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Dermod Travis: Get ready to vote on November 15
On Saturday, British Columbians will head to the polls to choose more than 2,000 local officials for councils, school boards, regional districts, parks boards, and the Islands...
Dermod Travis: Anatomy of the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant in Squamish
Imagine: you've just come off a surprise election victory after promising voters a $100-billion "Prosperity Fund" courtesy of royalties and taxes from an industry that doesn't yet...
Dermod Travis: Lessons from the Mount Polley mine disaster
B.C.'s economy—already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage, and the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on First...
Dermod Travis: For everything else, there's the government purchase card
Call it the orange juice syndrome. Bev Oda, former federal minister responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency, knows it well. Her $16 glass of orange juice at...
Dermod Travis: Troubling isn’t the word for BCLC mess, Mike de Jong
If cabinet ministers had theme songs, Finance Minister Mike de Jong’s would likely be “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen”, because when there’s a misstep in government it’s a...
Dermod Travis: The murky world of B.C.'s lobbying industry
Last year, 12,281 registered lobbyists roamed the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.—a city that sees itself as the most powerful in the world. Comparatively, one would...
Dermod Travis: Financial reporting season opens at city halls across B.C.
It’s that time of year again, when local governments across B.C. grit their teeth and post their annual statements of financial information for all and sundry. Depending upon your...
Dermod Travis: It’s not a conflict of interest if it happens in B.C.
When conflict of interest legislation is drafted to go out of its way to ensure that it won't actually find any conflicts of interest, it shouldn't come as a surprise if it rarely...
Dermod Travis: Outlandish donations to B.C. political parties
So what does a Conservative party senator from Ontario, the Toronto Blue Jays, an Ontario public sector union and a part-owner of the Calgary Flames all have in common? If their...
Dermod Travis: Why are the B.C. Liberals afraid of a little debate?
“Today's B.C. Liberals” may have taken a little inspiration during last year's election campaign from former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell when she bluntly stated in 1993...
Your horoscope from November 27 to December 3, 2014
Kim Cattrall among Whistler Film Festival honorees
Scandal-plagued SNC-Lavalin remains a major force in B.C. economy
Canada's new prostitution law won’t change policing priorities in Vancouver
CUPE BC launches legal action against Kirk LaPointe and the NPA
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says he'll get arrested on Burnaby Mountain
John Cleese returns to the quiet source of his chaotic comedy
How Gregor Robertson and Linda Hepner can bring rapid transit to Vancouver and Surrey
BC Civil Liberties Association says many arrests on Burnaby Mountain may have been illegitimate
Your horoscope from November 20 to 26, 2014
Dramatic photos: Police arrest Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters on Burnaby Mountain
Mötley Crüe goes out in a brainless blaze of glory in Vancouver
Kirk LaPointe continues bashing Gregor Robertson
Homeless in Vancouver: Hey police…why so much killing?
Lawyer condemns arrests of Burnaby Mountain protesters while appeals are before courts
Bill Cosby and Jian Ghomeshi stories generate plenty of party chatter and questions
RCMP continues arresting protesters against Kinder Morgan surveying on Burnaby Mountain
Lukes General Store puts down Gastown roots
Viveca Ellis: Child poverty in B.C. is a policy-failure crisis
Vision Vancouver commissioners vote to leave aquarium breeding ban decision to the NPA
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