Think tank criticizes Enbridge over Northern Gateway jobs estimates
( 21-Mar-2012 ) VANCOUVER _ Enbridge Inc.'s (TSX:ENB) proposed $5.5-billion Northern Gateway Pipeline won't create nearly as many jobs as the company has proposed, says a new report by a left-wing think-tank.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives argues in ``Enbridge Pipe Dreams and Nightmares,' ....
Finning employees in Alberta ratify contract extension
( 13-Mar-2012 ) VANCOUVER _ Alberta and Northwest Territories employees at Finning International Inc., the world's largest Caterpillar heavy equipment dealer (TSX:FTT), have approved a one-year contract extension.
The agreement, with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers provides ....
Renowned B.C. artist finds political voice of proposed Enbridge pipeline
( 11-Mar-2012 )
VANCOUVER _ First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers is well known for his depictions of colourful sunsets and peaceful winter scenes but shies away from protest and politics.
Now that's changing.
Vickers, a renowned British Columbia artist and Member of the Order of Canada, is speaking out on ....
Teacher, student, parent offer opinions on B.C. teachers' strike
( 04-Mar-2012 ) VANCOUVER _ British Columbia's classrooms will be barren come Monday, as teachers escalate a six-month labour feud with their heftiest weapon yet: a three-day strike.
The teachers, who are deemed an essential service, were granted permission for the walkout by the Labour Relations Board last ....
Man in charge of B.C. justice reform says frustration is evident in system
( 04-Mar-2012 ) VANCOUVER _ The man in charge of British Columbia's justice system review agrees he may have the job of a contortionist worthy of master escape artist Harry Houdini.
By this July, respected Queens Counsel lawyer Geoffrey Cowper is to submit a report on how to overhaul an over-burdened justice ....
B.C. teachers plan for strike vote; government prepares bill to end dispute
( 25-Feb-2012 ) VANCOUVER _ The ongoing contract dispute between B.C. teachers and the provincial government is ramping up.
Teachers have been on a limited strike since September, and while they can't legally walk off the job, they've been refusing to perform administrative duties like filling out report ....
BC Hydro rates to jump almost 4 per cent in April, surcharge also doubling
( 17-Feb-2012 )
VANCOUVER _ BC Hydro rates are jumping almost four per cent April 1 as the result of a decision by the B.C. Utilities Commission.
But the NDP says the bigger story is the commission's decision to double a surcharge Hydro adds to bills for an account to pay off deferred expenses.
That surchar ....