this morning, many...
Charities in Canada and the Fraser Institute's American funders

Charitable Fraser Institute received $4.3 million in foreign funding since 2000

Fraser Institute's American funders and the projects they fund.

BC Liberal parliamentary secretary John Les won't seek re-election in May 2013 elections

Parliamentary secretary and Chillwack MLA John Les announced he won't be pursuing re-election in the May 2013 election today, joining his BC Liberal colleagues Kevin Falcon, Mary...

Arianna Huffington on Western Canada expansion and Asian ambitions

Ahead of the Huffington Post Canada's launch of British Columbia and Alberta editions last Thursday, Huffington Post Media Group president and Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington...

Public healthcare advocates protest double billing and two-tiered healthcare at Cambie clinic

Public health care advocates picketed outside the Cambie Surgery Centre on Monday to call for the BC and federal governments to crack down on illegal billing at private clinics.

BC woman files complaint against Enbridge for misleading promotional videos

A BC woman filed a complaint against Enbridge Inc. for Northern Gateway promo videos, which erased more than 1000 sq km of islands along the proposed Northern Gateway tanker route.

Few mechanisms in place to monitor hate speech and white supremacist activity in Canada, anti-racism expert says

Canadians should be worried about the state of hate speech and group monitoring in Canada, says an anti-racism expert who has tracked white supremacist groups in Canada for over twenty years.

Dramatic turnaround from leading climate change skeptic blows open debate

One of the world's most influential climate change skeptics reignited public debate on the issue by declaring that climate change is real, and caused entirely by humans.