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Les Leyne: Despite MLAs' advice, regional police force a long way off

Les Leyne: Despite MLAs' advice, regional police force a long way off

Committee of MLAs has zero power to do anything with their recommendations.
Opinion: Totally vacant: City of Vancouver’s push for an empty stores tax

Opinion: Totally vacant: City of Vancouver’s push for an empty stores tax

Just when you thought you could never cure the local merchant misery, along comes the prescription
Opinion: Underground economy shortchanging workers and the public purse

Opinion: Underground economy shortchanging workers and the public purse

Dishonest construction contractors who under-report income or deliberately misclassify their workers to evade tax and employment fees are costing the B.C. economy at least $308 million a year.
Opinion: Canadian ban on ‘conversion therapy’ supported by clear majority: poll

Opinion: Canadian ban on ‘conversion therapy’ supported by clear majority: poll

62 per cent of Canadians agree with legislation, a five-point increase since 2020, survey finds
Les Leyne: It's tough to get rid of a municipal councillor, but that's going to change

Les Leyne: It's tough to get rid of a municipal councillor, but that's going to change

Municipal councillors will be obliged to step down if they're facing criminal charges
Opinion: BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon set to make provincial politics a lot more interesting

Opinion: BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon set to make provincial politics a lot more interesting

Typically, historically, graciously, when a byelection is called to permit a brand new party leader to gain a legislative seat, the opponent parties typically, historically, graciously run candidates with no chance to win.
Les Leyne: 248-time Victoria offender cited as mayors express worry about 'catch and release' justice system

Les Leyne: 248-time Victoria offender cited as mayors express worry about 'catch and release' justice system

The mayors’ perspective: We have a serious problem, and it’s getting worse.
Jack Knox: Even before air war, Oak Bay pilot had to survive Battle of the Atlantic

Jack Knox: Even before air war, Oak Bay pilot had to survive Battle of the Atlantic

Before going into battle as a pilot, Oak Bay's Norman Loudoun survived a ship sinking.
Opinion: Yoko Ono makes space for women’s testimonies at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Opinion: Yoko Ono makes space for women’s testimonies at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Why this particular exhibit is powerful and important.
Jack Knox: With elections looming, four years is too long for some would-be city councillors

Jack Knox: With elections looming, four years is too long for some would-be city councillors

Civic elections used to be held every three years.