Straight Talk

President Jim Iker says teachers will not have routine printed, written, or electronic communication with principals or administrators.
The provincial government may never know the complete environmental consequences of a coal train derailment that occurred in Burnaby in January 2014.
Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains says the current civic political situation looks a lot like it did nine years ago.
Environment Minister Mary Polak apologized to First Nations for not consulting with them prior to approving the exemptions.
Vancouver is about 700 units behind on the number of low-income housing units it expected to have in place by this year, according to city manager Penny Ballem.
The provincial NDP says it’s time the Liberal government revealed what figures it has for projected greenhouse-gas emissions related to B.C.’s growing liquefied-natural-gas sector.
Vancouver city council will soon have to decide whether it is going to give the public a vote on whale and dolphin captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium.
According to Burnaby councillor Sav Dhaliwal, if the provincial NDP can’t attract more than one person to its leadership race, that raises a lot of questions.
The B.C. Liberal government is “hellbent” on discarding environmental protections, according to Spencer Chandra Herbert.
B.C.’s information and privacy commissioner wants police to stop giving out mental health information in response to employment-related record checks right away.