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Vaughn Palmer: Horgan calls experts to offer cabinet insight on Site C

VICTORIA — As Premier John Horgan tells it, he decided to invite six experts to address the cabinet on Site C next week to help get his cabinet colleagues up to his level of knowledge. 919 more words


Bulls & Bears: Grey Cup remains pivotal for business of Canadian sport

Bulls of the Week

It is no longer the country’s biggest single day television event, but the annual Grey Cup game still matters to the business of sport in this country. 600 more words


Douglas Todd: A defence of coalition governments - in B.C. and beyond

Too bad those competing to head B.C.’s Liberal party can’t take full rhetorical advantage of the alleged crisis this week in Germany’s coalition government.

The would-be Liberal leaders seem dead-set against British Columbians voting one year from now, in November 2018, for a new way of electing a government, which could include proportional representation. 1,165 more words

Staff Blogs

Vaughn Palmer: NDP pushes electoral reform, but keeping an 'open' mind

VICTORIA — In preparing for public consultations on the coming referendum on electoral reform, the NDP government recently recruited a panel of academic advisers who were mostly critical of the status quo. 925 more words


Vaughn Palmer: Mungall's all in on fracking review, but not moratorium

VICTORIA — During a break from answering questions in the legislature about Site C this week, Energy Minister Michelle Mungall faced down a call for a full blown public inquiry and possible moratorium on fracking in the natural gas sector. 924 more words


Daphne Bramham: Rachel Jeffs on life after polygamy and why she testified against the Blackmores

On the last day of 2014, Rachel Jeffs fled the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, leaving behind everything and almost every person whom she had ever known. 1,227 more words

Local News

Vaughn Palmer: Gov. Inslee hails B.C. vision, less thrilled with Trump

VICTORIA — There was nothing hidden about one item on the agenda Tuesday as Washington Governor Jay Inslee became the first leader from his state to address the B.C. 926 more words