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Four BC Ferries vessels overdue for stability tests (in Transportation)

Four British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. vessels are past their due dates for stability tests, according to a document from the publicly-owned company. Read more …

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NDP MLA seeks leader who will fight social inequity (in Election Central)

North Island MLA Claire Trevena says she is looking for an NDP leadership candidate to take the party in a much more progressive direction.

Poll finds Clark popular Liberal leader choice (in Election Central)

Former cabinet minister and on-leave radio talk show host Christy Clark remains the candidate for the B.C. Liberal leadership most popular with the public, according to an Ipsos

Elections BC warned Heed he could lose seat (in Election Central)

Faced with losing his seat in the legislature, former Solicitor General Kash Heed has applied to the Supreme Court of B.C. to be excused from filing an updated

Spend more on sickest, discuss private health care: Stilwell (in Election Central)

Spending more on the sickest patients would save British Columbia's health care system money overall, Liberal leadership candidate Moira Stilwell said today.

She also called for better integrating private

BC awards drug review contracts, some to UBC’s Therapeutics Initiative (in BC Politics)

The provincial government has awarded three out of five contracts to review the evidence on drugs to members of the Therapeutics Initiative at the University of British Columbia.

"Those

Abbott ‘honoured’ to have Heed’s support (in Election Central)

British Columbia Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott says he's happy to have former Solicitor General Kash Heed's endorsement, despite the reported new findings of a police investigation into

Lali threatened to sue if Dix memberships aren’t rejected (in Election Central)

British Columbia NDP leadership candidate Harry Lali says he'll take his own party to court over memberships if it fails to apply its own rules.

"As far as I

Private liquor stores linked to deaths: BC study (in BC Politics)

As the British Columbia Liberal government increased the number of private liquor stores allowed in the province, the number of alcohol-related deaths increased, according to a newly released

BC needs stronger economy, better shared: Dix (in Election Central)

Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix said if he succeeds at winning the leadership of the British Columbia NDP he will work to build a strong, more equitable economy.

“We need

Cross-party panel of federal politicians to criticize BC drug decision (in Health)

Federal politicians from three parties will come together in Vancouver to support a drug review program the provincial government has sidelined.

“The three speakers, representatives of the three parties,

MP Cullen declines to enter race to lead BC NDP (in Election Central)

Member of Parliament Nathan Cullen said this morning that he will not enter the race to lead the British Columbia NDP.

“For a bunch of different reasons, I can't

Farnworth says he’ll unite NDP, defeat Libs (in Election Central)

Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth entered the race to lead the British Columbia NDP saying he's the right person to heal divisions in his party and defeat the

More than one gay man to seek NDP leadership (in Election Central)

If he wins the British Columbia NDP leadership contest, Nicholas Simons will be “the first openly gay man to lead a major political party” in the province, according

NDP hopeful pitches $12 an hour minimum wage (in Election Central)

The minimum wage should be raised to $12 an hour by the end of 2012, said British Columbia New Democratic Party leadership candidate Nicholas Simons.

“It's based on the

Farnworth set to announce NDP leadership intentions (in Election Central)

Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth appears set to enter the NDP leadership campaign. Read more

Horgan enters NDP leadership race (in Election Central)

Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan has confirmed he's entering the race to replace British Columbia NDP leader Carole James.

Arts advocates seeking commitments from leadership candidates (in Election Central)

An arts advocacy group is planning to seek support from the candidates in the campaigns to lead British Columbia's main political parties.

“As you probably know, B.C. stands

Neighbourhood group wins fight against infrastructure expansion (in Municipal Politics)

A water project championed by Conservative cabinet minister Gary Lunn has been defeated, according to members of the neighbourhood association that opposed the expansion.

Cullen considering top BC NDP job, but calls timing bad (in Election Central)

Federal New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Nathan Cullen says despite pressure to join the race to lead the British Columbia NDP he's pretty sure he doesn't want

Grassroots should have more sway than pollsters and pundits: Lali (in Election Central)

Fraser-Nicola MLA Harry Lali said the British Columbia New Democratic Party needs to listen less to pollsters and pundits, and more to the province's grassroots.

He made the observation

Candidates joining NDP leadership race (in Election Central)

The contest to replace Carole James as leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party is beginning to gain candidates.

Public won’t support political use of recall: Falcon (in Election Central)

Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon says he knows from experience the public won't support recall being used to refight an election or batter the government.

Pro-pot icon Chong encourages BC NDP membership drive (in BC Politics)

Tommy Chong, an actor who starred in several cannabis-centred comedy movies, is encouraging people to join the British Columbia New Democratic Party and support Dana Larsen for leader.

BC citizens should vote on carbon tax’s future: Abbott (in BC Politics)

Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott would put the carbon tax to a province wide vote.

Abbott made the announcement this morning during a Vancouver press conference where he outlined

BC citizens should vote on carbon tax’s future: Abbott (in BC Politics)

Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott would put the carbon tax to a province wide vote.

Abbott made the announcement this morning during a Vancouver press conference where he outlined

MLAs declared gifts received, including travel and Olympic tickets (in BC Politics)

A Liberal backbench MLA took $14,500 worth of trips to China and Korea, the NDP's environment critic travelled to Denmark on a union's tab and a Liberal MLA

NDP government would have stopped clinic’s extra billing: Dosanjh (in Health)

If there had been evidence of extra billing by a private health clinic, an NDP government would have acted, said former Premier Ujjal Dosanjh.

Now a federal Liberal MP

Olympic economic impact less than promised (in BC Politics)

New reports on hosting the 2010 Olympic Winter Games show the economic impact in British Columbia was much lower than politicians promised before the games.

BC regulation change reduced what MLAs must disclose (in BC Politics)

Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser said he has no plans to make a report to the legislature about British Columbia cabinet minister Mary Polak’s late filing of

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