E-Comm dispatchers, responsible for 99 per cent of the province’s 9-1-1 call volume for 25 regional districts in BC, deal with more than a few calls from the public that don’t belong in the emergency category.
In 2019, E-Comm continued to receive calls in 2019 that don’t belong on 9-1-1 — including calls from a small parking spot to a bad haircut to late-night vacuuming.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is releasing its annual New Years Tax Changes report Friday, with the major change for B.C. coming in the form of a health tax shift.
When I first heard the story, I thought it was the plot for a TV show. A young, working mother living with her kids in an apartment in Vancouver. Her downstairs neighbour is an elderly woman who comes over weekly to help with child care and house cleaning. Over the months of living in the same building and being a regular part of each other’s lives, the two women become friends.
The amount Canadians donate to charity—as a percentage of their income claimed on their taxes — has hit a 20-year low and lags far behind the amount Americans give, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Itchy bears, a clumsy eagle and nosy neighbours: BC Hydro’s most memorable outages of 2019
No one likes the power going out, especially during an exciting show or when the home team is close to the winning score.
B.C. may have developed an allergy, an allergic reaction, if you will, to getting to the bottom of things.
It's the only explanation. Whenever there's more than a whiff of a scandal in the corridors of power, the government of the day often falls back on a line that could be easily lifted and paraphrased from the 1992 film A Few Good Men: “the public can't handle the truth!”
When it comes to health taxes, Premier John Horgan started with a stumble and then fell over backwards. Now he needs to pick himself up and keep his promise to taxpayers.
Here’s what happened.
The BC Government recently announced that people in B.C. will receive their last bill for Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums in December 2019, putting more money back into the pockets of British Columbians, as the B.C. government works to make life more affordable for all.
Researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph are forecasting that food prices for Canadian families will rise between two to four percent in 2020.