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B.C. citizens' group launches recall campaign aimed at ‘ineffective’ MLAs — but it won't be easy

VANCOUVER — Richard Lee is not a big name in B.C. politics. The former programmer-analyst from Burnaby has been part of the provincial legislature since 2001, the year he was first elected to represent the riding of Burnaby North. 788 more words


B.C. fires Basia Ruta, Auditor General for Local Government, for creating an 'intolerable' situation

VICTORIA – The B.C. government has fired the Auditor General for Local Government, after her refusal to participate in a review of her office created an “intolerable situation.” 252 more words


Doctors argue B.C. e-cigarette ban doesn’t go far enough

As B.C. moves to ban e-cigarettes from wherever smoking is banned, a group of doctors is encouraging the province to go even further in regulating the tobacco industry. 224 more words


B.C. hikes minimum wage 20 cents to $10.45

VANCOUVER – British Columbia announced plans Thursday to increase its minimum wage by 20 cents — the first change in three years — while introducing a system to manage the perennial debate over how much the province’s lowest-paid workers should receive. 639 more words


Seismic upgrades at B.C. schools taking decade longer than planned

VICTORIA – Seismic upgrades at British Columbia’s schools are likely to take a decade longer than originally planned, Education Minister Peter Fassbender said Friday.

Fassbender said the completion date for the 339 schools marked for seismic upgrade work across the province is now set for 2030. 367 more words


Petition demands Nestle pay more to bottle B.C. water

Thousands of British Columbians aren’t impressed by the province’s decision to charge Nestle only $2.25 per million gallons of drinking water to sell for about $2.50 per bottle. 141 more words