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Changes coming to B.C. carbon offsets

Changes coming to B.C. carbon offsets

The B.C. government's carbon neutrality program is working, but it needs changes, Environment Minister Terry Lake says. School and hospital funds are being diverted to carbon reduction projects at energy, cement and forest companies.
Cities set to grill minister over planned auditor

Cities set to grill minister over planned auditor

UBCM convention to mull civic spending watchdog
HST rejected by B.C. voters

HST rejected by B.C. voters

The B.C. government is getting to work dismantling the harmonized sales tax, a job that may take more than a year and add billions to the province's deficit.
Healthy families walking challenge - game on

Healthy families walking challenge - game on

“We all know the benefits of staying healthy and being active, yet many of us find we're simply too busy. By taking part in the Healthy Families BC Walking Challenge, families can open themselves to a new, healthier way of living. You don't have to pay to take classes or buy expensive equipment. Any type of physical activity like walking is a good place to start.”
MLA Iain Black leaving politics

MLA Iain Black leaving politics

Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Iain Black is resigning his seat to take a new job as CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Premier Christy Clark said she is "delighted and saddened" to see the MLA who succeeded her as Port Moody-area MLA leave politics.
Teacher talks begin with arbitration

Teacher talks begin with arbitration

The B.C. Public School Employers' Association applied to the labour board for a ruling expected by Friday, saying the B.C. Teachers' Federation continues to try to negotiate provincial issues such as class size and staffing ratios at local district bargaining tables.
It's official - Copper Mountain Mine opens it's gates to the public

It's official - Copper Mountain Mine opens it's gates to the public

Thursday, August 18 was the official Grand Opening of Copper Mountain Mine. It was a day full of ceremony, mine tours, entertainment, a luncheon and prizes. Over a thousand guests arrived for a day of rejuvenation for a mine, a town and a way of life.
Farewell to an extraordinary man

Farewell to an extraordinary man

Member of Parliament for B.C.’s Southern Interior Alex Atamanenko took a few moments to reflect on the passing of Jack Layton, leader of the federal New Democrats.
Tributes pour in for Jack Layton

Tributes pour in for Jack Layton

Tributes are pouring in for federal New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton, who died of cancer early Monday at age 61. Layton's death comes just months after Layton led the NDP to Official Opposition status in Canadian Parliament, a first for the party.
High school scholarship rules changed

High school scholarship rules changed

B.C.'s high school grads were leaving millions in scholarship money on the table by not writing optional final exams, so the education ministry has changed the system to make sure the aid gets to students who do well on mandatory tests.