BC Votes 2017

Jobs and growth are key issues in the B.C. election.                                Western News file photo

B.C. Election: Creating jobs and growth

Penticton riding candidates and local leaders discuss what is needed to help communities grow

Jobs and growth are key issues in the B.C. election.                                Western News file photo
Dave Krysko, co-founder of Club Penguin. Image Credit: Contributed

Club Penguin co-founder backs Greens

Dave Krysko says partisan politics discourages debate on issues

Dave Krysko, co-founder of Club Penguin. Image Credit: Contributed
Thermal coal from Wyoming is sent by rail to Fraser Surrey Docks for shipment to Asia, after western U.S. states said they didn’t want the polluting, carbon-intensive fuel for power plants. (Port Metro Vancouver)

Christy Clark calls for U.S. thermal coal export ban

Clark asks Justin Trudeau to ban U.S. thermal coal shipments to B.C. for sale to Asia

Thermal coal from Wyoming is sent by rail to Fraser Surrey Docks for shipment to Asia, after western U.S. states said they didn’t want the polluting, carbon-intensive fuel for power plants. (Port Metro Vancouver)
Debate moderator Jennifer Burke (CTV)

ELECTION 2017: TV debate a test for party leaders

Christy Clark, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver face off for 90 minutes

Debate moderator Jennifer Burke (CTV)
Harwinder Sandhu.

Kelowna Mission: NDPs Harwinder Sandhu

NDP candidate says affordability is an issue that is affecting everyone

Harwinder Sandhu.
Kelowna-Mission: Conservative Chuck Hardy

Kelowna-Mission: Conservative Chuck Hardy

Top issues creating jobs, looking after seniors, affordable housing for Conservative

Kelowna-Mission: Conservative Chuck Hardy
Okanagan-Mission Green candidate Rainer Wilkins.

Kelowna-Mission: Green’s Rainer Wilkins

Kelowna-Mission Green candidate says students and seniors among top priorities

Okanagan-Mission Green candidate Rainer Wilkins.
ELECTION 2017: Parties debate child care

ELECTION 2017: Parties debate child care

B.C. NDP and Green Party look to subsidize daycare costs while the B.C. Liberals aim to add spaces

ELECTION 2017: Parties debate child care
NDP leader John Horgan aggressively interrupts B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark in their first broadcast debate April 20. (News 1130)

BC ELECTION 2017: ‘Hulk Horgan’ hides health hole

John Horgan’s Irish bully routine avoids key NDP questions

NDP leader John Horgan aggressively interrupts B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark in their first broadcast debate April 20. (News 1130)
NDP leader John Horgan aggressively interrupts B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark in their first broadcast debate April 20. (News 1130)

BC ELECTION 2017: ‘Hulk Horgan’ hides health hole

John Horgan’s Irish bully routine avoids key NDP questions

NDP leader John Horgan aggressively interrupts B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark in their first broadcast debate April 20. (News 1130)
Okanagan-Mission Liberal candidate Steve Thomson.

Kelowna-Mission: Liberal Steve Thomson

Thomson sees economy, jobs and sustainable resouce development as keys to B.C.’s future.

Okanagan-Mission Liberal candidate Steve Thomson.
Premier Christy Clark visits Partap Forest Products in Maple Ridge Tuesday to announce measures to deal with U.S. duties on Canadian lumber. (Maple Ridge News)

UPDATE: Christy Clark says province will buy lumber to protect B.C. mills

Ruling finds subsidies in lumber from Tolko, Canfor and West Fraser, duties apply to all mills

Premier Christy Clark visits Partap Forest Products in Maple Ridge Tuesday to announce measures to deal with U.S. duties on Canadian lumber. (Maple Ridge News)
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks to reporters in Victoria (Black Press files)

B.C. Greens would raise taxes, run deficits

Green leader Andrew Weaver releases costing for sweeping promises

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks to reporters in Victoria (Black Press files)
Ken Boon (right) of the Peace Valley Landowners’ Association speaks at a rally opposing the Site C dam project Sunday morning in Kelowna. The Okanagan Stop Site C Coalition, including member Peter Kerr (left), staged the event along the waterfront at Stuart Park.                                -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Rally in Kelowna opposes Site C project

Soon-to-be displaced landowner Ken Boon was in the Okanagan to oppose construction of the mega dam

Ken Boon (right) of the Peace Valley Landowners’ Association speaks at a rally opposing the Site C dam project Sunday morning in Kelowna. The Okanagan Stop Site C Coalition, including member Peter Kerr (left), staged the event along the waterfront at Stuart Park.                                -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News
Attendance low at candidate forum

Attendance low at candidate forum

Centre Stage Theatre was half-full as three candidates presented their views and answered questions

Attendance low at candidate forum
Alison Shaw is nominated by the B.C. Green Party for the Kelowna-Lake Country riding. - Image Credit: Contributed

Kelowna-Lake Country: Green’s Alison Shaw

Kelowna-Lake Country Green candidate Alison Shaw gives her perspective on issues in the riding

Alison Shaw is nominated by the B.C. Green Party for the Kelowna-Lake Country riding. - Image Credit: Contributed
Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal candidate Norm Letnick.

Kelowna-Lake Country: Liberal Norm Letnick

Incumbent points to what’s been accomplished here and what’s to come.

Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal candidate Norm Letnick.
Kelowna-Lake Country: NDP Erik Olesen

Kelowna-Lake Country: NDP Erik Olesen

NDP candidate points to affordability and small business among important issues

Kelowna-Lake Country: NDP Erik Olesen
NDP finance critic Carole James, shown in the legislature with leader John Horgan last year. (Chad Hipolito/CP)

MSP burden would shift to income tax, NDP’s Carole James says

BC Liberal Mike de Jong says NDP promises on MSP, bridge tolls create revenue ‘crater’

NDP finance critic Carole James, shown in the legislature with leader John Horgan last year. (Chad Hipolito/CP)
Premier Christy Clark presents the BC Liberal election platform at at Mobify, a Vancouver online marketing company, April 10. (BC Liberal Party)

BC Liberals are bold as brass

Christy Clark runs on economic record

Premier Christy Clark presents the BC Liberal election platform at at Mobify, a Vancouver online marketing company, April 10. (BC Liberal Party)