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Comment: B.C. is plagued by dysfunctional municipal councils

Comment: B.C. is plagued by dysfunctional municipal councils

Once you start examining the dysfunctional councils around B.C., you quickly conclude it’s best to keep a large supply of eye wash on hand.
Fort Nelson evacuees wait it out as incoming weather holds key to B.C. firefight

Fort Nelson evacuees wait it out as incoming weather holds key to B.C. firefight

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As a fast-growing wildfire bore down on Fort Nelson, B.C., Ariel Keating, her girlfriend, their dog Louie and their cat Macaroni joined a sluggish convoy of evacuees heading south on Sunday.
Role in suspected money laundering scheme nets B.C. lawyer suspension

Role in suspected money laundering scheme nets B.C. lawyer suspension

Richmond lawyer Spencer Owen May's improper legal work for alleged money launderers has landed him a two-month suspension following findings of professional misconduct.
Haida agreement marks seismic shift in B.C. reconciliation efforts

Haida agreement marks seismic shift in B.C. reconciliation efforts

Questions linger regarding resource management, park access and private land rights
LifeLabs class-action payments of $7.86 start flowing to more than 900,000 claimants

LifeLabs class-action payments of $7.86 start flowing to more than 900,000 claimants

TORONTO — Canadians who applied to be part of a class-action lawsuit against LifeLabs Inc. are now receiving cheques and e-transfers.
Lack of certainty is the 'death of business': Coquitlam manager

Lack of certainty is the 'death of business': Coquitlam manager

Coquitlam city manager Raul Allueva zeroed in on the recent provincial upheaval to municipal housing policies — “clumsy” legislation that he said was done without civic consultation and has put significant pressure on city hall staff.
Civil society at ‘high risk’ of cyberthreats from state-sponsored actors: CSE

Civil society at ‘high risk’ of cyberthreats from state-sponsored actors: CSE

OTTAWA — Canada's cyberspy agency says countries like Russia and China are increasingly targeting non-profit and advocacy groups, as well as journalists and human rights activists.
Federal Tory Leader Poilievre targets illicit drugs in B.C. hospitals

Federal Tory Leader Poilievre targets illicit drugs in B.C. hospitals

VANCOUVER — Federal Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre says the Conservatives will put forward legislation that would forbid Ottawa from "ever" granting provinces exemptions to allow illicit drug use in hospitals.
DRIPA may face first legal test over boat docks

DRIPA may face first legal test over boat docks

Pender Harbour residents association plans to sue over co-management agreement
Opinion: Food inflation is changing consumer habits—could it change votes?

Opinion: Food inflation is changing consumer habits—could it change votes?

Shifting diets and budget shopping strategies the new norm as Canadians cope with high food prices