VICTORIA — After years of defending Medical Service Plan premiums as essential to helping pay for health care, Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced in Tuesday’s provincial budget speech they will be phased out completely. 850 more words
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VICTORIA — For all the political fallout over construction of the hydroelectric dam at Site C on the Peace River, the weekend newspaper provided an intriguing hint about what a change of government could well mean for the controversial project. 917 more words
Watching the most-recent pummelling of Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux over the 2015 death of Alex Gervais, I wondered if the province shouldn’t look in the mirror. 710 more words
Last night I decided to record a conversation with my boyfriend about the early days of our relationship. For those who know (or have read ‘3000 miles’) we’ve been in an long-distance relationship for 2 years now — and didn’t see one-another for the first 17 months of that. 1,497 more words
In normal times, Rick Peterson would seem to have all the right credentials for a potential Conservative Party leader.
The Vancouver venture capitalist and former journalist is a fiscal conservative with an eye not only on the balance sheet, but a concern about rising levels of poverty and homelessness. 788 more words
Friday’s announcement that disability assistance will increase by what actually amounts to less than a penny an hour is a shocking insult to 107,000 citizens already forced to live in penury because of inadequate assistance rates. 644 more words