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Rob Shaw: People are dying – when will B.C. fix its broken addictions treatment system?

Rob Shaw: People are dying – when will B.C. fix its broken addictions treatment system?

B.C.’s addictions treatment system is an infuriating mess that’s not working. Let's start there, and say it out loud, because it’s true. The politicians know it. Two successive governments have failed to fix it.
Opinion: More than half of British Columbians ready for a new PM, says poll

Opinion: More than half of British Columbians ready for a new PM, says poll

Growing number of British Columbians feel ready for a change in Ottawa
Letter: Premier's push for affordable housing will destroy Lower Mainland cities

Letter: Premier's push for affordable housing will destroy Lower Mainland cities

David Eby's housing policy, although excellent in some aspects, is very much like the urban renewal policy of the 1960s, writes Coquitlam resident Yvonne Harris.
Jack Knox: Phone scammer a 'dream job' that takes patience

Jack Knox: Phone scammer a 'dream job' that takes patience

It’s hard enough to keep your cool when providing tech support to someone you love, so imagine trying to hold it together while robbing a stranger. Really, you’d have to be a saint.
Rob Shaw: Asia, the U.S. and Canada on BC NDP's restored trade-junket itinerary

Rob Shaw: Asia, the U.S. and Canada on BC NDP's restored trade-junket itinerary

Premier David Eby says he’ll make overseas trade missions an early priority of his premiership, restoring a presence in key markets that flagged under the John Horgan administration.
Opinion: Eby's eager-beaver spending spree might be smart politics, but it's bad economics

Opinion: Eby's eager-beaver spending spree might be smart politics, but it's bad economics

We are seeing more of the nature of our new premier. He is one-part eager beaver, one-part lone wolf. David Eby was the premier-in-waiting for many years.
Rob Shaw: NDP has more questions than answers on Surrey policing issue

Rob Shaw: NDP has more questions than answers on Surrey policing issue

Faced with wildly different information from the Surrey Police Service, RCMP and City of Surrey over the cost, staffing and mechanics of cancelling the transition to a municipal police force, Mike Farnworth’s ministry has gone back to the drawing board with a series of detailed requests for information from everyone.
Jack Knox: A punk legend's advice for new city councillors

Jack Knox: A punk legend's advice for new city councillors

Punk legend by night, city councillor by day, Joe Keithley has plenty of tips for council newcomers, including this one: Disagreements are fine, but confrontation won’t get you far.
Editorial: How do we stop needless 911 calls?

Editorial: How do we stop needless 911 calls?

The number of nuisance 911 calls is growing — and it's mainly a result of thoughtlessness.
Housing remains atop the priority list for B.C.’s young adults

Housing remains atop the priority list for B.C.’s young adults

Nearly half of British Columbians think the actions of the provincial government will be effective in making housing more affordable.
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