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by Contributor on Monday Jul 08 2019

The B.C. government is delivering on its commitment to bring ride-hailing to B.C., with regulations in place that will focus on passenger, driver and company safety, and will allow companies to apply to the Passenger Transportation Board by the beginning of September 2019.

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Jul 07 2019

Over the past few days, British Columbians have been treated to a second Surrey city councillor, Brenda Locke, jumping Mayor Doug McCallum's Safe Surrey Coalition for possibly more treacherous waters, six of Surrey's largest Sikh and Hindu temples calling on Solicitor General Mike Farnworth to approve McCallum's plan to switch from the RCMP to a municipal police force and a few featuring the he

by Castlegar Source on Friday Jul 05 2019

BC RCMP press release:

RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which resulted in one man being taken to hospital late yesterday evening in Burnaby.

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 04 2019

Record numbers of British Columbians are sharing their views on whether the province should continue observing daylight saving time.

Only a week into the engagement, more than 158,000 responses to the online survey have been collected.

"It's clear there is no shortage of views on how we should observe time in British Columbia," said Premier John Horgan.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 02 2019

Nearly 50% of B.C. families will receive more for their climate action tax credit this week, putting money back in their pockets and helping make life more affordable.

by Contributor on Friday Jun 28 2019

FortisBC electric rates will be changing on July 1 as part of a five-year process to gradually phase-in a single flat rate for residential customers and make other changes related to how rates are structured. Earlier this year, the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) approved these changes as part of FortisBC’s rate design application.

by BC Hydro on Friday Jun 28 2019

A BC Hydro survey1 finds when planning a vacation, one-third of British Columbians are open to taking a road trip over a flight to reduce their carbon footprint.

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Jun 27 2019

The Fraser Institute today released its Report Card on British Columbia’s Secondary Schools, the most easily accessible tool for parents to compare the academic performance of their children’s schools.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 26 2019

British Columbia’s economy continues to lead the country as the only province in Canada rated "AAA" by all three international credit rating agencies.

B.C.’s strong position is confirmed with Fitch’s credit rating report, the third and final international rating for the year.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Sunday Jun 23 2019

As Canadians from coast to coast to coast grapple with record-breaking wildfires, floods and other extreme weather events, a new report finds that many Canadian governments—at both the federal and provincial level—are moving in the wrong direction on climate policy.

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