John Horgan

What to Know About Ayahuasca, the Hallucinogen That Blows Your Mind and Makes You Puke Your Guts Out

People all over the world are traveling to the heart of the Amazon to take ayahuasca— and they claim it can totally change your life<p>The first thing you should know about drinking ayahuasca is that it’s going to make you puke your brains out. That's usually the first thing that anyone who has ever …

Amazon HQ2 is not coming to Vancouver

Vancouver won’t be home to Amazon’s HQ2.<p>The retail behemoth announced Thursday morning that the only West Coast city to make the shortlist was Los …

Amazon HQ2

Man charged in Toronto murders; allegations of money laundering at Trump properties

Good morning,<p>These are the top stories:<p><b>A Toronto man has been charged with murdering two missing men – and police believe there are more victims</b><p>Bruce McArthur has been charged with the first-degree murders of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, two men from Toronto's gay community. Here's what we know …

Jordan Peele

Vancouver doesn’t make cut for second Amazon HQ

Vancouver won’t be home to the Amazon’s second headquarters.<p>A list of 20 finalist cities has been released by Amazon, and most are located in the …

U.S. Postal Service

BC Green Party’s Andrew Weaver threatens to take down NDP over LNG

BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is threatening to bring down the province's six-month-old minority NDP government if Premier John Horgan courts potential investors for a liquefied natural gas industry during his upcoming trade mission to Asia.<p>The Greens agreed to a formal alliance with the NDP …

Climate

B.C. premier: Relations between forestry, province, local communities 'not working'

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan says the relationship between British Columbia and the forest industry has fractured over outdated government policy …

Canada

Metro Vancouver's developers brace for NDP policy, changes on municipal councils

Inside Metro’s development sector, there is nervous optimism.After years of record-breaking sales, developers are bracing for action from the new NDP …

Real Estate

Mike Smyth: Horgan flunks foreign real-estate file

Premier John Horgan likes to remind people about his Irish roots, something he did again this week when asked if B.C. will ban foreign real-estate …

Real Estate

Crash on Highway 10 in Surrey - Surrey Now-Leader

Mahdi Halane was rendered a quadriplegic until his death in hospital six years later at age 24.<p>Council will seek input on potential of allowing …

Surrey

1 year after Baby Mac’s death in a daycare, little has changed

It’s been a year since the 16-month-old boy known as Baby Mac died in an unlicensed East Vancouver daycare.<p>Parent complaints led to the operator …

Parenting

B.C. Green Party leader promises NDP government will fall if it pursues 'LNG folly'

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver took to Twitter Wednesday, promising the NDP will lose its ability to govern if it continues to pursue the …

Canada

Vaughn Palmer: NDP up to speed on highway politics

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan was well into a lengthy media scrum this week when he fielded a question that hit him right where he lives — the state …

Canada

Andrew Coyne: You already pay to use roads — just not in a way that would fix traffic congestion

Well what do you know. The good news in Tuesday’s initial report of Metro Vancouver’s Mobility Pricing Independent Commission, struck last year to …

Lower Mainland

BC NDP rejects recommendation to lower auto-insurance rates

The BC NDP government, which has vowed to focus on making life more affordable for British Columbians this year, has rejected a recommendation from an independent consultant that would reduce auto-insurance rates.<p>Briefing notes obtained through a Freedom of Information request show that the new …

Canada

Behind budget, behind schedule: time to rethink our strategy on hydro dams

Brazil has flooded large swaths of the Amazon for hydro dams, despite opposition from Indigenous peoples, environmentalists and others.<p>The country …

Climate

Seth Klein: Site C’s economic justifications unconvincing and it’s time we made decisions differently

There is no question that the new B.C. government’s decision to proceed with the Site C dam was a very difficult one. The previous government left it …

Economy

First Nations Seek Injunction To Halt Site C Work

The latest round in a legal battle over the province’s most controversial and largest infrastructure project has begun.<p>The West Moberly and Prophet …

Canada

Kelowna West byelection called for Feb. 14 - Surrey Now-Leader

The wait is over for voters in Kelowna West.<p>Premier John Horgan has finally called a byelection for the riding vacated by former premier and Liberal …

Vancouver

Les Leyne: It’s a ‘very, very aggressive agenda’

The year 2018 will be as jam-packed with political adventures as 2017 was.So says Premier John Horgan, who listed a few of them in a news conference …

John Horgan changes tune on BC Hydro rate freeze

Premier John Horgan seems to be backing away from a key election promise to freeze BC Hydro rates in an effort to achieve affordability.<p>During the …

Vancouver

Charging drivers by kilometre, new tolls considered

METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission’s report says after feedback from 6,000 Metro Vancouver residents, two …

Lower Mainland

Vaughn Palmer: Horgan's hands full with weed, Weaver, real estate, LNG

VICTORIA — With the NDP government approaching the six-month mark of its term, Premier John Horgan met with reporters this week to lay out his goals …

Andrew Weaver

Mansion Global Daily: Global Home Prices, Dubai New Unit Glut, and More

Mansion Global’s daily round-up of the latest luxury real estate news from around the world<p>Home prices in gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada …

Real Estate

Jon McComb: Will it be justice or more empty words for 15-year-old Vancouver murder victim?

A 15-year-old boy, an innocent bystander, is dead in the latest in a series of gang shootings that have put entire cities on edge — and left police …

Crime

West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations file civil suits to stop construction of the Site C dam

Travis LupickTwo Indigenous groups have launched a civil action that aims to stop construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam.In a January 16 media …

Horgan Supports Cheaper Hydro for Low-Income Residents

Government waiting for utility commission’s response on blanket rate freeze.

BC Hydro

One of these guys says foreign buying is an issue. The other, something quite different

Home prices in B.C. are very high — almost no one denies that.<p>Foreign buying is one of the reasons why — that’s still a matter of dispute, if you …

Real Estate

Mayor Robertson's party gets low turnout to annual general meeting

Mayor Gregor Robertson made his best attempt at a rally-the-troops speech Monday at Vision Vancouver's annual general meeting but conceded the party …

Elections

Upgrades near for Sooke Road, Horgan promises

Calling it a highway that has been neglected for years, Premier John Horgan has confirmed his government will announce preliminary steps this week to …

Transportation

B.C. Premier John Horgan seeks to bridge urban-rural divide in visit to Prince George

B.C. Premier John Horgan worked to smooth political divides Wednesday at the Natural Resources Forum in Prince George, promising to "bring together" …

Canada