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Les Leyne: Clark edges closer to pipeline position

British Columbia Liberals have prided themselves for the past while about how judicious they have been in not leaping to conclusions about the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project.

Les Leyne: Crunch coming for timber communities

There's a big economic crunch coming for northern Interior forest communities, and a small group of B.C. politicians has been tasked with figuring out how to ease the pain, or spread it around.

Times Colonist editorial: Liberals betray own principles

he Liberal government has badly lost its way - and sight of the public interest - on B.C. Hydro. T The once embraced.

Les Leyne: BCGEU talks going nowhere politely

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon sure sounds easy-going. The union representing most of the civil service just voted 82 per cent to strike, you say? "Entirely appropriate," was his serene response Tuesday.

Les Leyne: Clark's government has grab-bag style

What is Premier Christy Clark's government all about? People make their judgments based on their personal impressions of the woman or on the policy announcements she makes.

Times Colonist editorial: Answers needed on uranium deal

Energy Minister Rich Coleman owes British Columbians a clear explanation for why the government paid $30 million to compensate a company for a cancelled uranium mining claim. So far, he has refused to provide one.

Les Leyne: B.C. Rail deal van Dongen's 'last straw'

Independent MLA John van Dongen on Monday poked another stick into the B.C. Rail snakepit.

Les Leyne: Island transport spending is small stuff

The Ministry of Transportation noted in passing the other day that it has spent more than $548 million on Vancouver Island in the last decade. It was the third-to-last line of a news release announcing - wait for it - $1.

Times Colonist editorial: Pine-beetle plan short on action

Some economic disasters, like a wildfire that destroys a community or the collapse of a major export market, naturally catch governments flatfooted.

Les Leyne: Float-plane terminal still up in the air

There's a lot more emphasis on the question of safety at the problem-plagued Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, following the latest legal move. The Crown corporation that's involved in the dispute - B.C. Pavilion Corp.