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Surrey’s evolving civic political scene looks somewhat like 2005. Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains makes this observation following the resignation of councillor Barinder Rasode from...
The dispute over captive whales and dolphins has left Vancouver’s ruling party all wet, critics suggest. Following a Georgia Straight feature last February about the ongoing...
Former B.C. NDP president Sav Dhaliwal had a wish last month. It was that when spring arrived, it would bring new faces eager to lead the party. That didn’t happen. And instead of...
Old places about to disappear for new development often hold stories of people who aren’t strangers to adversity. One such is Heather Place, a one-hectare housing complex near...
The provincial Conservatives are choosing a new leader on Saturday (April 12). It’s a pick between Rick Peterson, a Vancouver corporate consultant, and Dan Brooks, a Vanderhoof...
Mortgage broker Cholo Insua has mixed feelings about the pricing of home-loan insurance. Having been in the mortgage business for almost 15 years, Insua sometimes hears talk about...
One of the most exciting matches in next year’s federal elections may be fought in Vancouver Centre. Park commissioner Constance Barnes could spoil plans by long-time Liberal MP...
The Pacific Trail Pipelines project is pitting the Wet’suwet’en people against each other. Some are opposed to a section of the 463-kilometre gas pipeline crossing their...
For Cheryl Reitz and about 150 million people across the world, hope carries the name Sovaldi. It’s a new prescription drug for hepatitis C, a contagious liver disease that can...
Ellen Woodsworth thought she met the criteria set by the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union’s board for a seat at its table. She has solid financial experience, having served as...

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