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Trump soap opera souring British Columbians on U.S. products

Trump soap opera souring British Columbians on U.S. products

So, as the Trump administration begins its 19th month in office, let’s review if British Columbians are acting differently because of who is right now in the White House.
Buying a gun off a citizen in Canada is easier than transferring ownership of a car

Buying a gun off a citizen in Canada is easier than transferring ownership of a car

Our columnist breaks down how incredibly simple it is for private buyers and sellers to trade in firearms in Canada
PNE parking wars continue to divide Vancouver's Hastings-Sunrise

PNE parking wars continue to divide Vancouver's Hastings-Sunrise

The hyper-local phenomenon known as the “Parking Ladies” or the “Granny Cartel” is out in force, waving homemade parking signs on the corners, in an attempt to lure fair-goers into black market parking on lawns, laneways and in garages and carports, for a slightly cheaper rate than the official PNE parking lots.
More to learn – and more to change – about money laundering in B.C. casinos

More to learn – and more to change – about money laundering in B.C. casinos

British Columbians are deeply distraught about money laundering in casinos and many would like to see something done about it. There is a high level of support for both a public inquiry and the establishment of a Quebec-style office that would bring clarity to tendering and eradicate corruption in the public sector.
A childhood friend of mine is a "political radical", and he's running for city council

A childhood friend of mine is a "political radical", and he's running for city council

Politics columnist Bob Kronbauer reveals his childhood friendship with COPE Vancouver city council candidate Derrick O'Keefe, in 'Vancouver's Stupidest Politics Column'
Smoke getting in your eyes, Vancouver? Get used to it.

Smoke getting in your eyes, Vancouver? Get used to it.

Songwriter Doug Francis Mitchell is right when he sings that “we’re going to have to learn to cope.” With increasingly smoked out summers, it means that each and every one of us must become responsible stewards of our land and forests. Don’t even think about lighting that match. And get used to it.
Hardened by 4 days in a minimum security prison, Jean Swanson is now a Vancouver politics martyr

Hardened by 4 days in a minimum security prison, Jean Swanson is now a Vancouver politics martyr

COPE city council candidate was released from prison, making quite a show of it
EDITORIAL: New stat holiday to mark residential school suffering a good idea, if it's done right

EDITORIAL: New stat holiday to mark residential school suffering a good idea, if it's done right

To mark the suffering of the approximately 150,000 Indigenous children forced into residential schools, the federal government is planning a new statutory holiday.
Opinion: Should B.C. follow New Zealand’s foreign buyer ban?

Opinion: Should B.C. follow New Zealand’s foreign buyer ban?

Just like in Canada, New Zealand’s larger cities have seen a severe housing supply shortage and home prices have soared in the past decade, rising around 18 per cent year over year in its capital, Wellington.
This Vancouver city council candidate was just sentenced to 7 days in jail

This Vancouver city council candidate was just sentenced to 7 days in jail

Longtime activist and Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson is in jail following sentencing for her part in a pipeline blockade