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City response to BC Liberal statement on natural gas

The City wishes to clarify that it is not banning the use of natural gas in Vancouver.

Natural Gas

BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver draws crowd at Kelowna rally

BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver stopped by Kelowna on Sunday to speak at a campaign rally along with fellow candidates Alison Shaw, Rainer …

Vaughn Palmer: Fears of a Green surge, or vote splitting, keep rivals scrambling

VICTORIA — When the final count was completed in Saanich North and the Islands last election, voters in the riding north of the capital had done …

B.C. Scales Down Energy-Saving Measures to Manufacture Demand for Site C: UBC Report

Way back in the good ole days of 2010, B.C. released the <i>Clean Energy Act</i>, a plan that required the province to conserve massive amounts of …

Energy

Public opposes Clark's $3.5 billion bridge, preferring second tunnel

<b>Susan Jones is a researcher uncovering the truth about the Massey tunnel replacement project</b><p>While the public has shown support for a new crossing …

Number of highest-earning Canadians paying no income tax is growing

​By Monday, most Canadians will get their annual taste of tax theory at work: the more you earn, the more tax you pay.<p>But not quite everyone.<p>A CBC …

Income Inequality

Prefab is Not the Answer to Affordable, Modern, and Green Homes

<i>This article was authored by guest Chad Ludeman of Postgreen Homes.</i><p>Prefab homes seem to be showing up more and more in the media these days, …

EXCLUSIVE: Scientists discover high volume of methane emissions at B.C. oil and gas facilities

A group of scientists used high-tech tools to record methane gas escaping from oil-and-gas facilities in northeastern B.C.<p>Scientists at the David …

Fossil Fuels

Vancouver's News. Vancouver's Talk

11 mins ago<p>By Simon Little Digital Reporter<p>“They need to leave the trade war out of it and sit down with the federal government, get their ducks in a …

B.C. Liberals' promise to not leave debt for our kids is 'misleading'

At nearly every campaign stop, B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark tells her supporters her government will "make sure we don't leave our children with …

Canada

B.C. Election 2017: B.C. Green party unveils transit platform

A Green provincial government would match federal funding for Metro Vancouver transit improvements and raise money for public transportation by …

B.C. Greens promise to balance budget, make tax system more progressive

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's Green party is hoping its promise to balance the province's books will shore up the group's economic credentials and …

Ontario to roll out basic income in three cities

Ontario will provide residents in Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Lindsay with free income, part of the government's plan to test whether the extra funds will help improve their job prospects and quality of life.<p>The idea is to give the province's working poor, unemployed and homeless residents an income …

B.C. Election 2017: Where the three parties stand on child care

The NDP and the Green party have made some big promises when it comes to child care, a hot topic during the provincial election because of long …

'Vital for tenants' or 'textbook' bad policy: How rent control works in NYC

Before Ontario's provincial government announced its plans to expand rent control, some economists were already sounding alarm bells about imposing …

Housing

OPINION: If you care about climate change, it's time to reject strategic voting

British Columbia is at a critical turning point. There is no time left for tepid efforts to stop the biggest threat facing us — climate change. And …

Cracks in B.C. employment cloud picture of overall strong economy

Employment growth and the economy are cornerstones of the B.C. Liberal party’s bid for re-election.“It all starts with a job,” is the leading point …

Site C dam project has become 'uneconomic' and should be suspended: UBC report

A new report is calling for the suspension of B.C.'s Site C dam project, saying it's no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once …

BC Hydro

B.C. Election 2017: Latest poll shows Greens taking votes from Liberals, NDP

The latest weekly B.C. election tracking poll shows the gap closing between the governing Liberals and the NDP Opposition in Metro Vancouver and the …

Kelowna getting bigger — and younger, report finds

Once a magnet for retirees, Kelowna is now attracting an increasing number of people between the ages of 25 and 34.<p>That is one of the big takeaways …

Canada

117 BC Liberal Falsehoods, Boondoggles and Scandals: The Complete List (in Opinion)

The Tyee’s updated tally of 15 years of public messes, sourced and explained.

Canada

B.C. Election 2017: Greens take hope from momentum in first week, campaign chair says

It’s been a very good first week for the B.C. Green party, which is experiencing growing momentum, according to the party’s campaign chair Adam Olsen.<p>…

225K gallon spill at mine

Highland Valley Copper Mine tailings dam<p><b>UPDATE: 10:30 a.m.</b><p>Peter Martell, superintendent of environment and community affairs with Teck Resources …

Tools to attract more rentals

Tools to attract more rentals<p>Dustin Godfrey - Apr 13 - Biz Releases<p>Photo: Contributed<p>Penticton’s mayor says municipalities need greater powers to …

B.C. Election: Parties hustle for advantage on key issues, leader momentum and credibility

Print this article Font size -16+<p><i>Clark, Horgan in statistical tie on question of who would make best premier</i><p><b>April 12, 2017 –</b> The earliest days of the …

Americans have become lazy and it's hurting the economy

Americans have become lazy, argues economist Tyler Cowen.<p>They don't start businesses as much as they once did. They don't move as often as they used to. And they live in neighborhoods that are about as segregated as they were in the 1960s.<p>All of this is causing the U.S. to stagnate economically and …

Economics

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EVEN if the new headquarters that Apple is creating in California does not prove to be “the best office building in the world”, as Steve Jobs boasted …

Urban Design

Why the B.C. Liberals and NDP are both wrong about bridge tolls

Scrapping bridge tolls may win votes, but it will worsen congestion. The next B.C. government should pursue a regional plan for tackling congestion …

Cheap bridge tolls? No tolls? Both N.D.P. and Liberals make promises

VICTORIA — The B.C. Liberal party is promising to cap Metro Vancouver bridge tolls as part of its re-election campaign platform, while the NDP says …

2nd bridge threat to park

Rose Valley residents are concerned a proposed route for a second crossing of Okanagan Lake could end up going through their backyards, and destroy a …

Kelowna