Tom Fletcher

A Chinese railway work crew

Racial discrimination to be cut from old B.C. laws

Multiculturalism Minister Teresa Wat moves to cut clauses from legislation dating back to 1881

A Chinese railway work crew
Premier Christy Clark's BC Liberals have begun reporting political donations more quickly

UPDATE: BC Liberal fundraising follows rules, Coleman says

Elections BC investigation follows admissions by lobbyists that they bought fundraiser tickets and were reimbursed

Premier Christy Clark's BC Liberals have begun reporting political donations more quickly
ICBC claims are up 14 per cent this winter due to snow and ice in the south

ICBC aims to trim safe driver discounts

A second at-fault accident will cut your discount, even for long-term safe drivers, in policy to take effect next year

ICBC claims are up 14 per cent this winter due to snow and ice in the south
Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and NDP leader John Horgan

BC BUDGET: Opposition pans MSP reduction plan

NDP leader John Horgan not ready to announce his own plan to eliminate health premiums, Greens' Andrew Weaver wants it in income tax

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and NDP leader John Horgan
Finance Minister Mike de Jong cites B.C.'s diversified trade as a reason for its strong economic performance

B.C. BUDGET: Medical premium cut by half promised

Medical Services Plan premiums to drop by half in 2018, Finance Minister Mike de Jong says

Finance Minister Mike de Jong cites B.C.'s diversified trade as a reason for its strong economic performance
Premier Christy Clark chairs cabinet meeting Thursday

Premier, US ambassador ‘optimistic’ about softwood talks with Trump team

Ambassador David MacNaughton and B.C. trade representative David Emerson await Donald Trump administration's lumber trade position

Premier Christy Clark chairs cabinet meeting Thursday
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Premier apologizes for hacking accusation

Christy Clark said NDP hacked the BC Liberal Party website, but private information was left unprotected

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Polymer resin repair of rock chip costs about $70

ICBC to reinstate free windshield chip repairs

Transportation Minister Todd Stone says ICBC and its optional insurance customers will save money

Polymer resin repair of rock chip costs about $70
Electric vehicle charging station at Egmont on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast.

B.C. increases electric vehicle incentive fund

Buyers of new plug-in electric vehicles get $5,000 rebate, another $6,000 if they scrap an eligible old car

Electric vehicle charging station at Egmont on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast.
Harmac pulp mill near Nanaimo: forest products companies are major users of electricity.

B.C. considers business sales tax relief

Finance Minister Mike de Jong considers giving up $160 million in provincial sales tax revenue added to business electricity bills

Harmac pulp mill near Nanaimo: forest products companies are major users of electricity.
Premier Christy Clark listens as Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick addresses the B.C. Liberal Party convention in Vancouver

Premier trades expense claims for party salary

Christy Clark says her expenses will be less than the $50,000 annual salary she no longer collects, but she doesn't know how much less

Premier Christy Clark listens as Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick addresses the B.C. Liberal Party convention in Vancouver
Premier Christy Clark and Jobs Minister Shirley Bond.

Premier shifts job focus to technology

Technology, climate innovation replace mines and natural gas in Premier Christy Clark's blueprint for B.C. growth

Premier Christy Clark and Jobs Minister Shirley Bond.
An oil tanker being loaded at Westridge Terminal at the end of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby.

Province green lights Kinder Morgan pipeline, reaches benefits deal

Environmental certificate comes with conditions in addition to those set by the National Energy Board

An oil tanker being loaded at Westridge Terminal at the end of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby.
B.C. Forests Minister Steve Thomson

Lumber trade ‘injury’ claim upheld by U.S.

Softwood lumber dispute escalates as president-elect Donald Trump begins actions to protect American jobs

B.C. Forests Minister Steve Thomson
Payday lenders have proliferated in urban areas

B.C. lowers cap on payday loan fees

Fee for short-term borrowing lowered to $17 per $100, a rate Public Safety Minister Mike Morris says is second lowest in Canada

Payday lenders have proliferated in urban areas
Wood stair components are a global commodity

Specialty wood industry reaches out to world

#BCForestFuture series: Re-manufactured wood products have a global supply chain, and Asian markets are vital

Wood stair components are a global commodity
Wireless meter testing at a BC Hydro facility.

BC Hydro downgrades smart meter savings

Cost of power trending lower, but project still pays for itself and eliminates most electricity theft from marijuana grow ops

Wireless meter testing at a BC Hydro facility.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall

Cold adds risk as drug overdoses soar

People using opioid drugs alone have little time to react to overdose, 128 deaths across B.C. in November alone

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall
Nechako Lumber CEO Alan Fitzpatrick tours a cross-laminated timber test house at Building Research Institute

Small is beautiful for northern mill owners

#BCForestFuture series: Nechako Lumber was B.C.'s first to sell lumber to Japan, and has led the way in dealing with mountain pine beetle

Nechako Lumber CEO Alan Fitzpatrick tours a cross-laminated timber test house at Building Research Institute
A typical day in Beijing at this time of year. This isn't just fog

BC Views: Polluting the climate change debate

A fresh look at the obvious biases of climate change politics.

A typical day in Beijing at this time of year. This isn't just fog