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Premier John Horgan defends speculation tax amid backlash

The provincial government continues to defend the controversial speculation tax, which was proposed in an attempt to deal with the ongoing housing affordability crisis.

The proposed tax is expected to be 0.5 per cent in the first year, and go up to two per cent in 2019.  204 more words


BC's Energy Oroboros 3

As it is recounted in the Skanda Purana … Kirtimukha or glorious face is what is left of a beast created in the embodiment of Lord Shiva’s rage. 280 more words

BC Liberals questioning who knew about NDP’s Trans Mountain plans ahead of time

Did information shared by B.C.’s Environment Minister ahead of a public announcement late last month around the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion lead to unusual stock market activity? 288 more words


No quick fix: B.C.'s Attorney General says money laundering problem will take years to solve

B.C.’s Attorney General is promising a widespread crackdown in the wake of shocking allegations of money laundering in B.C. real estate linked to the fentanyl trade. 631 more words


Delta mayor fears Pattullo project means Massey Tunnel replacement 'dead in the water'

The eight-decade-old Pattullo Bridge is finally being put out to pasture, and almost no one is sorry to see it go.

But while virtually everyone says they’re pleased to hear the bridge will be retired, the NDP’s plan to replace the aging span has earned less than universal acclaim. 654 more words


B.C. could cap surge pricing if companies like Uber and Lyft start operating there

A possible cap on surge pricing is one of 32 recommendations that have been put forward in a report on ride hailing by an all-party committee in B.C., and they could help to open the doors for services like Lyft and Uber. 560 more words