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by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

Eileen O’Krafka, who’ll be 92 this summer, is Canada’s oldest working Postmaster. Five days a week she sorts mail into the 68 post office boxes, collects outgoing mail, sells money orders, weighs packages and keeps the books balanced.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Mar 25 2019

Personal tax changes announced by the BC government over the past 18 months — including elimination of medical services plan (MSP) premiums — mean the vast majority of households will see a decrease in their provincial tax bills while the richest one per cent will pay more, 

by The Narwhal on Friday Mar 22 2019

Petrowest’s financial woes were widely known when BC Hydro quietly awarded a major contract to a B.C. numbered company — 1054143 — that an investigation by The Narwhal reveals was incorporated by key Petrowest executives.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Mar 21 2019

Governments must dread the day they have to post their credit card charges online. Thousands of charges totalling in the millions of dollars, it's a sure bet someone will find something to highlight.

The 2017/18 charges didn't disappoint: 94,726 records totalling $59.7 million.

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 19 2019

The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC (APBC) are raising concerns over staffing shortages affecting service levels across the Province.

by Contributor on Monday Mar 18 2019

The B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition (BCPRC) congratulates the provincial government for launching the first ever poverty reduction plan for B.C.: TogetherBC. After a decade of advocacy, B.C. is no longer the only province without a poverty reduction strategy.

by Letters to the editor on Monday Mar 18 2019

To The Editor:

Dear Senators,

The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling on each Senator of Canada to support the passage of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without delay.

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 17 2019

The B.C. government is building 50 new playgrounds in 34 school districts this year, delivering healthier, more accessible learning environments for kids, while reducing pressure on parents to fundraise, announced Rob Fleming, Minister of Education.

by The Narwhal on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Wildfire, drought and a pine beetle epidemic are piling on top of a long history of logging, pushing the province’s forests to a dangerous tipping point that experts say will make bad flooding worse

By Ben Parfitt for The Narwhal

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