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Pre-election budget, return to PST on tap at B.C. legislature as May election nears

Pre-election budget, return to PST on tap at B.C. legislature as May election nears

Premier Christy Clark's Liberal government returns to the legislature this week poised to lay to rest the three-year-plus HST nightmare before hitting the campaign trail seeking a fourth consecutive term in office.
Joe Cannon shuns backup label, says he will do whatever Whitecaps ask

Joe Cannon shuns backup label, says he will do whatever Whitecaps ask

BURNABY, B.C. - Joe Cannon does not want to wear the backup label with the Vancouver Whitecaps this season. But if necessary, the 38-year-old goalkeeper is still willing to watch more often from the bench.
B.C. Liberal candidate quits after facing 6 charges of failing to file taxes

B.C. Liberal candidate quits after facing 6 charges of failing to file taxes

SURREY, B.C. - High-profile B.C. Liberal candidate Sukh Dhaliwal says he won't run in the upcoming provincial election after he was charged with six counts of failing to file income taxes.
Film-industry sponsored poll finds strong support for B.C. film

Film-industry sponsored poll finds strong support for B.C. film

A Mustel Group poll financed by B.C.’s film industry has found strong support for government incentives to encourage film industry growth in B.C.
Better signs promised after drivers cross Port Mann Bridge by mistake

Better signs promised after drivers cross Port Mann Bridge by mistake

VANCOUVER — Coquitlam drivers are finding themselves heading over the new Port Mann toll bridge by mistake because they can’t figure out whether to take Highway 7, 7A or 7B before it’s too late.
Liberal candidate in B.C. election, former parliamentarian faces tax charges

Liberal candidate in B.C. election, former parliamentarian faces tax charges

VANCOUVER - The political future of a former member of Parliament who was recently acclaimed to run for the B.C. Liberals in the May election remains unclear as he winds his way through the legal system facing federal tax charges.
Company behind B.C. mine asks union to drop legal case over Chinese workers

Company behind B.C. mine asks union to drop legal case over Chinese workers

VANCOUVER - The company behind a plan to use Chinese miners at a proposed underground coal mine in northern British Columbia is pleading with a pair of unions to drop their legal challenge of the project's temporary foreign worker permits and instead
Tasered 11-year-old boy failed by B.C. child welfare system: watchdog

Tasered 11-year-old boy failed by B.C. child welfare system: watchdog

VICTORIA - Children in British Columbia with complex care needs that can manifest themselves in violent rages deserve more from the child welfare system than being locked in windowless rooms or tranquilized by doctors, says a report detailing the fai
Fewer homeless seen on Vancouver streets

Fewer homeless seen on Vancouver streets

The city’s homeless advocate is anticipating next month’s City of Vancouver-led homeless count will see a decrease in the number of people sleeping on the streets.
B.C. to change assessments for incapable adults who need public guardians

B.C. to change assessments for incapable adults who need public guardians

VICTORIA - Some British Columbians could be declared "incapable" by health authorities and lose the right to make their own financial and legal decisions under an outdated law and flawed investigative process, says the province's ombudsperson.