Jeff Nagel

Licensed medical marijuana home grows can be just as problematic in terms of fire and other safety hazards as illegal grow-ops

Cities want licensed medical marijuana grows revealed

Public safety tops pot privacy concerns for municipal leaders in UBCM debate

Licensed medical marijuana home grows can be just as problematic in terms of fire and other safety hazards as illegal grow-ops
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) is B.C.'s anti-gang police force. The agency released its second annual community report this week.

‘Significant decline’ in gang killings: CFSEU annual report

Community report from anti-gang police unit notes more big cases go to trial in 2015

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) is B.C.'s anti-gang police force. The agency released its second annual community report this week.
BCTF president Jim Iker responds to the government and Premier Christy Clark

Updated: Fassbender rejects BCTF arbitration call

Education Minister calls union proposal 'empty effort' giving false hope for end to B.C. teachers strike

BCTF president Jim Iker responds to the government and Premier Christy Clark
More than 500 Nelson residents marched down Tuesday as part of the Parents Etc. for Public Education March on what was supposed to be the first day of public school classes.

Arbitration unlikely path to end teachers strike

Too risky for government as negotiators take different tacks on legal battle overhanging labour dispute

More than 500 Nelson residents marched down Tuesday as part of the Parents Etc. for Public Education March on what was supposed to be the first day of public school classes.
B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender.

Ready enters talks as BCTF mulls two-week strike truce

Pause in picketing would allow schools to open on time, open window for mediation if BCTF agrees

B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender.
Penticton schools were behind picket lines again this week

BCTF, Fassbender meet as teachers strike threatens to delay school start

Meeting comes on cusp of new school year as government, union spar over mediation, escape hatch from next court ruling

Penticton schools were behind picket lines again this week
Mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus. The latest B.C. victims of the disease are two horses near Cache Creek.

Infected horses serve as West Nile reminder

Two Cache Creek horses first sign of virus in B.C. this year

Mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus. The latest B.C. victims of the disease are two horses near Cache Creek.
ICBC will send refunds totaling $38 million to customers it overcharged since 2008.

ICBC to mail out $38 million in refunds for overcharges

Management knew of errors on auto insurance rates since 2009, hid problem from board: Auditors

ICBC will send refunds totaling $38 million to customers it overcharged since 2008.
B.C.'s 'Happy Hour' upset some customers

Beer pitcher cost cut as province revises minimum liquor prices

Initial rules did not meet expectations, admits liquor reform czar John Yap

B.C.'s 'Happy Hour' upset some customers
RCMP Chief Supt. Dan Malo spoke at a conference on gang violence prevention Thursday in Surrey.

Anti-gang tactics working, Mountie tells conference

Gangland murders down in B.C. but officer wants to keep pressure on

RCMP Chief Supt. Dan Malo spoke at a conference on gang violence prevention Thursday in Surrey.
B.C. Lottery Corporation has a policy of denying jackpot payouts to gamblers in its voluntary self-exclusion program.

BCLC must pay withheld jackpots to some banned gamblers

B.C. Supreme Court ruling on denied prize payouts at B.C. casinos limited to 14-month period

B.C. Lottery Corporation has a policy of denying jackpot payouts to gamblers in its voluntary self-exclusion program.
New 120 km/h speed limit sign went up Wednesday on a section of the Coquihalla Highway.

Truckers unlikely to use B.C.’s higher speed limits

B.C. Trucking Association opposed increase, fears higher crash risk

New 120 km/h speed limit sign went up Wednesday on a section of the Coquihalla Highway.
Julia Ratcliffe

Medical pot farms won’t get property tax break

Province excludes marijuana producers from farm tax status, but views them as viable ALR use

Julia Ratcliffe
Lawyer Greg McDade has handled high-profile aboriginal cases and expects to represent opponents of Northern Gateway pipeline.

Aboriginal Enbridge foes have strong legal hand

A stack of rulings have said the Crown must meaningfully consult if decisions infringe on rights and title

Lawyer Greg McDade has handled high-profile aboriginal cases and expects to represent opponents of Northern Gateway pipeline.

B.C. chops $11 million from home owner grant

Lower threshold hikes tax bill for 18,000 homes assessed at values around $1.2 million

Premier Christy Clark.

Premier shuns refinery decisions to avoid conflict

New oil refinery proposal involves ex-husband of Christy Clark.

Premier Christy Clark.

Province cuts school support deal ahead of teachers strike vote

Tentative agreement gives CUPE staff in schools 5.5 per cent wage increases over five years (WITH AUDIO)

B.C. Premier Christy Clark was questioned by reporters Friday in Pitt Meadows

LRB urged to make exams, grades essential in full teachers strike

Request by province comes ahead of BCTF vote on total walkout (WITH AUDIO)

B.C. Premier Christy Clark was questioned by reporters Friday in Pitt Meadows
Justice Minister Peter MacKay addresses a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday

New prostitution law to target customers

Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay unveils government's response to Supreme Court ruling on sex trade

Justice Minister Peter MacKay addresses a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday
Gasoline prices in Metro Vancouver topped $1.50 per litre this week and a poll shows many B.C. residents are beginning to try alternatives to driving.

Gas price hardship drives more to conserve: Poll

Pain at pumps spurring more walking, transit use by B.C. drivers, Insights West survey shows

Gasoline prices in Metro Vancouver topped $1.50 per litre this week and a poll shows many B.C. residents are beginning to try alternatives to driving.