Nelson Bennett

Civil forfeiture office seeks seizure of PacNet assets

PacNet, the Vancouver payment processing company that was put of business through an American designation as a transnational criminal organization, is now facing a forfeiture action here in...

B.C. government pulls trigger on new Pattullo Bridge

The B.C. NDP government is making good on an election promise to replace the 80-year-old Pattullo Bridge with a new four-lane bridge. Premier John Horgan announced Friday, February 16 that...

Poll suggests massive protests over pipeline

A new Insights West poll commissioned by Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart suggests 23% of those who are opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are willing to risk arrest in acts of...

B.C. ill prepared to cope with climate change: auditor general

B.C. will not meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emission targets and is not adequately prepared to mitigate the impact of fire, flooding and drought precipitated by climate change, says B.C. Auditor...

Byelection gives BC Liberals back one-seat plurality

The BC Liberal Party is back to having one more seat in the legislature than the party in power, following a byelection in Kelowna West Wednesday (February 14) night. To nobody’s surprise, Liberal...

Teck posts record revenues, cash

B.C.’s largest mining company, Teck Resources (TSX:TECK.B, NYSE:TECK), ended 2017 with record revenue and cash flows from operations, and began 2018 with first oil from the new Fort Hills oil sands...

Burnaby refinery shutdown causing gas price spike

Lower Mainland drivers are getting a taste of what it might be like if Alberta ever decided to play hardball in its pipeline war with B.C. and cut off the flow of oil to B.C. Gas prices spiked in...

Throne speech signals spending spree

British Columbia is about to embark on a massive social spending spree that will see increased government spending on housing, child care, hospitals, schools and playgrounds and embark on a range of...

Alberta-B.C. trade war needs Trudeau peacekeeping mission

B.C. Premier John Horgan says his government never meant to provoke a fight with Alberta when it announced proposed restrictions aimed at halting the $7.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline...

Ottawa overhauls Environment Act, NEB

Environmental assessments of projects like pipelines will no longer be conducted by the National Energy Board.   In sweeping changes announced Thursday, February 8 by federal Environment Minister...