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B.C. Election 2017: Kids can't vote, but child care a critical election issue

Although children can’t vote, where they are cared for and how much it costs have emerged as key campaign issues leading up to the provincial election. 1,402 more words

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Mike Smyth: B.C. government spin machine cranked up to the max

The B.C. government’s media spin machine right now reminds me of the amplifiers in that movie Spinal Tap: cranked up to 11.

With the May 9 election approaching, the Christy Clark government is pumping out a jaw-dropping number of positive news releases. 476 more words


Opinion: When it comes to health-care funding, we should stop living in the past

How much should the federal government pay toward health-care costs? Hardly a week goes by without this thorny issue being disputed between the federal and provincial governments — even now that the budget has been tabled and health-accord deals have been reached. 723 more words


B.C. politicians, restaurant industry agree to kick high heels off dress codes

Time wounds all heels.

Especially, it seems, for women who work in restaurants with dress codes that require them to wear high-heeled shoes while spending long hours on their feet. 691 more words

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Four years for man who robbed nine banks in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A 29-year-old man who admitted using a fake gun during eight of his nine robberies at banks across Western Canada has been sent to prison for four years. 147 more words

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Mike Smyth: New Democrats fume as Ironworkers Union endorses Clark

The irony ran as thick as the mud at the rainy construction site where Premier Christy Clark stood Wednesday to accept the endorsement of the Ironworkers Union. 541 more words


Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires as one of Canada’s most decorated athletes

VICTORIA — Michelle Stilwell, one of the world’s most decorated Paralympic athletes and the first Canadian Paralympian to win gold in two different sports, has announced her retirement. 386 more words

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