Katie DeRosa

After long delay, legal pot shops open in Victoria

Victoria’s first two legal pot shops have opened, six months after cannabis was legalized in Canada. The Original FARM on Douglas Street and Cloud 9 Collective on Fort Street both operated in the...

Tougher role urged for B.C.’s police watchdog

Civilian office should be empowered to investigate misconduct, group says

Province of B.C. cracks down on predatory payday-loan companies

The British Columbia government is cracking down on predatory payday lenders, banning businesses from garnishing a borrower’s wages and limiting the fees that can be charged on high-cost...

Legal challenges could dent ICBC recovery schedule, experts warn

The B.C. government is betting big that its overhauls of ICBC will dig the public auto insurer out of a $1-billion hole, with the 2019 budget predicting a profit within two years. However, experts...

NDP MLA on riding-hailing committee accused of conflict of interest

An NDP MLA is facing conflict-of-interest allegations because he sits on a committee discussing ride hailing despite the fact that his father owns a Bluebird taxi in Victoria. Ravi Kahlon, MLA for...

Speaker approved some expenses he questioned in report: officers

Two senior legislature officials, suspended with pay pending a criminal investigation, have defended themselves against allegations of “flagrant overspending,” saying that the Speaker approved some...

Suspended legislature officers get extra week to respond to overspending allegations

Two senior officers of the B.C. legislature, on suspension pending a criminal investigation, have another week to respond to the explosive allegations of “flagrant overspending” outlined by Speaker...

BC Liberal leader calls for online posting of expenses, foreign-travel restrictions

B.C.’s Opposition leader is calling for a bipartisan effort to create transparency in the legislative assembly in the wake of an expense scandal, but the premier scoffed at that, saying the Liberals...

Premier John Horgan blames BC Liberals for legislature scandal

Horgan says legislature clerk James Craig was ‘appointed arbitrarily’ in 2011

Speaker’s report detailing legislature expenses alleges doctoring of receipts, coverups

The B.C. legislature Speaker’s report detailing “flagrant overspending” of taxpayers’ money by two senior managers at the B.C. legislature also alleges there were attempts to cover it up. Receipts...