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B.C. conservationists call for provincial park acquisition fund
Forest advocates from all over the coast press the B.C. government for a conservation fund, urging private owner Island Timberlands to delay logging until they can purchase priority lands.
Mar 1st, 2012
Less money, not more, for B.C.'s justice system
Yesterday’s question period topic was the sad state of BC’s justice System after 11 years of BC Liberal cuts. Opposition Leader Adrian Dix led off with a question about a stay of charges...
Feb 16th, 2012
Rich Coleman put back in charge of gaming policy: citizens concerned about future of Edgewater casino
Critics say that putting Rich Coleman back on the gaming portfolio will be problematic for the future of gaming projects in B.C., including the controversial Edgewater casino.
Feb 9th, 2012
A winning election platform for Christy Clark or Adrian Dix
Feb 7th, 2012
The future of Canada's health care at stake: Maude Barlow warns of privatization and high-cost drugs
It's more than just a simple funding formula: changes proposed by the Harper government could change Canadian health care in fundamental ways, warns Council of Canadians' Maude Barlow.
David P. Ball
Jan 17th, 2012
Clark and Boessenkool: A match made in Harperland
How to best describe Ken Boessenkool, Christy Clark's new chief of staff? "Former Suncor lobbyist", former "Enbridge lobbyist" and former Stephen Harper staffer and strategist. All ...
Linda Solomon Wood
Jan 13th, 2012
Oil money on the campaign trail
Campaign contributions from Enbridge to the BC Liberals and Alberta Conservatives hint at corporate influence at the provincial level. But what else is involved?
Jan 10th, 2012
Petition against logging pristine B.C. forest draws Margaret Atwood, Mia Farrow and 4700 signatures
VO climate blogger Carrie Saxifrage is making headlines in more ways than one, with a petition against Brookfield Asset Management's logging on Cortes Island.
Jan 4th, 2012
GiveEmThis.com suggests gifts for your Facebook friends, but at what price?
According to GiveEmThis.com, a romance novel is the perfect gift for Stephen Harper. But is that knowledge worth the loss of privacy?
Dec 31st, 2011
Jack Layton named Canada's Newsmaker of the Year
Editors and news directors from across Canada have selected the late, former NDP leader Jack Layton as 2011's Newsmaker of the Year.
Dec 22nd, 2011