Tom Fletcher

The Ruskin dam came online in 1930

Don’t play politics with BC Hydro

VICTORIA – Rich Coleman is B.C.’s fourth energy minister in the past…

The Ruskin dam came online in 1930
B.C. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon

B.C. minister likes federal budget

B.C. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon likes the direction of the latest federal…

B.C. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon
BCTF president Susan Lambert is flanked by teacher local representatives from all 60 school districts at the union's convention in Victoria Monday.

B.C. on collision course with teachers

The only negotiated contract the B.C. Teachers' Federation has ever signed is…

BCTF president Susan Lambert is flanked by teacher local representatives from all 60 school districts at the union's convention in Victoria Monday.
Forests

Resource ministries not going back

VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark's shuffle of B.C. resource ministries is not…

Forests
Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond

B.C. donates $500,000 for Japan relief

The B.C. government is donating $500,000 to the Red Cross to support…

Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond
Premier Christy Clark and Labour Minister Stephanie Cadieux announce minimum wage increases at the B.C. legislature Wednesday.

B.C.’s minimum wage going up May 1

B.C.'s minimum wage is going up from $8 an hour to $8.75…

Premier Christy Clark and Labour Minister Stephanie Cadieux announce minimum wage increases at the B.C. legislature Wednesday.
The B.C. legislature doesn't meet building code standards for fire and seismic protection

Legislature waits for school seismic upgrades

VICTORIA – Ministers headed into their first cabinet meeting with Premier Christy…

The B.C. legislature doesn't meet building code standards for fire and seismic protection
Premier Christy Clark presides over her first cabinet meeting at the B.C. legislature.

Clark presses Harper on B.C. mine

VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark used her first meeting with Prime Minister…

Premier Christy Clark presides over her first cabinet meeting at the B.C. legislature.
Gordon Campbell's resignation as an MLA sets up a by-election in Vancouver-Point Grey.

Campbell resigns seat for byelection

One day after being replaced as B.C. premier, Gordon Campbell has resigned…

Gordon Campbell's resignation as an MLA sets up a by-election in Vancouver-Point Grey.
Noted physicist Lady Gaga has been invoked in a protest campaign against providing wireless Internet in schools.

B.C. VIEWS: Going Gaga over smart meters

VICTORIA – This summer, BC Hydro starts installing 1.8 million smart meters…

Noted physicist Lady Gaga has been invoked in a protest campaign against providing wireless Internet in schools.
Premier Christy Clark and her new cabinet are sworn in by Lieutenant Governor Steven Point at Government House in Victoria Monday.

Clark hands Falcon finance, HST

Premier Christy Clark has named rival Kevin Falcon her finance minister and…

Premier Christy Clark and her new cabinet are sworn in by Lieutenant Governor Steven Point at Government House in Victoria Monday.
Classroom at Courtenay elementary school hit by a collapsing chimney in 1946

B.C. has history of big earthquakes

VICTORIA – Friday's earthquake off Japan was a test for B.C.'s tsunami…

Classroom at Courtenay elementary school hit by a collapsing chimney in 1946
Mount Gerry Andrews is part of the Trachyte Mountain Range in the Kootenay Land District.

Mountain named for pioneer surveyor

VICTORIA – Gerald Smedley Andrews pioneered the use of aerial photography for…

Mount Gerry Andrews is part of the Trachyte Mountain Range in the Kootenay Land District.
Independent Contractors and Businesses Association president Philip Hochstein

Business group gears up for HST vote

The business organization that helped bankroll the defence against the first anti-harmonized…

Independent Contractors and Businesses Association president Philip Hochstein
A summer dwelling at McLeod Lake in northeastern B.C.

B.C. VIEWS: Time to enrich poverty debate

VICTORIA – A couple of readers responded indignantly to this column’s recent…

A summer dwelling at McLeod Lake in northeastern B.C.
Premier-designate Christy Clark takes questions at the B.C. legislature Monday.

New premier to be sworn in March 14

VICTORIA – Christy Clark confirmed Monday she will be sworn in March…

Premier-designate Christy Clark takes questions at the B.C. legislature Monday.
Horses graze on Skeetchestn territory near Kamloops Lake. The band's business ventures include a western village movie set.

Aboriginal group agrees to industry talks

The Skeetchestn Indian Band on Kamloops Lake has called off its "peaceful…

Horses graze on Skeetchestn territory near Kamloops Lake. The band's business ventures include a western village movie set.
Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom

Lekstrom back in B.C. Liberal fold

Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom has been welcomed back to the…

Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom
Fight HST organizer Chris Delaney (background) prepares to speak to an eclectic group of protesters outside the Vancouver convention centre.

New premier gears up for HST vote

Premier-designate Christy Clark chaired her first caucus meeting in Vancouver Wednesday afternoon,…

Fight HST organizer Chris Delaney (background) prepares to speak to an eclectic group of protesters outside the Vancouver convention centre.
Police in B.C. have wide discretion to impose fines and impound vehicles for suspected impaired driving.

Roadside penalty appeals considered

VICTORIA – The B.C. government is considering an appeal period for drivers…

Police in B.C. have wide discretion to impose fines and impound vehicles for suspected impaired driving.