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Jack Knox: Happy New Year, but watch that drunk-driving U-turn

Jack Knox: Happy New Year, but watch that drunk-driving U-turn

Survey finds number of Canadians who admit to drinking and driving has increased
Jack Knox: Money in, money out: What you’ll see in 2023

Jack Knox: Money in, money out: What you’ll see in 2023

Here are a few of the changes to rules, taxes, rates and fees that might affect you in 2023, from ICBC to the new B.C. Family Benefit.
Survey: Service and other factors that trigger tipping’s tipping point across Canada

Survey: Service and other factors that trigger tipping’s tipping point across Canada

For the past couple of years, social media users have shared pictures of the “suggested tip amounts” they have encountered when the bill is brought to them at a restaurant or when they try to pay for a meal using a credit card.
YVR’s winter meltdown a failure in crisis leadership

YVR’s winter meltdown a failure in crisis leadership

Winter storms cancel flights and disrupt airport operations. Everyone knows that. Yet, when Metro Vancouver’s forecast delivered on its promise, the one entity required to trigger an adequate crisis response froze.
Survey: B.C.’s justice system under-funded, overly soft on offenders, respondents say

Survey: B.C.’s justice system under-funded, overly soft on offenders, respondents say

13 per cent of British Columbians provided the poorest grade available to the province’s justice system
Jack Knox: 22 non-COVID stories of 2022

Jack Knox: 22 non-COVID stories of 2022

From the Saanich shootout to picklebrawl, this was the year post-pandemic life got moving again, in good ways and bad.
Carson Binda: Life in Canada, B.C. will get more expensive in 2023 thanks to tax hikes

Carson Binda: Life in Canada, B.C. will get more expensive in 2023 thanks to tax hikes

Next year, everything will feel more expensive as tax hikes will take a bigger chunk out of your paycheque. Both the Trudeau and Eby governments plan to hike taxes in 2023.
Survey: More second thoughts about Canada’s chamber of ‘sober second thought’

Survey: More second thoughts about Canada’s chamber of ‘sober second thought’

About one in four Canadians believe Canada does not need a Senate and want all legislation to be reviewed and authorized by the House of Commons.
Jack Knox: Unshovelled sidewalks and the lessons of a turkey lunch

Jack Knox: Unshovelled sidewalks and the lessons of a turkey lunch

As you may have noticed, compliance with municipal bylaws requiring residents and business owners to clear the walks adjoining their properties is pretty hit and miss.
Rob Shaw: Eby is walking back two of his top leadership promises

Rob Shaw: Eby is walking back two of his top leadership promises

Premier David Eby is walking back two key promises from his leadership campaign – a new provincial mental health facility, and a proposal to involuntarily detain people who overdose for treatment.
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