Amy Smart

B.C. looking to crack down on ticket scalpers

The provincial government is looking to crack down on scalpers snatching up tickets and selling them to music and sports fans for exorbitant prices. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said ministry...

U.S. state senator pushes ban on fish farms, and urges the same for B.C.

Democratic Sen. Kevin Ranker, who represents Orcas Islands in Washington state, is introducing legislation to ban open-net pen fish farms and says British Columbia should do the same. More than...

Petition started to block application to use pesticide on fish farm sea lice

Environmentalists want a fish-farm company’s application to dump pesticides in the ocean near Tofino to be blocked. Clayoquot Action co-founder Dan Lewis has started a petition calling on B.C....

Province to close loophole that circumvents rent controls

An amendment to the Residential Tenancy Act that would close a loophole that anti-poverty advocates say has allowed landlords to get around rent controls and jack up rents could soon be...

NDP looks to rein in political money with ban on corporate, union donations

Party has come under fire for continuing to accept money from unions and corporations after criticizing the former Liberal government for fundraisers

B.C. releases audited financial statements showing $2.7b surplus in 2016-2017

The BC NDP released audited public accounts August 22 that showed the previous Liberal government banked a $2.74 billion surplus in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, and then said they will spend more to...

David Black buys Brother Twelve cult’s De Courcy Island Farm

B.C. newspaper magnate David Black has purchased a farm on an island near Nanaimo that once hosted a 1920s-era cult. The 105-acre De Courcy Island Farm was a refuge from the world for cult-leader...

‘Fake’ Site C review is a waste of money: Peace River MLA

BC Liberal MLA Dan Davies, who represents Peace River North, said he’s seven kilometres away from the Site C project in Fort St. John and has worked on it himself. He said it’s on time and on...

NDP fires former Liberal leader Gordon Wilson from B.C. LNG advocate job

Former Liberal leader Gordon Wilson will receive no severance after being fired from his role as Buy B.C. LNG advocate. Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology and former LNG critic,...

Provincial NDP, Liberals announce key staff positions

Premier Christy Clark has announced the B.C. Liberals’ key staffers as the party transitions to its new role in Opposition, as NDP premier-designate John Horgan named six women who will help fill out...