Bob Mackin

Extinction Rebellion spawns another splinter group planning to block streets

Different name, same face. The Vancouver chapter of Extinction Rebellion has spawned another protest sub-brand that threatens to disrupt traffic Monday for an anti-shale gas march from Vancouver...

B.C. government workers ready to strike on Monday

The union representing 33,000 B.C. government workers has served 72-hour strike notice on the provincial government. An announcement from the B.C. General Employees’ Union at 4:30 p.m. Friday said...

B.C. government workers’ strike on the horizon?

The union representing B.C. government workers could serve 72-hour strike notice on Friday, according to a source familiar with negotiations. That would mean either job action early next week or a...

Digital strategist from Chip Wilson’s political action committee worked for NPA

A leaked document shows at least one member of the Vancouver Non-Partisan Association’s staff is connected to a dark money political action committee backed by sportswear and real estate mogul Chip...

First images of North Fraser prisoner escape accomplices released

Coquitlam RCMP finally released what it calls high resolution photos of the alleged accomplices in gangster Rabih Alkhalil’s escape from North Fraser Pretrial Centre. Mounties said Alkhalil, 35, was...

Recent B.C. heat wave claimed 16 lives, according to preliminary data

Sixteen people died from heat-related illness in British Columbia during the summer of 2022’s longest heat wave so far, according to preliminary figures released by the B.C. Coroners Service. The...

Aquilini family among donors to Kennedy Stewart’s re-election campaign

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says he raised more than $1.13 million since launching his first campaign four years ago.  In a list of people who donated $100 or more released Aug. 8, Stewart’s...

China continues war of words against Vancouver Mayor

The Chinese government is scolding Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart again.  This time, it comes after a Chinese language newspaper quoted Stewart for supporting U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s...

Sources: Internal polling, dispute over finances sank Coupar's mayoral bid

The Non-Partisan Association is looking for a new leader, just over a month until the deadline for candidates to register for the Oct. 15 civic election. Park Board Commissioner John Coupar resigned...

Ruling NDP still leads, but opposition BC Liberals making fundraising gains

The BC Liberals are on track to beat their 2021 fundraising total and the NDP is lagging behind last year’s pace. The second quarter figures released Aug. 5 by Elections BC show the opposition...