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Mario Canseco: British Columbians having a hard time digesting food price hikes

Mario Canseco: British Columbians having a hard time digesting food price hikes

As British Columbia heads towards the holiday season, residents of the province are paying attention to how they spend money.
Kirk LaPointe: Cannabis sector being taxed, restricted, regulated into insolvency

Kirk LaPointe: Cannabis sector being taxed, restricted, regulated into insolvency

There was a time not so long ago that it was hard to muster any sympathy for cannabis retailers. I would argue – and probably with some of you, I would have to do so quite strenuously – that the time has come.
Commentary: Trudeau's carbon tax punishes us for heating our homes

Commentary: Trudeau's carbon tax punishes us for heating our homes

Winter is coming and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax is punishing Canadians for heating their homes. The carbon tax hits the essential needs of our daily lives hard.
Survey: Push for Alberta, Saskatchewan sovereignty acts raises concern, support from fellow provinces

Survey: Push for Alberta, Saskatchewan sovereignty acts raises concern, support from fellow provinces

The past few days have provided a glimpse of what some provincial governments in Canada have chosen to focus on.
Rob Shaw: Leaked VPD report an inflated work of fiction

Rob Shaw: Leaked VPD report an inflated work of fiction

The VPD summary concludes that $1.1 million is being spent a day on “charitable investments into non-profit organizations based in the Downtown Eastside” while poverty and crime get worse.
Rob Shaw: Poilievre and Eby have a lot in common on housing

Rob Shaw: Poilievre and Eby have a lot in common on housing

Pierre Poilievre and David Eby have a lot in common in their plans to address British Columbia’s housing market. It’s just that neither of them wants to actually say that out loud.
Jack Knox: Computer pioneer lived quietly in our midst

Jack Knox: Computer pioneer lived quietly in our midst

Kathleen Booth’s work was so significant that when the 100-year-old died this fall, her passing merited major media coverage in her native Britain. So why didn’t we all know that she had spent the past 44 years living in Sooke?
Mario Canseco: Survey: Support for changing British Columbia’s name is highest among youth

Mario Canseco: Survey: Support for changing British Columbia’s name is highest among youth

In August 2021, shortly after the federal government announced its intention to enhance support to Indigenous communities as a result of recent discoveries related to residential schools, Research Co.
Rob Shaw: Eby has yet to live up to mounting ‘man of action’ expectations

Rob Shaw: Eby has yet to live up to mounting ‘man of action’ expectations

David Eby never actually called himself the “man of action,” but boy has the moniker stuck in the early days of the premier-designate’s tenure. Unfortunately, that label is proving to be both a blessing and a curse.
Rob Shaw: Eby praises period poverty cause as provincial task force gets underway

Rob Shaw: Eby praises period poverty cause as provincial task force gets underway

“No one should have to choose between buying groceries and period products, it’s that simple,” said David Eby.
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