BC legislature

Attorney General David Eby introduces Ron MacDonald (left) as B.C.’s chief civilian director of the Independent Investigation Office. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C.’s new police watchdog comes from Nova Scotia

Lawyer takes over from Richard Rosenthal at Independent Investigations Office

Attorney General David Eby introduces Ron MacDonald (left) as B.C.’s chief civilian director of the Independent Investigation Office. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and NDP leader John Horgan take questions after signing their cooperation agreement for a minority government at the B.C. legislature May 30.

B.C. Greens exercise their influence on NDP

Renter grant, minimum wage, child care need work, Andrew Weaver says

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and NDP leader John Horgan take questions after signing their cooperation agreement for a minority government at the B.C. legislature May 30.
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James delivers the budget as Premier John Horgan looks on from the legislative assembly at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, September 11, 2017. (POOL/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

NDP’s signature child care promise put off

Green leader Andrew Weaver opposes $10-a-day charge

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James delivers the budget as Premier John Horgan looks on from the legislative assembly at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, September 11, 2017. (POOL/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Finance Minister Carole James presents details of her first budget update in Victoria Monday. (Tom Fletcher/

BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS: MSP applications dropped

Tax increases coming for wealthy, breaks for business

Finance Minister Carole James presents details of her first budget update in Victoria Monday. (Tom Fletcher/
Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas is escorted from legislative chamber by B.C. legislature clerk Craig James after being elected speaker Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press/POOL)

BC VIEWS: Little integrity left to protect

Darryl Plecas taints an already shabby B.C. political scene

Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas is escorted from legislative chamber by B.C. legislature clerk Craig James after being elected speaker Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press/POOL)
Premier John Horgan greets Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon for presentation of the first NDP throne speech of the new government, B.C. legislature, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Throne speech confirms NDP reform promises

Education, child care funds coming in budget

Premier John Horgan greets Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon for presentation of the first NDP throne speech of the new government, B.C. legislature, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Don Denton/Black Press)
Technician tests equipment for opening of the B.C. legislature, which begins with the NDP government’s inaugural throne speech Friday. (Legislative Assembly of B.C./Twitter)

NDP government sets new course for B.C.

First change of government in 16 years begins

Technician tests equipment for opening of the B.C. legislature, which begins with the NDP government’s inaugural throne speech Friday. (Legislative Assembly of B.C./Twitter)
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Justice Minister Jodie Wilson-Raybould mark National Aboriginal Day on Parliament Hill in 2016.                                 (PMO)

Indigenous bureaucracy grows again

B.C. offers stalled development, gambling money

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Justice Minister Jodie Wilson-Raybould mark National Aboriginal Day on Parliament Hill in 2016.                                 (PMO)
B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver and NDP leader John Horgan speak to reporters in Victoria after their agreement to cooperate. (BLACK PRESS)

B.C. Green leader gets his way on minimum wage

NDP drops 2021 deadline for reaching $15 an hour

B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver and NDP leader John Horgan speak to reporters in Victoria after their agreement to cooperate. (BLACK PRESS)
Speed limits are raised to 120 km/h on Highway 97C and other divided highways in remote areas, July 2014. (Black Press files)

Speed and weed aren’t helping ICBC

Readers call for electronic enforcement, car insurance competition

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Speed limits are raised to 120 km/h on Highway 97C and other divided highways in remote areas, July 2014. (Black Press files)
Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks to reporters outside cabinet meeting, Aug. 30, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Action coming on senior care ‘crisis,’ Dix says

Home support hours decline, more burden on families

Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks to reporters outside cabinet meeting, Aug. 30, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Christy Clark has vacated her Kelowna West seat and the party leadership, with Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman (top) acting as interim leader and Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong (bottom) considering a run for the leadership. (Black Press files)

B.C. Liberals set leadership vote for Feb. 2-4

Todd Stone, Mike Bernier, Dianne Watts, Andrew Wilkinson considering run to replace Christy Clark

Christy Clark has vacated her Kelowna West seat and the party leadership, with Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman (top) acting as interim leader and Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong (bottom) considering a run for the leadership. (Black Press files)
Justice Minister David Eby releases report on ICBC finances in Vancouver July 24, 2017. (Katya Selpian/Black Press)

No easy answers in ICBC mess

David Eby blames problems that have already been fixed

Justice Minister David Eby releases report on ICBC finances in Vancouver July 24, 2017. (Katya Selpian/Black Press)
Justice Minister David Eby releases report on ICBC finances in Vancouver July 24, 2017. (Katya Selpian/Black Press)

No easy answers in ICBC mess

David Eby blames problems that have already been fixed

Justice Minister David Eby releases report on ICBC finances in Vancouver July 24, 2017. (Katya Selpian/Black Press)
Former finance minister Mike de Jong presents one of his four balanced budgets in the B.C. legislature, February 2016. (Black Press files)

B.C. Liberal leadership race warms up

Polls pop up in support of Mike de Jong, Dianne Watts

Former finance minister Mike de Jong presents one of his four balanced budgets in the B.C. legislature, February 2016. (Black Press files)
WeChat is a Chinese language social media network being used for ride sharing in Vancouver. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Green leader Andrew Weaver calls for ride sharing rules in B.C.

Service already ‘operating under the table’ in Vancouver

WeChat is a Chinese language social media network being used for ride sharing in Vancouver. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Illustration for NDP fundraising pitch rolled out on social media after policy change was announced. (Facebook)

Grizzly hunt ban aims at cities

John Horgan’s NDP rushes announcement to raise money

Illustration for NDP fundraising pitch rolled out on social media after policy change was announced. (Facebook)
Former MLAs Judi Tyabji and Gordon Wilson now live in Powell River. (Facebook)

Ex-LNG advocate Gordon Wilson suing John Horgan, Bruce Ralston

Former politician seeks $5 million for damage to his reputation

Former MLAs Judi Tyabji and Gordon Wilson now live in Powell River. (Facebook)
Grizzly bear hunting in B.C. is managed through an annual lottery hunt. (Douglas Brown photo)

Grizzly bear trophy hunt to end Nov. 30

Consultation this fall, hunting for meat continues

Grizzly bear hunting in B.C. is managed through an annual lottery hunt. (Douglas Brown photo)
Grizzly bear hunting in B.C. is managed through an annual lottery hunt. (Douglas Brown photo)

Grizzly bear trophy hunt to end Nov. 30

Consultation this fall, hunting for meat continues

Grizzly bear hunting in B.C. is managed through an annual lottery hunt. (Douglas Brown photo)