Tom Fletcher

The Sergeant-at-Arms leads speaker Bill Barisoff into the chamber Monday

Campbell’s farewell in throne speech

VICTORIA – The artillery roared and the honour guard was inspected as usual…

The Sergeant-at-Arms leads speaker Bill Barisoff into the chamber Monday
Shuswap MLA George Abbott is expected to benefit from the B.C. Liberal Party decision to switch to weighted voting that gives rural constituencies the same clout as more populous urban areas.

B.C. Liberals boost rural vote strength

B.C. Liberal delegates voted overwhelmingly Saturday to change their voting system, giving…

Shuswap MLA George Abbott is expected to benefit from the B.C. Liberal Party decision to switch to weighted voting that gives rural constituencies the same clout as more populous urban areas.
Thousands of teachers and union supporters rally in front of the B.C. legislature before the 2005 election. The union battles the government constantly on class size and other issues

B.C. goes backwards on education

VICTORIA – Guess who said this last week: “We want to reward…

Thousands of teachers and union supporters rally in front of the B.C. legislature before the 2005 election. The union battles the government constantly on class size and other issues
Former Alberta finance minister Jim Dinning

B.C. prepares for HST decision

Jim Dinning admits that it's ironic for a former Alberta finance minister…

Former Alberta finance minister Jim Dinning
MLA Adrian Dix introduces former finance and health minister Joy MacPhail in Vancouver Thursday.

MacPhail endorses Dix for NDP leader

Saying he has the same "focused and feisty dedication" she brought to…

MLA Adrian Dix introduces former finance and health minister Joy MacPhail in Vancouver Thursday.
Peter Nix pours a bag of coal onto a blanket at the B.C. legislature Tuesday

Coal exports boom, climate worries bloom

With coal exports booming and more mines opening in northeastern B.C., federal…

Peter Nix pours a bag of coal onto a blanket at the B.C. legislature Tuesday
Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Kash Heed resigns as public safety minister last year after election spending violations were found.

Heed risks losing seat over election expenses

VICTORIA – Former public safety minister Kash Heed went over the election…

Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Kash Heed resigns as public safety minister last year after election spending violations were found.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has followed the lead of his Cuban hero Fidel Castro

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s problems go deeper

VICTORIA – As the minutes ticked down to last week’s deadline for…

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has followed the lead of his Cuban hero Fidel Castro
B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon (centre) announces support from Transportation Minister Shirley Bond and Forests Minister Pat Bell in Prince George Monday.

Falcon, Abbott add more MLA support

Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Kevin Falcon has added two more high-profile endorsements to his…

B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon (centre) announces support from Transportation Minister Shirley Bond and Forests Minister Pat Bell in Prince George Monday.
B.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott says there is nothing 'magical' about the current FSA test.

Liberal leadership candidates want changes to literacy test

Two B.C. Liberal leadership candidates have called for changes to province-wide testing for elementary school children.

B.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott says there is nothing 'magical' about the current FSA test.
B.C. Liberal leadership candidates George Abbott and Ed Mayne attend forestry forum at the Truck Loggers' Association convention in Victoria Wednesday.

B.C. Liberals woo coastal loggers

VICTORIA – B.C. Liberal leadership candidates made their pitches to coastal loggers…

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates George Abbott and Ed Mayne attend forestry forum at the Truck Loggers' Association convention in Victoria Wednesday.
New Westminster MLA Dawn Black emerges from caucus meeting Wednesday where she was elected interim NDP leader.

Interim NDP leader walks into storm

VICTORIA – New Westminster MLA Dawn Black took over as interim leader…

New Westminster MLA Dawn Black emerges from caucus meeting Wednesday where she was elected interim NDP leader.
NDP MLA Harry Lali

NDP rejects sign-up complaints

VICTORIA – The B.C. NDP executive has rejected two complaints from rival…

NDP MLA Harry Lali
Fight HST fudged its 'Recall Survivor' contest to pick Science and Universities Minister Ida Chong as their first victim

B.C. VIEWS: Recall descends into ugly farce

VICTORIA – The rough beast of recall has slouched into Kamloops and…

Fight HST fudged its 'Recall Survivor' contest to pick Science and Universities Minister Ida Chong as their first victim
Logging and roadbuilding equipment awaits auction on Vancouver Island in the fall of 2009. Coastal logging has begun to recover since the low point that saw some companies fold or consolidate due to poor market conditions.

Coastal loggers to quiz candidates

VICTORIA – B.C. Liberal candidates have been invited to the Truck Loggers'…

Logging and roadbuilding equipment awaits auction on Vancouver Island in the fall of 2009. Coastal logging has begun to recover since the low point that saw some companies fold or consolidate due to poor market conditions.
Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix

Dix makes it six for NDP leadership

Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix entered the NDP leadership race Monday at a…

Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix
Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix is expected to announce his bid for the NDP leadership Monday in Vancouver

NDP leadership fees cause stir

A $15,000 entry fee and strict rules for sharing donations in the…

Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix is expected to announce his bid for the NDP leadership Monday in Vancouver
Forests Minister Pat Bell and Frank Everitt

Asian forest exports match U.S. sales

VICTORIA – Surging forest products sales to Asia have for the first…

Forests Minister Pat Bell and Frank Everitt
Olympic fans take pictures of the cauldron Tuesday morning

Free the flame, Olympic fans say

VANCOUVER – The location of the Olympic cauldron on the Vancouver waterfront…

Olympic fans take pictures of the cauldron Tuesday morning
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