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Speaker offers to rescind gag orders on fired B.C. legislature staff

Speaker offers to rescind gag orders on fired B.C. legislature staff

Employees fired in recent years from the legislature for trying to blow the whistle on a spending scandal might soon have their gag orders lifted by Speaker Darryl Plecas.
B.C.'s fur-bearing animals, forest habitats in decline, trappers say

B.C.'s fur-bearing animals, forest habitats in decline, trappers say

B.C.'s trapping industry is facing multiple threats, including falling prices for fur and the general decline of their target species.
New poll puts Liberals ahead of NDP in Nanaimo byelection

New poll puts Liberals ahead of NDP in Nanaimo byelection

A poll putting the Liberals ahead of the NDP by 13 points is heating up efforts to get the vote out for Wednesday’s provincial byelection in Nanaimo. “This is going to certainly animate the B.C.
Who are the key people behind the drama at the legislature?

Who are the key people behind the drama at the legislature?

Speaker points to overseas trips, questionable retirement benefit, missing alcohol
Feds recall chicken nuggets due to possible Salmonella contamination

Feds recall chicken nuggets due to possible Salmonella contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall of Crisp & Delicious brand Chicken Breast Nuggets due to possible Salmonella contamination. The uncooked breaded chicken pieces were sold in 1.
Ferries CEO tackles questions from Sechelt Chamber

Ferries CEO tackles questions from Sechelt Chamber

Mark Collins talks about two-ship service, terminal rebuild, parking, WiFi
Binge drinking on the rise in B.C., health officer says

Binge drinking on the rise in B.C., health officer says

Binge drinking is trending upward in British Columbia, says a report by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
City of Powell River considers short-term rental fee

City of Powell River considers short-term rental fee

Money from tax would go into city housing fund
City of Powell River staff prepares Agricultural Land Commission appeal

City of Powell River staff prepares Agricultural Land Commission appeal

City will also apply for inclusion of land to Agricultural Land Reserve
McCallum says he 'misspoke' on Huawei executive's extradition case

McCallum says he 'misspoke' on Huawei executive's extradition case

OTTAWA - Canada's ambassador to China says he “misspoke” when he suggested detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou had a strong case to avoid extradition to the United States. “I regret that my comments with respect to the legal proceedings of Ms.