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SkyTrain to UBC is on the right track

SkyTrain to UBC is on the right track

Recently our region took a significant step towards making the Millennium Line extension to UBC a reality.
Should Vancouver city councillors get a five-fold increase to their budgets?

Should Vancouver city councillors get a five-fold increase to their budgets?

Mayor Kennedy Stewart believes the city’s 10 councillors should get a boost in their “discretionary budgets” from $6,000 to $30,000. Is this a good idea?
How (and how much) B.C. doctors are paid deserves scrutiny

How (and how much) B.C. doctors are paid deserves scrutiny

Health care is by far the greatest provincial government expenditure and physician compensation is a significant share of the B.C. budget. This important area of health policy, however, receives little public scrutiny.
Metro Vancouver voters value issues more than ethnicity

Metro Vancouver voters value issues more than ethnicity

The ability of an electoral contender to connect with voters of a particular ethnicity cannot measured by a last name, origin or ability to feature foreign languages in campaign paraphernalia.
Opinion: B.C.'s new speculation tax irks even those who don’t pay it

Opinion: B.C.'s new speculation tax irks even those who don’t pay it

What the provincial government in B.C. has managed to do last week is annoy a good part of the vast majority of homeowners who would never be considered speculators.
Here are the most outlandish expenses from the Speaker's "bombshell" report released today

Here are the most outlandish expenses from the Speaker's "bombshell" report released today

Speaker Darryl Plecas arrives for the legislative assembly management committee meeting. Photograph By TIMES COLONIST By now you've probably read about the "bombshell" report that the B.C.
Karen Wang's mistakes don't give you a licence to be racist

Karen Wang's mistakes don't give you a licence to be racist

Wang deserves criticism for her actions, but that doesn’t give people a licence to spread their gross caricatures of any ethnic group.
Vancouver council given expensive scotch, wine, and chocolate houses

Vancouver council given expensive scotch, wine, and chocolate houses

The mayor and councillors are required to fill out a form when they receive a “gift or personal benefit” worth $50 or more. The requirement is spelled out in the city’s code of conduct policy.
120-foot ladder gives rise to public art debate in Vancouver

120-foot ladder gives rise to public art debate in Vancouver

108 Steps, a.k.a. the ladder to nowhere is a hulking 120-foot metal structure, painted grey and permanently installed in a central boulevard along busy Kingsway at Gladstone Street.
Svend Robinson-Terry Beech will be a political slugfest for the ages

Svend Robinson-Terry Beech will be a political slugfest for the ages

Svend Robinson has made it official – he’s running again for elected office in Burnaby North-Seymour for the federal NDP after so many years away.
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