Jeff Nagel

Environment Minister Mary Polak says it's too late for a pause on the rollout of the Multi Material BC recycling system.

Polak says province won’t bend to MMBC holdouts

Farm and garden suppliers angry with Multi Material BC eye their own recycling program

Environment Minister Mary Polak says it's too late for a pause on the rollout of the Multi Material BC recycling system.
Education Minister Peter Fassbender addresses students at the official opening of Goldstone Park Elementary

Little movement as school strike starts

Education Minister Peter Fassbender says teachers' union could be called on to pay benefits if school disruption continues

Education Minister Peter Fassbender addresses students at the official opening of Goldstone Park Elementary

MMBC opponents prepare for court fight

Businesses aim to thwart new recycling agency,Multi Material BC.

B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is criticizing the use of police information checks for employment purposes.

Make suicidal history off-limits in hiring checks: B.C. Privacy Commissioner

Elizabeth Denham issues report criticizing use of police information checks for employment

B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is criticizing the use of police information checks for employment purposes.
Kelvin McCulloch

Multi Material BC opponents prepare for court fight

Businesses aim to thwart new recycling agency with legal action if province won't freeze rollout

Kelvin McCulloch
The logo for the Heartbleed bug

CRA loses taxpayer data to Heartbleed bug

Tax agency says 900 social insurance numbers compromised in online privacy breach

The logo for the Heartbleed bug
The logo for the Heartbleed bug

Heartbleed bug prompts Canada Revenue Agency to shut down online tax filing

Web browser vulnerability raises Internet security, privacy alarm for CRA, Yahoo and other sites

The logo for the Heartbleed bug
Ambulances are taking longer to get to low-priority calls but officials say it's allowed faster response to critically urgent calls.

Long ambulance waits for low-priority calls under fire

'Safer' service shift defended as equivalent of triage of hospital ER resources

Ambulances are taking longer to get to low-priority calls but officials say it's allowed faster response to critically urgent calls.
Lana Popham is the NDP's small business critic.

NDP takes aim at Multi Material BC recycling ‘failure’ (with VIDEO)

Opposition critic calls province's new recycling agency a 'Godzilla-sized red tape monster'

Lana Popham is the NDP's small business critic.
Wild pigs near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

B.C. hunters get okay to kill feral pigs

Province takes aim at invasive species including swine, some turtles and lizards

Wild pigs near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Licences allowing medical marijuana users to grow their own at home expire April 1 and operators have until April 30 to provide notification they've halted production and destroyed leftover pot.

Medical marijuana users ordered to stop growing

But pot growers may not comply and cities may not enforce, despite federal threat to notify law enforcement

Licences allowing medical marijuana users to grow their own at home expire April 1 and operators have until April 30 to provide notification they've halted production and destroyed leftover pot.
Sentiment in B.C. is more strongly against genetically modified foods than in Alberta

Poll finds little B.C. appetite for GM foods

Most surveyed would ban food from genetically modified crops

Sentiment in B.C. is more strongly against genetically modified foods than in Alberta
Instagram users are among those being urged to watch out for scams as the Better Business Bureau releases its annul top 10 scams list.

Income tax season breeds new scam, police warn

Instagram users one of targets in top 10 scams list from Better Business Bureau

Instagram users are among those being urged to watch out for scams as the Better Business Bureau releases its annul top 10 scams list.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered a 2014 budget that calls for another deficit this year before a healthy surplus in 2015.

Federal budget hikes tobacco tax, sets up surplus

Bitcoin, Canada-U.S. consumer price gap targeted by Tories in 'boring' 2014 budget

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered a 2014 budget that calls for another deficit this year before a healthy surplus in 2015.
Mario Canseco is vice-president of public affairs at Insights West

Work-life balance off kilter for most B.C. workers: Poll

Insights West survey finds family time suffers as office invades personal lives

Mario Canseco is vice-president of public affairs at Insights West

Stronger methadone comes with caution

Switch in formula brings benefits, transition risks for recovering addicts

A ban on getting loyalty reward points on prescription drug purchases remains in effect – so far – after a failed attempt by Canada Safeway and Thrifty Foods to secure a court injunction.

Pharmacy points ban survives first court challenge

Full hearing scheduled to decide if drug loyalty rewards prohibition will continue

A ban on getting loyalty reward points on prescription drug purchases remains in effect – so far – after a failed attempt by Canada Safeway and Thrifty Foods to secure a court injunction.
Sensible BC's Dana Larsen says the group's marijuana reform petition has failed to force a referendum

Marijuana referendum petition fizzles but campaigners vow to fight on

Sensible BC gets 210,000 signatures, reaches threshold in 19 of 85 ridings

Sensible BC's Dana Larsen says the group's marijuana reform petition has failed to force a referendum
A stretch of Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland. The provincial government is considering speed limit changes on some highways.

More B.C. drivers want return of photo radar than higher speed limits: Poll

Push by drivers who want faster B.C. highways is up against gender, age divide: Insights West/Black Press poll

A stretch of Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland. The provincial government is considering speed limit changes on some highways.
Newsprint will still be collected in blue boxes even though there's no deal between the newspaper industry in B.C. and Multi-Material BC on how a new recycling system coming next year will be funded.

Newspaper industry, MMBC fall out over recycling fees

Newsprint will continue to be collected through blue boxes

Newsprint will still be collected in blue boxes even though there's no deal between the newspaper industry in B.C. and Multi-Material BC on how a new recycling system coming next year will be funded.