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Premier Horgan goes headhunting to fire, hire B.C. Hydro leader

VICTORIA — On the morning after John Horgan appointed Ken Peterson as chair of B.C. Hydro, the premier’s guy descended on a meeting of the board of directors Friday with marching orders from the boss. 919 more words

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Douglas Todd: Let's find out why opioid victims are mostly men

Is it because males are more likely to isolate themselves?

Is it because men, to deal with their suffering, are more inclined to consume alcohol and other drugs? 1,061 more words

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Daphne Bramham: Even guilty verdicts in polygamy trial unlikely to end Bountiful saga

On Monday, two former bishops of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will hear the verdict in their polygamy trial, Canada’s first such trial since 1906. 1,088 more words

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Vaughn Palmer: Horgan unplugs Clark's cronies, empowers Peterson in Hydro shakeup

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan launched a shakeup at B.C. Hydro Thursday, dumping two B.C. Liberal appointees and installing a retired executive who spearheaded a controversial foray into the U.S. 925 more words

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Vaughn Palmer: Newbie Lloyd would be wise to watch the Wright way

VICTORIA — When incoming premier John Horgan announced Don Wright as his choice to head the public service, the responses were invariably positive.

Deputy minister with NDP and B.C. 915 more words

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Ian Mulgrew: Judge rips lawyers for delays, 'blackmail' in Métis toddler tug of war

Two lawyers at the centre of a high-profile adoption tug of war on Vancouver Island involving a Métis toddler last summer have been slammed by the B.C. 870 more words

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Vaughn Palmer: Darcy leads difficult job list in Horgan's tough cabinet

VICTORIA — For all the pent-up excitement released at the cabinet swearing-in Tuesday, there was no overlooking how Premier John Horgan handed out some hugely difficult assignments to the first NDP ministers to hold office in 16 years. 922 more words

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