The B.C. government's proposed public subsidies for political parties may be hogging the media spotlight, but there are some other important aspects to the government's proposed changes on how political parties and elections are financed.
The legislation proposes a cut of 25 per cent to the province's campaign spending limits.
Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy for many years. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall, Holmes has always had a desire to sky gaze. Thankfully, Holmes has agreed to share his knowledge with a column, Solar System and Beyond that will appear occasionally in The Nelson Daily.
Last Friday, I tabled my Private Members Bill, C-363, in the House of Commons. This bill would patch a large loophole in the Species at Risk Act, or SARA, that has allowed previous governments to wilfully ignore scientific advice as to which species need protection in Canada.
The headlines should have read “B.C.'s Wild West reputation laid to rest.”
British Columbians are facing a crucial test in the coming weeks – reaching an opinion on the planned Site C dam.
Currently estimated to cost $8.8 billion, the hydroelectric dam on the Peace River is the single most expensive public infrastructure project ever proposed in B.C. history.
A couple of weeks ago, students returned to colleges and universities across Canada after a long summer break. They have been working hard for months to earn enough to pay for their education, but these days those summer wages don’t go very far. Housing costs have been skyrocketing across the country in recent years, especially in urban centres where most post-secondary institutions are locat
There's nothing quite like poring through 87,527 credit card charges to the B.C. government's plastic in 2016/17.
Charges that can often be on top of a company's billings to existing government accounts. For instance, last year, Sensus Communications billed the government $79,286, while various ministries put an additional $58,059 on plastic.
For the first time in 16 years, B.C. workers have much to celebrate on Labour Day.
By Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams. This article was originally published in Common Dreams.
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005.